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Paul Hickin is associate editorial director, European and African Oil News and Analysis. Full Bio
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Nov 2021
  • Energy
  • Energy Transition
  • Oil
  • Crude Oil

Fuel for Thought: Crude’s carbon qualities crucial to oil industry’s future amid energy transition

The market value of a crude grade has traditionally been defined by its density and sulfur content, but as the oil sector looks to better understand the emissions associated with producing different grades, carbon intensity could become the most important...

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Oct 2021
  • Commodities
  • Energy
  • Energy Transition
  • Oil
  • Crude Oil
  • ESG

Fuel for Thought: North Sea crude quality shift shakes up customer base

North Sea crude is getting heavier and more sulfurous. Medium sour crude will make up almost a third of the region’s volumes by 2040 compared to just over 2% in 2010, according to a data analysis compiled by S&P Global Platts

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Sep 2021
  • Energy
  • Oil
  • Crude Oil

Fuel for Thought: Spare capacity in focus as OPEC+ output hikes coincide with rising oil security risks

Spare capacity is the oil sector’s ultimate shock absorber. These buffers shot up to COVID-19 -induced 35-year highs but are now rapidly reducing

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