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Letter from Paris: Do not underestimate ‘Afripec’
23 May 2024
Make no mistake, Africa has a crucial and increasingly important role within OPEC, even given its relatively small production volumes and the departure of Angola
Letter from London: The unbearable lightness of being US shale
26 April 2024
While the US has been breaking records for its premium grade crude, there are doubts over whether you can have too much of a good thing
Norwegian North Sea proving resilient
25 March 2024
Low carbon intensity and sizeable projects such as Johan Castberg coming onstream in late 2024 suggest a robust outlook at least until 2030
Letter from Saudi Arabia: Don’t mistake Saudi energy policy
21 March 2024
The country is not betting against long-term oil demand growth, it is planning for a hydrocarbons-led energy demand boom
Letter from India: Oil’s new nerve centre
19 March 2024
The IEA estimates India will be the largest driver of global oil demand growth by 2030, but it may have still undersold the story
Time running out for UK North Sea
18 March 2024
Smaller projects provide opportunities, but basin maturity and policy shifts amid political uncertainty signal a significant decline by the end of the decade
India says doors wide open for energy investment
12 March 2024
Hardeep Singh Puri says upstream oil is vital as country goes all out to boost its energy sector across E&P, gas, biofuels and hydrogen amid booming demand
Petronet LNG says price key despite Qatar ties
14 February 2024
Huge QatarEnergy deal lays down marker in India’s gas shift, but CEO stresses price still biggest driver as Petronet LNG looks at further buying opportunities
OPEC stresses need for all-energies approach
6 February 2024
Secretary general says oil can help solve trilemma and is upbeat on ‘flexible’ OPEC role to help manage crude supply longer term
Viaro Energy sees gas as long-term UK transition fuel
11 January 2024
CEO sees gas as growth area for the North Sea if governments embrace energy security
Oil and gas now has green licence
9 January 2024
The hydrocarbons industry must start to deliver in 2024 on the quiet approvals granted at last year’s COP, which was also dubbed ‘Conference of the Petrostates’
Oil and gas now has green licence
9 January 2024
The hydrocarbons industry must start to deliver in 2024 on the quiet approvals granted at last year’s COP, which was also dubbed ‘Conference of the Petrostates’
Oil and gas now has green licence
9 January 2024
The hydrocarbons industry must start to deliver in 2024 on the quiet approvals granted at last year’s COP, which was also dubbed ‘Conference of the Petrostates’
Oil: Five things to watch in 2024
2 January 2024
Many of the biggest themes of 2023 will come to a head this year, but beware both naysayers and apologists
Outlook 2024: OPEC at the wheel
29 December 2023
OPEC+ has created a new and higher oil market floor that both sets the scene to revive oil investment and has the begrudging acceptance of consumers
Letter from London: OPEC’s new chapter
5 December 2023
Scepticism, confusion and disdain over OPEC+’s extended and deeper supply cuts should give way to an appreciation of the new multi-speed producer alliance
Europe’s gas security strategy may not be 2024 ready
30 November 2023
The region’s rapidly evolving infrastructure has a lot to be commended for, but some of the capacity may not be ready in time for the 2024 heating season
Oil price of $80–95/bl could be new normal in 2024
2 November 2023
OPEC+ is prepared to defend $80/bl, but economic weakness and potential supply kept off the market will likely limit any upside as consumers acclimatise to higher prices, says Saxo Bank’s Ole Hansen
Venezuela’s limited oil sanctions relief
1 November 2023
Washington’s move to ease restrictions on Caracas will likely have a more meaningful impact on US refiners than global crude markets
Energy Council sees worsening underinvestment in oil and gas
17 October 2023
But CEO Miller says surge in Middle East and Asia funding, creative solutions and ‘nuanced’ approach to transition offer hope
ExxonMobil deal will transform shale and beyond
13 October 2023
The major’s $60bn Pioneer purchase signals long-term view of oil demand and a mature consolidated shale industry
Letter from the UAE: A Goldilocks oil price?
11 October 2023
OPEC’s calls for higher prices to lure investment stand at odds with consumer nations’ difficulties with inflation and high energy costs
Tellurian eyes first LNG late 2027
9 October 2023
The integrated developer remains bullish despite previous delays
Letter from Calgary: World’s energy contradictions in microcosm
29 September 2023
This year’s WPC laid bare the dilemma facing the energy industry and the world at large, with warnings about the dangers of underinvestment in fossil fuels given the immaturity of alternatives
Libya targets 2m b/d oil before 2030
28 September 2023
Oil minister Oun sends out cautiously optimistic message on oil and gas outlook and says pilot project ready to unlock huge shale reserves key to further growth
Asian gas industry group counts on rising demand
27 September 2023
Regional industry body ANGEA remains bullish about Asia's adoption of gas and LNG, despite elevated prices and logistical challenges
Letter from Singapore: Beware oil investment’s death rattle
12 September 2023
High prices are no longer a guarantee for increased investment in oil projects despite the warnings of an energy crunch
The oil market’s new polymorphism
11 September 2023
From crude flows to oil prices, S&P Global Commodity Insights highlights the market’s ability to overcome adversity, albeit with costs involved
Lack of oil and gas investment could be serious issue, warns IEF’s McMonigle
25 August 2023
Secretary General believes linear and ideal forms of energy transition will be difficult to achieve especially with false narratives around peak oil demand
US SPR faces existential crisis
11 August 2023
As the 50th anniversary of the Arab oil embargo approaches, policymakers gripped by energy security fears must start rethinking the purpose of emergency oil stocks
Oil market poised for China showdown
8 August 2023
China puts the strategic in SPR as it looks to utilise record oil storage
Energean’s Rigas says gas strategy tied to East Med energy security
3 August 2023
CEO warns Russia shock may have changed Europe’s energy dynamic forever as company focuses on significant demand from Israel, Egypt and beyond
Rio Grande lights the way for US LNG
28 July 2023
Texas export facility’s remarkable turnaround will give fresh hope to other gas projects looking to secure FID
Letter from Vienna: OPEC wrestles with a plethora of contradictions
21 July 2023
Saudi Arabia and its allies delivered a strong message with a collective voice at the OPEC seminar in Vienna, but just as important was what was left unsaid
Iran’s crude increases raise US, OPEC+ questions
20 July 2023
A tight sour oil market and a reluctance by Washington to take a hard line could allow the OPEC producer to keep testing boundaries, but for how long?
Hydrocarbons are a clean fuel for 30% of the world
18 July 2023
The Russia crisis has brought some rational thinking back into the broader energy conversation around what constitutes clean and affordable fuel
Letter from London: Some fuels are more equal than others
11 July 2023
For those demonising oil and gas, there is a plot twist: the real bogeymen are coal and the world’s voracious appetite for energy
Europe’s LNG buildout signals brave new world
3 July 2023
The EU’s new gas strategy may have wriggled free of complacency and insularity, but demand destruction and chokepoints are just some of the key risk factors
Oil watchers not paying close enough attention to Saudi’s Opec+ policy
20 June 2023
Saudi Arabia’s ‘whatever it takes mode’ suggests oil market floor will be defended despite macro challenges and Russia test
Letter from Singapore: Asia’s LNG love story still needs writing
13 June 2023
Gas is set for major growth in Asia but countries in the region are moving at differing paces and some remain highly sensitive to prices
Crude market wrestles with supply-demand disconnect
25 May 2023
Near-term economic concerns and relative supply strength postpone oil’s recovery narrative
Oil industry faces long-term investment crunch threat, says IEA’s Bosoni
25 May 2023
‘Mature’ US shale industry, stranded asset risks and clean tech challenges mean sufficient energy supply could be in doubt beyond this investment cycle
Tackling methane a ‘no-brainer’ for oil and gas industry, says IEA’s McGlade
24 May 2023
Cutting emissions of the potent greenhouse gas is beneficial not just for the climate but also for companies’ bottom lines and their social licences to operate
Tackling methane a ‘no-brainer’ for oil and gas industry, says IEA’s McGlade
24 May 2023
Cutting emissions of the potent greenhouse gas is beneficial not just for the climate but also for companies’ bottom lines and their social licences to operate
IEA’s Birol sees role for oil and gas as part of ‘orderly’ energy transition
22 May 2023
Tackling both the energy security crisis and the climate crisis means clean energy push must be secure and affordable
IEA’s Birol sees role for oil and gas as part of ‘orderly’ energy transition
22 May 2023
Tackling both the energy security crisis and the climate crisis means clean energy push must be secure and affordable
IEA’s Birol sees role for oil and gas as part of ‘orderly’ energy transition
22 May 2023
Tackling both the energy security crisis and the climate crisis means clean energy push must be secure and affordable
IEA’s Molnar says LNG is more back-up supply than transition fuel
17 May 2023
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forever changed gas markets and prompted renewed interest in storage and previously unattractive developments, but the long-term future of the fuel is doubtful
Europe’s LNG strategy is better late than never
18 April 2023
Infrastructure buildout will give EU better options in 2023 and even more in 2024
Opec+ mastering art of targeting prices without targeting prices
17 April 2023
Two-speed producer group is now nimble enough to make price floor work
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