La Niña: betting on the weather
29 June 2016
US gas prices have perked up. Will the rally last or is the market setting itself up for another fall?
The greening of Latin America
28 June 2016
Climate pledges are suddenly turning into real investment in the continent’s renewable-energy sector
Latin America’s NOCs fall from grace
28 June 2016
The state’s heavy hand will slow recovery for the region’s state firms, hurting production and new exploration for years to come
Western investment growing in Russia despite sanctions
28 June 2016
The appetite of Western majors for Russian assets is perking up again, despite rules that still aim to stop them investing
Kazakhstan’s brewing crisis
28 June 2016
Violence in the country’s energy patch and haziness about who will be replacing its ageing dictator are exacerbating the pain of the oil-price collapse
Brexit: what impact for oil?
24 June 2016
The UK’s vote has spooked crude, equity and currency markets. More volatility is likely
UAE upstream standing still
3 June 2016
To judge from the slow progress of the Adco concession renewals, the UAE is in no real hurry to expand its upstream
Iranian oil gushing forth
3 June 2016
Oil output and exports are rising fast. But longer-term gains will need the support of the IOCs
Licensing rounds June 2016
8 June 2016
With projects stopping and starting, it's important to keep abreast of what's coming up in the upstream
There has been blood in California
8 June 2016
For producers, the Golden State has lost its lustre. Drilling is collapsing and output sliding
Oman production plugs on
3 June 2016
Strong output, but keeping it there is the challenge
The rise of China's teapot refineries
8 June 2016
Armed with import permits, the country’s private refineries are mopping up cheap global crude oil
Yamal LNG's slow sailing
3 June 2016
The development is moving ahead, but Russia’s broader LNG-export plans are off course
Tanzania’s Ugandan oil coup
1 June 2016
East African producers now have a timetable for exports. Their oil will reach the sea by 2020
Investors beware in Indonesia
18 May 2016
Resource nationalism seems to have killed a viable and important gas project in Indonesia
Small is beautiful
18 May 2016
Flexible, floating regasification terminals, taking less LNG over shorter periods, are on the rise, taking advantage of cheap prices and abundant supply
European refining margins continue to slide
16 May 2016
Profits for processing crude into refined products are under pressure, especially in Europe
Nuclear power in the EU has fallen out of fashion
25 May 2016
Nuclear is more prone to popularity peaks and troughs than many other energy sources, and it’s not looking good at the moment
Looking to oil's vanishing point
27 April 2016
Hard-to-quantify shifts may be underway in global energy and the oil industry will ignore them at its peril
Time to comply with emissions-trading systems
16 February 2016
Emissions-trading systems are here to stay. Oil and gas firms need to start budgeting for them
Paris climate deal highlights long-term risk for oil and gas
12 January 2016
COP21 served as a reminder that the energy paradigm is changing, and fossil fuel producers would be wise to stay ahead of the curve
China joins EDF in UK Hinkley Point nuclear deal
23 October 2015
The UK has admitted China into its power-generation market, allowing it to take a stake in the Hinkley Point nuclear plant
Asia still focused on coal despite low-carbon goals
19 October 2015
Asia’s burgeoning green growth not yet enough to topple king coal
Market watch: June
8 June 2016
Production outages, Opec's meeting, and perhaps a new era of US gas exports
A new Saudi marketing technique
8 June 2016
Aramco dips into the wild world of the spot market
Refiners' margin call
8 June 2016
They made hay while the sun shone, but rain is on the way
Asian LNG buyers in command
8 June 2016
The region’s biggest importers want cheaper supplies
Opec’s inertia: still no freeze, still no quota
6 June 2016
Despite some initial talk that a deal to freeze the group’s production may be reached, Iran and higher oil prices have proved stumbling blocks
The gains and pains of an oil trader
2 June 2016
In the first of a six-part series from our man overlooking the bullpen, we follow the trials and tribulations of following the markets
Saudi Aramco's light in the desert
8 June 2016
A partial sale of the state-owned firm is just part of the plan for a world-beating company that also wants to find more gas, refine more oil and produce even more crude
Chopping up Saudi Aramco
3 June 2016
Selling part of the state-owned firm will be just the start of a broad divestment project that turns the firm into a huge holding company
Gazprom's clipped wings abroad
3 June 2016
New competitors are hurting Gazprom’s export strategy, which is also suffering from the Kremlin’s foreign adventurism
Gazprom's trouble at home
3 June 2016
Gazprom’s local rivals are taking an ever bigger slice of a shrinking Russian market
Exxon vs the world
1 June 2016
The US supermajor is once again under the cosh for its stance on the climate