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DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER In this White Paper: OPEC's continued inaction suggests a longer duration for lower oil prices The market is still a year away from balance, implying a challenging 2016 that requires robust responses Oil producers must cut costs to stay competitive today and maintain tomorrow's supply Refiners…
Benchmarking was first used by cobblers (shoemakers) to measure your feet: “A mark on the bench." The word and concept took off in the business world during the 1980s, partly in response to the shock of the Japanese success in industrial markets. Hundreds of books have been written on the…
Seasoned executives tend to say about sharp downturns, “We have seen this all before." Some even add "laddie" (a Scottish term for "boy"), at the end of the sentence, addressing those who are too young to have experienced this turmoil before. To some extent, cyclical downturns in oil and gas…
From time to time there are major shifts in value along an industry sector. The recent shift in so called “profit pools” within the airline/aerospace value chain, for example, has led to traditional airlines finally recovering lost ground after the shock of the low cost airline disruption, and with recent…

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DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER EUROPEAN REFINERIES are under increasing pressure from market forces, allowing product imports from the Middle East, Russia and United States. New capacity from large efficient refineries are coming on stream in the Middle East adding to the pressure. KBC are seeing a "multi speed" Europe when…

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