Midstream & Downstream

Chinese independents set to take major role in gas
21 October 2020
Liberalisation of energy supply infrastructure is accelerating and attracting investment beyond the state giants
Liberian Registry hits out at proposed EU ETS shipping extension
15 October 2020
The world’s second-largest vessel registering service opposes what it sees as European overreach
Regulation to play a key role in India’s gas ambitions
15 October 2020
The US experience suggests building pipelines is not enough. An effective regulatory regime is also required
Apicorp sees more woes for Egyptian and Algerian LNG
13 October 2020
The multilateral lender flags risks of ongoing shut-ins and difficult contract negotiations
Data is king, integration is queen
13 October 2020
Harnessing the power of data science and real-time intelligence offers a powerful single view of the market
Revolutionising the downstream
12 October 2020
Industrial AI will allow plants to reach their autonomous potential
Data is king, integration is queen
13 October 2020
Harnessing the power of data science and real-time intelligence offers a powerful single view of the market
Revolutionising the downstream
12 October 2020
Industrial AI will allow plants to reach their autonomous potential
Iran finds more export custom
8 October 2020
As Iran ramps up output, it is beginning to turn the tide on exports too
Iraq faces crude marketing challenges
6 October 2020
The Mid-East Gulf producer may need to take lessons from its peers to achieve best value in a crowded market
Iraqi downstream dreams edge closer to reality
2 October 2020
Refining and petrochemicals development may finally be gathering momentum
Russia pushes harder for refining rationalisation
29 September 2020
Tax changes might force smaller, simpler facilities to the wall
Letter from London: UK thermal generation economics in a spin
5 October 2020
The country’s move away from market-based to subsidy-driven mechanisms is undermining both existing and new conventional generation
Letter from the Middle East: Gas faces headwinds
19 August 2020
The received wisdom that gas would be the region’s main growth fuel for generation is being challenged
Southeast Europe bets on gas
13 August 2020
Greece and Bulgaria plan dashes for gas to fuel cleaner energy futures
Myanmar LNG projects overcome pandemic and sceptics
3 July 2020
China and Hong Kong-led consortium has started operating first of three planned facilities as Yangon targets nationwide electrification
France risks gas undershoot
22 May 2020
The need for flexible back-up for renewables and nuclear plants may mean the country needs more gas than it thinks
US electricity prices turn negative
4 May 2020
Plunging domestic energy demand is raising concerns that Covid-19 will slow the growth of renewables
Chinese independents set to take major role in gas
21 October 2020
Liberalisation of energy supply infrastructure is accelerating and attracting investment beyond the state giants
Apicorp sees more woes for Egyptian and Algerian LNG
13 October 2020
The multilateral lender flags risks of ongoing shut-ins and difficult contract negotiations
Allowing LNG to boost liquidity
6 October 2020
New European terminals can play a vital role in an era of pipeline gas decline, but only if they provide genuine flexibility for all
European winter demand has room to rebound
2 October 2020
The continent could take a lot more gas this winter. But not if we return to lockdown
New freight derivative set to change the LNG transportation game
1 October 2020
After the boom in JKM futures volumes, LNG traders now have another addition to their risk management toolkit
South and Southeast Asia to drive LNG demand growth
28 September 2020
The region needs LNG to power developing economies
Infrastrata buys Titanic builder
9 October 2019
Gas storage developer takes the unusual step of purchasing a heavy engineering firm to work on its proposed UK project
Vopak looks to gas
24 September 2019
Vopak will continue with its oil business but it sees growth in LNG and chemicals
Singapore braced for looming fuel oil deadline
27 August 2019
Market backwardation and IMO 2020 adjustments balance storage trends
Permian crude driving storage expansion
16 August 2019
North American crude output is exceeding storage capacity and driving a storage construction boom
European storage adjusts to IMO 2020
15 August 2019
There are signs that European operators and refiners are getting comfortable with inventory levels ahead of the IMO 2020 switch
Continental storage divide
30 October 2018
European oil storage struggles as new facilities aid further growth in Asia
Liberian Registry hits out at proposed EU ETS shipping extension
15 October 2020
The world’s second-largest vessel registering service opposes what it sees as European overreach
Nigeria pushes gas into fast lane
9 October 2020
Abuja turns to new gas promotion measures to ease the pain of removing unaffordable gasoline subsidies
The IMO 2020 story so far
25 August 2020
The new rules on sulphur content of shipping fuels came into force this year. This article revisits 2018 predictions to see what turned out as expected and what surprised
Permian pipelines bring relief—and challenges
23 August 2019
Two major new crude pipelines out of the Permian Basin entered service this month, but while this provides some relief to producers, it shifts the congestion to the Gulf Coast
IMO 2020: The calm before the storm
23 July 2019
Prices of bunker fuels and the spreads between them are expected to change rapidly over the next 12 months
Low sulphur, high price
19 July 2019
European refiners anticipate increased margins and improved utilisation due to the IMO 2020 cap
Regulation to play a key role in India’s gas ambitions
15 October 2020
The US experience suggests building pipelines is not enough. An effective regulatory regime is also required
Chinese pipeline reform set to spur E&P
25 August 2020
The transfer of major infrastructure assets away from the country’s NOCs to the newly created PipeChina should reinvigorate the upstream sector
East Med pipeline: maybe someday
18 August 2020
Studies on the possible route may be under way, but if the project materialises at all, it is unlikely to be on an ambitious schedule
Aramco advances plan to lease out pipelines
5 August 2020
The cash-strapped Saudi NOC is looking to replicate the recent divestment success of its Emirati counterpart Adnoc
Grand plans for gas infrastructure
17 July 2020
Gas Infrastructure Europe is coordinating plans to overhaul the continent’s distribution system in preparation for decarbonisation
Letter from China: Pipeline reform heats up
2 July 2020
The signs are positive that Beijing is getting serious about opening up its gas network
IMO 2020 promises widespread disruption
14 January 2020
Large-scale changes in refinery operations will be just one of the major changes the new regulations will bring to the energy landscape
Marine fuel regulation change to create African winners and losers
8 January 2020
The African upstream may be well placed to benefit from IMO 2020, but it poses significant wider risks to the region
IMO 2020 to beckon in a new reality
3 January 2020
The new regulations are poised to change shipping markets forever. Some participants may handle the new regulatory environment better than others
Shipping must start planning for zero CO2
10 September 2019
Industry warned it must begin developing technology now to comply with IMO 2050 zero carbon emissions target
Tankers improvise to avoid Gulf tensions
2 August 2019
Tankers are crossing sea-lanes and hugging the coasts to avoid high-risk areas in the Strait of Hormuz
Shipping’s surge and splurge
7 March 2019
Spot rates should stay below 2018 peaks as more newbuilds come into service
Alberta suffers loss on crude-by-rail contracts
14 February 2020
Canadian province reverses policy after financial burden begins to mount
US crude by rail shipments tumble as oil-price spread narrows
16 August 2016
Prices, pipelines and declining production will push volumes even lower
China chases new energy ‘superhighway’
21 April 2015
The superhighway will alter trade flows and should link the two ends of the country together
Rail plugs the gaps in North America’s oil network
2 December 2013
Oil deliveries have been pushed onto flexible forms of transport, like rail and barges, which are able to cater for changing dynamics of production
Riding the shale rail
4 April 2011
Bakken producers take to the tracks; pipeline capacity also on the rise