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February 2015—Oil prices have plunged, helping consumers but worrying energy-reliant countries and companies. Here’s a cheat sheet on what’s happening and its implications.more
January 2015—Even before the fall in oil prices, deepwater project returns were under pressure. To stay in the game, deepwater players should focus on scale in a single basin.more
January 2015—The executives behind the Cove Energy success story discuss the strategy driving their new venture, Discover Exploration, and offer advice to other exploration-and-production companies.more
December 2014—Brought in from Schlumberger to revive Argentina’s state-owned energy giant YPF, CEO Miguel Galuccio is now shooting for a bigger prize: to eventually make his country energy independent.more
September 2014—Consumption takes off fast in emerging markets. One reason? Plastics.more
September 2014—Europe wants 27 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2030. Bioenergy has the potential to help the continent reach that goal, but it requires an industry comeback.more
August 2014—Automation is an important answer to the industry’s upstream challenges.more
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
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
April 2014—Don’t be fooled by high-profile setbacks. The cleantech sector is gaining steam—with less and less regulatory assistance.more
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