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OPEC+ Bets the Robust Crude Oil Demand Forecast is Right

Jun 03, 2024

The OPEC+ decision to extend crude oil production cuts is an acknowledgment that demand growth is still uncertain, but also that the group remains hopeful its bullish scenario is correct.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies including Russia, agreed at a meeting on Sunday to extend the total of 5.86 million barrels per day (bpd) of output reductions.Within that broader figure the exporter group decided to extend 3…

US Oil Futures Draw Renewed Interest from Hedge Funds

Jun 03, 2024

Portfolio investors purchased petroleum contracts for the first time in seven weeks as traders squared up short positions ahead of a meeting of OPEC⁺ ministers to decide production policy in the second half of 2024.Hedge funds and other money…

Lula's Ambitions for Petrobras Hemmed in by New Rules

May 20, 2024

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva may soon discover that swapping the CEO of Petrobras PETR4.SA is not enough to turn the state-run oil company into the engine for job creation and development it was during his first 2002-2010 terms…

Outlook ‘Surprisingly Positive’ for US Offshore Wind

May 20, 2024

It certainly has been an active few months in the U.S. offshore wind space.Despite some ongoing issues, the fundamentals are looking surprisingly positive in the context of what has taken place over the last 12 months. In fact, the key concern…

US Oil and Gas Production Rebounds

May 01, 2024

U.S. oil and gas production rebounded sharply in February after extensive disruption the previous month caused by freezing wells and other outages stemming from Winter Storm Heather in the middle of January.Nationwide crude and condensates output jumped by 0…

SOVs – Analyzing Current, Future Demand Drivers

Apr 26, 2024

At a high-level, there are three solutions to transferring technicians from shore bases to offshore wind farms for construction and O&M activities: crew transfer vessel (CTV), helicopter, and SOVs/CSOVs.SOVs and CSOVs generally house 60-120 technicians offshore for a few weeks at a time…

Chevron's CEO Faces Challenges of a Lifetime with Hess Bid

Mar 08, 2024

Chevron CEO Michael Wirth is facing a head-to-head match with Exxon Mobil with his $53 billion bid for Hess and its stake in oil hotspot Guyana, and could wind up trapped in a dispute between two of South America’s biggest energy rivals.On Wednesday…

Wind of Change for Shetland Oil Hub, but Who Will Benefit?

Mar 01, 2024

When storms batter Scotland's Shetland Islands, as they frequently do, the force of the winds whipping through its streets and valleys leave you in no doubt that this is Britain's windiest place.Now islanders are looking to those fierce winds…

OpEd: It’s Time We Told the Truth on Energy. Oil and Gas Help the World Thrive

Feb 19, 2024

Prime Ministers come and go. Energy Ministers are appointed and promptly booted out of the job as if they were never there. Net Zero roadmaps are published, tweaked, and then eventually shelved by the Government and opposition alike. But amidst the permacrisis of Westminster…

Orsted's Strategic Shake-up Has Investors Worried

Feb 02, 2024

Orsted is expected to trim investment plans and cut dividends on Wednesday as it presents a new strategy but investors are worried that the Danish renewable energy firm may want to raise new capital to stick to its ambitious targets.Once a green investor darling…

US Plugs in First Large Offshore Wind Farm as Developers Play Catch-up

Jan 18, 2024

The U.S. offshore wind industry reached an important milestone on January 2 when Vineyard Wind 1, the country’s first large scale project, supplied first power to the Massachusetts grid.“As the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm this is a fairly momentous event…

What Do MARAD Title XI Changes Mean for Offshore Wind?

Dec 20, 2023

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has recently announced an amendment to the Federal Ship Financing Program, commonly referred to as Title XI. The amendments have aligned the program’s financial requirements and tests with common current federal credit and maritime lending best practices…

COP28 Plan to Triple Renewables is Doable, But Not Easy

Dec 12, 2023

More than 100 countries at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai have agreed to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030 - one of the least controversial commitments floated at the conference.But they have given little detail on how they can make an industry running flat out go that much faster…

Opinion: The World Must Join Forces and Act Fast to Scale Renewables

Dec 11, 2023

Renewable energy is already high on the agenda at the COP28 climate summit, with 118 countries, including the UAE, Brazil, Japan and the EU, pledging last weekend to triple the world’s renewable energy capacity by 2030.But it’s not simply about signing up to the ambition…

Investors Bet Against OPEC+ Raising Oil Prices

Nov 28, 2023

Investors are increasingly pessimistic about the outlook for crude oil prices as doubts grow OPEC+ will cut production enough to offset rising non-OPEC output and a deteriorating economic outlook.But many professional money managers are more optimistic about refined fuel prices…

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