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This free service provides industry executives, analysts and other decision-makers with high-level summaries of analyses and reports researched and written by Stratas Advisors, along with insights from the desks of our analysts and experts around the world. Insights are posted regularly and are organized chronologically. You may also click on the map above to find the most current region-specific highlights.

  • Insight | July 20, 2017

    2H2017 Oil Demand is Looking Better and Better

    Per the IEA, non-OECD countries account for 94% of global demand growth, driven by India and China. Both China and India had lower-than-expected first quarter demand although many of the stumbling blocks to growth have since been resolved.

  • Insight | July 20, 2017

    Brazil's Light-Vehicle Market Experiences Sales Spike

    New vehicle registrations began to show an optimistic sign at the end of Q1, when the first positive sales gain in two years was posted at the end of March.

  • Insight | July 19, 2017

    A Global Look at Refining Investment Projects

    Latin America will have limited refinery investment projects in the coming years due to political and economic turmoil.

  • Insight | July 18, 2017

    Oil Comparables Weekly

    On the supply side, field production of crude oil this report week rose by 0.06 Mbbl/d to an average weekly value of 9.40 MMbbl/d, which is up from last year's 8.49 MMbbl/d output rate.

  • Insight | July 17, 2017

    The State of the Service Sector

    The next several months should be very interesting, as the industry response to the BHI/GE merger unfolds and potentially shakes up the current status quo of energy services.

  • Insight | July 13, 2017

    Four Strategic Issues More Pressing than 'Peak Demand'

    While Stratas Advisors predicts a slowing of future demand in its reference case output due to a number of factors, demand “peaking” and actually showing a structural decline is likely decades away. Even with rapid penetration of EVs, major demand sources in shipping/trucking, aviation and petrochemicals are all going strong with little demonstration of a non-hydrocarbon alternative.

  • Insight | July 13, 2017

    Led by an Ethanol Surge, French Biofuel Consumption Grows

    Ethanol demand rose 3.3% in 2016. This increase was largely due to higher ethanol blending. In 2016, ethanol penetration reached 8.8 vol%, 0.3 percentage points above 2015.

  • Insight | July 12, 2017

    Asia: Petroleum Product Demand Forecast

    The Asia-Pacific region is the largest global consuming region, representing nearly 34% of global refined product demand. Petroleum product demand in the region is growing rapidly and will be the leading factor in future global refined product demand.

  • Insight | July 11, 2017

    Qatar's LNG Dominance is Not a Sure Thing

    Qatar Petroleum intends to reach 100 million tonnes of capacity by 2024; Stratas Advisors expects an LNG shortage to start to appear in 2022 based on liquefaction current construction plans and timelines.

  • Insight | July 10, 2017

    Projects with 6.3MM boe/d of New Build Capacity Expected to Reach First Production This Year

    More than 60 projects with a total new build capacity 6.3MM boe/d are expected to reach first production this year.

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