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Report - McKinsey Global Institute

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

– The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource producers will have to adapt to stay competitive.
Interview

Spectra Energy: ‘We go where the lights are’

– President and CEO Greg Ebel on how Spectra Energy became one of the most successful pipeline companies in North America and the... future of the industry.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Rethinking the oil and gas organization

– Organizational choices made during a time of resource scarcity need reexamination when the cycle turns.
Article

O&G looks to align an expected price rise with today’s realities

– Many oil and gas companies are currently spending more than they earn, anticipating higher oil prices. If prices do not continue... to recover, 2017 could be a year of reckoning in the industry.
Article

Energy 2050: Insights from the ground up

– How will the world satisfy its need for energy? McKinsey research offers a perspective.
Report

An integrated perspective on the future of mobility

– A number of social, economic, and technological trends will work together to disrupt mobility, potentially creating three new... urban models by 2030.

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Oil-field services sector gears up for a recovery … but is not there yet

– Stabilizing oil prices stimulated activity in some areas, which fed through to the OFSE sector, helping support the market. Emerging... consensus amongst OPEC countries is likely to position the market for recovery; however, execution remains a challenge.
Article

What slowing additions to refining capacity will mean to the industry

– Announced refining capacity additions remain high relative to recent history, but will be lower than previously forecast. Conversion... investments continue to exceed distillation and will increase complexity in the refining industry with potential opportunities for refiners, traders, suppliers, shippers, and the EPC industry.
Article

As gasoline demand booms, don’t sleep on diesel

– In 2015, gasoline-diesel differentials favored gasoline for the first time in many years, but the longer-term future favors diesel,... and meantime refiners need to be able to swing between the two.
Article

Decoding the US refiner’s exposure to RINs

– Renewable fuel credit prices have been high in 2016 for US refiners. Evidence suggests much of this cost passes through, but market... volatility and a lack of transparency may mean refiners are still exposed.
Commentary

Five technologies for the next ten years

– Over the next decade, mobile, the Internet of Things, machine learning, robotics, and blockchain technologies will change a great... deal about how the oil and gas industry works.
Commentary

The next frontier for digital technologies in oil and gas

– Harnessing new technologies could boost efficiency—a mandate that’s especially important for oil and gas players globally.
Article

The oil field services and equipment market escapes its free fall

– While OFSE revenues contracted again in Q2, the rate of the decline is slowing, suggesting the sector is starting to benefit from... an increase in activity.
Article

Five strategies to transform the oil and gas supply chain

– Companies in the oil and gas supply chain have gone from boom to bust in the past two years. Here are five strategies oil-field... service and equipment companies are exploring to adjust to the changing environment.
Commentary

Five things Bill Gates gets right on energy

– And one I’m not so sure about.
Article

Capturing value from M&A in upstream oil & gas

– Successful M&A requires both a solid strategy and excellence in integration planning and execution.
Interview

‘We’ve realized a ten-year strategy goal in one year’

– Gerard Paulides, who led Shell’s $66 billion acquisition of BG, describes the thinking, the process, and the intensity behind... the deal.

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