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Viktor Katona

Contributor since: 20 Feb 2017

Viktor Katona

Viktor Katona is an Group Physical Trader at MOL Group and Expert at the Russian International Affairs Council, currently based in Budapest.

Disclaimer: views set out in Viktor's articles are solely those of the author in his private capacity.

Latest articles from Viktor

  • Iraq Is Losing Market Share In European Oil Markets

    Published 11 March 2021 | viewed 3,622 times

    Almost everything in life is a matter of perspective, including developments in the oil and gas industry. For people who would start to study global…

  • Nigeria’s Lawsuits Against Shell Could Cause Oil Major Exodus

    Published 10 March 2021 | viewed 30,722 times

    Judging from recent headlines, Nigeria has unleashed one of the most spectacular legal attacks on one of its key oil and gas investors, to an…

  • Is South Korea’s Monster Wind Farm Feasible?

    Published 09 March 2021 | viewed 15,255 times

    South Korea might be reputed for its state-of-the-art condensate splitters or for its massive LNG appetite that has propelled it to the ranks of the…

  • Why Tanzania’s Oil And Gas Boom Isn’t Taking Off

    Published 18 February 2021 | viewed 6,305 times

    Mozambique’s failure to provide sufficient security to the operators of Mozambique and Rovuma LNG has triggered ample speculation in oil and gas market lobbies as…

  • Can Venezuela Rebuild Its Crushed Downstream Sector?

    Published 17 February 2021 | viewed 5,964 times

    President Biden’s assumption of power has instilled a new sense of hope in Venezuela’s political leadership, with Nicolas Maduro stating that his country was willing…

  • Robust Asian Demand Prompts Middle East Producers To Roll Over Oil Prices

    Published 15 February 2021 | viewed 7,808 times

    Caution has given way to the overly optimistic sentiment of late 2020, with most energy agencies cutting their estimates of 2021 crude demand. According to…

  • Chile Could Save Argentina’s Shale Boom

    Published 07 February 2021 | viewed 11,134 times

    Latin America just seems to be unable to synchronize its long-mooted upswing with global energy trends. Venezuela boasts the largest reserves on earth yet just…

  • Can Nuclear Power Make A Comeback This Decade?

    Published 06 February 2021 | viewed 4,582 times

    2020 will go down in the history of energy as one of the worst examples of the global economy swiftly tanking in almost complete unison,…

  • Qatar Loses Interest In Europe’s LNG Market

    Published 04 February 2021 | viewed 25,936 times

    Qatar could not have a better start to 2021, first scoring a major political goal by restoring diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and ending its…

  • How The Coup In Myanmar Will Impact Energy Markets

    Published 04 February 2021 | viewed 5,099 times

    Myanmar’s military coup has become Asia’s most significant political development in 2021 so far. In many ways, the coup brought back memories of times long…

  • One Of The World’s Oldest Oil Regions Is Being Reinvigorated

    Published 30 January 2021 | viewed 9,590 times

    Whilst much of the Caspian is struggling to come out of COVID-induced hibernation, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan settling one of the region’s longest-standing maritime disputes has…

  • Argentina Struggles To Save Its Oil Boom

    Published 28 January 2021 | viewed 3,554 times

    Argentina’s national state oil company YPF just cannot function in a stable and foreseeable manner, an apprehension that was rekindled by Guillermo Nielsen stepping down…

  • Egypt Looks To Resume LNG Exports As Prices Rise

    Published 24 January 2021 | viewed 3,765 times

    Egypt’s 2015 discovery of the supergiant Zohr gas field was supposed to propel the North African country into the Eastern Mediterranean limelight. Within less than…

  • Will Venezuela Go To War Over Oil?

    Published 23 January 2021 | viewed 31,306 times

    January 2021 is still far from over yet the pages of Oilprice already boast 6 articles about Guyana being the hottest drilling spot in the…

  • Ghana’s Political Meddling Could Derail Its Oil Boom

    Published 17 January 2021 | viewed 15,404 times

    Ghana has been one of the bright stars of the oil and gas market in the 2010s, ramping up its crude production from virtually zero…

  • Ukraine Is Failing To Capitalize On Its Gas Potential

    Published 16 January 2021 | viewed 5,864 times

    Many nations that intend to become self-sufficient with regard to their hydrocarbon needs oftentimes lowball the terms and conditions they offer to prospective investors. This…

  • Saudi Arabia Starts New Bull Run In Middle East Oil

    Published 13 January 2021 | viewed 14,748 times

    Market tightness is the new byword on the global crude markets, though this given bout of supply scarcity (luckily) bears all the traits of a…

  • The World’s Most Controversial Pipeline Project Enters Its Final Phase

    Published 09 January 2021 | viewed 34,509 times

    It took more than a year to break the Nord Stream 2 stalemate and now - amidst the world expecting full-scale coronavirus vaccination, amidst the…

  • European Boosts Imports Of Russian Fuel Oil

    Published 04 January 2021 | viewed 4,471 times

    We have already written about one of the most paradoxical developments of the US-Russia energy relationship, namely that American refiners have become the number one…

  • LNG Faces Tough Winter In Europe

    Published 04 January 2021 | viewed 7,496 times

    Making bold assertive statements is never a prudent strategy for any analyst, regardless of the topic to be examined. Risking the peril of not seeing…

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