August 7, 2018

China Threatens 25% Import Tariff On U.S. LNG

As tensions between the United States and China escalate, Beijing has now threatened a 25 percent import tariff on U.S. liquified natural gas
August 7, 2018

This Is Why Canada Lost The LNG Race

Just recently, it seemed as though Canada’s LNG ambitions might finally come to fruition, but legal challenges and opposition of a once-promising project have sucked the life from supporters looking for a big pay day
August 7, 2018

Crackdown Looms As Maduro Survives Assassination Attempt

Maduro has survived an assassination attempt in which his attackers flew a series of drones carrying explosives towards him, an attack that is likely to cause yet another security crackdown in the country
August 7, 2018

Warship Or Oil Tanker – What Did The Houthis Hit?

  Late last month, reports emerged from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies that the Yemen Houthi rebels had attacked two Saudi oil tankers in the […]
August 7, 2018

A New Material That Could Create Super Batteries

  Researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified an entirely new class of materials that could allow lithium-ion batteries to charge faster and deliver higher […]
August 7, 2018

India’s Largest Refiner Plans $25B Output Boost

Indian Oil Corporation, the country’s biggest refining company, plans to invest US$25.5 billion (1.75 trillion rupee) in boosting its oil refining capacity, local media report, citing […]
August 7, 2018

The Weirdest Oil Lawsuit Of 2018

Rosneft has been rocking the Russian oil sector for quite some time already – first it acquired several domestic assets, in some cases bordering on hostile […]
August 7, 2018

Pakistan: Exxon Is Close To Making A Mega Oil Discovery

ExxonMobil is close to discovering huge oil reserves in Pakistan near the border with Iran, and those reserves could even be larger than the oil reserves […]
August 6, 2018

Russia Accused Of Illegally Selling Oil To North Korea

While most of the sanction-bypassing oil trade with North Korea is thought to be originating from China, oil sales from Russia to Kim Jong-un’s regime may […]
August 6, 2018

Goldman Sachs Expects “Very, Very Tight” Oil Market

Investment bank Goldman Sachs warns for a very, very tight oil market as demand continues to be strong and OPEC's spare capacity runs thin.
August 6, 2018

Militants Attack Iraqi Power Line Eight Times In Two Months

A high-voltage power line in Iraq has been targeted by Islamist militants eight times over the past two months.
August 6, 2018

Something Strange Is Happening In The Saudi Oil Patch

According to Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia may have started to fill its crude oil tank farms as exports and domestic consumption are stalling
August 6, 2018

Tesla Plans To Launch Mini-Car

Tesla is working on a “mini-car that can squeeze in an adult,” a new tweet from chief executive Elon Musk told the world
August 6, 2018

Locked Into Hedges, Shale Misses Out On Oil Price Rally

As oil prices rose in the second quarter of 2018, one would expect shale companies to make a killing, but many of them didn’t benefit as much as expected because of stringent production hedges
August 6, 2018

The Key Oil Price Driver By 2020

Middle distillates such as jet fuel, marine gasoil and trucking diesel are more closely linked to economic growth than other oil products and are expected to see increasing demand throughout the 2020s
August 5, 2018

Venezuela Sends More Crude To The U.S. Despite Production Woes

Despite crashing production, sanctions and domestic chaos, Venezuela has increased its crude oil exports to the U.S. where heavy crude demand is soaring
August 5, 2018

Diesel Trucks Aren’t Going Anywhere

In trucking, diesel will be the dominant fuel for years to come, and while electric, autonomous trucks are gaining some popularity, a full breakthrough could still be decades away
August 5, 2018

The Next Big Energy Standoff Will Happen Here

With incredible estimates of undiscovered oil and gas reserves, the South China Sea has been a point of geopolitical controversy for years, but a new agreement suggests some progress is being made
August 5, 2018

The U.S. Remains The Natural Gas King

The U.S. remained the global natural gas production leader in 2017, but the level of proved natural gas reserves implies that this reign could be coming to an end
August 5, 2018

Is Nigeria’s Oil Industry On The Road To Recovery?

Throughout the spring and summer of 2018, the Nigerian petroleum industry has suffered major production and export complications, exacerbated by an atmosphere of political instability
December 11, 2018

Tesla Opens 11 New Stores In U.S.

Tesla will open 11 new stores across the United States, the company said in a tweet. Four of these will be in California, two in Texas, […]
December 11, 2018

Analysts: Output Cuts To Balance Oil Markets In 2019

With a few days to digest the specifics of the OPEC+ deal, most analysts deem the result a success. But that does not mean that there […]
December 11, 2018

OPEC+ Deal To Be Forged In March

OPEC and its non-OPEC partners are set to officially sign a cooperation agreement in March of next year, the UAE’s energy minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said, according […]
December 11, 2018

U.S. Energy Secretary Perry To Saudis: We Want Stable Supply And Prices

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry reiterated the “need for stable supply and market values” during talks with Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih in Saudi Arabia, […]
December 11, 2018

Asian Oil Futures Point To Higher Crude Prices

The markets of crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia are currently awash with fuel. Yet, futures prices pointed to different market situations in […]
December 11, 2018

Libya Faces Oil Disaster As Biggest Field Stops Pumping

Libya is facing a major oil crisis as a group comprising local tribesmen and members of the field’s security guard seized the largest field in the […]
December 11, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Biggest Geopolitical Error

War is inherently risk-intense, and therefore is not by any to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly. The more comprehensive the engagement the less predictable the […]
December 11, 2018

The Next Big Development In Offshore Oil & Gas

Siemens last week announced the launch of the first hybrid power plant for offshore rigs combined with energy storage featuring lithium-ion batteries. The company first unveiled […]
December 11, 2018

The Dangers Of China’s Growing Oil Demand

China’s oil thirst continues to grow, despite the impact that U.S. tariffs are starting to have on the world’s second largest economy. On Saturday, preliminary data […]