The Caribbean is trying to develop its hydrocarbon potential while cutting dependence on refined product imports by boosting use of renewables. Gas may play a role in the transition, but it is likely to be a small one.
26 July 2017
Exploration & Production
Statoil’s purchase of a majority stake in the BM-S-8 block offshore Brazil is a pivotal moment for IOCs’ ambitions to acquire a piece of the country’s pre-salt acreage.
3 August 2016
Companies & Finance
The release of Q2 results by major oil and gas companies will offer insight into how they are coping with the current low price environment.
27 July 2016
The coup attempt in Turkey had little effect on the flow of oil and gas through the country, but the long-term consequences of political instability could be profound.
20 July 2016
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague upheld the Philippines’ claims in the South China Sea this week, escalating tensions in the region.
13 July 2016
The expansion of the Panama Canal could accelerate the development of benchmarks for LNG sold into Asia.
6 July 2016
The UK’s referendum on exiting the EU has turned the markets volatile, leaving traders facing risks on the oil price, UK-Continental gas spreads and macroeconomics.
29 June 2016
Supply & Demand
While discussions on supplying Russian gas to Asia continue, Moscow remains focused on northwest Europe as the key market for its gas – despite its geopolitical tensions with the EU.
22 June 2016
Policy & Regulation
Recent data suggests a pattern of rapid growth in renewables in China continued in 2015, supported by a switch away from coal towards gas and LNG.
15 June 2016
GGA Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart spoke at the IEA last week on the interaction between oil and gas prices. These are the main points of his speech to the standing committee on oil markets.
8 June 2016
With oil prices at around $50/bbl, the prospect of OPEC capping production levels at its June meeting is looking increasingly remote.
3 June 2016
Companies & Finance
Oil and gas companies are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain finance for upstream projects, but a lack of investment now could spell a supply shock later.
25 May 2016
Saudi Arabia is continuing to pump at full throttle, and the appointment of a new oil minister is unlikely to reverse the kingdom’s policy any time soon.
18 May 2016
The advent of LNG exports from the United States offers a window of opportunity for buyers looking for a stable gas price.
11 May 2016
Gas for Transport
The sudden drop in oil prices may have been a blow to gas-for-transport demand, but initiatives are under way worldwide that could see gas win out eventually.
4 May 2016
The recent convergence of regional gas prices has made the need for global LNG pricing benchmarks less pressing.
27 April 2016
Oil and gas prices are diverging as a rebalancing of the market helps crude recover while LNG prices remain pressured by a supply glut.
20 April 2016
An initiative to improve the transparency of energy data around the world appears to be struggling now oil and gas prices have fallen.
14 April 2016
Speculative traders have sharply cut their short positions in oil and gas futures in advance of the ‘emergency’ meeting of oil producers in Doha later this month.
6 April 2016