Tagged With Opec
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
Central bank holds key to Gabon’s oil future
30 July 2020
If oil companies are forced to hold revenues in the local currency—combined with mandated Opec cuts—the Central African country will struggle to attract the new investment it desires
Iraq and Iran move further apart
24 July 2020
Baghdad’s pivot away from its neighbour is increasingly extending to their shared resources
Urals premium hurts Russian integrateds
17 July 2020
Russia’s Opec+ compliance has pushed its benchmark grade to a premium over Brent. But this is not good news for the country’s large integrated oil firms
Oil market mulls demand risks
14 July 2020
Crude price comes under pressure from concerns over a second coronavirus wave just as Opec+ considers loosening the supply taps. But are the worries overdone?
Letter from the Middle East: NOCs juggle priorities
8 July 2020
From boosting oil production to throttling it back and with challenging oil and gas dynamics in both the short and longer-term, the region’s producers have their hands full
Letter from Moscow: Putin triumphant, but facing choppy waters
6 July 2020
The Russian strongman’s referendum delivered him the expected result. But there are troubles on the horizon
Crude edges higher on Opec+ compliance promises
19 June 2020
Traders see the positives as producers commit to even greater respect for quotas
Nigeria has a major problem
5 June 2020
Opec production cuts matter far less than international companies deciding to scale back production and capex
Angola revival stalled by global demand slump
26 May 2020
Sharply lower oil prices mean the West African country will find it difficult to finance the investment needed to replace its ageing offshore fields
Muscat's oil plans in disarray
15 May 2020
The sultanate’s upstream development projects have taken short and longer-term hits
Gas and LNG brace for tougher times
1 May 2020
The global gas market faces choppier waters on demand uncertainty, overbuoyant supply and lower-for-longer oil
Texas searches for oil industry salvation
23 April 2020
Record low oil prices are compelling the state to consider proration. But greater measures may be needed to stave off financial ruin
Producers’ mindset needs to change
20 April 2020
Storage logistics have never been more challenging, playing to oil traders’ strengths. Pure producers’ structural lack of patience may only assists them
Mexico plays hardball
16 April 2020
Regional outlier initially baulked at Opec’s demand to scale back barrels, before bleeding oil revenues forced a rethink
To deal or not to deal
8 April 2020
Russia and Saudi Arabia blame each for the initial Opec+ breakdown. Will necessity trump naked ill-will this week?
Russia’s hand: weaker than it seems
8 April 2020
The devaluation of the rouble has been seen as insulating Russia during any sustained price war. But it may not be sitting as comfortably as thought
Oil sector faces unprecedented challenge
3 April 2020
Billions of people under quarantine and a global shutdown of business operations is devastating company finances
The US should avoid repeating past mistakes
2 April 2020
North America's storied oil history highlights lessons that need to be learned in the current economic crisis
Russia in strong position for price war
2 April 2020
Oil producers in the country have relatively low upstream costs and greenfield projects ready to roll
Transition faces pressure from oil crash and Covid-19
31 March 2020
The energy transition faces dual challenges of an oil price crash and the coronavirus pandemic, with competitive pressure and disruptions to supply chains
Minimising Brazil’s economic pain
30 March 2020
Crucial government steps are needed to offset imminent financial distress caused by bottomed-out oil prices and a global health pandemic
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
Iraq stares into revenue abyss
26 March 2020
Plummeting oil prices and stagnant production have thrown government finances into chaos
US upstream companies feel the strain
19 March 2020
Economic uncertainty forces E&Ps to significantly revise down their capital budgets
Saudi production hike heading for Asia
9 March 2020
Riyadh’s plan to boost market share by unleashing a tidal wave of crude onto the Asian market would be a boon for local refiners as the region recovers from Covid-19