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The US-China LNG Deal: Gulf Coast Boom or Bust?

There has been a lot of press about the recent Trump deal allowing state-owned companies in China to enter into long-term contracts with U.S. LNG exporters. It is expected that this agreement will disrupt the global LNG market by giving China the power to negotiate lower prices with Qatar and other ...

Lauren LaFronz


Posted 3 hours agoOpinion > LNGGulf CoastChina +2

Don't hold your breath – looks like OPEC needs more time!

Well then – it looks as though OPEC, Russia and other major oil producers have agreed this week that they are going to hold their collective brush power for another nine months. The cynics among you will spot that these coordinated production cuts are aimed at repairing the massive supply glut that ...

Linus Booker - Chavenage Mining Consultants


Posted 4 hours agoOpinion > OPECOilRussia +2

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 1 day agoOpinion > OPECNigeriaoil price

New refinery to finally strengthen blind spot in Nigerian oil sector?

If latest reports out of Abuja can be believed, the completion of the Dangote Refinery in 2019 will mark a very significant milestone, and in fact a great step forward, for the Nigerian oil and gas industry. This is the latest project from Nigeria's most valuable export: Aliko Dangote. The $14 bil ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 2 days agoOpinion > DangoteOilNigeria +3

How can Marine and Ship Management companies utilise a more flexible workforce?

As offshore-focused businesses weather the unprecedented industry downturn, many companies servicing the sector are looking for ways to more efficiently manage costs in order to survive. Since the oil price started to contract in June 2014, radical cost reductions across all upstream businesses bega ...

Shaun Carter - Worldwide Recruitment Solutions


Posted 2 days agoOpinion > MarineWRSMark Brown +1

Trump’s trade deal with China would allow 105 bcf/d gas production at 3 USD/MMbtu

With abundant supply potential, Rystad Energy expects US gas companies to see a large LNG export potential to China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping reached the bilateral trade agreement last month. Sinopec's invitation to welcome Cheniere to their offices in China last week, cl ...

Julia Weiss


Posted 3 days agoOpinion > Rystad EnergyShale GasChina +1

Nigeria and Libya could be forced to share OPEC output cuts as Saudi placates Iraq

A Saudi bid to shore up Iraqi support for a nine-month extension of an OPEC output deal could see Nigeria and Libya forced to share the burden of cuts. The two countries are currently exempt from self-imposed cuts agreed by the oil cartel as they restore capacity following domestic conflicts. Follo ...

Bayo Okoya - Delta Analytics Lagos


Posted 3 days agoOpinion > OPECSaudi ArabiaIraq +3

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 3 days agoOpinion > oilpriceOPECSaudi Arabia

Offshore Drillers Begin to Emerge from Stormy Seas

After almost three years of flagging demand, offshore drillers are seeing the first signs of a turnaround. Down over 40% from its cyclical peak, global offshore rig count appears near bottom. And bidding activity for future work is accelerating as both drillers and operators recalibrate to make p ...

Doug Sheridan - EnergyPoint Research


Posted 3 days agoOpinion > Oilfield ServicesDrilling ActivityDrilling +3

American LNG Expands Globally

Under the previous US administration, the US LNG industry made cautious steps towards global acceptance. Recall that it took years for the US to finally allow Cheniere to export natural gas in 2011, a privilege extended to a few other companies since, including Cameron Energy's site in Louisiana and ...

Easwaran Kanason


Posted 4 days agoOpinion

Oil price, Pantheon, Sundry- Premier-Echo Energy- Wood Group- Providence Resources- And finally…

Oil price With the Opec and Non-Opec meetings due this week, culminating on Thursday with what should be a straightforward  discussion about whether to extend by 6 or 9 months the only change appears to be around deepening the cuts. I suspect that anything of that order will be discussed but proba ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 4 days agoOpinion > Malcy's BlogPantheon ResourcesPremier Oil +3

Should oil minors take heed of Renova’s moves on the LSE?

On a trip to London last week ( my first for a couple of months ), I took the opportunity to catch up with my favourite British newspapers. One story really caught my eye and prompted me to do a little research of my own. An old-fashioned boardroom row has broken out in London over a Russian comp ...

Derby Omokoh - Upstream Consulting Company Lagos


Posted 4 days agoOpinion > OilRussiaRenova +3

Cautious progress in Libya’s oil output

Rising Libyan oil production is primarily the result of the military success of General Khalifa Haftar, whose so-called Libyan National Army forces are wresting unitary control of the oil supply chain from a patchwork of local militias. These advances have forced the UN-backed Government of Nation ...

OilVoice Press


Posted 6 days agoOpinion > PlattsLibyaOil

Oil price, SDX Energy, Plexus Holdings, Solo, And finally…

Oil price Bear with me today if you will, I have had a breakdown in communications and am not able to retrieve much in the way of news. The oil price remains firm ahead of next week's meetings, as I write WTI is up another 61 cents and knocking on the door of $50, Brent is up 67c and has cleared ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 6 days agoOpinion > Malcy's BlogSDX EnergyPlexus Holdings +1

Oil price, Hurricane, Cairn/FAR, Sound, Tullow, Sundry-Petrofac-Cycles analysis- And finally...

Oil price Another up day yesterday as the market's eyes turned to the EIA inventory stats following the rather disappointing API numbers the night before. Whilst the draw of 1.8m barrels was short of the 2.5m whisper it was enough to keep the bears at a distance. It will be worth watching the net ...

Malcolm Graham-Wood - Malcy's Blog


Posted 8 days agoOpinion > Malcy's BlogHurricane EnergyCairn Energy +4
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