Op-Ed: The power priorities of mining decision-makers

By John Lewis The mining sector is one of the most energy-intensive industries in the world, accounting for an estimated 6.2% of the total global energy consumption. It has also historically been... Read more »

Why the Iran conflict won’t move oil prices

In addition to the Wednesday boost from a Phase 1 US-China trade deal that would ostensibly see China import tons of US LNG and coal, oil prices got a boost Thursday from... Read more »

The rise and rise of Ikeja Electric

By Oke Peter Being a great leader is all about having a genuine willingness and a true commitment to lead others to achieve a common vision and goals through positive influence. —John... Read more »

How do the Saudi attacks affect Nigeria?

A swarm of drones set off a chain of explosions the Saudi Aramco oil production facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in eastern Saudi Arabia on 14 September 2019. It is important to... Read more »

Clean energy, still scratching the surface

The industrial take-off required to support the much-needed economic diversification remains elusive. A principal reason is Nigeria’s structural deficit, in which the epileptic power supplies form a major part. Industry sources suggest... Read more »

Who will lead the gas-to-power charge?

Low LNG prices and pressing environmental challenges are becoming key drivers for the gas-to-power sector. But widespread adoption faces political and technological hurdles Gas-to-power technology has been presented as a potential panacea... Read more »

Waiting for the dust to settle in Algeria

Political turmoil is unsettling Algeria’s energy sector and its IOC investors Algeria’s energy sector finds itself in the firing line once more. Following the ousting of president Abdelaziz Bouteflika after mass street... Read more »

Gas-to-power facing socio-economic challenges

Vested interest opposition to wider natural gas use for electricity generation discussed as Petroleum Economist holds its first Gas to Power forum in London. Using natural gas to generate electricity as the... Read more »

Texas and its new favourite energy source

By Tim Daiss Wind power capacity in the United States increased by 8 percent last year, soaring to an impressive cumulative total of 96.5 gigawatts (GW), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)... Read more »

‘This new Oil hotspot is replacing Venezuelan crude’

By Tsvetana Paraskova The United States sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry have tightened the global heavy to medium crude oil market, sending oil buyers scrambling for alternatives to the heavy Venezuelan oil.... Read more »