Markets & Finance

Financial Review: Second-quarter 2017

Release date: September 26, 2017
Next release date: December 2017

Key findings

  • Brent crude oil prices remained lower than in the 2012–14 period but were 6% higher than in second-quarter 2016, increasing operating cash flow for most producers
  • Liquids production increased 4% in second-quarter 2017, the highest rate since third-quarter 2015
  • Energy companies' return on equity was the largest since first-quarter 2015
  • Capital expenditure increased year over year for the first quarter since second-quarter 2014

Geographic distribution of global oil and natural gas companies, second-quarter 2017

See entire second-quarter review