Outlook
Energy demand stayed low in 2016, as the fuel mix shifted towards cleaner energy sources
20 June 2017
China and India accounted for almost all the growth, says BP, and global emissions were flat for the second year in a row
The global oil-demand growth forecast for 2017 depends on a bumper Q4
15 June 2017
Either Q1-Q4 crude consumption will rise at its fastest pace since 2010, or the data are very wrong
Predicting oil prices
12 May 2017
Bulging stocks, US output gains and Opec's need to make further production cuts are derailing a recovery in oil prices, according to AOGC 2017’s conference chairman
Nurturing the green shoots of upstream growth
10 May 2017
A combination of cuts to upstream capital spending and steepening well decline rates will threaten global supply security, industry leaders warn
AOGC 2017: Driving a new approach
10 May 2017
Despite the challenges facing the energy industry, it is well-placed to meet them, AOGC 2017 hears
Opec to extend, tight oil to grow
9 May 2017
The group is expected to extend its cuts deal. But global supply could still surge
Russian supply vs production
8 May 2017
Extending the deal with Opec is the only barrier to oil-output growth in 2017. But Russian exports should keep rising whatever is decided in Vienna
As good as it gets for Opec
20 March 2017
Compliance with the Opec deal is defying the group's sceptics. How long can it last?
Oman - carry on pumping
27 February 2017
It is part of the Opec deal to cut production — but Muscat's long-term goal is to do anything but
Iraq - crude data
21 February 2017
Opec-member Iraq is cutting output, but the statistics are still confusing
Global oil demand - an inexact science
20 February 2017
Should you bet the house - or your company's drilling programme - on long-term forecasts for oil demand?
Draining the swamp
8 February 2017
The oil glut will linger, despite Opec's best efforts
Trump is bullish for oil
3 February 2017
The market should start pricing in the mounting geopolitical risks
New year, new price
27 January 2017
Brent futures will rise this year. So will volatility
Glut or glory
23 January 2017
The Opec-non-Opec deal has brought hopes of a price recovery. But its success is not guaranteed
Diminishing gas glut
3 January 2017
Falling production and higher demand should tighten the US natural gas market in 2017
A tale of two forecasts
3 January 2017
Both the IEA and Opec agree global oil demand will increase in 2017. Supplies are trickier to figure out
The comeback
3 January 2017
Opec's deal is a seismic moment for the oil market. But forces beyond the group's control will decide how effective the cuts are
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
Ain't got that swing
5 December 2016
Tight oil is not the new market balancer but, alongside storage, will help smooth out the market’s troughs and peaks
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
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
The IEA thinks a supply crunch is coming
17 November 2016
Production will not keep pace with demand within a decade unless drillers start spending money again, the agency says
India - the new demand-side dynamo
16 November 2016
The oil market has been fixated on China. In 2017, it will have to start watching India and its booming consumer economy
Glut no more for US gas
15 November 2016
North American consumers will pay more for their gas this winter as stocks build more slowly and demand rises