Our Big Picture report series offers insights into all the most important market developments in global oil and gas markets as well as the wider energy sector. These publications deliver JBC Energy pioneering market views and are widely read by key decision makers in the energy industry.

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Energy market report
A 5-minute must-read for everybody in the industry

Energy Market Report

The Energy market report is a daily bulletin delivering sharp and timely analysis on crude oil, petroleum product, natural gas, LNG and much more! This report tackles the key drivers of energy markets providing expert insights into recent market developments in a concise single page format. 

  • Daily commentary and analysis of the most important industry developments including those that go under the radar of most news outlets.
  • Written by JBC Energy experts from every field always combining a wide array of opinions.
Latest issues

Issue 07-Aug-2020 - 7 Aug'20

US shale players report their Q2 results, highlighting their resilient production capacity and financial efficiency gains.

Issue 06-Aug-2020 - 6 Aug'20

As Singapore diesel spot premiums plunge amid growing Chinese net exports, we see the recent resilience of diesel cracks as likely deceiving.

Issue 05-Aug-2020 - 5 Aug'20

Refining margins have not managed to keep up with recent rises in crude prices, while the recovery in oil product demand continues to look increasingly fragile.

Issue 04-Aug-2020 - 4 Aug'20

There are a growing number of signals out there flashing red. Meanwhile the refinery consolidation response to the market downturn is already well underway

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Market watch
The Best of JBC Energy

Market Watch

Our Market Watch report provides monthly analysis of key fundamental trends in crude oil, petroleum product, natural gas, LNG and freight markets.  This report allows subscribers to explore the major trends driving markets and incorporates JBC Energy’s latest forecasts and outlooks

  • Extended editorial examines in detail a key dynamic shaping the market
  • Detailed analysis of supply and demand trends, with explicit and transparent revisions.
  • Regular, chart-focused updates on seven key topics, including dedicated analysis of less-covered areas such as freight, natural gas and alternative fuels markets.
  • Monthly data delivery which breaks down our forward-looking assessment of supply, demand, and balances across 10 geographical regions
Latest issues

Issue 7 - 10 Jul'20

We examine whether the prospects for the petchem sector are really as bright as substantial recent investment in new facilities would suggest.

Issue 6 - 11 Jun'20

In this month’s editorial, we assess the sustainability of the past weeks’ spectacular recovery in outright crude pricing

Issue 5 - 11 May'20

Our current base case sees the global crude balance on track for pronounced tightness from H2-2020 onwards. We examine some scenarios for the OPEC+ response to these shifting crude dynamics, and the likely knock-on impact for non-OPEC supply

Issue 4 - 17 Apr'20

The new OPEC+ production cut deal comes too late to stop massive stock builds, which will need to at least start to clear before strength can return to physical oil markets

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Benigni on oil markets
Inspired by our founder’s pioneering views

Benigni on Oil Markets (BoOM)

Our Benigni on Oil Markets (BoOM!) offers readers original and pioneering market views, focusing on potential and likely shifts in the underlying fundamentals in global energy markets. Johannes Benigni and leading JBC analysts give their immediate take on big picture issues and these are instantly available via our Insights service on our JBC Online platform.

 Big ticket issues covered in the recent past include:

  • IMO Repercussions
  • What’s Next for Iran?
  • US Crude Debottlenecking
  • Is there still a Bright Future in Plastics?
  • The Future with Covid-19
  • The Case for Refinery Consolidation
Latest issues

Issue 5 - 8 Jul'20

We assess the global refinery overcapacity issues in a post COVID-19 environment. We provide an overview of regional vulnerabilities and potential consolidation paths.

Issue 4 - 18 Jun'20

We take a closer look at the potential of inventory developments amid the recent contango phase, discussing the impact high tertiary inventory builds over the low-price period may have on the near-term demand recovery.

Issue 3 - 23 Mar'20

We explore the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on oil markets and outline our new base case.

Issue 2 - 9 Mar'20

We explore some of the massive repercussions of the last few days' worth of OPEC+ action as well as possible paths forward.