Opinion
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 South America: Guyana and Suriname poised for change
28 September 2021
The enormous exploration success of recent years leaves the South American neighbours at a crossroads
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
Letter from Africa: Upstream opportunities abound as majors step back
5 July 2021
There are plenty of large sellers and smaller buyers, but there may be a medium-size missing piece
Letter from Australia: Upstream industry commits to net zero
24 June 2021
Climate and carbon dominated the recent Appea conference
Letter from Canada: The oil sands revolution has begun
22 June 2021
Oil Sands Pathway offers sector renewed long-term hope
Letter from Houston: Fiscal discipline has positives and negatives
9 June 2021
No rush for a production rebound makes sense. But it may impact on the long-term attractiveness of a career in oil
Russian producers set for good year
8 June 2021
First quarter results thus far point to a solid recovery. The rest of the year could be even better
Letter from Canada: Net zero poses existential threat to oil sands
8 June 2021
Oil sands producers will need to make drastic changes if they are going to survive the next few decades
Letter from London: How will scope three emissions work in practice?
7 June 2021
Carbon intensity of upstream production could become a mere sideshow as and when decisions are made over the allocation of a barrel of oil’s carbon footprint across the value chain
How will scope three emissions work in practice?
7 June 2021
Carbon intensity of upstream production could become a mere sideshow as and when decisions are made over the allocation of a barrel of oil’s carbon footprint across the value chain
Letter from the Middle East: Green shoots of recovery
27 May 2021
There are many reasons to be cheerful across the Mena oil and gas patch
Letter from China: Beijing targets Australian spot LNG
18 May 2021
LNG is the latest Australian export targeted by China in its trade spat with Canberra. Even limited moves represent an escalation in the standoff
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