Energy & Environment

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Oil & Gas

June 2015
A divisive and often misinformed debate about unconventional gas-and-oil resources is jeopardizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change America’s economic and energy trajectory.
April 2015
Distinct economic principles and requirements underlie success in shale development. This holds especially true for operational performance.
October 2014
To succeed in today's increasingly challenging competitive environment, smaller exploration and production companies have to find new, differentiated ways to grow profitably and sustainably.
March 2015
To build a competitive edge for the future, shipping companies need to understand the business case for switching to environmentally friendlier options for marine fuel.
May 2014
Drawing from its work with the world’s leading subsea operators and suppliers, BCG outlines nine actions that companies can take to address the challenges of maturity.

Oil Price Volatility: The Series

June 2015
For many downstream companies, the current environment of low oil prices has been a boon. But prospects vary by sector and region.
March 2015
The sharp decrease in oil prices has material implications for natural-gas markets. But markets will not react uniformly.
January 2015
Oil prices have plummeted to levels not seen since the financial crisis. What does this mean for oil and gas companies and other stakeholders?
January 2015
These are difficult times for upstream energy companies. To succeed, such businesses will have to make bold, fundamental changes across the entire organization.

European Power

Big Data and Beyond
July 2014
It can be hard to tell how retail energy providers can fuel growth with big data right away. We see three opportunities with high potential in the near term.
May 2014
The challenges of big data may seem as outsized as its potential. But by developing six key capabilities, businesses can realize big data’s full promise.

Future of Power

June 2013
To ensure that their fossil-fuel plants operate flexibly and competitively in tomorrow’s more volatile market, power companies must undertake a holistic transformation of their organizations.
Operational Excellence
October 2013
A BCG benchmarking revealed that simplification—of a company’s business model, processes, and organization—is critical for best-in-class efficiency in retail energy sales.
February 2013
Energy network operators that take a holistic approach can reduce costs by as much as 15 percent if they pull the right combination of levers.