Global oil prices to ‘stay volatile through 2017’

Global oil prices will remain volatile through the rest of 2017. That’s according to a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which suggests factors such as rising US shale production and increased geopolitical risk across the Middle East could pull the market in different, unpredictable directions. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries […]

EU’s energy regulations are preventing investment

Volatility in energy regulations could deter investors from giving around €1 trillion required in the power industry by 2020. According to a new report by the EU energy associations, almost all the energy leaders surveyed said the investment the International Energy Agency (IEA) regard as necessary for the power sector will not happen. EURELECTRIC claims […]

Research examines maritime "choke points" in oil industry

A study from research institute, Chatham House, has identified maritime “choke points” as a key issue for international policy decisions regarding the energy sector. The choke points are key passages in the global energy transport system such as the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, Bab Al-Mandab, the Suez Canal, the Turkish Straits and the Strait […]