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
February 22, 2019

Bomb Attack Kills At Least 10 Oil Workers In Syria

A car blast killed at least 10 oil workers and fighters from a U.S.-backed Kurdish force battling Islamic State in eastern Syrian on Thursday, Reuters reported, […]
February 22, 2019

U.S. Devon Energy Looks To Quit Canada’s Oil Patch

Devon Energy has said that it will be looking to sell its Canadian assets to become a high-return U.S. oil growth business in what analysts described […]
February 22, 2019

U.S. Discusses Iran’s Oil Issue With South Korea

A top U.S. official discussed this week South Korea’s crude oil imports from Iran and urged Seoul to accelerate its oil supply diversification, S&P Global Platts […]
February 22, 2019

The Oil Producer OPEC Is Overlooking

While everyone is talking about how surging U.S. crude oil production will offset a large part of the ongoing OPEC/non-OPEC production cuts, there are other oil […]
February 22, 2019

Oil To Rise As U.S., China Outline Trade Deal

Oil prices are likely to jump if Trump and Xi can hash out a deal. The U.S. and China have started to sketch out the framework […]
February 22, 2019

Nigeria Seeks $20B In Back Taxes From Oil Majors

Nigeria has asked the international oil majors operating in the country to pay a total of almost US$20 billion in outstanding taxes and royalties that it […]
February 22, 2019

European Oil Demand Is Shockingly Weak

One of the unexpectedly soft spots in global oil demand recently has been in Europe. To be sure, Europe was never expected to be a major […]
February 22, 2019

China Sticks Up For Iran As Geopolitical Pressure Mounts

Amid the geopolitical quagmire among Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. over a number of issues ranging from Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, its ballistic missile program and […]
February 22, 2019

Kicking Mexico’s Addiction To U.S. Natural Gas

Mexico is looking for ways to reduce its overwhelming dependency on U.S. natural gas imports, which currently satisfy over 50 percent of its demand. This is […]