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Western oil majors are feeling the pinch from national companies

As recent figures indicate, major Western oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and TOTAL are increasingly losing ground to a new breed of competitors. With many of the most lucrative hydrocarbon reserves situated in emerging nations and jealously guarded by national oil and gas companies, could this signal the end for Western domination of the oil industry?

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2011
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Weak US gas market will further dampen UK wholesale prices

Although gas prices are currently low across the Atlantic Basin, they are even lower in the US, which is diverting LNG towards Europe and further depressing wholesale prices. As these low prices are against a backdrop of Russia's over-supply to Europe and continuing weak demand in the UK, prices are expected to remain below seasonal averages during winter 2009.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Water Disclosure Project launch: managing the energy-water nexus is vital

Backed by 137 institutional investors representing $16 trillion in assets, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has launched a new program designed to assess the risks and opportunities associated with the water consumption of the world's 500 largest companies. As 90% of global freshwater is used for food and energy production, utilities need to proactively manage water as a core asset.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Utilities continue to move upstream to secure supplies

Although gas prices have slumped and Europe is facing a supply glut, energy firms remain intent on securing supplies and hedging wholesale price risks by boosting their hydrocarbon reserves. Utilities are continuing their dash for upstream assets as the steep scaling back in oil and gas investments caused by the downturn could potentially lead to supply shortfalls once economic growth recovers.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Dec 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

US: the EPA and DOE escape dilution by Republicans... for now

Many expected the Democrat-run House of Representatives and Republican-run Senate to fail to reach an agreement on a new federal budget, effectively putting the White House out of business. In the end, a last-minute budget was decided that managed to avert several environmental riders that the Republicans were after, but this does not spell the end of the fight over Obama's green policy vehicles.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Apr 2011
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US suspension of offshore activities could cause energy supply shortage

The US has suspended offshore oil and gas exploration and production following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. While the decision will please environmentalists, it will threaten the country's recovery from recession given the probability of job losses, higher oil prices and security of supply problems that, in the short term at least, will have to be resolved with imports or renewables.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2010
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US support for Lithuanian LNG plant indicative of frenetic attempts to reduce Russian gas dependence

Following the military conflict in Georgia and the potential 'loss' of the EU-US backed 'fourth corridor' of energy supplies from the Caucuses/Central Asia, liquefied natural gas is rapidly gaining traction across European states as a strategic supply option. Yet it is the US, as much as the EU, that is driving renewed interest in LNG in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

US shale gas exposure leaves Reliance well-placed for the forthcoming opportunities in India

Reliance Industries' recent investments in the shale gas sector have positioned it as a key player in the US natural gas industry. The developments will also provide the firm with an opportunity to develop domain-specific technical and operational skills, which would give it a first-mover advantage when its domestic market, India, opens its auctions for shale gas blocks in 2011.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

US oil: Mexico spill highlights new challenges for oil companies

Having caused one of the worst spills in living memory, BP's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has revived the debate over the exploration of US offshore regions. Indeed, the fallout from the incident could affect offshore exploration and production in many other areas of the world. Oil companies must remain proactive and promote industry best practices if they are to weather the storm.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2010
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US oil rig disaster could destabilize climate bill

Last week's explosion on a deepwater rig in the Gulf of Mexico which left 11 workers missing, presumed dead, and a subsequent oil slick that now covers about 28,600 square miles (74,000 square kilometers) is one of several man-made events shaking the very foundations of the US climate bill, the world's most significant piece of climate legislation.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010

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