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Today's Stunted Oil Prices Could Cause Oil Price Shock In 2020

As oil prices remain unsteady and OPEC continues to make headlines every hour, the world is focused on oil's immediate future. As Saudi Arabia announces plans to slash production and move their economy away from oil dependency, many industry insiders are predicting that the now over-saturated marke ...

Oilprice Staff


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > oilpriceOPECSaudi Arabia

The Technical Failure That Could Clear The Oil Glut In A Matter Of Weeks

OPEC exports have come under pressure this week from technical threats to oil fields, with Saudi Arabia's Manifa problems grabbing the headlines. Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser, while addressing the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, stated that the outlook for oil supplies is “increasingly worr ...

Oilprice Staff


Posted 3 months agoOpinion > Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramco

Abu Dhabi finalizes once in a generation deal: Fuel for Thought

At the start of last week, Abu Dhabi finalized a 40-year deal that formally cemented the UAE's shift to Asia and struck a delicate balance in tailoring the deal to fit the needs of most stakeholders already in the concession. The Asia pivot has been ongoing for some time in terms of oil flows, but ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 8 months agoOpinion > PlattsAbu Dhabi

How to Narrow the Gap - Getting Established (or Ahead) in the Oil & Gas Industry

More than five years after a profile article was originally published on RigZone.com (original source) and cDiver.net - and after a recently released interview on Drillers.com ( https://drillers.com/eric-roth-interview/ ), and here on OilVoice.com - I still often receive emails from either young p ...

Eric Roth


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > Career DevelopmentCareer OpportunitiesCareers in Oil & gas +3

Shift happens: The slow apocalypse coming for the shipping industry

Take a seat, Nostradamus: I've got some news. To quote the rock band REM, it's the end of the world as we know it. Like the recent gatherings preceding it, speaker after speaker at the Platts 5th Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference in Athens last week discussed the ifs, whats and hows of th ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 11 months agoOpinion > PlattsShipping

Libya: an OPEC wildcard?

Libya has the potential to upset the OPEC apple cart, and early expressions of high levels of compliance with the cuts agreed by OPEC and associated non-OPEC producers should be taken with a pinch of salt. According to an interview with S&P Global Platts' Eklavya Gupte January 24, chairman of Li ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 9 months agoOpinion > PlattsOPECLibya

Full steam ahead for SOCAR Trading’s LNG-to-power strategy

The startup in January of LNG supplies to the small Mediterranean island state of Malta could be considered a mere drop in the ocean for the global LNG market. But for Azerbaijan's SOCAR Trading, it represented the beginning of a strategy that could see it partner with more energy-poor countries t ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 9 months agoOpinion > PlattsLNGSOCAR

Relief in Vienna as Nigeria takes a step back from the brink

OPEC has agreed to extend cuts in oil production by nine months to March 2018, following their meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Exempting Nigeria from the cuts may have avoided political meltdown in West Africa. Nigeria and Libya were once against exempt from making any such cuts, as they recover fro ...

Bayo Okoya - Delta Analytics Lagos


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > OPECNigeriaoil price

Nord Stream 2: with Europe already divided, the US adds a new layer of geopolitical complexity

When Gazprom officially launched plans to build the second Nord Stream gas pipeline system to Germany in June 2015, the accusations that Gazprom's main aim was to increase its dominance over European gas came thick and fast. When five European majors from five EU member states (Austria, France, ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > PlattsNord Streameurope +2

OPEC. Lessons on the Oil Pudding

The price of Brent has gone up and we can expect an increase concerning other commodities. At sight if this agreement sticks and shale oil in the US is not increased we can really see smiles on oil producing countries including Russia. OPEC has shown in the past that it can unravel markets, bicke ...

Hilton Hannibal - Oil Political Diligence


Posted 11 months agoOpinion > OPECoil priceAbu Dhabi National Oil Company ADNOC

Gamification Reaches the Process Industry

Neste Jacobs launches ground-breaking operator training game Operator training can be both fun and efficient when done through gamification. Finnish company Neste Jacobs has launched a new game called NAPCON Games Distiller for operator training in the process industry. The game is the first one ...

Industrial News Service


Posted 20 days agoOpinion > GamificationManagement Training

African Energy Economist: Subsidizing Nigerian inefficiency

Fuel subsidies in Nigeria remain a thorny issue. State support for gasoline and diesel prices, both directly at the pump and through subsidies for fuel imports, places a huge burden on the national finances. A government report calculated that $8 billion out of total federal state expenditure of $22 ...

OilVoice Press - OilVoice


Posted 11 months agoOpinion > AfricaDieselGasoline +2

Nigerian Oil Industry Threatened by Strikes

Oil Industry at Risk of Major Damage Oil truck drivers in Nigeria took to the capital's streets in protest in early April because of wage disputes and lousy roads, causing widespread strikes and attacks. Reuters reported that the strikes could lead to major disruptions in the supply chain of th ...

Giora Tal - SHELLL


Posted 7 months agoOpinion > Nigeriaoil undstrylegislation +1

Oil rebounds after major producers announce meeting

Oil rebounds after major producers announce meeting Oil made a comeback as the OPEC extended an invitation to Libya and Nigeria to join other major oil producers for a meeting in late July. Both nations had previously been exempted from the recent agreement which capped oil production, and their i ...

Fiona Cincotta


Posted 4 months agoOpinion > Oil Price predictionsoil price

Rising Oil Prices Lift BP's Fortunes

Fiona Cincotta, a senior market analyst at www.cityindex.co.uk The rising oil price has certainly lifted BP's fortunes, though the extent of this bumper profit increase is testament to the company's cost-cutting efforts.  Getting its break-even cost down to $49 a barrel is no mean feat and has hel ...

Fiona Cincotta


Posted 20 days agoOpinion > BP
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