Author: Peter Ramsay
Editor-in-chief
What Saudi Arabia and Russia do next
27 March 2020
The Opec+ heavyweights underestimated Covid-19’s impact on demand. It may be too late for them to staunch the bleeding
Approaching tank tops to further pressure oil
26 March 2020
Two analysts agree that crude oversupply will exhaust storage space in a matter of weeks
Gloom overshadows North Sea exploration hits
20 March 2020
Two pieces of good news in the UK and Norway are buried by cost-cutting and depressed prices
A tale of two trading updates
19 March 2020
UK independent Enquest’s revised forecast for 2020 may be just six weeks removed from its previous guidance. But it is also a world away
Wintershall Dea joins the capex cutters
18 March 2020
The independent producer is the latest to announce reduced spending in the new price and demand environment
Europe's Covid-19 impact to stretch into 2021
17 March 2020
Forecaster predicts that countries will take a managed approach, spreading the outbreak over many months
The rise of the Mid-East 'INOC'
6 March 2020
State-controlled Mid-East Gulf oil and gas firms are evolving in a changing world
Oil and Covid-19 part two: Challenge for Opec
5 March 2020
The cartel may need to take significant action to help balance the oil market, particularly as the potential for a worldwide pandemic remains
Oil and Covid-19 part one: The route back
5 March 2020
While the potential for a global pandemic that cripples the world economy and the oil price remains, thoughts are beginning to turn to what happens post-coronavirus
Trafigura goes upstream
2 March 2020
The trading house expands its E&P footprint, but does not want to go down the ‘mini-major’ route
Equinor sets out its renewables vision
6 February 2020
The Norwegian oil and gas firm gives its New Energy Solutions division significant CMD airtime
IOG breathes new life into SNS
31 January 2020
Gas-focused producer sees growth opportunities in unloved discoveries
Gas pivot draws Premier lender’s fire
30 January 2020
A switch to the perceived cleaner fossil fuel has been a popular narrative for E&P firms but a major creditor has raised price concerns
Mol buys time with ACG deal
18 December 2019
The Hungarian energy firm’s Azeri acquisition gives it breathing space as it implements its 2030 strategy
Valeura hit by market turbulence
17 December 2019
The Turkish shale gas developer sees its appraisal programme results cause ripples amid nervous oil and gas investor sentiment
Lundin juggles ‘the best barrel’ with returns
12 December 2019
The Norway-focused independent aims to reduce its carbon footprint while also keeping a smile on shareholders’ faces
Kerogen talks up dividend distributions
3 December 2019
Private equity firm says ongoing return of capital to investors could avert a potential North Sea exit crunch
Energy transition no grounds for ‘culture war’
15 November 2019
The challenge of re-engineering the global energy system to meet or exceed Paris Agreement commitments is too important and too complex to be reduced to Right-Left squabbling
Interconnected markets boost LNG trading
14 November 2019
German gas and power firm Uniper sees a compelling need to understand LNG, given the impact on its core business
Lower oil slows LNG pricing evolution: Mitsui
27 October 2019
With Brent in its current range, a major seller to Asian buyers questions the current appetite to move away from the oil link
ExxonMobil tempers LNG liquidity expectations
23 October 2019
Major sees LNG market evolution, but cautions that hopes of a facsimile of oil or pipeline gas markets may be disappointed
Vitol warns on LNG production shut-ins
22 October 2019
The trading house fears that US liquefaction plants may join the list of capacity on the side lines next year
Shell predicts LNG market tightening
18 October 2019
The world’s largest LNG portfolio player sees a market rebalancing on the horizon
Infrastrata buys Titanic builder
9 October 2019
Gas storage developer takes the unusual step of purchasing a heavy engineering firm to work on its proposed UK project
Algeria talks tough on gas renegotiations
3 October 2019
Industry observers had predicted changes to the structure of long-term gas contracts. But Sonatrach and the government appear uncompromising
Norway's gas flows take a dive
24 September 2019
Europe’s congested gas market sees Norwegian sales drop to an almost three-year low