Top 10 Trends Facing the Global Energy & Resources Industry
Volatility in commodity prices, breakthroughs in nanotechnology, new technologies in oil recovery, the future of oil field services and the rising importance of water footprint for energy companies.
These are among the top trends facing the global energy and resources industry in 2012. They are explored in the Energy & Resources Predictions 2012 report from Deloitte's global Energy & Resources group.
“Over the last twelve months, there has been no shortage of themes impacting energy and resources globally,” said Carl Hughes, Global Lead, Energy & Resources, Deloitte. “From the impact of the ‘Arab Spring’ on oil markets to rising commodity prices to the heated debate over the future of nuclear power, these themes are diverse as they are geographically dispersed and they serve as an underlying current in this year’s report.”