Author: Charles Waine
Americas Correspondent
US downstream faces emissions scrutiny
10 June 2021
Biden’s low-carbon pledge could mean tighter regulations and punishment for serial emitters
Shareholders set to soak up excess US cash flow
1 June 2021
The domestic shale sector is generating considerable returns, with many operators planning to increase dividends
Suncor makes net-zero pledge
28 May 2021
Investor pressure convinces Canadian company to confront emissions, but upstream growth remains focus
Suncor makes net-zero pledge
28 May 2021
Investor pressure convinces Canadian company to confront emissions, but upstream growth remains focus
Cabot deal may prove exception rather than rule
27 May 2021
Merger showcases optimism in gas prospects but may not signal a wider shift towards multi-basin M&A
Latin American divestment drive opens door to buyers
25 May 2021
Portfolio rebalancing is helping boost M&A activity across the continent
Mexican arbitration risk builds
24 May 2021
Opportunities for foreign investment are being squeezed as authorities strive to roll back energy reforms
Asian crude demand boosts Petrobras
20 May 2021
Surging pre-salt oil production will rely on the region for future revenues and rising exports
Conservative hedging bruises US shale
13 May 2021
Operator balance sheets are benefitting from the uplift in oil prices, but many could miss out as the bulk of their production is locked into more muted pricing
Colombian protests threaten output
11 May 2021
Demonstrations against proposed tax reform have spread across the country, with an impact on oil and gas
Restrained US shale set for cashflow pay-off
7 May 2021
Rebounding oil prices have boosted company balance sheets, but debt remains the priority over growth
US large caps turn corner
6 May 2021
The financial strain is starting to ease as the shale patch sees the effects of rising oil prices
Mexico compromises energy reforms
29 April 2021
Investor uncertainty mounts as approved legislation threatens to return energy sector to state control
US oil sector champions methane controls
28 April 2021
Biden administration hopes to fast-track emission restrictions, a popular measure among many large-cap operators
US oil sector champions methane controls
28 April 2021
Biden administration hopes to fast-track emission restrictions, a popular measure among many large-cap operators
Ofse results emphasise US shale recovery
26 April 2021
North American quarterly performance reflects returning production and gives reason for optimism
Protests compound Argentina’s gas woes
22 April 2021
Efforts to raise Vaca Muerta production face financial and strike action hurdles
Latin America pivots to digital
20 April 2021
The pandemic has showcased the importance of reaching digital maturity, and state oil companies are taking notice
Gulf of Mexico set to gather momentum
19 April 2021
Buoyed by stronger oil prices and demand recovery, the region has plenty of projects on the roster
Offloading assets drives US deal-making
15 April 2021
An accelerating vaccine rollout and robust oil prices encourage consolidation across marginal plays
Ecuador’s oil sector buoyed by new president
15 April 2021
Former businessman has ambitious plans for domestic crude production but faces significant financial, political and ESG constraints
Petrobras refinery sale in limbo
13 April 2021
Downstream divestment programme at risk as federal office scrutinises auction
Deals still to be done in US shale patch
27 March 2021
Operators including majors have snapped up nearby acreage to leverage synergies at lower cost. But with oil prices higher and discounts potentially fading, will prolific spending slacken?
Permian leads the shale charge
23 March 2021
Output is creeping up in the US but still faces a tough task in rebounding to pre-Covid levels
IPO highlights investors’ US shale hesitancy
22 March 2021
Vine Energy’s financing efforts reveal lingering public market doubts despite healthy prospects for gas
Tullow back to square one in Suriname
18 March 2021
Latin American exploration campaign stutters as producer continues search for major offshore oil find
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