Tag Archives: oil

The consequences of a Persian Spring

7 Nov

It is a Saturday night in 2023. Despite the inconvenient hour, the Tel Aviv-Shiraz EasyJet flight is full of expectant Israeli and American backpackers, Iranian traders and the odd oilworker expat family based in Iran returning from a long weekend of sightseeing…

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What’s in a name? Special upstream edition

30 Oct

What do dead cows, Native American warriors and Snow White have in common? At first glance, not much. Yet these are just some of the many random names given to oil and gas fields.

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The oil price shocker – interactive edition

13 Sep

How high would oil prices climb if there was a fallout in Syria’s or Egypt’s production? Or if the crisis escalated and Iran, for example, stopped producing? Or if it blocked the Strait of Hormuz? In our interactive chart you can play around with your assumed oil supply shocks, too.

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Trendspotting – the next 20 years of global energy

27 Aug

The world is either going to be constrained by the high price of energy, cook itself or it will use a lot of gas, barring a revolution in renewables.

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What comes after oil? Mostly oil.

9 Aug

Or: the adventures of oil markets as pictured on past covers of The Economist.

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Chart orgy about energy trends

12 Jul

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A bit more than 4 barrels of oil. Or about 700 liters. That is how much oil the average person uses each year globally. And it has been the same for the past 30 years.

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Magic energy circles

17 May

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In what does Europe beat the world, and what does America excel in? We were also inspired by the world map that went viral on the net last week: more people living inside of a circle than outside of it… We made a couple versions for the energy industry too.

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The end of ever increasing oil prices

30 Apr

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We could well see oil prices spike to new records. But the average price in the next decade is likely to be lower than in recent years.

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The demise of the Central Banker for oil…

11 Apr

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…which would also bring down OPEC

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Happy Nationalization Day!

20 Mar

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Today is Oil Nationalization Day, a public holiday. In Iran. Every country has some strange holidays – Egyptians, for example, celebrate National Police Day.  […]