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Market forces push US Oil and Gas industry reforms onto the backburner

Posted by David Flanagan on 8 Nov 2021

Almost one year on from Joe Biden's US election victory, his mandated moves to begin the "transition" (as he put it) from oil have taken a knock.

Well, several, to be more precise. During campaigning, Biden expressed the view that the US could shake off its reliance on oil and gas by the year 2050, and pledged to limit the spread of fracking (hydraulic fracturing), for example, by withdrawing leases on federal land. New oil and gas exploration approvals were also expected to be cut in the coming years, to reduce future oil and gas production activity. But, the first eleven months of the Biden Presidency have been dogged by an acute energy crisis, which has reinforced the importance of the United States in global oil and gas supply and thrown transition plans into confusion. We already know that several banks and pension funds have pledged not to fund new oil and gas projects, citing environmental concerns. And these moves, now accompanied by government pledges along the same lines, appear to be creating the impression of an impending future shortage of oil and gas. Hence, prices have escalated as a natural response to this fear.

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LNG-as-marine fuel: Are prospects hampered by the “gas crisis”?

Posted by David Flanagan on 4 Oct 2021

Ask consumers of fuel what their priority is, and most will say they want stable prices and security of supply.

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Two Minutes with Magnus Evjebraten, Chief Technology Officer

Posted by Martin Bird on 20 Sep 2021

This week, we spoke to Infospectrum's Chief Technology Officer about working at Infospectrum and developing our in-house solutions.

How long you have worked at Infospectrum?

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The New ESG Paradigm

Posted by The ESG Desk on 24 Aug 2021

Whether viewed as regulatory compulsion, stakeholder activism or corporate mission, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) compliance is the new frontier of the maritime and commodities sectors.

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Containership owners feast in the newbuilding market

Posted by Neil Dekker on 16 Aug 2021

Driven by an unexpected surge in demand and record profitability in the last 12 months, owners have returned to the newbuilding market to capitalise on the global requirements for additional capacity.

While war chests have evidently been sufficiently strengthened to prompt a sharp increase in tonnage acquisitions and newbuilding orders, it would be wrong to dismiss the prospect of any future risks down the line for investors.

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Get To Know Infospectrum

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 16 Aug 2021

Infospectrum answers your FAQs

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Two Minutes With Keith Ball, Senior Analyst, Americas

Posted by Martin Bird on 20 Jul 2021

This month we spoke to Keith Ball, Senior Analyst at Infospectrum’s office in Saskatoon, Canada. He shared with us his take on working at Infospectrum, and the challenges faced by the shipping industry at the moment.

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Onshore fuel storage operators see big future opportunities, but must navigate politically uncertain waters

Posted by David Flanagan on 7 Jun 2021

Global onshore gas and liquid fuels storage operators have been enjoying buoyant market conditions over recent periods, with rising occupancy rates, healthy financial results, and an upbeat outlook.

The dramatic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tanker market has been replicated to some extent in onshore storage markets, with a strong appetite for capacity emerging during 2020 and early 2021, compared with previous years.

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The Roadmap to Decarbonisation - Liner Fuel Choices Remain Under The Spotlight

Posted by Neil Dekker on 25 May 2021

A carbon-free maritime sector may seem a distant prospect, but the largest liner operators are aready making plans to comply with regulatory measures well in advance of the key 2050 deadline. However, many questions need to be answered and challenging decisions need to be made.

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Two Minutes With Stephanie Rockett, Global HR Manager

Posted by Martin Bird on 17 May 2021


This month, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week, we spoke to Steph Rockett, Infospectrum's Global HR Manager based at our Oxford office. She shares with us her take on working at Infospectrum and what the company has been doing to support employees' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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