Insights & Publications

Energy, Resources & Materials

art
article

Digitizing oil and gas production

August 2014—Automation is an important answer to the industry’s upstream challenges.more

Editor's choice

Capturing-value-in-global-gas_1536x1536_Thumbnail
article

Capturing value in global gas: Prepare now for an uncertain future

July 2014—There is huge uncertainty about how global gas markets will evolve, but the extent of the value at stake makes it imperative for liquified natural gas suppliers and buyers to act now.more

Pickard_v21536x1536_Thumbnail
interview

Leading in the 21st century: An interview with Shell’s Ann Pickard

June 2014—After building a career in Africa, Australia, and now the Arctic, the Royal Dutch Shell executive vice president has developed core leadership principles to safeguard employees and the environment.more

  • includes:
    •  
Clean-Tech_1536x1536_Thumbnail
article

Myths and realities of clean technologies

April 2014—Don’t be fooled by high-profile setbacks. The cleantech sector is gaining steam—with less and less regulatory assistance.more

Solar_1536x1536_Thumbnail
article | McKinsey Quarterly

The disruptive potential of solar power

April 2014—As costs fall, the importance of solar power to senior executives is rising.more

Yergin_1536x1536_Thumbnail
commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Daniel Yergin on the next energy revolution

April 2014—The global energy expert and Pulitzer Prize–winning author expects an energy landscape rife with innovations—and surprises.more

  • includes:
    •  
When_gas_gets_tight_1536x1536_Thumbnail
article

When gas gets tight: Next steps for the Middle East petrochemical industry

April 2014—The region’s producers are entering a world of limited new gas supply. To continue to grow at home and remain competitive, big changes will be required.more

Fred Krupp
commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Fred Krupp on the benefits of monitoring resource use

April 2014—The head of the Environmental Defense Fund describes how the rise of big data and sensing technologies could improve the bottom line for companies and the environment.more

  • includes:
    •  
Heck-Rogers_1536x1536_Thumbnail
interview

How resource scarcity is driving the third Industrial Revolution

April 2014—The authors of the new book Resource Revolution argue that high resource prices are spurring innovations powerful enough to unlock a new phase of global economic growth.more

  • includes:
    •  
Shale-gas_1536x1536_Thumbnail
article | McKinsey Quarterly

A new act for fracking?

April 2014—The latest wave of innovation could greatly improve production and lower costs.more

Resource-Rev_1536x1536_Thumbnail
article | McKinsey Quarterly

Are you ready for the resource revolution?

March 2014—Meeting increasing global demand requires dramatically improving resource productivity. Yet technological advances mean companies have an extraordinary opportunity not only to meet that challenge but to spark the next industrial revolution as well.more

About this content

The material on this page draws on the research and experience of McKinsey consultants and other sources. To learn more about our expertise, please visit the Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice, Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice.