New graduates are shunning the oil and gas industry in droves, despite the lure of good salaries. What can the industry do to attract top talent?
The BIEE’s bi-annual research conference will be held on March 30-31, 2021. The conference will focus on building the foundations and policies of the low carbon transition aimed at achieving a net zero carbon society in a way that is fair and just. It will address how we live, work and travel, and how policy, infrastructure and the private sector can respond to enable the transformation of heat, transport and industry.
This course explains how refineries can evaluate specific crude oils from the 600 or more crude oil streams available from around the world.
Peter at Resource Economist chaired a panel on the New Energy Supplier Landscape at Gastech2019
Shipping companies around the world are scrambling to meet new fuel standards being put in place by the EU and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Although the switch will not be immediate, LNG is back on the table again as potentially the main beneficiary.
Lithium-ion (Li-i) batteries are the fastest-growing technology in the power storage sector, according to a recent report by Forum for the Future, which tapped insights from half a dozen key executives in the UK energy sector. But the rising cost of lithium and cobalt, which is a component of the cathodes used in Li-i batteries, could slow their progress.
Faced with the possibility of tighter sanctions on Venezuela, US refiners are switching to lighter crude slates and sourcing more heavy grades from Canada and Mexico. Asian refiners look set to reap the benefit. This has implications for crude differentials in all parts of the world.
Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean are transitioning from legacy energy supplies based on refined products to renewable sources including solar, wind and biofuels. The region also has significant oil and gas potential, but unresolved border issues have discouraged its exploitation.
Fuel oil crack spreads have shown unexpected strength in the northern hemisphere summer as production cuts by OPEC and non-OPEC producers have tightened supply.
Iran’s deputy oil minister, Amir Hossein Zamaninia, said at the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul this week that his country planned to ramp up gas production to nearly 1.37 billion cubic metres per day and oil production to around 5 million barrels per day (MMb/d) by 2021.
The price differential between light sweet crude oils and heavier sour crudes has narrowed as OPEC and several non-OPEC oil producers’ continue to implement output cuts. Rising sweet crude production in Libya, Nigeria and the US have also contributed to exceptionally narrow sweet/sour differentials, leading refiners in the West to process more sweeter grades in their refineries.
Qatar’s plan to sharply increase gas liquefaction capacity over the next five years puts the emirate on a potential collision course with the United States, and threatens to extend the current glut of LNG.
China will continue to prioritise LNG in its energy mix despite the prospect of substantially higher LNG prices after around 2022. The dichotomy between government targets to boost the use of gas and the dynamics of a volatile world market was discussed at an Interfax breakfast seminar in London on 27th June.
Peter Stewart participated in the Hyper-smart Power Systems panel discussion at St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The article below appeared in the 1st June issue of Natural Gas Daily, an Interfax publication covering the global gas and energy markets. The views expressed are his own.
Saudi Arabia’s decision to up the ante in its long-simmering dispute with Qatar is a high-risk strategy. Although all sides are scrambling to defuse the crisis, there is a relatively low but nonetheless real risk that the rift with Qatar will spiral.
The integration of Asian electricity grids and the potential for Russia to become an ‘energy bridge’ between Asia and Europe were among the biggest of the big ideas discussed at the three-day SPIEF conference in St Petersburg.
Resource Economist Ltd offers training courses in oil and gas, energy fundamentals, price forecasting and the interaction between fossil fuels and the renewable energies. The courses are delivered by Peter Stewart and his associates, who can arrange them on a bespoke basis or through training and consulting companies with which he is associated.
The International Energy Agency said the world needs $48 trillion in investment to meet its energy needs to 2035.
Course title: Energy Trading, Pricing and Regulation
Course Code: ETPR