Britain’s fraying relationship with China has the potential to undo a decade of mixed efforts to keep nuclear power flowing as an aging generation of plants drop out of service.
Every day, traders in London congregate at 4 p.m. to buy and sell North Sea oil for half an hour. The window, as it’s known in the industry, is where competition between the most powerful players in the market sets the price of Brent crude.
China boosted its budget for renewable power subsidies to 92.36 billion yuan ($13 billion), 7.5% more than it spent last year.
Angola is in talks with some of its oil customers in a bid to restructure financing facilities, the Ministry of Finance has said, in order to “better reflect the current market environment and OPEC production quotas”.
Oil rose as investors eyed a potential extension of record production curbs by OPEC+ while physical markets continued to show signs of tightness.
Financial markets on both sides of the Atlantic started the week in forward gear despite a weekend of violent protests in the world’s largest economy.
According to the latest analysis by Wood Mackenzie, China’s oil demand will recover to 13 million barrels per day (b/d) in Q2 2020, a 16.3% jump compared to Q1 this year.
Oil retreated from the highest level in more than two months as doubts over the strength of China’s economic recovery and rising tensions between Washington and Beijing ate away at its weekly advance.
China has arguably triumphed in its face-off with Malaysia over oil and gas exploration in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
The US’ Export-Import Bank has tweaked the loan it is providing to the Mozambique LNG project to include work offshore.
Over the past five years, the Asia Pacific region made up over three-quarters of global power demand growth, and led the world in wind and solar capacity installations.
Nigeria and Angola face particular pressures as a result of the oil price crash, a new report from Verisk Maplecroft has warned.
The impact of coronavirus has not been felt as strongly by the gas industry as oil, Rystad Energy’s CEO Jarand Rystad has said, although increasing LNG production seems set to keep prices under pressure this year.
A Scottish marine energy firm behind the construction of the world’s largest tidal turbine currently being built in the Highlands has announced the completion of another turbine near the epicentre of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak.
A four-month long standoff over oil and gas operations in the South China Sea is intensifying between Malaysian, Chinese, and Vietnamese ships, though all three governments have managed to keep it out of the public eye, until very recently.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has struck a deal on LNG ship construction with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group Co. worth more than 11 billion Qatari riyals ($3.02 billion).
Actions taken by producer states under the OPEC+ banner, coupled with moving oil into storage, should see a stock draw of 4.7 million barrels per day in the second half of 2020, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said in its recent Oil Market Report (OMR).
Lower long-term LNG prices could encourage coal-to-gas switching in Northeast Asia, while Chinese LNG demand is also expected to expand this year, albeit at a slower rate, as China gets back to work.
Demand destruction and sustained oil prices below $40 per barrel mean Asia Pacific is bracing itself for a brutal wave of cost cutting that will see its reliance on imports rise as upstream investment is hit hard.
Oil’s spectacular collapse deepened as widening global efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus were set to trigger the most severe contraction in annual oil demand in history.
Oil’s historic price crash is presenting an uncomfortable dilemma to China’s energy majors: follow market signals to cut drilling, or heed President Xi Jinping’s orders to boost output.
An Aberdeenshire oil worker under quarantine in China has said he “doesn’t know” when he will be able to return to the UK.
Global wind turbine orders reached almost £60 billion in 2019, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac).
Offshore wind project manager, Jamie Dempster, conceded yesterday that there could be delays to offshore wind farm projects in Scotland in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Oil extended losses after closing at a 13-month low as more new coronavirus cases were reported outside China than within, adding to fears the world is on the brink of a pandemic that will take a hefty toll on growth.