Oil super majors' performance hasn't been very impressive of late, Alic writes. They might have to get smaller to get bigger if they wish to avoid being rendered irrelevant by the growing ranks of juniors, she adds.
With the Keystone XL pipeline still up for debate in the US, some Canadian leaders are discussing alternatives to getting access to world oil markets, according to OilPrice.com, regardless of what comes of the Keystone XL pipeline.
New advancements in drilling have opened up a wealth of natural gas resources in the US. But how much is too much? A shift to exporting natural gas might be a no-brainer, according to OilPrice.com, but it's not as simple as it sounds.
Royal Dutch Shell has placed an order for the first ever floating liquified natural gas plant, according to OilPrice.com.
Europe wants to escape Gazprom's stranglehold by diversifying into shale gas. But Gazprom is throwing up obstacles.