Author: Derek Brower
Opec pins hopes on China's cars and shale's failure
12 November 2013
The producers' group has released its latest oil outlook. And, as Derek Brower reports, the cartel has based some of its predictions on the unknown
Tanzania's offshore gas plans slow amid protests
25 October 2013
Tanzania's offshore gas reserves are developing quickly. Plans to use the resource are not. Hopeful LNG exporters will have to be patient
East African oil and gas reserves show promise
25 October 2013
Drilling has shown East Africa to be rich in oil and gas. Now the region and its investors must do the hard part, and turn the reserves into production and income
Mozambique to become a global LNG power
25 October 2013
A world-class gas reservoir should make Mozambique a global LNG power. But the pace of development may be slower than expected
Oil prices remain threat to world economy, says IEA
1 October 2013
Chief economist at the IEA said Europe is especially vulnerable to high prices
Sectarian Gulf book discusses long-term problems for region
16 September 2013
Gulf autocrats weathered the Arab uprisings. But in spreading sectarianism to do so they created longer-term problems for the oil world’s most important region, Toby Matthiesen argues in his new book
Hopes are high for Cyprus' NOC despite financial crisis
23 August 2013
CNHC, the world’s youngest NOC, wants to turn Cyprus into a world-class natural gas hub
Threats to Saudi Aramco are overstated
23 August 2013
The threats to the world’s biggest and most important oil company are overstated
No hope for expansion for National Iranian Oil Company
23 August 2013
Only a thaw in relations in the west can help Iran’s state firm
NOC is struggling amid another crisis in Libya
23 August 2013
Libya is in chaos. Can its state oil firm survive intact?
National oil companies on top of the world
23 August 2013
Their domination of global reserves has put NOCs in control of the oil industry. But they must do more to keep their advantage
Libyan oil protection force an illicit oil trade
20 August 2013
Tripoli threatens military action against any tanker lifting illegal cargoes
Oil market projections could be too optimistic
11 July 2013
IEA and Opec projections for strong demand growth in 2014 rest on assumptions for economic growth that could prove far too optimistic
The Middle East is restless due to political troubles
8 July 2013
The upheavals that began in late 2010 have not yet played out, leaving the world's most important oil-producing region on edge
Libya's problems mount and threaten oil sector
8 July 2013
The civil war ended the Qadhafi regime but persistent political chaos and violence is a growing threat to the country's oil sector
Opec's rollover: market tweaking in the hands of Saudi Arabia
3 June 2013
Opec maintained its target ceiling, and the market barely reacted
Opec calm, but problems await as oil prices remain high
30 May 2013
Tomorrow's meeting looks set to be quiet, but that doesn't mean all is well for the cartel
Eye of the storm for Libyan oil industry amid political issues
29 May 2013
Is Libya’s oil sector immune to the country’s political turmoil, asks Derek Brower
The prospects for Angola as LNG business goes global
13 May 2013
Half a century in the making, the LNG business is at last about to go global
Total plots a rich LNG future as expectations run high
3 May 2013
The French major is aggressively expanding its LNG portfolio. Philippe Sauquet, chief executive of the company's gas and power division, talks to Petroleum Economist
Reports suggest sanctions on Iran aren't working
2 April 2013
Two assessments of the West's strategy to stop Tehran's nuclear programme suggest the outlook is grim
West Africa’s oil and gas sector faces a pivotal few years
26 March 2013
Instability in the region has impacted upon exports, but can these countries overcome this to become reliable wordwide players?
Iran and US edge towards détente as deal looks possible
21 March 2013
Tehran and Washington may be nearing a political deal. But don’t count on a sharp rise in the country’s oil exports just yet
March may be a turning point as markets look fragile
5 March 2013
March has provided the turning point for market sentiment in the past. Do not be surprised if it does this year, too
The road to efficiency for global transportation
13 February 2013
Changes are afoot in global transportation that will profoundly affect the oil sector
Car numbers will soar as vehicles become more efficient
13 February 2013
The number of cars will soar in the coming decades. But they will do much more for much less fuel