Tagged With Heavy crude
Can new upgraders solve Alberta’s differential dilemma?
25 May 2018
The government wants to help ailing oil sands producers by funding new upgraders
Heavy oil is bottom of the barrel
3 May 2016
Beyond Canada, only Venezuela and a handful of other producers are still persisting with very heavy oil
Nigeria's NNPC accused of withholding oil revenue
12 December 2013
The Central Bank of Nigeria says the withheld revenues total almost $50 billion
Petrodollars: The great global divergence
10 October 2013
Opec is losing market share as North American supplies rise and global demand remains tepid
The case for caution on sustainability of US shale oil
14 May 2013
Analysts argue that while US unconventional crude output is surging, the industry needs to take a closer look at the sector's sustainability
Crude tumbles to nine-month lows on economic weakness
23 April 2013
Lower oil demand and seasonal maintenance at refineries has put pressure on the oil price
In Amenas attack and economic data boost crude prices
24 January 2013
Geopolitical concerns and seasonal demand bolstered crude oil prices in January
Junin-6 shake-up on cards with Surgutneftegaz exit
8 November 2012
The Russian consortium developing the Junin-6 Orinoco belt heavy-oil project in Venezuela is set for a shake-up after Surgutneftegaz’s board voted on 6 November to exit the project
Utah readies for oil-sands push
30 May 2012
The first oil-sands mine in the US will start production in 2013 after the project’s operator received financing for an initial 2,000 barrels a day (b/d) project in Utah
Canada slips to third in oil-reserves ranking
23 June 2011
According to the latest BP Statistical Review of World Energy, Canada has fallen behind Venezuela in the oil-reserves ranking
Madagascar Oil’s patience snaps
4 April 2011
UK firm declares force majeure; Chinese investors may step in
Madagascar Oil shares suspended on London's Aim
24 February 2011
The development of 1bn-barrel Tsimiroro field under threat
Out with the old ...
1 March 2008
Venezuela's national oil company, PdV, needs investment partners for its ambitious projects in the country's Orinoco heavy-oil belt. China's state-owned CNPC may be among them, writes Robert Cauclanis
Time to prepare for the downstream downturn
1 August 2007
Refining margins have recently been at all-time highs, but the industry faces much uncertainty and needs to prepare for a downturn. So says Derek Marshall, one of the heads of business development at Shell Global Solutions International. Interview by Alex Forbes
A change of heart
1 June 2007
Canadian producers claim some oil-sands projects may be under threat because of tax changes and tougher environmental regulations. WJ Simpson reports from Calgary
Responding to market needs
1 June 2007
Saudi Aramco is revising its downstream ambitions. It claims it may be involved in a quarter of additions to global refining capacity in the next five years. James Gavin writes
The future's heavy
1 March 2007
Heavy oil and natural gas development could partly offset the North Slope's declining production of conventional oil, writes Anne Feltus