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Investors Bet Against OPEC+ Raising Oil Prices

Nov 28, 2023

Investors are increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for crude oil prices as doubts grow OPEC+ will cut production enough to offset rising non-OPEC output and a deteriorating economic outlook.But many professional money managers are more optimistic about refined fuel prices, especially U.S. gasoline and diesel, expecting low inventories will ensure prices remain stronger than crude.Hedge funds…

India to Become Main Driver of Incremental Oil Use by 2030

Jan 23, 2024

India's petroleum consumption climbed to a new record last year and the country is on course to overtake China as the primary driver of incremental oil consumption before 2030.Urbanisation, industrialisation and the growth of the middle class…

COP28 Plan to Triple Renewables is Doable, But Not Easy

Dec 12, 2023

More than 100 countries at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai have agreed to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030 - one of the least controversial commitments floated at the conference.But they have given little detail on how they can make an industry running flat out go that much faster…

China Unlikely to Repeat Last Winter's Surge of Fuel Exports

Nov 21, 2023

A surge of diesel and gasoline exports from China in the last northern winter eased then-prevailing fuel shortages in Asia but a repeat performance this year is unlikely.China's exports of refined products have eased from high levels in recent months…

Thailand's LNG Boom Risks Slowing SE Asia Energy Transition

Oct 25, 2023

Thailand has jumped from eleventh to eighth in the world ranking for imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), after purchases through October soared 25% from the same period in 2022.Thailand imported 22.9 million cubic metres (MCM) of LNG through October…

Pakistan's Import of Russian Crude Facing Obstacles

Jul 31, 2023

Pakistan is unlikely to meet a target for Russian crude to make up two-thirds of its oil imports, despite attractive prices, hampered by a shortage of foreign currency and limitations at its refineries and ports, officials and analysts say.The…

Obscure Traders Ship Half Russia's Oil Exports to India, China After Sanctions

Jul 27, 2023

A Liberian-flagged oil tanker set sail in May from Russia's Ust-Luga port carrying crude on behalf of a little-known trading company based in Hong Kong. Before the ship had even reached its destination in India, the cargo changed hands.The new owner of the 100…

Price is the Elephant in Australia's LNG, Domestic Gas Conundrum

Aug 02, 2022

Australia's threat to curb exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in order to ensure domestic supplies is another unwelcome pressure on a tight global market for the super-chilled fuel.But it's not an immediate threat, and it may also not materialize at all…

Australia's LNG Industry Takes Risky Bet on Carbon Capture: Russell

May 18, 2022

Australia's vast liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector is betting its future on carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technology it says is vital to decarbonization and is proven.Convincing everybody else is going to be the tricky part, especially…

Oil's Journey from Worthless in the Pandemic to $100 a Barrel

Feb 25, 2022

In July 2020, just a few months after the COVID-19 pandemic started to spiral out of control, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden declared world oil demand may have passed its peak - all but condemning his company's core business to eventual obscurity…

What’s Happened to Teras Offshore's Liftboat Fleet?

Feb 09, 2022

Teras Offshore, once a notorious ‘‘big boy’’ in Singapore’s offshore oil & gas market and owning a varied fleet of liftboats, jack-ups, and small AHTs, has recently been forced to close its doors for good and put an end to years of suffering and losses…

Inside OPEC, Views are Growing That Oil's Rally Could be Prolonged

Jan 19, 2022

Oil's rally may extend further in the next few months due to recovering demand and limited capacity in OPEC+ to add supply and prices could break $100 a barrel, OPEC officials have told Reuters.Oil last traded at $100 a barrel in 2014, after averaging $110 a barrel over the previous two years…

Asia’s Demand Engine Fires Up Global LNG supply

Dec 02, 2021

In announcing project sanction on the Scarborough and Pluto Train 2 project last week, Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill emphasized that as well as being both low carbon and globally cost-competitive, it was the strength of demand  “particularly in our…

Woodside's Giant Scarborough LNG Project May Be the Last of Its Type

Nov 23, 2021

For the first time in a decade, a massive new liquefied natural gas (LNG) project has been approved for construction in Australia, but the Scarborough venture's structure and market realities indicate it may well be the last of its kind.Woodside…

BP Gambles Big on Fast Transition from Oil to Renewables

Sep 20, 2021

Deep in the Oman desert lies one of BP's more lucrative projects, a mass of steel pipes and cooling towers that showcases the British energy giant's pioneering natural gas extraction technology.The facility earned BP Plc more than $650 million in profits in 2019…

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