Author: Derek Brower
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?
Trump is bullish for oil
3 February 2017
The market should start pricing in the mounting geopolitical risks
Glut or glory
23 January 2017
The Opec-non-Opec deal has brought hopes of a price recovery. But its success is not guaranteed
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
Over to you, Texas
13 December 2016
The Opec-non-Opec deal will help prices – but even if everyone complies, it can’t on its own be decisive
The bear necessities
8 December 2016
Opec has tried to put a floor in the price. But further strength in 2017 will depend on the reaction of other suppliers and aversion of many risks
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
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
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
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
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
Libya: A ceaseless campaign
19 September 2016
Our report on the country’s energy infrastructure is the definitive guide to Libyan oil, politics, and civil unrest
The oil world's most difficult job
19 September 2016
NOC’s chairman fears a disaster if his company is dragged into the war for Libya’s oil
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
NOC’s Sanallah: ports deal with ‘criminal’ Jadhran threatens Libyan oil recovery
11 August 2016
The UN’s agreement to pay off militia controlling oil terminals will ‘contaminate’ its reputation in the country and sets a dangerous precedent, says NOC chief
NOC pleads for money from Tripoli
11 August 2016
Unity government’s refusal to transfer funds pledged to state firm is stalling oil-output recovery, says NOC chief
Sanallah: Keep NOC out of the war
11 August 2016
Oil is now driving the conflict in Libya, says the state company’s boss, and dragging the firm into it will worsen the situation
Libya’s dangerous oil deal
3 August 2016
The UN-brokered ports deal with Jadhran cannot, on its own, increase the country’s oil output. But it may worsen the conflict
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
Egypt's petroleum minister: a man with a plan
8 June 2016
Tarek el-Molla believes his country will be a major oil hub, and self-sufficient in natural gas
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