Opinion

Policy & Regulation

A jolt to the energy system

India’s largest-ever power outage this summer has led to a shift in rhetoric from energy officials. Whereas the focus was previously on keeping the country’s fuel shortage from worsening, it is now centred on overhauling a weak and insufficient distribution system.

7 September 2012
Exploration & Production

Imagine there’s no fracking

Rock’s most famous son ups the artistry of anti-fracking propaganda.

6 September 2012
Global Markets

Angolans look set to vote for oil and gas

Angola is holding the third presidential elections in its history, and the likely winners could mean good things for the counry’s oil and gas industry

31 August 2012
Companies & Finance

Pacific workers’ paradise

Wildcat looks into the muddied politics of labour unrest pulsating through Colombia’s oil and gas industry

30 August 2012
Global Markets

Commodity speculation: friend, not foe

Speculation within the commodity markets has long been criticised, with regulators calling for the end of financial institutions’ involvements. Are speculators distorting the market, or are the benefits of their participation being ignored?

24 August 2012
Companies & Finance

Elephants splashing out

Wildcat peruses the luxury magazine that helps the cream of the oil and gas crop make tough everyday decisions about how best to enjoy the perks of the job.

23 August 2012
Exploration & Production

Venezuelan rumour mill

Wildcat wants to know if there is any substance to Eni and Respol's rumoured troubles in the giant La Perla field in the Gulf of Venezuela.

21 August 2012
Companies & Finance

The lights are E.On, but RWE isn’t home

E.On and RWE posted financial results for the first half of 2012 this week, with the fate of both resting on gas supply contract negotiations.

17 August 2012
Companies & Finance

Waiting out the slump

A year after BHP Billiton dove head first into the US shale sector with $17 billion of acquisitions, the company was forced to take a write-down of $2.48 billion. While this has stirred investor concerns, the company will have to hold tight until US prices bounce back.

10 August 2012
Exploration & Production

It’s not the hand, but how you play it

KRG Oil Minister Ashti Hawrami has proved successful at luring four of the world’s oil majors to invest in Iraqi Kurdistan. Can this new bargaining power be as successful in luring Baghdad into cooperation?

3 August 2012
Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Every Monday, Wildcat will give you a headstart on the coming week, as well as a round-up of what mattered in the previous week.

31 July 2012
Companies & Finance

Getting it right

CNOOC has experience of bidding for large North American oil and gas producers. The company will be hoping that it is more successful with Nexen than it was with Unocal.

27 July 2012
Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Every Monday, Wildcat will give you a headstart on the coming week, as well as a round-up of what mattered in the previous week.

23 July 2012
Exploration & Production

Argentina’s year of the dragon

Recent industrial unrest in Argentina could play into the hands of Chinese state-controlled company Sinopec.

20 July 2012
Companies & Finance

Shell changes tack

Shell was wise to bail out from a bidding war for Cove Energy, but the company still needs to find a way into the big gas finds offshore East Africa. One option could be a farm-in agreement with one of the operators – though which one remains open to question.

20 July 2012
Policy & Regulation

On the Inca trail

A human rights organisation is using unorthodox methods to raise awareness about gas exploration in Peru.

18 July 2012
Global Markets

Ten apps that you need

Wildcat has scoured the App Store and found, in no particular order, ten of the best smartphone applications for the gas industry.

17 July 2012
Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Every Monday, Wildcat will give you a headstart on the coming week, as well as a round-up of what mattered in the previous week.

16 July 2012
Global Markets

Politicking in the Pacific

China’s rise has caused ripples across Asian Pacific waters, with diplomatic blunders pushing potential allies into the arms of its rival.

13 July 2012
Exploration & Production

Bean counters

United States fracking companies are suffering from soaring guar bean prices. And the immediate forecast’s not good.

11 July 2012

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