The Fuse

Oil and the Economy

Economics

BP Joins Peak Demand Crowd

BP believes evolving policy, technological advances and COVID-19 mean peak oil demand will be reached in the 2020s—or has already happened. Read More

Economics

U.S. Losing Ground In CASE Race

The U.S. is lagging behind the rest of the world’s major auto markets in the transition to EVs. Read More

Economics

Oil Majors Hit By Major Write-Downs

Behind the billions of dollars in write-downs is a substantially gloomier assumption about the long-term trajectory of the oil market. Read More

Economics

Canada Faces Oil Shut Ins As Prices Drop Below $5

With a barrel of Canadian oil now cheaper than a pint of beer, producers have begun to shut in production. Read More

Economics

The Return of “Peak Demand?” What the Future May Hold for Global Oil

As Coronavirus reignites the global oil demand debate, near-term problems have brought back concerns about the long-term viability of oil and gas. Read More

Economics

Softer Fed Stance Signals Growing Economic Concerns

Looser monetary policy would help commodity markets, but the Fed’s softening line also highlights the growing fear of an economic slowdown. Read More

U.S. Oil and Gas

Flaring in Permian Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels Even as Pressure for Action Mounts

U.S. oil production remains far below pre-pandemic levels, but methane emissions from the Permian basin are back at pre-Covid highs. Read More

U.S. Oil and Gas

Will Higher Oil Prices Lead to a Return of Reckless Shale Growth?

As oil prices rise, the shale industry assures investors it has learned its lessons. Read More

U.S. Oil and Gas

Texas Grid Crippled by Cold, Permian Production Also Slammed

The brutal cold snap in Texas overwhelmed the state's ill-prepared electricity grid, severely impacting energy production. Read More

U.S. Oil and Gas

Natural Gas Prices Edge Higher on Weak Production, Shrinking Inventories

A cold snap has pushed up natural gas prices, but analysts thing slightly higher prices are here to stay. Read More

U.S. Oil and Gas

U.S. Set to Tighten Methane Rules as International Pressure Grows

The oil industry is now supporting U.S. federal methane regulations amid rising pressure from environmental groups, but also from investors and shareholders. Read More

U.S. Oil and Gas

Trump's Energy Dominance Retrospective

From energy dominance to COVID-19, how did the Trump administration affect energy policy? Read More