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James Burgess


Contributor since: 12 Jan 2012

James Burgess

James Burgess studied Business Management at the University of Nottingham. He has worked in property development, chartered surveying, marketing, law, and accounts. He has also studied journalism and has written many articles over the years for a wide variety of sources.
James is the Deputy Editor of Oilprice.com

Latest articles from James

  • Oil Crisis Prompts Venezuela To Hike Fuel Price, Devalue Currency

    Published 18 February 2016 | viewed 3,565 times

    For the first time in 20 years, Venezuela has raised gas prices, and fears persist that the move could lead to dangerous riots. Venezuela’s President…

  • French Total Lands Exploration Deal With Sri Lanka

    Published 18 February 2016 | viewed 8,665 times

    French Supermajor Total S.A. (TOTF.PA) signed a deal Thursday with the government of Sri Lanka to explore potential offshore ultra-deep water blocks, according to the…

  • Oil Prices Cool Down After EIA Report 2.1 Million Barrel Build

    Published 18 February 2016 | viewed 5,203 times

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its weekly crude oil inventory report, showing an increase of 2.1 million barrels last week, sending oil…

  • Marathon Surpasses Production Targets But Faces Steep Loss

    Published 18 February 2016 | viewed 2,835 times

    Houston-based Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) announced on Wednesday that falling oil prices led to a fourth-quarter net loss of $793 million, bringing their total…

  • Oil Continues To Rally On U.S. Crude Inventory Draw

    Published 18 February 2016 | viewed 3,375 times

    Brent Oil passed the $35 per barrel mark this morning on U.S. inventory news and as speculators appeared to positively interpret yesterday’s news that Iran…

  • Buffett Doubles Down On Oil Holdings, Scoops Up Kinder Morgan

    Published 17 February 2016 | viewed 5,384 times

    American billionaire Warren Buffett, through his Nebraska-based company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), has acquired a $400 million stake in struggling pipeline company, Kinder Morgan…

  • Car Bombing Shakes Turkish Capital

    Published 17 February 2016 | viewed 3,130 times

    At least 25 people were killed and 45 others were injured in a bomb attack on buses transporting Turkish military personnel in the capital, Ankara,…

  • Chinese Oil Major Sees Itself Forced To Shut Down Oil Fields

    Published 17 February 2016 | viewed 6,206 times

    China’s oil major Sinopec has responded to the disappointing results of yesterday’s Doha meeting by announcing the temporary closure of four oil fields that have…

  • Lukoil Eyes Stake in Russian State-Owned Bashneft

    Published 17 February 2016 | viewed 3,554 times

    As privatization talk heats up in Russia, the country’s Federal Antimonopoly Service indicated today that it may approve the purchase of a stake in state-owned…

  • Tehran Gives Cold Shoulder To OPEC On Oil Output Freeze

    Published 17 February 2016 | viewed 3,763 times

    Iran has categorically rejected the Doha proposal by four of the world’s largest producers to freeze output at January levels, ensuring that the gains oil…

  • Libyan Fighter Jet Downed by Militants Near Benghazi

    Published 16 February 2016 | viewed 3,208 times

    The military behind Libya’s internationally recognized government—one of two parallel governments currently at war with each other—has reported that another MiG-23 fighter jet has been…

  • Successful Flow-Test Confirms Gatwick’s Oil Potential

    Published 16 February 2016 | viewed 3,841 times

    After capturing headlines with news of a 100-billion-barrel discovery late last year, the first successful flow-test at the Horse Hill well near the UK’s Gatwick…

  • Brazil’s Petrobras To Sell All Electricity Assets

    Published 16 February 2016 | viewed 4,027 times

    Reeling from debt and a massive corruption scandal, Brazil’s state-owned oil giant, Petrobras, is divesting all of its electricity sector assets as part of its…

  • Another Myanmar Gas Find for Daewoo, Woodside

    Published 16 February 2016 | viewed 5,225 times

    Daewoo International and Australia-based Woodside Energy have made a second gas discovery in the Bay of Bengal, offshore Myanmar’s west coast of Myanmar. The discovery…

  • Statoil, BP Ramp Up Natural Gas Production In Algeria

    Published 16 February 2016 | viewed 3,516 times

    British BP and Norwegian Statoil launched production today at their massive Southern Fields dry gas project in Algeria, with a planned output of 9 billion…

  • BP Expands $16 Billion Tight Gas Block in Oman

    Published 15 February 2016 | viewed 4,169 times

    The Sultanate of Oman has signed a deal with oil major BP and Oman Oil to expand their development block in the Khazzan tight gas…

  • First Iranian Oil Exports To Europe Leave In 24 Hours

    Published 15 February 2016 | viewed 4,590 times

    Iran is loading two million barrels of oil on a tanker in the Gulf in preparation for its first oil exports in 24 hours to…

  • Statoil Teams Up With Tullow Oil In Uruguay Basin

    Published 15 February 2016 | viewed 3,763 times

    Norway’s Statoil said today that it has signed an agreement with Tullow Oil to secure a 35 percent working interest in a Uruguay’s Pelotas basin…

  • Oklahoma Earthquake Gives More Impetus To Fracking Fears

    Published 15 February 2016 | viewed 6,463 times

    Oklahoma was struck by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake on Saturday, the third-strongest quake ever recorded in the state, which has experienced a surge in seismic…

  • Libya Intercepts Smuggling Tanker Heading To Malta

    Published 15 February 2016 | viewed 3,935 times

    The Libyan Coast Guard has intercepted an oil tanker flying the flag of Sierra Leone in Libyan waters, heading to Malta and suspected of carrying…

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