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Ross McCracken

Contributor since: 09 Nov 2018

Ross McCracken

Ross is an energy analyst, writer and consultant who was previously the Managing Editor of Platts Energy Economist

Latest articles from Ross

  • Oil Demand Destruction: A Trade War Reality

    Published 11 September 2019 | viewed 3,466 times

    Chinese-US trade figures in August came in well below expectations illustrating the negative impact of the ongoing trade war. Chinese exports to the US in…

  • What Is Saudi Arabia’s Best Oil Strategy?

    Published 04 September 2019 | viewed 4,703 times

    There appears to be little appetite amongst OPEC members and Russia for further production cuts, despite the gradual slide in oil prices. Russia is reported…

  • Why Shell’s Natural Gas Bet Will Pay Off

    Published 28 August 2019 | viewed 9,410 times

    Anglo-Dutch Shell announced an A$617 million ($418 million) offer for Australia’s ERM Power in August marking another move by the oil and gas major into…

  • Electric Vehicles Will Win Big In A Recession

    Published 21 August 2019 | viewed 6,939 times

    The news on vehicle sales is indicative of the growing economic headwinds. Data published by the China Association of Automotive Manufacturers showed auto production down…

  • Why Saudi Arabia Needs An Aramco IPO

    Published 14 August 2019 | viewed 6,470 times

    At the start of the year, hopes and expectations were that the US and China would come to a relatively speedy resolution on trade and…

  • Oil Price Risk Has Shifted To The Downside

    Published 07 August 2019 | viewed 4,829 times

    The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates July 31 for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis in an effort to keep the US’s…

  • The 2020 Elections Are Already Impacting Oil Markets

    Published 31 July 2019 | viewed 6,567 times

    As a major net oil importer, US foreign policy has traditionally reflected the need to protect extended international oil supply chains. Over the last decade,…

  • Tricky Times For U.S. LNG Producers

    Published 10 July 2019 | viewed 10,660 times

    A glut of new LNG supply coming on-stream after a relatively warm northern hemisphere winter has seen spot LNG prices plunge, putting a dent in…

  • Oil Markets Unbalanced By Brinkmanship

    Published 03 July 2019 | viewed 3,890 times

    OPEC agreed in Vienna that it would roll over its 1.2 million b/d crude oil production cuts for another nine months, which would keep the…

  • Why OPEC Wants Oil Below $60

    Published 26 June 2019 | viewed 17,692 times

    In its June oil market report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) revised downward its global oil demand forecast for 2019 for the second consecutive month,…

  • The War Risk Premium For Oil Prices

    Published 19 June 2019 | viewed 8,896 times

    Last week’s attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman have ratcheted up tension in the Middle East. Lloyd’s List has reported a tenfold…

  • What To Do About Peak Oil Demand

    Published 12 June 2019 | viewed 6,358 times

    Long-term energy scenarios for the most part come in three variants: business as usual, which de-emphasises the possible impacts of technological and regulatory change; a…

  • OPEC Powerless Against Global Production Growth

    Published 05 June 2019 | viewed 9,221 times

    Despite US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela’s ongoing crisis, Libya being at risk of conflict-related oil disruption and Russian oil exports curtailed by contamination problems, oil…

  • Is India’s Oil Demand Being Underestimated?

    Published 29 May 2019 | viewed 6,482 times

    Huge jumps of 8.2% and 9.5% in Indian oil demand in 2015 and 2016 led to growing expectations that India had reached a critical developmental…

  • The Trade War Is Transforming Oil Markets

    Published 22 May 2019 | viewed 5,288 times

    The increase of US tariffs on goods imported from China in May and the Chinese response – higher tariffs on a further $60 billion of…

  • The Politicization Of European Gas

    Published 15 May 2019 | viewed 3,289 times

    In April, the EU awarded two sets of funds designed to strengthen Polish gas security. It granted €128 million ($144 million) from the European Regional…

  • The Energy Implications Of Additive Manufacturing

    Published 08 May 2019 | viewed 4,413 times

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a three-step process involving Computer Aided Design (CAD), creation of a digital computer file and then manufacture of a product from…

  • LNG: A Growing Factor In Oil Demand Destruction

    Published 01 May 2019 | viewed 7,681 times

    The global population of plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) is expected to reach 8.5 million by the end of 2019, according to EV Volumes, with an…

  • Trump’s Gunboat Diplomacy

    Published 24 April 2019 | viewed 4,031 times

    Washington’s announcement that it will not extend its sanctions waivers for key importers of Iranian oil - China, India, Turkey, Japan and South Korea -…

  • The Exceptional Factors Driving Oil Markets

    Published 17 April 2019 | viewed 5,040 times

    Brent crude moved over $70/barrel in the first half of April, despite a weak global economy. In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF reduced…

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