Where Houston Has a Problem

The Harris County district attorney's office in Houston, Texas, is busy these days with more than the usual run of local crimes. Last year it obtained a criminal indictment against Arkema, a chemical...

February 14, 2020 | By Jim Romeo


Ready to Invest in Venezuela? Banker Ponders $3 Billion Fund

(Bloomberg) -- Maynard Holt is already thinking about how you can invest in Venezuela. The chief executive officer of Houston-based energy investment bank Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. said Wednesday...

March 15, 2019 | By David Wethe


Glimmers of Hope for Iraq Investors

Fifteen years since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the country remains for most investors an oil-rich frontier market shrouded in political and economic uncertainty. However, a “stable” ratings...

November 26, 2018 | By Dawn Kissi


Mexico Spends $1.2 Billion to Lock in Crude Rally for 2019

(Bloomberg) -- Mexico spent about 23.5 billion pesos ($1.2 billion) through the third quarter from its budget stabilization fund, which historically has been used almost exclusively to hedge forward...

October 31, 2018 | By Eric Martin


Brent Bulls Split From U.S. Oil Optimists

(Bloomberg) -- For oil investors, this is both the best of times and the worst of times, depending on which crude benchmark you trade. While money managers pile up on bets that Brent futures will...

September 17, 2018 | By Jessica Summers


Mexican Election Brings Energy, Trade Policy into Focus

AndrÉs Manuel LÓpez Obrador decisively won the Mexican presidential election on July 1 in a populist campaign that had energy reform as one of its core issues. It was only a few years ago that the...

August 17, 2018 | By Dawn Kissi


Oil Bulls Get Back in the Game as Supply Risks Rattle Market

(Bloomberg) -- Oil bulls are venturing back into the market as global conflict sparks concern that supply disruptions will leave buyers scrambling for barrels. Money managers boosted their net-long...

July 30, 2018 | By Jessica Summers


Oil Trader Vitol Embraces Clean Energy With New Wind Power Fund

(Bloomberg) - Vitol Group, the world's largest independent oil trader, is launching a new fund to invest in wind farms in Europe, joining a string of oil majors making moves into renewable energy....

July 18, 2018 | By Anna Hirtenstein and Andy Hoffman


Shale's Surge Crashes Into Bottlenecks From Pipelines to Ports

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. shale surge is crashing headlong into a barrage of bottlenecks. From West Texas pipelines to Oklahoma storage centers and Gulf Coast export terminals, the delivery system for...

June 1, 2018 | By Alex Nussbaum


IMF Boost to Saudi Break-Even Oil Price Offers OPEC Policy Clues

(Bloomberg) -- Whenever Saudi Arabian officials are asked what oil price the kingdom want, they almost always reply that they have no preference. Recent reports that the world's largest exporter was...

May 3, 2018 | By Grant Smith


For the Mexican Economy, Nafta Is Not the Only Problem

The U.S. political rhetoric surrounding renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) - called for in a January executive order signed by President Donald Trump - is toned down a...

May 10, 2017 | By Dawn Kissi


As Commodities Ease, Colombia Is More Resilient Than Many

A political turning point for Colombia - a peace agreement between president Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of the Farc rebel group - came amid the economic uncertainty associated with downward...

August 11, 2016 | By Dawn Kissi


Oil and Political Uncertainties Cloud Iran's Return to Markets

The much touted deal to ease economic sanctions on Iran is opening up business opportunities in multiple sectors, with much of the attention focused on energy during a period of depressed oil prices....

April 22, 2016 | By Dawn Kissi


Insurance Shortfall in the Energy Sector

It is six years since the Gulf of Mexico disaster that was the largest-ever accidental marine oil spill, and insurance disputes continue to rage on. “The carriers took positions that are boggling,”...

April 1, 2016 | By Juliette Fairley


The Carbon Asset Risk Management Imperative

According to the Carbon Tracker Initiative's "Carbon supply cost curves: Evaluating financial risk to oil capital expenditures," oil and gas majors can, through carbon asset risk scenario analysis,...

June 24, 2014 | By Gabriel Thoumi

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