Tagged With Opec
The usual suspects
7 December 2016
Familiar geopolitical risks will linger into the coming year, but won’t much affect a well-supplied oil market till the end of 2017
Resilient Russia
1 December 2016
In 2016, the country defied the doubters. Oil production kept rising and new energy-export plans made progress
Opec tells the market: we’re back
30 November 2016
Saudi Arabia has accepted Iran’s terms for a deal. Now Russia has to keep its pledge to cut too
Back in business, probably
30 November 2016
Opec will try to restore some control over oil markets in 2017. Quite how remains uncertain
Known unknowns
25 November 2016
Opec's efforts to cut supply will be the main theme of 2017 and prices will rise. But the outlook is still fraught with risk and uncertainty
Will Opec surprise the market?
23 November 2016
Deeper-than-expected cuts are on the table and the momentum is behind a deal
Opec - now for the hard part
21 November 2016
Opec's Algiers deal has put a floor in prices - but the group must give the market real details at its end-November meeting
The Russian surge
21 November 2016
Rising oil production in the past two years defied expectations. The market should expect more of the same in 2017
Deal? What deal?
17 November 2016
Russia is keen to coax Opec into a supply agreement, but is ramping up output in the meantime
Opec deal would bring subtle shift in market share
15 November 2016
If the group delivers on its pledge at the November meeting, some members will lose more than others
Shale v Opec
31 October 2016
The shale industry is itching for the chance to start growing again. Opec’s Algiers deal might just be it
End of the war for Opec
31 October 2016
In the end, the fiscal pressures and income loss were too great for Opec’s members to bear—and the rewards of the market-share strategy too meagre
Divided oil world
24 October 2016
The global crude supply landscape has transformed over the past two years, bringing some blessings and many curses for producers
Saudis keep pumps primed
13 October 2016
The kingdom is talking to other producers about curbing output, while doing its utmost to maximise its own
Back to the new normal
13 October 2016
Judging by history, and reflecting rampant supply, tepid demand and a passive Opec, $50 oil is about where the price belongs
Nigeria’s oil output still hampered
3 October 2016
An exemption from Opec’s supply deal will mean nothing unless the unrest abates
Opec’s imperfect deal
30 September 2016
Algiers marks a major policy shift. But the market will want real numbers soon
How an Opec deal could work
28 September 2016
Iran’s demands can be accommodated with some adjustments of the numbers
Ready to deal, Saudi Arabia waits on Iran
28 September 2016
The kingdom is ready to ditch its laissez-fair market strategy and cut production. Iran needs to come on board, but an agreement is close
The elusive oil market balance
21 September 2016
Slow demand growth, bloated stocks and managed money are impeding the price recovery
Swing states
20 September 2016
Is American tight oil really now the world’s swing supplier?
Opec’s oil export revenue to plunge 34% lower in 2016
1 September 2016
Low crude prices and production outages have caused the group’s earnings to plummet
Time for action from Opec
24 August 2016
Saudi Arabia’s oil minister says Opec will take “any possible action” to stabilise the market. The group should cut, now
Is Opec just talking up the market again?
19 August 2016
A deal is likelier now than it was before, but hurdles remain
What does a balanced oil market mean?
19 July 2016
Supply and demand might come back into line this year, but without the kind of price rises the industry hopes for
Back in the fold
8 July 2016
Gabon, at least, doesn’t think Opec is finished – it just rejoined the group, hoping for a seat at the top table