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What do you know that we don’t, OPEC?

As you probably noticed all, the barrel price rebounded since mid-February, leading to a WTI crude rallying from USD 26.21/b (on Feb. 11th) to USD 41.50/b (on April 14th) and a Brent crude bouncing back from USD 30.06/b to USD 43.84/b. But in its Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) of April (see here), the OPEC […]

By |April 15th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

What do you want to buy Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently gave an interview to Bloomberg in which it described the country’s ambitious plans to develop its Public Investment Fund (PIF) into the largest sovereign wealth fund globally.
Gulf States’ sovereign wealth funds (SWF) are regularly drawing attention from the public, the media, and economic players. Sometimes this is […]

Global new investment in renewable energy: split by type of economy, 2004-2015, USD bn

Source: Frankfurt School-UNEP Centre/BNEF. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016. March 2016.

By |March 29th, 2016|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , |

Algeria selling the Crown jewels?

Is Algeria going to make it? After several months of collapsing oil prices, the question deserves to be addressed. The country, whose governance has been rightfully put into doubts, now seems to be moving in against the global trend. On February 29th, the Chief Executive Officer of the national hydrocarbon company Sonatrach, Amine Mazouzi, declared […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , |

America’s leaking gas and its spillover on Australia

The information was not confirmed this morning, but it leaked on the information network. The United States could have exported their first liquefied natural gas cargo from the brand new Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana via an Asian Vision LNG tanker. This terminal was specially designed by the Cheniere Energy Company to export American gas […]

By |February 25th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

Potential investment in new renewables by asset class, NEO 2°C scenario ($BN, real)

Under a 2°C scenario, BNEF projects that total clean electric power generation infrastructure capex over the next 25 years presents a $12.1 trillion investment opportunity. This is $5.2 trillion more than the Business-As-Usual (BAU) scenario of $6.9 trillion. To date, most clean energy power generation debt has been financed via direct loans from project finance […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |

2015 marks record for new investment in clean energy amidst low fossil fuel prices

New investment in clean energy by sector : Q1 2004 – Q4 2015 ($BN)


New investment in clean energy by region : Q1 2004 – Q4 2015 ($BN)

Investment has increased dramatically since 2004 with Asia Pacific representing an increasingly greater part of overall new investments.

Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Clean Energy Investment: Q4 2015 Fact Pack. January 2016.



By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |

Inflow of investment into commodities, 2013-2015

Source: US Commodity Futures Trading Commission – In: OPEC. Monthly Oil Market Report. 13 July 2015.

By |July 15th, 2015|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , , |