When OPEC+ takes decisions, markets move. Many analysts were surprised that OPEC+ stayed the course at last Thursday’s ministerial meetings and continued increasing output by 400,000 bpd according to its schedule.
December 03, 2021
Saudi Aramco provided a master class of what it takes to steer a large corporation and national champion through troubled waters and what it takes to come out on the other side unscathed — even stronger in terms of market access for its future incremental barrels.
August 10, 2021
If you live in the Middle East, you may think that the Pacific Ocean is far away. Please, think again.
July 23, 2021
All’s well that ends well: After two weeks of tussle between OPEC stalwarts and long-time allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE over whether Abu Dhabi should be permitted to increase its baseline from which production cuts are calculated, a pre-Eid grand bargain was reached.
July 19, 2021
The nexus between power demand and climate change is undeniable.
There is a broad global alignment that global warming has to be limited to 1.5 C, and most countries and many big corporations are striving to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest.
June 18, 2021
The buzzword among economists these days is inflation. Last week’s US consumer price and producer price indices stood at 4.2 and 6.2, respectively. The question on everybody’s mind is whether inflation is a blip, or here to stay for the long haul.
May 20, 2021
The first environmental, social and governance (ESG) conference of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute was a real masterclass in taking into consideration all aspects of ESG standards.
April 16, 2021
The ministers of OPEC+, an alliance of the OPEC countries, and 10 friendly nations under the leadership of Russia met virtually on Thursday. The ministers decided to release an incremental supply of around 2 million barrels per day (bpd) on the market between May and July.
April 02, 2021
Tuesday and Wednesday saw the much-anticipated Congressional testimony of US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell and Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen.
March 26, 2021