Trends
Back in business, probably
30 November 2016
Opec will try to restore some control over oil markets in 2017. Quite how remains uncertain
Will Opec surprise the market?
23 November 2016
Deeper-than-expected cuts are on the table and the momentum is behind a deal
The China coal-to-gas effect
15 November 2016
The country's policy to cut coal production capacity has sent prices around the globe soaring. It’s good news for Europe's decarbonising efforts
Gas rallies
7 November 2016
Prices are on a bull run and demand looks robust
Promising future for US shale
7 November 2016
The tide is turning, slowly, for America’s beleaguered shale industry
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
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
Swing states
20 September 2016
Is American tight oil really now the world’s swing supplier?
Coming down
31 August 2016
In the third of our six-part series, our trader navigates a plan with deal-altering drugs
Is Opec just talking up the market again?
19 August 2016
A deal is likelier now than it was before, but hurdles remain
China’s oil product exports soar in H1 2016
19 August 2016
The country’s crude demand may be slowing but sales are ramping up
US gas goes from glut to crunch
5 August 2016
After years of bloated stocks and low prices US gas supply is about to get much tighter
Casualty of the inferno
8 July 2016
Damage spreads across supply chain
Banking on China
8 July 2016
Asia’s big markets aren’t growing. New ones are needed
Is $50/b Brent’s new normal?
8 July 2016
Analysts think the worst is over and a rough floor has been established, for now
Diesel in the money again
8 July 2016
Fuel stocks are easing and margins rising, though the rally might be short
Risky trades, sleepless nights
5 July 2016
In the second of a six-part series, our trader keeps his eye on the weather
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
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
The outages start to hurt
18 May 2016
The market has at last noticed the mounting supply-side problems, which are now pushing up oil prices
European gas prices on the slide
6 April 2016
A gas glut is hitting prices, and the continent’s buyers are benefiting
Hurdles slow US energy deal-making
15 March 2016
Market turmoil is making it difficult for buyers and sellers to come together
Is this the bottom?
22 February 2016
The Doha deal and some changing sentiment are giving hope to a struggling market