Midstream & Downstream

Iran's downstream braces for the challenge
14 December 2018
Iran’s downstream sector is almost as important for the country’s economic and strategic goals as the headline-hogging upstream
Brazil finding the balance
1 November 2018
The country faces key downstream and infrastructure challenges
Continental storage divide
30 October 2018
European oil storage struggles as new facilities aid further growth in Asia
Liquidity fuels LNG storage growth
12 October 2018
Commercial storage of LNG is on the rise as the market evolves, and emissions controls loom larger on the horizon
Global storage not tanked up enough
11 October 2018
World commercial oil inventories continued their declining trend over the past year. Oil storage owners face a mixed market
Israel-Egypt gas export deal shapes up
5 October 2018
Practical steps have been taken that could eventually enable gas from Israel’s offshore to be piped to Egypt
Iran's downstream braces for the challenge
14 December 2018
Iran’s downstream sector is almost as important for the country’s economic and strategic goals as the headline-hogging upstream
China's teapots are filling up
16 July 2018
Chinese authorities are giving independent refiners greater freedom to source their own supplies of crude oil
Aramco ploughs ahead
26 June 2018
The jewel in the kingdom's crown is concentrating on downstream joint ventures, as it awaits the IPO go-ahead
Can new upgraders solve Alberta’s differential dilemma?
25 May 2018
The government wants to help ailing oil sands producers by funding new upgraders
Global refining capacity is going to keep growing
24 April 2018
Fast-growing markets are adding more plants and eking out gains at older ones. What's coming on, where, and when?
Refiners and finance: who's winning and where?
20 April 2018
Companies that splurged on sophisticated capacity additions, like Repsol and Tüpraş, and the majors with balanced upstream-downstream portfolios will benefit most
Brazil finding the balance
1 November 2018
The country faces key downstream and infrastructure challenges
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
Caribbean energy: devastation and opportunity
13 April 2018
Governments want to remake their electric grids
India's new oil-supply strategy
27 November 2017
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 Web Atlas Launches World Pipeline Dataset
7 August 2018
Collected for more than a century, information includes detailed data on pipelines in all stages of development and operation.
Pakistan gagging for more gas
24 July 2018
Declining domestic natural gas production and delayed import schemes could cause problems
Pricing up and down
29 June 2018
A trend towards increased spot sales and more flexible contracts is keeping the global LNG industry on its toes
Buying and selling on the up
29 June 2018
Increased spot and short-term LNG trading and sharp price moves have encouraged the global growth of derivatives trading and hub activity
LNG demand to rise, but supply in question
29 June 2018
There's a glut now, but future demand growth can support huge export capacity increases—if the massive investment needed is forthcoming
Oz awaits coronation
29 June 2018
Australia expected to become world's largest LNG exporter next year, as buyers line up
Continental storage divide
30 October 2018
European oil storage struggles as new facilities aid further growth in Asia
Liquidity fuels LNG storage growth
12 October 2018
Commercial storage of LNG is on the rise as the market evolves, and emissions controls loom larger on the horizon
Global storage not tanked up enough
11 October 2018
World commercial oil inventories continued their declining trend over the past year. Oil storage owners face a mixed market
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
EV market accelerates on cost parity
19 September 2018
Not everyone is a friend of electric vehicles, but the sector is on a roll that will be hard to stop
Electric vehicles roar up Britain's sales rankings
8 June 2018
EV sales are rising in the UK as political changes in Europe help fuel the transition away from fossil-fuel engines
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
Israel-Egypt gas export deal shapes up
5 October 2018
Practical steps have been taken that could eventually enable gas from Israel’s offshore to be piped to Egypt
Can Greece jump on the gas-transit train?
4 September 2018
Greece hopes to exploit natural gas pipelines crossing its territory to export its own volumes to Europe
Trudeau picks up the pipeline dossier
31 August 2018
The Canadian government is banking on its clout being sufficient to remove obstacles to a long-delayed oil export project
Weighing Bolivia's gas export options
9 August 2018
Legal disputes and competition from Chile complicate efforts to become a regional energy hub
New markets for Canada's oil remain elusive
14 June 2018
A war of words, along with legal challenges and counter-challenges, could see plans for Canada's Trans Mountain export pipeline scrapped
Southern Gas Corridor project defies sceptics
16 April 2018
Azeri gas will be flowing into Europe via a new route by the summer
Transport fuel’s day of reckoning
27 September 2018
Gulf refiners wonder how to cope with new green standards for shipping and aviation fuel
Boom times for marine LNG
23 May 2018
Environmental regulation, economics and rapidly evolving technology are encouraging the use of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel
Shipping sector braces for emissions storm
20 April 2018
Is the fuel oil market ready for tighter carbon and sulphur emissions rules on shipping?
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
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