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2016. Oil Price Forecast: Who Predicts Best?

Oil producing countries’ price forecasts are becoming increasingly inaccurate. For 2015, their starting point was an average oil price per barrel of USD 95, while the actual average was USD 49. Notably, forecasts from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), and the U.S. The study by Roland Berger has analyzed …
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The boom: how fracking ignited the American energy revolution and changed the world by Russell Gold.

Overview: Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the spectacular, world-changing rise of “fracking.” Recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for his work, …
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Oil and Gas reality check 2013

This report focuses on the five primary challenges impacting the oil and gas sector globally. The report explores the industry fundamentals of each trend – the supply, demand, macroeconomic, regulatory, cost, price, and competitive behavior factors – allowing us to draw insights and form a clearer picture of what may unfold over the short and …
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Energy & Resources Predictions 2012

This report by Deloitte provides insights into the key trends likely to impact the energy and resources sector in 2012, including the volatility in commodity prices, breakthroughs in nanotechnology, new technologies in oil recovery, the future of oil field services, and the rising importance of water footprints for energy companies. The report is available to download from …
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Oil & Gas reality check 2011

This is the second year that Deloitte has produced its Oil & Gas Reality Check. The report is developed using in-depth interviews with clients, energy industry analysts, and the Deloitte member firms’ most senior energy practitioners. Among the report’s key findings are that: Oil and gas will continue to constitute the majority of the world’s …
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World Oil Outlook 2010

OPEC, the world’s most powerful oil cartel, has just released its World Oil Outlook 2010. The publication highlights that the world’s oil demand increased by 1 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2010, beating expectations and fuelling optimism for the recovery of the global economy. The oil cartel forecasts a further increase of 5.4 million …
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The World's Top 50 Oil Companies (2009)

(CC) Barrybar/Flickr Energy Intelligence Group, Inc has just published Petroleum Intelligence Weekly – its annual ranking of the world’s 50 largest oil companies for 2009. Saudi Aramco remains No. 1, followed by NIOC (Iran) and Exxon Mobil (US). The PIW rankings are based on six operational criteria for comparing private and state-owned oil companies. The …
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