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  • The Single Biggest Player In The Electric Car Market

    Published 19 September 2017 | viewed 10,706 times

    The announcement by the U.K. and France that they would prohibit the production of diesel and petrol cars by 2040 made for good headlines, but…

  • Is The U.S. Over-Reliant On Gulf Oil Production?

    Published 06 September 2017 | viewed 7,294 times

    This week we covered the impact on the automotive industry of Hurricane Harvey and the likely boost to demand that will come from the replacement of used…

  • Will Oil Demand Growth Be Enough To Tackle Inventories?

    Published 16 August 2017 | viewed 11,031 times

    Two articles in the Financial Times this week give polar opposite views on the direction for oil prices next year. The first is a report on…

  • Why Oil Prices Can’t Gain Traction

    Published 20 July 2017 | viewed 11,096 times

    Despite U.S. oil stocks falling 7.6 million barrels, the biggest drop since September, a recent Financial Times article reports, quoting U.S. Energy Information Administration data,…

  • The Other Culprits Of The Oil Price Crash

    Published 08 July 2017 | viewed 18,769 times

    It is no surprise that oil prices continue to fall when you look at the rising tide of oil production around the world.Source: Financial Times…

  • India’s $100 Billion Solar Bet

    Published 17 June 2017 | viewed 14,354 times

    India saw nearly $10 billion invested, both in 2015 and in 2016, in renewable energy projects. Last year, $1.9 billion of green bonds were issued.…

  • The Unlikely Alliance Between Russia And Saudi Arabia

    Published 06 June 2017 | viewed 11,794 times

    It is something of an unholy alliance, but Russia and Saudi Arabia are becoming ever closer allies in a graphic example of realpolitik. The two…

  • EVs Aren’t Fueling A Rare Metal Boom…Yet

    Published 14 May 2017 | viewed 6,387 times

    Earlier this decade, there was no lack of hype around electric and hybrid cars. Sales were expected to take off, driving demand for lithium, nickel,…

  • Uber Aims To Launch Flying Taxis In Dallas And Dubai By 2023

    Published 29 April 2017 | viewed 10,520 times

    10 years ago, the concept of self-driving cars seemed the stuff of science-fiction. Today, self-driving cars are not an uncommon sight in some cities and…

  • Are China’s Ambitions To Combat Pollution Hurting Its Economy?

    Published 22 April 2017 | viewed 15,285 times

    Beijing is caught in something of a quandary. On the one hand, an admirable, and increasingly important social imperative, the Chinese government’s focus on air…

  • Big Oil Leading The Charge For New Carbon Capture Tech

    Published 25 March 2017 | viewed 9,312 times

    For an industry that has for decades been criticized by environmental groups as the root of all evil it is ironic that oil and gas…

  • Is The Lithium Bubble About To Burst?

    Published 11 March 2017 | viewed 8,941 times

    After rising aggressively, some would argue that lithium prices have already peaked. Reuters quotes Paul Robinson, director at consultancy CRU Group saying that prices have…

  • Metals Rise Across The Board After OPEC Agreement

    Published 03 December 2016 | viewed 10,386 times

    Yesterday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries finalized a deal to cut production by 1.2 million barrels a day starting in January, its first reduction…

  • Renewable Energy Storage Could Be Worth $90 Billion Per Year

    Published 15 August 2016 | viewed 15,561 times

    Renewable energy technology has been split into two camps since it became a reality around the turn of the century. On the one hand there…

  • The Coal Decline Is Now Irreversible

    Published 08 February 2016 | viewed 7,733 times

    There was a lot of talk last year about coal resources needing to be left in the ground if the world was to reach its…

  • U.S. Shale Is Too Adaptive For The Saudis To Kill

    Published 15 October 2015 | viewed 11,918 times

     Saudi Arabia is taking a massive gamble on the world oil markets. Their “pump at any price” policy has driven oil down to below $50…

  • Lack Of Political Will Could See World Miss Carbon Targets

    Published 21 February 2015 | viewed 3,734 times

    This graph illustrates the extent to which BP’s Energy Outlook 2035 sees renewable energy sources having a meaningful impact in the years ahead.Source: BP Although…

  • Industry Relief As India Begins Coal Block Auctions

    Published 18 February 2015 | viewed 5,300 times

    India took its first step on the road to coal mining reform by initiating the auction of select coal blocks over the weekend. Environmentalists, though,…

  • Russia India Nuclear Deal Not As Exciting As Previously Thought

    Published 20 December 2014 | viewed 5,495 times

    The initial euphoria over Russia agreeing to build at least 12 nuclear reactors in India by 2035 has died down as sector experts get around…

  • South Stream Demise Could Benefit Both Turkey And Moscow

    Published 17 December 2014 | viewed 5,939 times

    Russian President Vladimir Putin may have announced that the proposed South Stream gas pipeline is dead, but it would seem this has given him a…

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