Report
Does Libya still hold opportunities for IOCs?
19 September 2016
The end-July deal to reopen the ports should be good news for investors. But convincing them to return may take time
Oil crescent endgame
19 September 2016
The political disintegration since 2014 has led inexorably towards a final battle for control of Libya's commanding heights
A fractured oil sector
19 September 2016
Years of civil war and terror have severely damaged Libya's energy capability. A recovery faces many hurdles
An enormous opportunity
26 August 2016
Coal and oil will be the mainstays of Indian energy demand for decades, but gas and renewables can play a bigger role than many expect
The making of an LNG bonanza
26 August 2016
Costly imports, weak domestic prices and poor infrastructure have stymied India’s gas market. But things are changing, fast
Cairn India: Private oil dynamo
26 August 2016
Cairn India is deploying technology and human capital across the upstream, strengthening its place as the country’s leading private oil and gas firm
Help is at hand
26 August 2016
India has revamped some upstream terms, much to the industry’s relief
Kick starting Argentina's Vaca Muerta
28 June 2016
Argentina’s shale patch is going through its first downturn, but the outlook is still bright. Just don’t expect its shale development to look like progress in the US
How much worse can it get for Venezuela?
3 May 2016
The country's oil industry would suffer badly in a default scenario
Heavy oil is bottom of the barrel
3 May 2016
Beyond Canada, only Venezuela and a handful of other producers are still persisting with very heavy oil
Slower, lower, weaker: Brazil under Rousseff
29 April 2016
Brasilia’s political crisis is deepening. Is there still hope for energy investors?
Tanks, gluts and contangos
30 March 2016
A rush on storage capacity to deal with oil’s excess is buoying storage rates, from Rotterdam to Cushing and beyond
Riding the rails
30 March 2016
Idle cars are giving some traders a place to store their oil
Pain in the Permian
30 March 2016
West Texas is the beating heart of US oil. Can it survive the price bust?
The next glut for refiners
25 February 2016
Margins will suffer, with refiners about to add even more distillation capacity that the world probably won’t need
Falling margins, rising maintenance
25 February 2016
A busy season of refinery turnarounds is about to weaken crude demand, again
Diesel demand heading east
25 February 2016
As Europeans are falling out of love with diesel, market share elsewhere will keep rising
Is oil really financing IS?
10 February 2016
The terror group’s crude production, trade and revenue have been vastly over-estimated argues Luay al-Khatteeb
Unending conflict
10 February 2016
The course of war in Syria will go a long way to determining the wider Mena region’s fate in 2016
Market turmoil hits IS-captive Iraq
10 February 2016
Spending constraints thanks to low oil prices and military expenditure are frustrating the federal government and the KRG
Bottoming out: the fragile recovery of the oil market
10 February 2016
The good news is that the fundamentals should start to improve. But speculation abounds that oil could get caught in the wider market downdraft
Questions surround oilfield services M&A activity
19 January 2016
Difficult trading conditions bring uncertainty to M&A activity in a tense oilfield services sector
US oil unleashed
18 January 2016
Export options will be limited for now, but America's crude producers could eventually lay down new trade routes to Europe and Latin America
Saudi Arabia and Iran square up
6 January 2016
The Saudi Arabia-Iran crisis will result in prolonged sectarian tension in the Gulf and an escalation in the region's conflict. However, a deliberate military conflict between the two can be discounted
US oil growth stalls, for now
13 July 2015
The price plunge is testing the resilience of the world’s biggest oil producer
Victims of their own success
9 July 2015
Shale-gas drillers are struggling to cope with the cheap prices brought by their onslaught of supply