Tagged With Covid-19
Letter from Beijing: Refiners hoping for summer rebound
30 June 2022
Easing of Covid restrictions looks set to lead to surge in domestic travel
Letter from Beijing: Covid relapse threatens demand
31 March 2022
China’s rebounding appetite for energy is being undermined by fresh lockdowns and quarantine measures
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 China: Covid resurgence compounds economic concerns
3 August 2021
China’s economy faces headwinds that go beyond than the arrival of the Delta variant
Outlook positive for India despite Covid woes
6 July 2021
The county’s crude demand may remain constrained this year, but the future is still bright
Oil traders focus on fundamentals, not geopolitics
7 June 2021
Tolerance for perceived political risk has expanded, but such complacency could be dangerous
Indian oil and gas less disrupted by second Covid wave
4 June 2021
The greater human toll of the latest spike in coronavirus cases is not mirrored in India’s hydrocarbons markets
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
Worst is over for US refining
24 May 2021
Wave of recent refinery closures and competitive edge make consolidation increasingly less likely
Colombian protests threaten output
11 May 2021
Demonstrations against proposed tax reform have spread across the country, with an impact on oil and gas
Oil recovery buys Algiers only limited time
4 May 2021
New hydrocarbons law may represent a last-chance saloon for the North African producer
Australia’s gas-led recovery dream faces supply wake-up
1 March 2021
Canberra’s flagship post-Covid energy policy faces headwinds from a looming supply shortfall
Covid-19 accelerates refinery rationalisation
18 January 2021
Significant regional changes hurried along by the pandemic will permanently alter global dynamics
Standing still is not an option for oil firms
31 December 2020
Next year will not see a return to business-as-usual. Companies should not deny the new paradigm, but embrace it
Iran, the UAE and Libya to pose Opec+ headaches
18 December 2020
Covid-19 has forced Opec+ to weather unprecedented oil demand destruction and oversupply. 2021 will be equally as challenging
In hope of greater market certainty
18 December 2020
The key questions for 2021’s oil markets remain tough to answer. But milestones on the road will make the picture clearer
Environment emerges as pandemic winner
18 December 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has altered not only near-term energy supply, demand and price, but also, to some extent, their long-term trajectories
Situational awareness will define the future of digitalisation
3 December 2020
Gaining a real-time view of physical operational assets is fundamental to driving efficiencies, lowering emissions and cutting costs
Letter from Norway: Tax stimulus medicine gets to work
23 November 2020
New legislation aids the country in reaching peak hydrocarbon production. But increased interest in renewables still poses stranded resources risk
Letter from Brussels: National realpolitik may water down EU climate policy
27 October 2020
The EU is staking out a clear path towards climate neutrality, pursuant to its green deal. But national implementation in the decade ahead may fall short
Allowing LNG to boost liquidity
6 October 2020
New European terminals can play a vital role in an era of pipeline gas decline, but only if they provide genuine flexibility for all
Desperation fuels Canadian M&A activity
1 October 2020
Offloadings accelerate as many domestic oil firms struggle to stave off bankruptcy
Latin American supply and demand trends diverge
25 September 2020
The region’s appetite for LNG has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, but exports have proved more robust
Covid-19 to have lasting impact on gas
24 September 2020
The global gas and LNG market will continue to recover barring a second spike. But the pandemic’s impact will be measured in years
Covid-19 a ‘dress rehearsal for peak oil and gas’ – Shell
14 September 2020
The impacts of the coronavirus on energy consumption and prices hold crucial lessons for when oil and gas demand peak, says Maarten Wetselaar
LNG contract volumes see sharp rise
3 September 2020
Covid disruptions prove no barrier to major year-on-year jump in H1 2020
Green bond issuance set for record despite Covid-19
28 August 2020
High investor demand, especially for energy transition bonds, set to be further boosted by introduction of German 'twin bunds'
Danger ahead for offshore services sector
28 August 2020
Unmanageable debt and a shortage of work is wreaking havoc on company finances. Bruising maturities starting from next year could signal even more pain
US domestic M&A sent reeling
28 July 2020
Deal-making across the oil and gas patch has slowed to a crawl despite a swathe of potential devalued assets and strained companies eager to divest
Banging the drum for gas
27 July 2020
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is backing the fuel to shake off its current malaise and enjoy future growth
Oil market mulls demand risks
14 July 2020
Crude price comes under pressure from concerns over a second coronavirus wave just as Opec+ considers loosening the supply taps. But are the worries overdone?
The Kazakh Lion in winter
2 July 2020
Kazakhstan’s former long-time leader is approaching a landmark birthday. But he is resisting any temptation to mark it with a comeback
Letter from Houston: Energy hotspot hopes for a ‘bronze lining’
30 June 2020
The US oil capital may be battling both the oil price crash and a Covid-19 resurgence, but there are still reasons to be optimistic
Asia to lead gas demand recovery – IEA
11 June 2020
Gas will be more resilient to the effects of Covid-19 than coal and oil but is “far from immune”, says the IEA, as it forecasts the largest-ever demand decline in 2020
Iraq seeks a reset
8 June 2020
The new Baghdad government asks for much in return for a pivot towards Saudi Arabia and the US
Oil investors look for one last super-cycle
3 June 2020
As the pandemic starts to ease, fund managers focused on the oil and gas sector predict a price recovery but still value the protection of strong balance sheets
Chinese energy demand makes tentative recovery
29 May 2020
A rebound in oil demand and gas consumption remaining largely unscathed are encouraging signs, but a global economic slump and trade tensions could undermine further progress
CO2 shrugs off the Covid-19 slump
28 May 2020
Future policy assumptions support the EU ETS after initial hit
Covid-19 is accelerating the move to renewables
28 May 2020
The pandemic and resulting fall in demand for energy is hitting the willingness to fund oil and gas projects more than those involving renewable energy
Pollution drop could pressure India’s energy policymakers
28 May 2020
The lockdown has markedly cleaned the country’s air. Will citizens demand permanent change or will economics trump climate concerns?
Like a bat out of hell part three: Gas more resilient than oil
15 May 2020
The third in a five-part series from the BRG energy and climate practice evaluates the impact of plunging oil prices on natural gas and LNG
Canadian oil firms battle for survival
14 May 2020
Profits plunged during the first quarter for a sector already struggling to contend with growing debt and a shortage of midstream takeaway
Like a bat out of hell part two: The outlook for oil
14 May 2020
The second in a five-part series from the BRG energy and climate practice looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the global oil market and the trajectory of its recovery.
LNG: Intercontinental to inter-regional?
13 May 2020
Price differentials are threatening the economics underlying global LNG arbitrage. But the lower prices may unlock competition within regions
Saudi Arabia braces for impact
13 May 2020
The kingdom may have to pay a steep price for its efforts to reassert leadership in oil politics
Turbulent times shine a light on imperfect contract structures
7 May 2020
The pandemic provides an opportunity for a significant reset of contract structures
Price crash may fuel contract renegotiation push
6 May 2020
A prolonged era of sustained lower oil prices could result in widespread pressure to renegotiate contracts
Covid-19 may not justify force majeure
5 May 2020
The declaring party will need to demonstrate a causal link between the pandemic and the reason it is unable to fulfil its obligations
Logistics no barrier to deal making
4 May 2020
The current M&A market environment is challenging, but deals can still get done
Oil demand faces an uncertain future
4 May 2020
A recovery in demand is key to getting the oil market back into balance. But both short and long-term prospects are clouded
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