Author: NJ Watson
Oil on troubled waters in Europe
6 March 2017
Demand has perked up. But politics will weigh on consumers in 2017
Evergreen gas problem
6 March 2017
After years of decline, the continent's demand is rising again, creating a new battlefield for exporters
Caspian Sea - better late than never
22 November 2016
After much delay, a surge in Caspian Sea production in 2017 will take the oomph out of any Opec cuts
Russia’s aversion to Opec output cuts
8 May 2015
Though the country has suffered from the downturn they will not agree to change their policy
Gazprom problems run deep after 86% fall in profits
8 May 2015
The 2014 figures were spurred on by the ruble, but the problems continue
Investors unconvinced by Eni's 'solid budget' plan
20 April 2015
Claudio Descalzi's strategy to reduce debt and focus on upstream has yet to convince investors
Croatia and Montenegro to connect to TAP gas pipeline
19 March 2015
The line will link Azerbaijani gas to Europe, but Balkan want some for their own energy resources
ExxonMobil bets big on Russia despite drop in spending
13 March 2015
The drop in oil price and increasing costs have led the US company to minimise spending by 12%, but not in Russia
Majors make cuts as oil price sparks tough times
20 February 2015
Low prices and poor earnings mean the majors are cutting spending, jobs and projects
Moody’s sees little boost for global economy from lower oil
12 February 2015
The investors service is not revising their global growth outlook, despite theories that the oil price will boost the economy
Gulf Keystone achieves key milestones as oil producer
16 January 2015
When Gulf Keystone Petroleum announced it had postponed the release of its interim statement because of “constructive discussions”, investors were hopeful
Problems for Kazakhstan at the country's biggest field
11 December 2014
Kazakhstan’s biggest field has been an expensive flop. It is a problem for the country. Can Kashagan recover?
Pipeline puts Tajikistan on energy map
11 December 2014
Chinese and other investors may be about to open up the country’s upstream
Statoil strategy unaffected by leadership change
7 November 2014
A new CEO has been named for the company, but cost cuts are unlikely to change
Lukoil’s Romanian operations under threat
20 October 2014
Authorities ordered the Petrotel oil refinery to stop production to investigate money laundering
US offers to mediate in INA-MOL dispute
20 October 2014
There have been five failed attempts at negotiations over the past 13 months between the Hungarian firm and Croatian authorities
Russia's Surgutneftgas defies sanctions and scrutiny
16 October 2014
Thanks to its domestic focus, Surgutneftegas, Russia's fourth-largest oil company, is well positioned to weather Western sanctions. But other problems may lie ahead for this most secretive of companies
Activist investors pressure Apache to scale back ambitions
19 September 2014
Apache Corporation plans to sell LNG assets as they scale back assets
MOL sees INA slip from its grasp as production falls
5 August 2014
The Hungarian oil and gas firm is struggling with corruption allegations
Rising costs and low returns are testing Australia’s gas players
8 July 2014
The country’s major energy firms are looking further afield for growth
Novatek growth threatened by sanctions
6 June 2014
The company is experiencing growing pains as it seeks to challenge Gazprom
Gazprom takes steps to mitigate possible Western sanctions
30 May 2014
Western sanctions haven’t targeted Russia’s gas champion – yet. But other forces are bearing down on the company
More Western sanctions target Russia over Ukraine
30 May 2014
Sanctions targeting key members of Putin’s inner circle are having an effect – but not necessarily the one intended
Chevron needs more gas in the tank after 27% fall in profits
14 May 2014
The US major's figures were worse than expected, but the company is pushing forward with gas
Russia's Lukoil announced a drop in profits in 2013
15 April 2014
The company's net profit in 2013 dropped by 29% to $7.83 billion
Santos' production fell, but LNG projects are on schedule
6 March 2014
Start-up of the Australian company's flagship LNG projects may give it the boost it is looking for
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