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Notes From The Editor

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Tim Haïdar
Oil prices have reached their highest value so far in 2015 as escalating violence in war-torn Libya and rumblings from OPEC members have pointed to lessened supply.
Tags: energy | oil | gas | opec | libya | royal dutch shell | ben van beurden
February 16, 2015 by Tim Haïdar
Tim Haïdar
In the past few days the price of Brent crude has rallied to its current level of $54 a barrel, and the commodities markets have breathed a sharp sigh of relief at temporary respite.
Tags: oil price | BP | royal dutch shell | chevron | stock market | job cuts | rollercoaster
February 2, 2015 by Tim Haïdar
Tim Haïdar
It seems that not a week goes past without fresh news of a rout in the oil markets. The price of Brent crude has been slashed by almost $10 a month since September 2014, dipping below $62 on Friday - a level last seen in May 2009. And the tumble does not look likely to end at $60.
Tags: russia | oil | opec | oil price | brent crude | North Sea | wood mackenzie
December 15, 2014 by Tim Haïdar
Tim Haïdar
As the final report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was launched this past weekend, its ultimate message was a stark one: to avert the irreparable side-effects of anthropogenic global warming, the use of fossil fuels must be totally eradicated by 2100.
Tags: oil | gas | co2 | emissions | 2100 | un | climate change | copenhagen | ban ki-moon
November 3, 2014 by Tim Haïdar

Shale in India - Exploring Its Potential & Challenges That Lie Ahead

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Gaurav Agnihotri
With rapid strides in the field of unconventional oil, new technologies and IT solutions, countries world over have started taking effective measure to safeguard their energy needs as the crude oil prices and its availability have been highly volatile in past few decades.
Tags: oil | oil and gas | gas | refineries | offshore | india | gaurav agnihotri
February 5, 2014 by Gaurav Agnihotri

People Are The Missing Ingredient

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Derek Park
In this piece, columnist Derek Park gives us his opinion on the public reaction to the Big Guns of the oil and gas industry beginning to weigh into the UK shale story
Tags: fracking | shale | hydraulic fracturing | UK | shale boom | shale | UK | britain | Derek Park
January 13, 2014 by Derek Park

The Weekly Oil and Gas Update

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Todd Erickson
Catch up with his week's industry news, oil and gas prices and the North American rig count. GENERAL NEWS Statoil: US the most attractive country for oil/gas development A stable and transparent regulatory environment, private mineral-rights ownership, and lower taxes than Norway all Read more
Tags: Todd Erikson | The Weekly Update | drilling | rig count | operations | environmental news | energy | shale | shale wells | shale
July 23, 2012 by Todd Erickson
Todd Erickson
Catch up with his week's industry news, from E&P activity to rise by 10 per cent this year to shale oil investment topping $7 billion in North Dakota’s Bakken play.
Tags: Todd Eriksson | The Weekly Update
July 9, 2012 by Todd Erickson
Todd Erickson
Catch up with his week's industry news, from tight oil to supercede conventional oil production in the USA by 2035 and Eagle Ford to pass Bakken in as the top stateside unconventional play.
Tags: rig count | oil price | shale news | general news | todd erickson | news
July 2, 2012 by Todd Erickson
Todd Erickson
Catch up with his week's industry news, from M&A activity to from movements in the shale markets and fluctuations in the oil and gas prices, in this first column from correspondent Todd Erikson.
Tags: Todd Erikson | Weekly Update | rig count | oil price | oil & gas | oil | shale | shale gas
June 24, 2012 by Todd Erickson