About Upstream

Upstream is an award-winning global oil & gas newspaper, published weekly and solely available on a subscription basis, as well as offering an open-access website with round-the-clock news coverage five days a week.

Editorial Policy

Upstream’s editorial policy is to relentlessly pursue accurate, exclusive and independent news covering the entire upstream oil and gas industry in every corner of the globe. The focus is on business, policy, trends and the key players. The daring and unbiased news content is supported each week by features and profiles offering an inside view of the issues and the people that make a difference in the industry.

Upstream currently has 28 reporters located around the world. All are experienced journalists, all know the oil & gas industry and all are solely employed by Upstream. With such a focused approach, Upstream is able to uphold the high standard of global news demanded by readers of the newspaper and users of UpstreamOnline.

Upstream distribution network

Upstream is currently distributed in over 100 countries worldwide via local mail or hand-delivery services.

If your local distribution network fails to deliver your newspaper in a timely manner, please read the paper online: upstreamonline.com/hardcopy

Hardcopy is simultaneously published online every Friday at 0600 GMT as the latest newspaper comes off the press.


Upstream is owned by NHST Media Group

NHST Media Group is a major Norwegian publishing house, producing a variety of business, financial and trade-focused publications in both print and electronic formats.

The group is behind successful newspapers such as Norway's leading business daily Dagens Naeringsliv and the international shipping newspaper TradeWinds.

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Upstream is described as "invaluable", "excellent" and "the best publication of its type on the market" by senior managers in some of the most respected companies in the industry. Upstream has firmly established itself as the leading source of quality news in the international oil and gas industry.

Other respected publications have also taken notice, with the Los Angeles Times stating: "The flamboyant trade weekly Upstream has become a must-read both for its bold irreverent style and its thorough coverage." This was followed by praise from the New York Times: "For energy executives, Upstream has become a must-read, like Advertising Age or Variety or American Lawyer in their respective fields."

In order to maintain the paper's leading position and strong reputation, it is important to listen to the market. Every two years, Upstream carries out a comprehensive readership survey through Ipsos MORI, the renowned UK research organisation.

The latest survey, conducted by telephone in 2010 among 201 subscribers, shows that 95% rate Upstream as very good or fairly good, with subscribers reading 6.8 out of every 8 issues on average, and with each issue being circulated amongst an average of 4.8 people.

Furthermore, it is clearly a publication favoured by management, with the majority in management functions (25% classing themselves as top management) and 75%influencing the strategic development of their company.

Despite their senior ranking, Upstream's subscribers value the publication so highly that they spend an average of 43 minutes per week reading the newspaper.

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