Syed Rashid Husain

 The writer is Vice President of Al-Khobar-based Al-Azzaz Est., eminent journalist and energy analyst. He writes a popular weekly column   ‘Energy Outlook’ for Saudi Gazette and also contributes to Pakistan’s Dawn and the BBC.
  • US Domestic Demand Will Remain Double The Domestic Supply

    Apr 15, 2018
    From, the quest of energy independence to ‘energy dominance,’ the U.S. has travelled a long distance. Rather than seeking, energy independence, as his predecessors were seeking, President Donald Trump in his first State of the Union address hinted at the possibility of U.S. energy dominance, underlining that the ‘war’ on American energy was over.
  • OPEC Producers : In The Game For A Long Haul

    Feb 06, 2018
    An interesting new study – with long-term possible consequences - is making rounds! For the last few years, oil pundits have been banking on the premise that the shale revolution is here to stay and that the U.S. is the new energy superpower.
  • Developments In The Middle East Have The Capacity To Undo All The Projections

    Dec 03, 2017
    In view of the emerging, new, variables impacting the global energy equation, the IEA cut its oil demand growth forecast by 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) for both 2017 and 2018. And this meant that the global oil consumption may not breach 100 million bpd next year as many were anticipating.
  • Oil Demand Could go Down by 8M bpd

    Oct 01, 2017
    A revolution is in the air. The world is on the cusp of a giant leap – from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles – carrying immense implication for the global energy order of the day.
  • Green Energy Seemingly Becoming Non-Issue

    May 03, 2017
    As a candidate, President Trump had been expressing doubts about the very science of global warming, the rising temperatures and about people’s influence on global warming. He has also been blaming wind turbines for killing eagles while lamenting the push towards solar power as costly
  • Market Firm up for Now

    Mar 02, 2017
    Contributing rather adversely to the overall market balance is the growing efficiency of drillers. One consequence of this trend has been the stunning rise in output from an average US oil well. One measure of productivity is the estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) – the total amount of hydrocarbons extracted from a single well.
  • A New Geopolitical Reality

    Mar 02, 2017
    Saudi Arabia and Russia today together account for more than a fifth of global oil supplies. The first global crude supply pact in 15 yearsis underlining the growing energy amity between Saudi Arabia and Russia, “It is very significant to have an agreement by the two powerhouses that are Russia and Saudi Arabia.
  • Investments Should Continue

    Dec 09, 2015
    In the current scenario, investment in the sector is under threat. Investments in new exploration are already down about 20 percent this year, and more cuts are expected in 2016. As per Wood Mackenzie, about $200 billion in new oil and gas projects have been delayed or cancelled in 2015. And in the meantime, the U.S output is entering a plateau phase.
  • Canada's sand oil Polluting and Environmentally Non-friendly

    Apr 02, 2014
    There are political connotations - to the entire conundrum. The pipeline runs through areas that have been losing population for an extended period of time. With surge in U.S. domestic crude output looming large, approval of the pipeline before the well of interest dries up remains strategically important to Canada.
  • Shale Development Opened up New Vistas In The Energy World

    Apr 02, 2014
    The ongoing shale revolution could be constrained for various reasons, from environment to market prices. But even if it continues at the current pace, rather unabated, full energy independence to the U.S. may not be in sight. Down the road, things could indeed turn out different.
  • Crude Enters the New Year in Subdued Mood

    Apr 02, 2014
    As the oil boom adds to supply and more efficient vehicles dampen the global thirst for crude, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical arm of the Department of Energy, now says that the world’s largest consumer would continue to grow less and less dependent on foreign (middle eastern) oil.

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