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Gerald Jansen

Contributor since: 11 May 2021

Gerald Jansen

Gerald is an independent freelance energy analyst based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Latest articles from Gerald

  • Asian Refiners Underwhelmed By Middle Eastern Oil Prices

    Published 19 January 2022 | viewed 5,989 times

    Expectation is the root of all heartache, a proverb that resonates particularly well with Asian refiners at the moment after yet another set of monthly…

  • Saudi Arabia Doubles Down On Asian Demand

    Published 27 December 2021 | viewed 17,070 times

    The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has been spooking the oil community at large and despite OPEC shrugging off any major demand disruption in…

  • Adapt Or Die: Nigeria’s Oil Industry Faces A Huge Challenge

    Published 06 December 2021 | viewed 2,809 times

    Nigeria has had to face countless challenges in the past months, ranging from purely oil-related supply disruptions and oil spills to just casual violence making…

  • Aggressive Middle East Oil Price Hikes Hint At Strong Demand In Asia

    Published 17 November 2021 | viewed 8,096 times

    Panic-driven market narratives can play a huge role in aggravating seemingly usual situations. Take, for instance, arguably the biggest story of the past weeks. Namely,…

  • Iraq Cuts Its Once-Popular Basrah Light Crude Oil Blend

    Published 04 November 2021 | viewed 2,287 times

    When Iraq introduced Basrah Medium into its portfolio of crude grades, it was believed that a stricter delineation of qualities could finally put an end…

  • China Is Determined To Kill The Coal Price Rally

    Published 25 October 2021 | viewed 5,531 times

    Coal has come back to the global energy market in a fashion that very few could have anticipated – on the back of a massive…

  • The Battle For Oil Market Share Heats Up Within OPEC

    Published 19 October 2021 | viewed 12,327 times

    The ongoing energy crunch has put a lid on what seemed to be the ideal bull run for this year’s autumn season – OPEC+ has…

  • Coal Is Making A Comeback In Europe As Gas Prices Explode

    Published 05 October 2021 | viewed 7,519 times

    As European gas prices have continued their surge throughout the past couple of weeks, the role and importance of coal has sparked a new wave…

  • New Wave Of COVID Is Nightmare For Gulf Oil Producers

    Published 18 August 2021 | viewed 9,218 times

    The resurgence of COVID in China could not have happened at a worse time for Middle Eastern producers. Saudi Arabia brought back all its 1…

  • Nigeria Tries To Revive A Zombie Project

    Published 03 August 2021 | viewed 2,640 times

    Nigeria’s oil industry has been confronted with a plethora of challenges – endless litigation, social unrest, majors regularly mulling a country exit, and all this…

  • Why Saudi Arabia Hiked Oil Prices So Aggressively

    Published 19 July 2021 | viewed 19,634 times

    The failure of the OPEC+ talks and the subsequent (albeit gradual) rapprochement of the sides coincided with Middle Eastern NOCs setting their August 2021 official…

  • Coal Prices Soar As China Refuses To Buy From Australia

    Published 06 July 2021 | viewed 30,585 times

    China banning Australian coal imports might be one of the most peculiar commodity stories of 2021. At a time when commodity prices are climbing, Chinese…

  • Oil Major Exodus In Iraq Creates Opportunity For China

    Published 05 July 2021 | viewed 4,657 times

    When the Bush Administration invaded Iraq in the spring of 2003, allegations that the US’ core interest is Iraq’s immense oil bounty were plentiful. Whilst…

  • This Norwegian Flagship Crude Could Save The Brent Benchmark

    Published 30 June 2021 | viewed 2,568 times

    Deliberations on which benchmark presents the best opportunities to trade just never seem to stop. The gradual decline of all erstwhile champions of North Sea…

  • Could East Africa Become The Next Major Oil Hotspot?

    Published 29 June 2021 | viewed 2,519 times

    The last 18 months have seen very few large-scale oil projects moving from a prospect status into an entire region’s next best thing. The Lake…

  • Can Fracking Save Colombia?

    Published 16 June 2021 | viewed 1,741 times

    Colombia remains one of most likely candidates to stop producing oil. Not because of environmental concerns or renewables energy taking over, the reason is much…

  • Middle East Oil Prices Rise As Global Demand Recovers

    Published 14 June 2021 | viewed 4,216 times

    Asia Demand Recovery Sparks July Pricing Hope First to confront the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe and North America are now spearheading the…

  • Solving Nigeria’s Gasoline Crisis

    Published 13 June 2021 | viewed 4,804 times

    The world of Nigerian refining is an enigma shrouded in a mystery. Although the story of Nigeria’s refining has been a friction point for some…

  • Can Oil Sands Be Banned?

    Published 10 June 2021 | viewed 5,709 times

    The boardroom wars around ExxonMobil, a district court in the Hague ruling Shell should speed up its emissions cutting above and beyond its own objectives,…

  • A War On Coal Is Playing Out In Central Europe

    Published 05 June 2021 | viewed 6,144 times

    The reputation of coal has sustained great damage from an increasing amount of analytical reports describing it as the lowest-hanging fruit to halt global warming.…

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