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John Kemp

Column: Oil diplomacy and the U.S. presidential election

4:26pm BST

LONDON Slower growth in petroleum consumption has intensified competition among the major oil producers and contributed to periodic volume wars and price slumps as they have fought for market share.

Column: Hedge funds pause oil buying as rally stalls

13 Jul 2020

LONDON Hedge funds have stopped buying oil in recent weeks as the rally that carried prices higher during May and June has run out of momentum, amid concerns about the faltering economic recovery.

Column: U.S. refiners struggle to control distillate stocks

09 Jul 2020

LONDON U.S. refiners are ramping up their crude processing gradually – relying on recovering consumption to erode excess fuel inventories accumulated during the most intense period of lockdown.

RPT-COLUMN-Global recession will hasten refinery rationalisation: Kemp

08 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 7 Coronavirus and the cyclical slump in petroleum consumption are accelerating a long-term rationalisation of the global refining industry and a shift eastwards in its centre of gravity to Asia.

Column: Global recession will hasten refinery rationalisation

07 Jul 2020

LONDON Coronavirus and the cyclical slump in petroleum consumption are accelerating a long-term rationalisation of the global refining industry and a shift eastwards in its centre of gravity to Asia.

Column: Oil producers will fight for market share as consumption growth slows

06 Jul 2020

LONDON Petroleum consumption growth has been slowing for decades and the industry shows increasing signs of maturity, which will have profound implications for the business strategies of oil-producing companies and countries.

Column: U.S. refiners slashed gasoline output in response to lockdown

02 Jul 2020

LONDON Faced with an unprecedented collapse in gasoline consumption during the most intense period of lockdown, U.S. refiners responded by slashing crude intake and curbing conversion processes used to boost gasoline yields.

RPT-COLUMN-Britain's accelerating transition to electric cars: Kemp

01 Jul 2020

LONDON, June 30 Britain’s transition from petroleum to electricity in road transport is accelerating, albeit from a low base, and will start to have a significant impact on oil consumption towards the end of the decade.

Column: Britain's accelerating transition to electric cars

30 Jun 2020

LONDON Britain’s transition from petroleum to electricity in road transport is accelerating, albeit from a low base, and will start to have a significant impact on oil consumption towards the end of the decade.

RPT-COLUMN-Hedge funds lack conviction on oil outlook: Kemp

30 Jun 2020

LONDON, June 29 Hedge funds increased their bullish positioning in oil last week, reversing a bearish move the week before, but the minimal changes serve to confirm the market’s lack of direction since the start of June.

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