Opinion
Letter from India: Will gas be crucial to India’s energy transition?
4 January 2022
New Delhi has announced a greater role for gas in India’s energy mix but must focus on E&P to meet rising demand
Letter from Houston: Omicron moves the dial
9 December 2021
Covid-19 variant sends oil price tumbling as SPR release makes little impact
Letter from the Middle East: Gas businesses see swift evolution
7 December 2021
Self-sufficiency targets and opportunities to shift to renewables are driving big upsurge in gas production
Letter from South America: Mexico plays catch-up
2 December 2021
The country’s upstream strategy seems at odds with reality and will require an about-turn if there is any hope of meeting its production targets
Sturgeon omits Cambo from conference speech
30 November 2021
No mention of the potential UKCS development in Scottish leader’s address to her party
Letter from China: China clings to coal
25 November 2021
The fuel is too strategically important for China to give it up entirely
Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies
9 November 2021
Increased fiscal pressures and net-zero carbon pledges should pave the way to permanently phase out subsidies
Letter from Africa: The path to net zero requires LNG
9 November 2021
Africa’s unique energy access challenges mean LNG will be an essential bridging fuel for the transition
Fixing the price… of commodity pricing
4 November 2021
Historians believe humans have used some sort of money for buying and selling for more than 30,000 years and, over those 30 millennia, our methods of establishing value for these transactions have evolved. In the digital age, commodity prices should be no different
Letter from Africa: West African deepwater developers face FPSO choice
2 November 2021
Decision may prove critical to the viability of the next tranche of regional projects
Letter from Houston: Lower 48 outlook strengthening
1 November 2021
Climbing commodity prices and rampant drilling activity are lifting shale production guidance
Could Boris Johnson drop a Cop bombshell on UK oil and gas?
14 October 2021
Industry figures warn the quixotic British prime minister might choose Glasgow talks to make a grand gesture on the UKCS’ future
Giant oil and gas discoveries may prove irrelevant
5 October 2021
The energy transition is increasing the risk of huge discoveries becoming stranded indefinitely
Shell and Octopus join ‘Big Six’ in backstopping UK supplier collapses
30 September 2021
Oil major and established independent step in as smaller new gas and power market entrants flounder
Letter from China: Beijing’s stability focus threatens climate goals
22 September 2021
The Chinese government’s renewed focus on centralised control and economic pressure may undermine decarbonisation efforts
Letter from Canada: Kenney gives Alberta a clean energy image problem
21 September 2021
The home of Canada’s oil and gas sector is seeking to reposition itself but is being hamstrung by the record of its provincial government
Letter from Singapore: Exploring Southeast Asia’s upstream mix
20 September 2021
The region’s upstream is not just a space for NOCs
Letter from London: Shipowners propose carbon levy
8 September 2021
Trade association the ICS is trying to take the initiative and steer the industry’s decarbonisation on its own course
Letter from the Middle East: UAE mulls going net zero
19 August 2021
The hydrocarbons producer could look to unlock certain benefits by being in the regional low-carbon vanguard
UAE mulls going net zero
19 August 2021
The hydrocarbons producer could look to unlock certain benefits by being in the regional low-carbon vanguard
Letter from South America: Vaca Muerta faces export challenges
16 August 2021
The Argentine shale play hit new output highs recently, but doubts persist over monetisation
Letter from Canada: Kenney hits accelerator along dead-end road
10 August 2021
Positive CCS dialogue highlights an alternative path if the populist provincial leader can stomach it
Letter from China: Covid resurgence compounds economic concerns
3 August 2021
China’s economy faces headwinds that go beyond than the arrival of the Delta variant
Letter from China: Gas boom comes with an expiry date
12 July 2021
China’s gas market is poised for rapid expansion, but decarbonisation efforts may end the party sooner than previously expected
Letter from London: Shipping GHG targets not all plain sailing
8 July 2021
The IMO’s ambitious emission goals are still reliant on as-yet unproven technology
Letter from South America: Colombia needs to act on declining output
6 July 2021
The Andean country’s recent troubles highlight the need to encourage exploration
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