Iran backs Biden into a corner
24 November 2020
Rejoining the nuclear deal might be easier said than done
Letter from Norway: Tax stimulus medicine gets to work
23 November 2020
New legislation aids the country in reaching peak hydrocarbon production. But increased interest in renewables still poses stranded resources risk
PE Live: Safeguarding Mexican investment
16 November 2020
The suspension of licensing rounds may have disappointed the private sector. But international treaties offer crucial protection against further unwinding of the country’s energy reforms
Hormuz threats lose their sting
13 November 2020
As Gulf states progress bypass projects, time runs down on Iran’s sabre-rattling
Book review: Water threatens to disrupt Iraqi-Kurdish-Turkish relations
10 November 2020
Diminishing sources of clean water and rising demand could increase tension between Baghdad and Erbil, as well as Baghdad and Ankara, a new book says
Ultra-deepwater Namibe in doubt, despite ExxonMobil deal
20 November 2020
US major’s investment boosted prospects of Angola’s beleaguered oil sector, but its blocks are unlikely to be economically viable without a crude price rebound
Bright future for Suriname and Guyana
19 November 2020
Expectations are high after a string of upstream successes and both governments ending their political impasses
Impact eyes double farm-out after South Africa expansion
17 November 2020
London-based Impact Oil & Gas bets deepwater exploration has been substantially derisked by nearby mega gas finds
Somalia poised for oil-based transformation
13 November 2020
The government hopes that promising geology and attractive fiscal terms will attract the interest of IOCs to develop its offshore oil discoveries
Flare capture offers easy wins
12 November 2020
Reducing gas flaring can both accelerate progress to net-zero and offer a swift boost to industry credibility
Latest licensing rounds
23 November 2020
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licences
The great gas investment divide
24 November 2020
Gas’ part in the transition to a climate-neutral energy system is more controversial than for any other major source of primary energy
China’s refining recovery looks set to stall
19 November 2020
Crude oil throughput at refineries broke records in October, but the market will not fully get back on track until next year
OMV bets on chemicals
14 November 2020
The Austrian company is accelerating its pivot from the upstream to the down
US refiners slip into the red
13 November 2020
Covid-19 demand destruction brings shut-ins and severe financial losses to the once-booming sector
Cheniere HoA may signal US-China LNG trade revival
11 November 2020
Guangdong utility Foran has agreed to non-binding deal to delivery of cargoes, to add to the annual volumes it agreed to purchase from BP in July
FSRUs helping LNG to penetrate emerging markets
10 November 2020
Floating storage and regasification units are allowing economies to access the lower-carbon fuel source without expensive infrastructure
PE Live: Societal attitudes key to energy transition
23 November 2020
Energy companies are increasingly engaged in decarbonisation—but this must be underpinned by behavioural change and action by elected representatives
PE Live: International rivalry a major threat to climate fight
22 November 2020
A scenario where countries jockey for economic advantage would undermine the ability of the world to tackle global warming
Morocco aims for global green hydrogen role
20 November 2020
With vast solar and wind capacity, Morocco is preparing to create green ammonia for fertiliser as an early step to building a ‘power-to-X’ industry
Gridlock for renewables in Vietnam
20 November 2020
The government has set out an ambitious plan for renewables generation, but the underdeveloped grid will prevent transmission to sources of demand
Dutch pressed to double pace of emissions cuts
17 November 2020
Environment agency says gas-dependent nation needs to dig deeper and introduce more measures to reduce GHG emissions
India builds momentum in gas usage
24 October 2020
Steadily rising demand for natural gas is bringing environmental benefits but also concern about import dependence
Cautious optimism for winter gas demand
13 October 2020
Two forecasters predict that requirements for the fuel could be higher going forward, albeit with caveats
Covid-19 a ‘dress rehearsal for peak oil and gas’ – Shell
14 September 2020
The impacts of the coronavirus on energy consumption and prices hold crucial lessons for when oil and gas demand peak, says Maarten Wetselaar
Banging the drum for gas
27 July 2020
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is backing the fuel to shake off its current malaise and enjoy future growth
Urals premium hurts Russian integrateds
17 July 2020
Russia’s Opec+ compliance has pushed its benchmark grade to a premium over Brent. But this is not good news for the country’s large integrated oil firms
Oil market mulls demand risks
14 July 2020
Crude price comes under pressure from concerns over a second coronavirus wave just as Opec+ considers loosening the supply taps. But are the worries overdone?
Husky deal not the trigger for Canadian consolidation wave
5 November 2020
M&A activity may have started to rally, but further big-ticket transactions look unlikely
Adnoc keeps busy
5 November 2020
The Emirati NOC continues to expand its competencies and monetise assets
Oilfield services sector stops the rot
4 November 2020
The economic downturn may have stabilised in the US, but full recovery looks a distant prospect
US shale deal-making stirs to life
22 October 2020
Domestic acquisitions gain momentum after woeful performance across the first three quarters of the year
No golden age for North Sea M&A—Westwood
16 October 2020
Chrysaor-Premier deal could see copycats, says consultancy, but deals will need to meet strict criteria