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The Oil Price Tug Of War

The Oil Price Tug Of War

May 22, 2019 at 13:10 | Editorial Dept

Oil markets are moving sideways this week and passively digesting a massive amount of bullish and bearish news. Perhaps it was simply time for a break? Did the world’s oil…

Libyan Oil Industry Stable Despite ISIS Return

Libyan Oil Industry Stable Despite ISIS Return

May 22, 2019 at 13:09 | Editorial Dept

Libya’s estimate for its April oil revenues came in as one of its best in a long time, suggesting that the stalemate between the GNA and LNA is yet to…

The Trade War Is Transforming Oil Markets

The Trade War Is Transforming Oil Markets

May 22, 2019 at 13:05 | Ross McCracken

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

The Top Contender For Oil And Gas Country Of The Year

The Top Contender For Oil And Gas Country Of The Year

May 22, 2019 at 13:03 | Editorial Dept

It is not uncommon to see renowned magazines and journals name “people of the year” for outstanding achievements in various spheres of social, political and scientific life. Time has named…

Global Oil Markets Bullish Despite Bearish Inventory Data

Global Oil Markets Bullish Despite Bearish Inventory Data

May 22, 2019 at 12:59 | Editorial Dept

As the US-China trade war seems to be spiraling out of control, not even the renewed conflict potential in the Middle East and ever-tight physical crude supply were enough to…

A Double Dose Of Chaos For Oil Markets

A Double Dose Of Chaos For Oil Markets

May 15, 2019 at 11:39 | Editorial Dept

If you happened to be on vacation for the last week then we have good news- you didn’t miss much. Just the collapse of trade talks between the world’s two…

Beware Of Saudi Oil Tanker Sabotage Stories

Beware Of Saudi Oil Tanker Sabotage Stories

May 15, 2019 at 11:36 | Editorial Dept

Beware of Saudi/UAE Reports of Oil Tanker “Sabotage” In the span of several days, Saudi Arabia has claimed that two of its oil tankers and a pipeline have been attacked,…

The Politicization Of European Gas

The Politicization Of European Gas

May 15, 2019 at 11:35 | Ross McCracken

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 Development Fund for the expansion…

Angola’s Oil Major Sonangol Faces New Crisis

Angola’s Oil Major Sonangol Faces New Crisis

May 15, 2019 at 11:33 | Editorial Dept

The President of Angola Joao Lourenço has fired Sonangol CEO Carlos Saturnino, as well as the whole board of directors. Now there are several things which seem wrong at first…

Uncertainty Peaks In Agitated Oil Markets

Uncertainty Peaks In Agitated Oil Markets

May 15, 2019 at 11:30 | Editorial Dept

Crude oil prices went up again this week as Saudi Arabia found itself at the forefront of sabotage attacks, carried out against oil infrastructure – the Fujairah port in the…

Trade War Worries Weigh On Bullish Crude Markets

Trade War Worries Weigh On Bullish Crude Markets

May 08, 2019 at 12:27 | Editorial Dept

After a brief spell of geopolitical extravaganza, Brent prices dropped back below $70 per barrel this week as the oil market started worrying about the fragile future of US-China trade…

The Energy Implications Of Additive Manufacturing

The Energy Implications Of Additive Manufacturing

May 08, 2019 at 12:25 | Ross McCracken

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 the computer file using 3D…

An Energy Independent Mexico Is A Pipedream

An Energy Independent Mexico Is A Pipedream

May 08, 2019 at 12:24 | Editorial Dept

Natural production declines, the price drop of 2014-2015, the status of a national cash-cow, lack of sophisticated EOR technology, regular policy U-turns on foreign investment – it is difficult to…

Turkey: A Ticking Time Bomb In Cyprus

Turkey: A Ticking Time Bomb In Cyprus

May 08, 2019 at 12:21 | Editorial Dept

Investors: Exxon Is Protected in Cyprus, But Turkey Will Risk Rationality Here There are two things for certain right now offshore Cyprus: Peace talks aren’t going anywhere, and Exxon’s drilling…

Ballooning U.S. Crude Stocks Cap Oil Prices

Ballooning U.S. Crude Stocks Cap Oil Prices

May 08, 2019 at 12:18 | Editorial Dept

2019 has been good for oil bulls. Hedge funds largely poured into the long side of the market this year as OPEC+ showed strong discipline in removing barrels from the…

The Next Leg Higher For Oil Prices

The Next Leg Higher For Oil Prices

May 01, 2019 at 11:25 | Editorial Dept

This week in oil is all about last week. Which is to say, the main force pushing markets is still the digestion of Trump’s surprise move to end Iran’s waiver…

The Militarization Of Libya’s Oil Industry

The Militarization Of Libya’s Oil Industry

May 01, 2019 at 11:24 | Editorial Dept

Haftar Could Theoretically Take Over Libya’s Oil Exports Without Tripoli As General Haftar continues his offensive designed to take control of Tripoli and oil revenues, he is using the National…

The Biggest Losers From The Iran Sanctions

The Biggest Losers From The Iran Sanctions

May 01, 2019 at 11:23 | Editorial Dept

The 6-month waivers granted by the Trump Administration to eight jurisdictions expired this weekend and the White House has made all but clear that it intends not to prolong any…

LNG: A Growing Factor In Oil Demand Destruction

LNG: A Growing Factor In Oil Demand Destruction

May 01, 2019 at 11:21 | Ross McCracken

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 addition of 3.1 million passenger…

The Moment Of Truth For Trump’s Iran Waivers

The Moment Of Truth For Trump’s Iran Waivers

May 01, 2019 at 11:20 | Editorial Dept

Brace yourself for a post-waivers era of total Iranian sanctions – this is the key message that the Trump Administration wants to convey to the global oil and gas community.…

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