If You’re Small, Source Smart Globally

Jay Tan Blog, Oil&Gas, Procurement 0 Comments

Unlike large energy conglomerates, smaller energy companies ought to take advantage of global sourcing in order to remain competitive in the markets. Unfortunately, many are still ill equipped to do so, owing to the complexities involved in cross-border buying. Nevertheless, there can be significant upside if it’s done right. Smaller firms within energy markets may have the tendency to source …

Oil and Gas Insights Spring 2019

Oil and Gas Insights Spring 2019

4C Associates Newsletters, Oil&Gas

Welcome to the Spring edition of 4C Associates’ quarterly Oil & Gas sector update. With oil majors publishing their first set of quarterly results of 2019 (reporting Q4 2018), it has demonstrated that after years of fighting to gain control of costs, the industry’s ‘big-guns’ can finally get back to generating significant cash flows. Still, the question surrounding the long-term …

How the increasing sales of Hybrid and Electric cars might affect Oil and Gas companies

How the increasing sales of Hybrid and Electric cars might affect Oil and Gas companies

Laura Schmidt and Victoria Proctor Blog, Oil&Gas

Tesla, BMW, Toyota, Nissan; anywhere we look on the street, hybrid and electric cars seem to be appearing more and more, aimed at varied demographics, with increased media focus around customer incentives to move to electric. While for the consumer, they target hearts with a zero-carbon footprint message, and purse strings with city driving exemptions, the following questions arise: What …

Low Oil Price Effects on Procurement and Cost Cutting

Low oil price effects on procurement and cost cutting

Mark Ellis Blog, Oil&Gas

2015 was the beginning of the storm to hit the oil and gas industry, with the world’s demand for oil falling and supply increasing, the resulting price of a barrel has plummeted to record lows not seen since the last crash in the early 2000s. This has driven a change of attitude across the industry to really examine expenditure, leading …

Expensive alternative fuel vehicles

admin Blog, Oil&Gas, Supply Chain 0 Comments

A study carried out by the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) found that one in four business leaders are either using or are considering adopting alternative fuel vehicles. Unsurprisingly the most cited reason for considering alternative fuels was cost. With Brent Crude oil currently at $108 per barrel and the IMF warning that prices could double by 2022, businesses see fuel …