Author: Peter Ramsay
Editor-in-chief
US set for a bumpy ride
1 May 2020
The shale patch may face a prolonged road back to health, agree the PE Live 1 panellists
Navigating Norway’s cut
1 May 2020
The non-Opec nation’s decision to join in mandated production restrictions is headline grabbing. But the material impact is open to question
Oil price promises more May madness
30 April 2020
After April’s unprecedented negative futures contract pricing, there is every chance of more volatility to come
Total grabs a Ugandan bargain
23 April 2020
Major shows that distressed-seller opportunities are out there for buyers with more robust balance sheets
M&A bargain hunters explore options
16 April 2020
Depressed prices and the availability of previously out-of-reach assets may encourage the largest firms to relax their cautious approach, say PE Live panellists.
Price crash response quicker than 2014
9 April 2020
Players have moved more swiftly and in different ways to react to the current oil price slump compared to previous downturns, panellists tell PE Live
North Sea FIDs suffer slippage
7 April 2020
Two of the three most anticipated project green lights are postponed and a third looks at risk
Covid-19 compounds European refiners’ challenges
2 April 2020
The demand impact from widespread lockdowns causes an immediate demand headache. But longer-term structural obstacles remain
Shell’s Lake Charles LNG pullback bodes ill
1 April 2020
The major’s step away from a brownfield project should ring even louder alarm bells for greenfield sites
UK retail power faces up to reconsolidation
31 March 2020
The market share of challengers hits a landmark figure, but M&A could remake a hegemony, simply with different actors
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