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Will Aramco's $10B Bond Open Pandora's Box?
Wednesday, April 03, 2019Entering the international financial markets will have a direct effect on how the Kingdom's overall revenue-generating capacity is assessed.

Welcome to a Renter's World
Friday, November 09, 2018One trend that emerged from the latest downturn this looks set to last: the traditional customer's conversion to a leasing model.

COLUMN: OPEC and Russia Best Not Poke the Shale Oil Bear
Tuesday, May 29, 2018The spread between Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate has reached its widest level in three years.

Kemp: Mission Accomplished for OPEC as Oil Moves from Slump to Boom
Tuesday, April 24, 2018The slump that characterized the oil market between the middle of 2014 and the middle of 2016 has been replaced by what looks like the beginning of a boom.

Down In Saudi Amnesia, They're Partying Like It's 2008: Gadfly
Monday, April 23, 2018It's startling how quickly the lessons of 2008, or indeed the last price crash of 2014, are being ignored.

Seen Any Oil-Market Bears Recently? Didn't Think So: Gadfly
Monday, April 09, 2018Oil-market bears are in deep hibernation.

Gadfly: What I Learned by Getting Locked Out at CERAWeek
Thursday, March 08, 2018I may have a missed a few interesting sessions this week, but the guys from Vienna appear to be missing the point entirely.

Gadfly: Trump Tariffs Are a Gift for OPEC and Russia. Not Shale
Monday, March 05, 2018President Donald Trump's planned 25% import tariff on steel is a gift to OPEC and Russia.

Kemp: Peak Oil Demand And Its Implications For Prices
Friday, January 19, 2018Even if oil consumption reaches a peak and then starts to fall, the world will still need large quantities of oil for many decades to come.

The Winter Solution Beneath Our Feet: Natural Gas
Monday, January 08, 2018The most prosperous, energy-rich country in the world shouldn't leave any of its citizens at the mercy of freezing conditions.

Kemp: US Shale Returns to Growth, Posing Problem for OPEC
Friday, January 05, 2018US crude oil prices have risen above $60 per barrel which should accelerate shale drilling and production in the next few months, provided the price increase is sustained.