Best in Energy – 28 February 2023

Russia’s oil export revenue and sanctions impact

Japan’s opposition to nuclear power falls ($BBG)

BP transfers statistical review to new publisher

Lithium prices tumble as bubble bursts

China’s pensions and population ageing

Yemen’s stricken oil storage tanker ($FT)

GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION was essentially flat in December 2022 compared with December 2021, as output deteriorated through the latter part of 2022 in response to rising inflation, faltering consumer and business purchases of merchandise, and efforts to reduce excess inventories. Output growth has slowed to rates consistent with the onset of recessions in 2001, 2008 and 2020, though also with mid-cycle slowdowns in 2012 and 2015 from which the economy re-accelerated:

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John Kemp

Energy analyst, public policy specialist, amateur historian