Outlook 2019
China‘s hunger for LNG confounds all forecasts
18 December 2018
The growth in China's LNG imports is fundamentally driven by government policy
China to dominate global energy demand
18 December 2018
As the superpower spat continues, can the US close the trade deficit by targeting China's booming energy needs?
North America becomes LNG export powerhouse
18 December 2018
The world has a new entrant to the select group of LNG exporters
Pipeline dreams face the reality of trade restraints
18 December 2018
Amid rising production and surging demand, investment in global oil and gas infrastructure increased in 2018
Getting Saudi Arabia back on track
18 December 2018
Saudis want the world in 2019 to refocus on economic investment, after unwelcome and distracting publicity
Refining pivots towards Asia
17 December 2018
Refining expansions were focused East of Suez, as the likes of China and India ramped up processing capacity and rubber-stamped new projects
A tailwind for renewables
17 December 2018
Non-fossil fuel energy projects saw further momentum in 2018, thanks to falling costs and increased comfort with the technologies
Fragile oil price recovery
17 December 2018
The upstream benefited from higher spending in 2018, thanks to higher prices; but this increase was tentative, and signs of lower prices towards year-end forced a downturn in rig counts
Seesawing year for Latin American producers
17 December 2018
Brazil was hoping to start a new page in 2018, while Mexico’s new president also announced changes. But Venezuela continued its precipitous decline
Small players drive a revival in the North Sea
17 December 2018
Norway and the UK showed increasing appeal for E&P firms in 2018, with M&A moves propelling investment into the North Sea—but Brexit was a concern for some in the UK side of the play
African deep-water makes progress
14 December 2018
Drillers began to renew their interest in African projects that were once deemed too costly and risky
Moscow calling the shots
14 December 2018
Russia ramped up production in 2018, with Arctic developments playing a major role
Middle East tensions rumbled on in 2018
13 December 2018
Oil prices recovered, but old conflicts remained unresolved
East Med rides the waves
13 December 2018
Egypt, Israel and Cyprus all saw progress in their ambitions to develop the prodigious East Med basin in 2018
China shows its muscle
13 December 2018
The country was at the centre of activity in the Asia-Pacific region, boosting production and imports—though some showed wariness about Beijing’s growing power
North American capacity boost
13 December 2018
The region experienced decisive additions to oil and gas capacity in 2018, with soaring natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica basins outpacing the infrastructure required to move it to market
PE Outlook 2019: A year of turbulence
12 December 2018
The mood music at year-end 2018 was increasingly gloomy, as economic and political factors spook oil and gas markets
The rise and fall of oil prices in 2018
12 December 2018
Prices rose, Trump hollered, supply signals were mixed, Iran was hit by sanctions and then prices fell back