Outlook 2017
Too much LNG... for now
29 November 2016
The global glut will persist in 2017, but recovery is only a few years away
Post-traumatic efficiencies in order
28 November 2016
In 2017, the E&P sector needs to sharpen its focus. A price recovery, when it comes, will only reward low-cost explorers
Iran - the great return: part two
28 November 2016
Iran's energy sector is making progress, but political threats are lingering
After Mosul
28 November 2016
Competing claims for northern Iraq will leave the post-IS settlement rife with new geopolitical risks
Iraq - over the worst
28 November 2016
Iraqi oil output has continued to rise despite turmoil in the north. Further growth will be more difficult
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
The breakthrough
25 November 2016
The Paris Agreement was ratified in 2016, making it a pivotal year for the world's climate
Bring on the deals
25 November 2016
Conditions are right for a surge in M&A activity in 2017, despite lingering uncertainty over valuations
Greener and greener
24 November 2016
The Paris Agreement and a sharp fall in costs cheered investors in renewable energy
Forward march
24 November 2016
Renewable energy has proved its credentials. The coming year will only add more momentum to the global rollout
Saudi Arabia - shifting sands
24 November 2016
The end of Saudi Arabia's market-share strategy and efforts to restructure its economy – while keeping subjects happy – make 2017 a pivotal year for the kingdom
Things can only get better for Canada
23 November 2016
For Canada's oil industry, 2017 will surely be an improvement on last year's annus horribilis
Mexico - a serious opening
23 November 2016
The reforms underway in Mexico’s energy sector are profound – and 2017 will accelerate them
New wave for Mexican oil
23 November 2016
The reforms have been successful so far, but must be consolidated in 2017
North Sea - comeback basin?
22 November 2016
Thanks to the innovation of independent producers, predictions of the UK North Sea's death may be premature
Turkey - stuck in the twentieth century
22 November 2016
Turkey enters 2017 with an energy strategy that looks increasingly anachronistic
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
No gas please, we're Ukrainian
21 November 2016
Ukraine is on its way out of the former Soviet energy system - and that system will change as a result
Battling on all fronts in Russia
21 November 2016
Rival supplies in Europe, less urgency in the east and competition at home will be the motifs of Russian gas in 2017
The Russian surge
21 November 2016
Rising oil production in the past two years defied expectations. The market should expect more of the same in 2017
The Rovuma wait
17 November 2016
Political instability and infighting will force gas onto the back burner in 2017
West Africa revival
17 November 2016
More oil output can be expected from West Africa in 2017, even if the recovery in upstream activity will be modest
What glut?
17 November 2016
Another rise in LNG exports in 2017 will cause unexpected problems in Australia's domestic market
India - the new demand-side dynamo
16 November 2016
The oil market has been fixated on China. In 2017, it will have to start watching India and its booming consumer economy
China - the great moderation
16 November 2016
China's teapot refiners have enjoyed cheap oil prices. But the country's breakneck pace of demand growth will not return in 2017