All articles by Nick Ferris

Nick Ferris is a senior data journalist based in London. He has previously worked at Greenpeace Unearthed, The MailOnline and The Straits Times. He is a graduate of the MA in Investigative Journalism at City University. Contact Nick at: nick.ferris [at]

Nick Ferris


Weekly data: there will be more LNG tankers than oil supertankers by 2028

Plans to double the size of the world’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker fleet point to the risk of LNG oversupply and threaten climate targets.

Top ten countries currently developing the most oil and gas fields

These are the top ten countries leading the charge against the IEA recommendation that no new oil fields should come online to meet net zero by 2050.

Will Saudi Arabia ever make good on its solar ambitions?   

Saudi Arabia still generates 99% of its power from fossil fuels, with only a handful of – admittedly massive – solar projects in the pipeline.

Why LNG’s current boom will only accelerate its ultimate demise

A tight market is putting emerging markets off LNG – and Europe’s energy transition may push the continent off gas faster than anticipated.

Inside Norway’s efforts to move on from oil and gas

Petrostate Norway is on the path to becoming a global leader in climate tech, though the oil and gas industry retains a firm grip on the country’s economy.

Exclusive: How just 25 oil companies are set to blow the world’s 1.5°C carbon budget

A new Energy Monitor investigation reveals how Big Oil’s extraction plans continue to fly in the face of climate science.

Weekly data: How one field has transformed Norway’s oil fortunes

Norwegian oil output is set to increase 13% next year – despite calls to wind down production to reach net zero by 2050.

Positive outlook for US energy transition ahead of midterm elections

Energy Monitor analyses the past and projected future of the US energy transition to mark the 2022 midterm elections.

Big oil’s big recovery

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered a recovery in crude oil prices. Six months on, we look at how this has changed the fossil fuel industry.

Why hydrogen is not the answer to petrostates’ woes

Hydrogen production may help some petrostates diversify during the energy transition, but it will not replace oil and gas.