upstream

Opinion

Upstream oil and gas in an uncertain world

Green shoots in the oil and gas market predicted at the start of 2020 have fallen by the wayside. It was meant to be the year when the industry, particularly in Europe, got serious about ESG credentials and planning for a carbon free future.

Oil & Gas

Moody’s predicts further upstream capital spending cuts in 2016

Moody’s said as commodity prices continue to slide, the global oil and gas industry will reduce capital spending and work towards leaner budgets this year. The investor’s service said lower commodity prices have led to deterioration in cash flows and liquidity, which has strained the already limited financial flexibility of oil and gas companies.

Oil & Gas

MOL boosts downstream business despite oil price decline

A global decline in the oil price since last year may have hindered upstream business in regions such as the UKCS. But for Hungary's MOL Group, the lower oil price has prompted an unexpected boost in its downstream operations. David Pullan, group downstream development senior vice president for the company, told delegates at the Central Eastern Europe and Turkey Refinery Summit in Budapest his side of the business had seen "very good" results. In the third part of our week long series from MOL's headquarters in Hungary, we look to its successes in its downstream business.