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15 October 2019

Global Energy Briefing No.181: International Energy Markets and Company Strategies (English/Deutsch)

By |2019-10-15T14:34:04+02:00Tuesday, 15 October 2019|Categories: #BigE100, company strategies, electric vehicle sales, international coal markets, international gas markets, international oil markets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

All you need to know: Global Energy Briefing No 181 (46pp) covers the latest trends in international oil, gas and coal markets, and highlights major energy company news and strategy updates.

Major topics of this edition:
(1) A new CEO for BP (Bernard Looney): Which strategic changes can be expected? We look back at the Dudley era and the challenges ahead for the most “American” supermajor in Europe.

(2) Big Oil or Big Energy? We compare the latest low-carbon investments of oil companies and identify leaders and laggards.

(3) ENI and Equinor: Major strategic steps and missteps

(4) North Sea: Trends in oil/gas ownership

(5) Wind turbine industry: Further steps towards a global oligopoly

(6) Season 4, Episode 11: EDF and Hinkley Point C – The race is on – who can build the most expensive nuclear plant in the world ?

(7) Global oil markets: The latest data, price and market trends. Shale oil trends, OPEC strategy and price outlook.

(8) Global natural gas markets: The latest price and market trends for the European, US gas markets and global LNG.

(9) Global coal markets: Latest trends in […]

30 September 2019

Italian oil&gas major ENI in turbulent times

By |2019-10-04T17:17:56+02:00Monday, 30 September 2019|Categories: #BigE100|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Busy days for Italian oil and gas giant Eni ranging from good to not so good news.

Eni is a second-tier supermajor with 1.9 boe/d oil and gas production and assets worldwide. Three parallel developments have characterized the last few days: new fossil investment, renewable plans and fossil heritage.

1.
Billions for Norway and the Barent Sea: Vår Energi (68.6% ENI-owned) acquires ExxonMobil´s upstream assets in Norway for $4.5 billion. The deal comprises 150.000 boe/d production effectively doubling Eni´s equity production. Eni is now the second-largest oil and gas producer in Norway after state-owned Equinor (Statoil).

ExxonMobil, like other supermajors such as Chevron and ConocoPhillips, is disposing of non-core assets to raise cash and reduce risk. US supermajors are moving capital closer to home to invest in US shale basins, or in global LNG assets.

2.
Eni has entered a far-reaching agreement with global renewables developer MainstreamRP to develop large-scale RE projects in the UK (offshore wind), Asia and Africa. The move mimics similar investments by oil majors.

Eni targets a 1.6GW renewable generation capacity by 2022 and 5 GW by 2025. In the […]

30 September 2019

#BigE100: Our regular reporting on 100 big energy companies across industries

By |2019-09-30T14:02:03+02:00Monday, 30 September 2019|Categories: #BigE100, company strategies, Global Energy Briefing|0 Comments

Starting today we will regularly report on 100 big energy companies across industries,  from oil to gas, wind, solar and batteries: #BigE100 . We will focus on four aspects:

  • Company strategies
  • Energy transition towards low-carbon solutions
  • Shifting value chains across energy industries and beyond
  • Capital market indicators (stock performance, investors, benchmarking)
Read short news for free on our twitter account (@energycomment) or here on our website. Or read systematic news and background analysis, embedded into market and industry developments, in our very affordable, bi-weekly newsletter Global Energy Briefing (English and German version available - subscription details here: newsletter).
16 September 2019

Global Energy Briefing No 180: International Energy Markets in August/September (Deutsch/English)

By |2019-09-17T19:12:01+02:00Monday, 16 September 2019|Categories: coal markets, international coal markets, international gas markets, international oil markets, oil industry, oil markets, oil price, Saudi Arabia|0 Comments

All you need to know: Our first newsletter after the summer break, Global Energy Briefing No 180 (32pp) covers the latest trends in international oil, gas and coal markets, including the attack on the oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.

We provide a first assessment of the Abqaiq assault and look at the overall oil supply and demand picture. Our second focus is the stubborn weakness of European gas markets and the (related) trends in global LNG markets. Finally, we examine the events in global hard coal markets, China in particular. We conclude with a brief look at the latest surge in European power prices and the downturn in carbon prices.


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19 July 2019

Global Energy Briefing No 179: International Energy Markets in July (Deutsch/English)

By |2019-07-27T15:24:24+02:00Friday, 19 July 2019|Categories: coal markets, international gas markets, Newsletter, oil markets|0 Comments

All you need to know: Our second July newsletter Global Energy Briefing No 179 (32pp) covers the latest trends in international oil, gas and coal markets. We focus on recent oil price movements, OPEC and US shale oil outlook; the second focus is on European gas and global LNG markets as well as the recent coal revival in Asia. We conclude

11 July 2019

Global Energy Briefing No 178: World Energy Statistics – The Race between Renewable and Fossil Energy

By |2019-07-27T15:11:12+02:00Thursday, 11 July 2019|Categories: Newsletter, Statistics|0 Comments

Our early July newsletter Global Energy Briefing (No.178, 14pp) is based on the results of BP´s recent "Statistical Review of World Energy 2019". The short newsletter presents the most interesting numbers and findings in a limited number of easily comprehensible charts - ideal for presentation or illustration.

25 June 2019

Global Energy Briefing No 177: Big Energy Companies – Strategies, Benchmarks, News (deutsch/english)

By |2019-07-27T15:11:35+02:00Tuesday, 25 June 2019|Categories: Allgemein, company strategies, Newsletter, Unternehmensstrategien|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our June newsletter Global Energy Briefing (No.177, 32pp) focuses on our sample of 100 global big energy companies.
Topics are among others: Downstream strategies of Western oil majors and NOCs....the consolidation of the global wind industry...re-positioning strategies of leading PV cell/module...transition steps of European utilities...
Companies featured in this newsletter:
- Saudi Aramco, OMV, Adnoc, Chevron, Phillips 66, Petrobras, Devon, CNRL, Wintershall DEA, Anadarko, Adani,
- Gazprom, Novatek,
- Xinjiang Goldwind, Siemens Gamesa, Vestas, Suzlon, Ming Yang, SEwind (Shanghai Electric), Brookfield,
- LONGi Solar, URE, GCL Poly,
- Enel, Engie, EDF, Statkraft, Eletrobras, EDP, Iberdrola,
- CATL, SK Innovation, Northvolt

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