Opinion
Letter from Norway: Tax stimulus medicine gets to work
23 November 2020
New legislation aids the country in reaching peak hydrocarbon production. But increased interest in renewables still poses stranded resources risk
Somalia poised for oil-based transformation
13 November 2020
The government hopes that promising geology and attractive fiscal terms will attract the interest of IOCs to develop its offshore oil discoveries
Flare capture offers easy wins
12 November 2020
Reducing gas flaring can both accelerate progress to net-zero and offer a swift boost to industry credibility
Letter from China: The carbon-neutral battle
30 October 2020
It is not as simple as Beijing setting course and all other actors falling into line
Letter from Brussels: National realpolitik may water down EU climate policy
27 October 2020
The EU is staking out a clear path towards climate neutrality, pursuant to its green deal. But national implementation in the decade ahead may fall short
Regulation to play a key role in India’s gas ambitions
15 October 2020
The US experience suggests building pipelines is not enough. An effective regulatory regime is also required
Letter from Houston: OFSE gears up for the challenge
7 October 2020
The sector is transforming towards a more digital, lower-carbon energy future
Letter from London: UK thermal generation economics in a spin
5 October 2020
The country’s move away from market-based to subsidy-driven mechanisms is undermining both existing and new conventional generation
Letter from China: PetroChina’s green pivot underwhelms
1 October 2020
The Chinese NOC has made deeper commitments to clean energy. But no-one should get too carried away
Letter from Australia: Downstream rescue package may be wishful thinking
28 September 2020
The Canberra government has tried to throw the country’s refineries a financial lifeline in an existential struggle
Letter from the Middle East: Selling off the family silver
24 September 2020
Auctioning minority stakes in NOCs’ assets may fill short-term budget holes, but they are no guarantee of long-term change
Letter from Canada: Alberta waits for a boom that may not come
17 September 2020
The Edmonton administration assumes that there will be another oil bull cycle. It may be wrong
Letter from the Middle East: Gas faces headwinds
19 August 2020
The received wisdom that gas would be the region’s main growth fuel for generation is being challenged
Letter from Canada: Alberta’s petchems strategy could backfire
17 August 2020
The Kenney administration seems to be ignoring any warning signs on future demand growth
Letter from China: US-China trade deal in the last chance saloon
14 August 2020
Presidents Trump and Xi’s compact on rebalancing may be the next domino to fall
Letter from Moscow: Russia reluctantly explores hydrogen
13 August 2020
If the EU, its major customer, is looking at displacing natural gas with H2, the resource-rich producer must also try to get in on the act
Letter from Brussels: Gas still fuelling EU's green transition
9 August 2020
The European Commission's transition plans, along with rising coal-to-gas switching, are entrenching gas in the EU energy mix
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: Dawn of a new century
3 August 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, taking in the last 20 years up to the present day
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: Into the nineties
31 July 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, as a new decade ushers in further changes to the trading landscape
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: The scandals
29 July 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, as professionalism grows but deal-making also shows a less salubrious side
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: The movers and shakers
27 July 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, as the cast of actors grows
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: The rise of London
24 July 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, looking at the characters that shaped the UK capital’s prominent role
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: In the beginning
23 July 2020
Colin Bryce takes a trip back to where it all began for the oil markets
Letter from Australia: Gas-fired recovery hits turbulence
10 July 2020
The Australian government’s vision is at risk of unravelling under intense scrutiny
Three steps to support good governance
3 July 2020
The oil and gas industry should take action to improve governance and promote sustainable development in Africa
Letter from Canada: Alberta’s oil sands in the rifle hairs
3 July 2020
The Alberta government and Western Canadian oil industry love to blame Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government for the lack of oil pipeline capacity leaving the region, but in fact they should largely blame themselves
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