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Latest articles from Ag

  • Is The Lithium Bubble Set To Pop?

    Published 25 February 2018 | viewed 6,896 times

    A while back I was called by a journalist at a prominent paper and asked what I thought about the lithium market. Was it another…

  • An Unlikely Challenger In The Electric Car Race

    Published 21 February 2018 | viewed 5,436 times

    Initially, electric and now the development of autonomous cars has been a major disrupter for the auto industry, the effects of which we have only…

  • LNG Prices Remain Strong Despite Oversupply Concerns

    Published 17 February 2018 | viewed 6,814 times

    With major new projects coming onstream in Australia and the rising output from the U.S. shale producers, the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market was…

  • Is The Hyperloop Worth The Hype?

    Published 25 January 2018 | viewed 8,343 times

    Silicon Valley and the modern-day entrepreneurs it has spawned cannot be accused of lacking blue sky thinking. Some of their ideas appear whacky and subsequently…

  • Are Markets Warming Up To OPEC Output Cuts?

    Published 06 January 2018 | viewed 10,520 times

    After hitting a low of below $43/barrel in mid-2017, the oil price has risen inexorably to its highest level since 2015, according to the Financial Times. Rising…

  • How China Is Killing India’s Solar Industry

    Published 27 December 2017 | viewed 20,046 times

    India’s solar energy plans seem to have run into a spot of a bother. The Indian government’s target is to boost installed solar power capacity…

  • Automakers Scramble To Get In On India’s EV Boom

    Published 25 December 2017 | viewed 6,271 times

    India represents one of the biggest automobile markets in the world, with about 3 million petrol and diesel vehicles having been sold last fiscal year.…

  • Two Factors Driving Electric Aircraft

    Published 09 December 2017 | viewed 9,368 times

    We are used to the idea of electric cars, electric bikes, electric buses and electric trains. Most are in their early stages, but are economically…

  • India’s Renewable Capacity Set To Double By 2022

    Published 05 November 2017 | viewed 11,018 times

    If there’s one success story being written in India, it’s that of renewable energy. By the government’s own reckoning, despite India’s energy needs likely to…

  • Is OPEC Considering Deeper Output Cuts?

    Published 15 October 2017 | viewed 7,960 times

    The oil price, as measured by the most traded Brent Crude number, has been relatively stable since the agreement to limit output was implemented last…

  • Rising Costs Slow The Growth Of Nuclear Power

    Published 08 October 2017 | viewed 7,007 times

    We feel like we have been here many times before. The troubled history of Britain’s replacement nuclear power station Hinckley Point C (HPC) will have…

  • The Single Biggest Player In The Electric Car Market

    Published 19 September 2017 | viewed 9,584 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 5,986 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 9,135 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 10,077 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 17,213 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 13,085 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 10,787 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 5,727 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 8,421 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…

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