Margin Notes

BP says some of its oil won’t see the light of day

The stone age did not end for a lack of stones. It's an old adage…

Russia may be testing U.S. gas nerve with Europe push, Citi says

Russia seems not to understand one thing. The commercial dynamics…

Permian oil explorers expand activity as drilling costs decline

The picture is chequered but the trend is clear. Some shale drillers…

Oil giants unlikely to bail out independent drillers in the Permian

That will be good for shale as a whole. Too many opportunists…

World's dirtiest air needs infusion of natural gas

I grew up in the Austrian countryside. I remember that every…

Argentina has much to offer, both unconventionally and offshore

Shale revolution in the US, new oil fields in Guyana, shale and…

UK's shale gas commissioner quits over 'de facto' fracing ban

Energy prices in the UK are not high enough yet - don't worry…

Earth Day 2019 - Protect our species

Earth day reinforces this erroneous belief that Earth is some…

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard, DNV GL sign JDP for world’s largest LNG carrier

I like technology monsters. It brings out the little boy in me…

Vatican plans additional meeting with Big Oil to discuss climate change

Does the pope enter into a conflict of faith when he enters the…

Saudi Aramco reveals sharp output drop at its major fields

OK, what do we know for certain when it comes to oil in Saudi…