Midstream & Downstream

Senegal-Mauritania borderline development
21 February 2018
A project straddling Senegal's northern maritime border could be signed off by the end of the year, despite its complexities
Shipping—let battle commence
20 February 2018
Competition to provide ships with a low-sulphur alternative will hot up as the IMO deadline approaches. It's not clear which fuel will win
Shipping's waterline deadline
20 February 2018
The clock is ticking for an industry that must conform with new sulphur rules. Not everyone will be ready in time
Jordan eyes Iraqi crude for expanded refinery
14 February 2018
The country has approved in principle a plan for a pipeline to import Iraq's oil
Russia's turf wars
14 February 2018
Even as the country's gas sector thrives, its major companies face political battles at home and abroad
Maputo's new partner
14 February 2018
An American oil giant will take the lead in the Rovuma
Iran's best foot forward
3 January 2018
The petrochemicals sector seeks to overcome financing and previous mismanagement problems to prepare for its expansion
Latin America's continental contraction
5 December 2017
The region has seen a decade of surging crude consumption come to a crashing halt. Refining woes mean imports are still on the rise
Refining's big expansion
5 October 2017
Teapots are vying with the state giants in China, while India and the Middle East are ramping up
Downstream to the rescue for China
5 October 2017
China's NOCs have had a few difficult years. But restructuring and a modest oil-price recovery are helping
Storms gather for refiners
5 October 2017
Oil will remain the lifeblood of the transport sector for years, but refiners must prepare for its slow demise
Refiners should expect the unexpected
22 September 2017
Trend spotting is easier said than done in the refining sector
Electric charge for EVs in Norway
18 October 2017
The electric vehicle market is expanding rapidly in Europe but a lack of sufficient infrastructure remains a problem. Christina Bu, Secretary General of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association explains all
Aviation fuel: Trash landings
2 October 2017
Subsidy adjustments revive BA's interest in producing jet fuel from waste
Alternative jet fuel slow to launch
22 August 2017
The global aviation industry is committed to long-term carbon emission cuts, but low oil prices are slowing the development of alternative types of jet fuel
The future is supercharged
11 August 2017
Electric vehicles are increasingly central to government policy and car manufacturers' plans alike. What does their uptake mean for the energy sector?
Electric vehicles—if you build it...
26 June 2017
While EV charging stations are expanding rapidly in Europe, the US uptake is slower
New electric mobility
26 June 2017
Surging green energy generation is creating surpluses, in turn supporting the rise of electric transport
India's new oil-supply strategy
27 November 2017
The arrival of the first shipment of US crude to the country signals a new era in US-Indian relations. It also sends a clear message to Opec that the world's third-largest consumer has other supply options
Filling China's tanks
10 November 2017
Beijing is working hard to put its SPR expansion programme back on track
Technology and new business models boost electricity access
10 November 2017
More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report
Jordan—pick and mix
28 September 2017
Jordan needs to expand its power-distribution system as it becomes one of the most advanced Arab states in developing renewables
Jordan—rocks to watts
28 September 2017
Jordan is hoping that burning oil shale to create power will be a significant step towards greater energy independence
Energy storage gains momentum in Australia
7 September 2017
Canberra is ahead of the game when it comes to the biggest challenge for new energies
Senegal-Mauritania borderline development
21 February 2018
A project straddling Senegal's northern maritime border could be signed off by the end of the year, despite its complexities
Russia's turf wars
14 February 2018
Even as the country's gas sector thrives, its major companies face political battles at home and abroad
Maputo's new partner
14 February 2018
An American oil giant will take the lead in the Rovuma
Senegal-Mauritania deal boosts LNG export project
13 February 2018
BP and Kosmos Energy plan to give the Greater Tortue development the green light later this year
Australian LNG hotting up
12 February 2018
Seaborne LNG-export capacity will jump nearly 20% in 2018 as new projects ramp up
Diverse East Mediterranean outlook
6 February 2018
Egypt will enjoy a gas boom, while Cyprus and Israel struggle to find export markets
Storage fundamentals turn
20 October 2017
A shift in most oil markets from contango to backwardation is changing the outlook for the global storage business
The search for storage
8 December 2016
In the fourth of a six-part series, our trader looks back at a time when oil was the best commodity one could hold
Tanks, gluts and contangos
30 March 2016
A rush on storage capacity to deal with oil’s excess is buoying storage rates, from Rotterdam to Cushing and beyond
Riding the rails
30 March 2016
Idle cars are giving some traders a place to store their oil
Ukraine's underground storage catches up with injections
20 October 2015
Injections into Ukraine’s underground storage were exceeding 80m m³/d as PE went to press – good news for its western counterparts who depend on the reliable transit of Russian gas through Ukraine
Litgas and Statoil offer vessel bunkering services
18 August 2015
Teaming up with Statoil, Litgas is trying to get more usage out of its under-used floating LNG regasification terminal
Oil firms charging up for electric vehicles
2 February 2018
Energy firms and car makers are preparing for the EV onslaught
Oil's electric shock
2 February 2018
More EVs will push their way onto the road as new affordable models are rolled out
The sluggish EV revolution
2 February 2018
The switch to EVs will be slower than widely predicted—unless China takes the plunge
EVs reaching lift-off
2 February 2018
The coming year will bring the arrival of new EVs and new infrastructure, fuelling the transition
Sky's the limit for Gazpromneft-Aero
6 September 2017
Gazpromneft's jet-fuelling division has big plans for growth, domestically and abroad. Its chief executive, Vladimir Egorov, answered our questions over email
Jury out on jet fuel
1 January 2002
Jordan eyes Iraqi crude for expanded refinery
14 February 2018
The country has approved in principle a plan for a pipeline to import Iraq's oil
Uganda leading pipeline race
13 February 2018
The country's oil-export pipeline will make progress. Tanzania's LNG plans probably won’t
Forties crude flows again, but safety concerns linger
9 January 2018
Continuing investigations by UK authorities into the temporary closure of a key North Sea pipeline network could signal further safety worries
Fading Canadian pipeline ambition
5 January 2018
The revival of Keystone XL and Canada's tricky pipeline politics doomed Energy East
Russia's TMK prepares IPO for US division
19 December 2017
The pipeline maker is seeking to capitalise on a profit recovery in its North American operations, driven by the upturn in the shale sector
TransCanada gets Keystone XL approval—but there’s a catch
21 November 2017
Nebraska regulators rejected the pipeline builders preferred route, but ok’d an alternative, handing the company a complicated victory
Shipping—let battle commence
20 February 2018
Competition to provide ships with a low-sulphur alternative will hot up as the IMO deadline approaches. It's not clear which fuel will win
Shipping's waterline deadline
20 February 2018
The clock is ticking for an industry that must conform with new sulphur rules. Not everyone will be ready in time
Sea change for shipping sector
1 February 2018
New rules are imminent and will have a big impact on the global fuel oil sector
Fuels at sea
30 January 2018
Ships must pollute less. Their owners can't ignore the impending regulatory changes
Port of Fujairah aiming high
27 October 2017
Logistical and political snags need skilful navigation to secure Fujairah's position as a world-leading energy and trading port
Panama Canal expansion will not redefine global LNG trade
24 April 2014
The project has been overhyped, and though the wider canal may cut some costs for future US LNG deliveries to Asia, the impact will be limited
US crude by rail shipments tumble as oil-price spread narrows
16 August 2016
Prices, pipelines and declining production will push volumes even lower
China chases new energy ‘superhighway’
21 April 2015
The superhighway will alter trade flows and should link the two ends of the country together
Rail plugs the gaps in North America’s oil network
2 December 2013
Oil deliveries have been pushed onto flexible forms of transport, like rail and barges, which are able to cater for changing dynamics of production
Riding the shale rail
4 April 2011
Bakken producers take to the tracks; pipeline capacity also on the rise