Outlook
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
Indian oil-demand growth hits the road
15 November 2016
Economic expansion and more drivers mean the country needs much more fuel
A glimpse of recovery for distillates
24 October 2016
Falling runs and Middle East maintenance will tighten European distillate supply in Q4
Running the rule on US supply
20 October 2016
The head of the EIA discusses the market, the debate over fracking and what the future holds for the country’s energy data
Nigeria’s oil output still hampered
3 October 2016
An exemption from Opec’s supply deal will mean nothing unless the unrest abates
The end is nigh
21 September 2016
US power sector demand for natural gas is soaring. The glut could be about to end
The elusive oil market balance
21 September 2016
Slow demand growth, bloated stocks and managed money are impeding the price recovery
Asia's looming fuel oil supply crunch
21 September 2016
Higher demand and declining imports will tighten supplies
The party's over
6 September 2016
Chinese purchasing of crude for storage will slow sharply in September, knocking out another prop in global oil demand
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
US carbon emissions from gas to surpass coal
23 August 2016
Despite gas being a cleaner-burning fuel higher demand has boosted pollutants
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
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
Prices are firming, but don't ignore shots across the bow
2 June 2016
Supply disruptions are firming oil prices. But the market is still too blasé about the risks, which may include a shrinking spare-capacity buffer
The Doha collapse
18 April 2016
Saudi-Iranian rivalry has thwarted an oil-supply deal, just as the price recovery was gathering momentum
Five things to bear in mind about the Doha freeze talks
6 April 2016
Qatar will host another oil-producer meeting on 17 April. But its success is in the balance
Missing barrels and data revisions
6 April 2016
The International Energy Agency has changed its view of the oil market. What’s going on?
Doha delusions
30 March 2016
Unless the freeze becomes cuts its significance is minimal and efforts to keep talking up the market could backfire
Oil-market forecasting: A thankless task
24 February 2016
Supply and demand are behaving in ways the IEA did not previously expect
History not on the side of any Opec-Russia deal
16 February 2016
Why Saudi Arabia can’t really trust the Kremlin to cut supply
Bottoming out: the fragile recovery of the oil market
10 February 2016
The good news is that the fundamentals should start to improve. But speculation abounds that oil could get caught in the wider market downdraft
Is Chinese oil demand starting to crack?
21 January 2016
Signs of weakness abound. But the country's robust consumption of gasoline remains a wildcard for the market
Absence of consensus underlines Brent Q1 price forecasts
13 January 2016
Oil-market analysts have forecast a $25 a barrel range in average Brent prices in the first three months of 2016. But all agree that the global crude benchmark will rise by at least $5/b by the end of the year
Political troubles to dictate 2016 oil markets
9 December 2015
Supply and demand has ruled the market since mid-2014, but politics are about to take over again
Opec suffers internal division as the market slumps
9 December 2015
Venezuela calls to cut supply and hike prices, but Saudi Arabia is sticking with its plan