Natural Gas In The Limelight As Power Demand Soars

Natural Gas In The Limelight As Power Demand Soars

While oil markets remain incredibly tight, it is natural gas markets that are making headlines in energy markets this week. Russia is sending less natural gas to European countries and Northeast Asian nations are seeing power demand surge amid intense heatwaves. Chart of the Week – Russian pipeline gas supplies have dropped to their lowest … Read more

The Mining Industry Is Replicating The Oil Sector Crisis

The Mining Industry Is Replicating The Oil Sector Crisis

Earlier this month, Tesla made headlines yet again, but this time the news wasn’t good: the company was raising the price of most of its cars, with CEO Elon Musk citing raw material inflation as one of the reasons for the hike. Tesla is not the only one. The prices of copper, cobalt, lithium, aluminum—pretty … Read more

Demand Destruction Remains Elusive Despite Inflation

Demand Destruction Remains Elusive Despite Inflation

The Russian invasion of Ukraine sent oil prices to the highest levels since 2014, but prices were already heading higher before the invasion as producers and refiners were slow to meet the post-COVID jump in demand. Soaring energy prices and inflation are prompting central banks to tighten monetary policy and raise interest rates, which will … Read more

Why Biden Should Avoid An Oil Export Ban

Why Biden Should Avoid An Oil Export Ban

As US average gasoline prices hit $5 a gallon, the Biden Administration is scrambling to lower the highest fuel prices on record and the greatest inflation in 40 years. The Administration is considering all possible tools to affect a decline in gasoline prices, but all those tools would either do very little to reduce prices … Read more

Oil Supply Fears Mount As OPEC Underperforms

Oil Supply Fears Mount As OPEC Underperforms

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The Oil Price Rally Shows No Sign Of Slowing

The Oil Price Rally Shows No Sign Of Slowing

The US national average for gasoline hit $5 per gallon last week, the highest ever. Brent crude is trading at $120 per barrel and is unlikely to subsidize much further as China comes back in full force. And according to the UAE’s Energy Minister, we haven’t even reached the peak—or anywhere near it. “I’ve never … Read more

Russia Will Regret Selling Alaska If Biden Unleashes Its Energy Potential

Russia Will Regret Selling Alaska If Biden Unleashes Its Energy Potential

Alaska has the potential to provide the US with more oil, but it all boils down to one question: what’s more important, energy security or the environment? This issue is currently being canvassed over by Biden’s administration and the Alaskan state government. As oil firms are committed to continuing major oil and gas operations in … Read more

The Oil Industry’s Downstream Nightmare Is Here To Stay

The Oil Industry’s Downstream Nightmare Is Here To Stay

Last week, Bloomberg reportedciting anonymous sources, that the Biden administration was looking into the possibility of restarting idled refineries in order to boost fuel production and tame prices. Meanwhile, operating refineries are running at utilization rates of over 90 percent, which, according to industry insiders, is an unsustainable rate. And come hurricane season, if there … Read more

Germany Courts India On Energy While New Delhi Deals With Russia

Germany Courts India On Energy While New Delhi Deals With Russia

While Germany inks a $10-billion-plus energy deal with India, India is negotiating another crude oil deal with Russia. As energy alliances shift as a result of Russia’s war on Ukraine, India is cutting deals on both sides of the divide. On Monday, Germany and India signed $10.5 trillion in bilateral agreements to boost green energy, … Read more