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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

  • The Trade War Is Transforming Oil Markets

    Published 22 May 2019 | viewed 3,809 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 2,536 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 3,483 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 6,945 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 3,421 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 4,472 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…

  • Is Carbon Capture And Storage Unavoidable?

    Published 10 April 2019 | viewed 735 times

    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has so far been more notable for its failures than its successes. In North America, only two commercial-scale post-combustion projects…

  • The Hydrogen Economy – A Bonanza For Natural Gas

    Published 03 April 2019 | viewed 5,461 times

    The hydrogen economy might be on its way, but it won’t be arriving any time soon, not until after 2030 at least. If and when…

  • Uncertain Times For Dated Brent

    Published 27 March 2019 | viewed 3,790 times

    The global crude oil benchmark Dated Brent is set to change once again this November as S&P Global Platts, the benchmark’s custodian, introduces trade in…

  • How China’s Oil And EV Policies Combine

    Published 20 March 2019 | viewed 3,631 times

    China’s continued expansion of its oil refining sector and its environmental policies often appear contradictory. On the one hand, it is the world’s leader in…

  • The IEA’s Search For A New Narrative Of Doom

    Published 13 March 2019 | viewed 4,272 times

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its Oil 2019 report March 11, providing forecasts to 2024. The IEA paints an extraordinary picture of transition for…

  • Oil For Power: Bucking A Long-Term Trend

    Published 07 March 2019 | viewed 4,282 times

    Oil demand for power generation has been in long-term decline since 1990 as countries have gradually displaced oil with cheaper feedstocks, primarily coal and natural…

  • Oil Is Going Nowhere In Maritime Transportation

    Published 27 February 2019 | viewed 6,110 times

    What do Japan’s recent positioning in favour of open-loop scrubbers and the global trade slowdown have in common? They will both serve to slow fuel…

  • How Robo-Taxis Will Impact Oil Demand

    Published 20 February 2019 | viewed 6,021 times

    Vehicle automation is expected to have a huge impact on demand for energy in transport, but there is very little clarity as to what the…

  • LNG’s Downstream Glitch

    Published 13 February 2019 | viewed 6,449 times

    A slowing Chinese economy and upcoming elections in India could both impact a hitherto robust demand outlook for the LNG industry, which currently occupies an…

  • OPEC: Success Or Stagnation?

    Published 06 February 2019 | viewed 5,974 times

    Since the co-option of Russia at the end of 2016, OPEC has appeared resplendent, but it remains a far from perfect cartel with no real…

  • What Comes Next For Venezuela?

    Published 30 January 2019 | viewed 6,639 times

    Having written last week that Venezuela was staggering on through seemingly endless social and economic crises, an end game may finally be insight. It is…

  • Oil Market Recovery Is Far From Certain

    Published 23 January 2019 | viewed 10,138 times

    Brent has recovered some ground since the start of the year, despite continued concerns over the state of the world economy. In demand terms, the…

  • How The Transport Industry Is Shaping Oil Demand

    Published 16 January 2019 | viewed 6,012 times

    It has been a bad start to the year for UK car manufacturing. Iconic UK-based automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced job cuts of up…

  • 2019 - Sell The Rumour, Buy The Fact

    Published 09 January 2019 | viewed 6,736 times

    2019 starts with a high degree of uncertainty over the path of the global economy. Leading economic indicators point to a downturn and US trade…

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