Author: Justin Jacobs
Heavyweights lift Mexico's second oil round
21 June 2017
Drilling boom offers bright spot in otherwise bleak global oil exploration outlook
Pemex showing signs of life
14 June 2017
Austerity and higher prices have helped put the state firm back in the black. Deeper reforms are still needed
Canada looks to Beijing for new oil sands investment
12 June 2017
As IOCs flee, Ottawa hopes to lure Asian petrodollars back
Donald Trump's rogue nation
5 June 2017
The US has joined Syria and Nicaragua in rejecting the Paris climate agreement
While Opec was cutting...
22 May 2017
The Permian will lead a strong US onshore recovery in 2017, while former stalwarts the Eagle Ford and Bakken struggle to regain their footing
Venezuela courting disaster
17 May 2017
A Supreme Court ruling has given the president broad authority to strike oil deals. Will there be any takers?
America's export machine cranks up
10 May 2017
Shipments of oil and gas hit new highs in 2016. As drilling picks up and new infrastructure is built, 2017 could be another record breaker
Wave of US LNG nears
9 May 2017
From importer to exporter, shale gas has transformed the US energy landscape
Adapting to oil's new reality
9 May 2017
The industry has been battered by price volatility over the past two years. For ConocoPhillips, adaptation is the key to not just surviving, but thriving
The US' greener red states
3 May 2017
Wind and solar energy have put down roots across the US and will keep growing even if Washington turns hostile
Argentina looks to recapture Vaca Muerta shale momentum
26 April 2017
Investment in Vaca Muerta has slumped. A deal between Shell and YPF shows government efforts may be turning things around
Technology and the oil industry
13 April 2017
Automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other new technologies could transform the oil industry
Pioneer's startling Permian output-growth plans
29 March 2017
Pioneer Natural Resources' growth plans will transform the company and points to a long bull run for Texas's prolific shale play
In the US northeast, more pipes and more gas
29 March 2017
New infrastructure will unleash new supplies from the Marcellus and Utica. It could temper the recent price rally
Building walls
20 March 2017
The new White House promises to be generous to energy. Some policies will be anything but
Trying to right the Petrobras ship
8 March 2017
Brazil's oil major is on the course of recovery, but has a long way to go
Taxing times in the US
20 February 2017
A proposed US border levy would lift producers, hit consumers and upend oil markets
Odebrecht's trail of destruction
20 February 2017
The builder's region-wide corruption scheme has endangered energy projects across Latin America, none more important that Peru's Southern Gas Pipeline
Mexico - opportunistic cutter
15 February 2017
Mexico will probably end up losing more oil supply in 2017 than it pledged to cut
South America's desperados
13 February 2017
Latin America's two Opec members needed the deal to cut and Venezuela will probably shed even more output than it agreed
Venezuela on the precipice
13 February 2017
The Opec deal is not enough to rescue Venezuela and its indebted state company PdV
Big Oil will get a bigger voice under Trump
16 January 2017
Oil's stock is on the rise in Washington DC as industry backers prepare to take the reins of power
Opec cuts, shale mends
10 January 2017
Is American tight oil going to ruin the price recovery?
Deals and prayers in Venezuela
7 December 2016
A bond swap has staved off the immediate threat of default, but the downward spiral continues
What will the Donald mean for energy?
6 December 2016
Trump's energy policy is long on ambition, short on detail. The market and technology will remain the biggest drivers anyway
Ready or not, Guyana nears oil output
6 December 2016
The country's Liza find is among the most promising in Latin America, though some pitfalls lie ahead