Keeping the lid on Iraq
14 February 2017
Reviving the Kuwait sovereignty issue would be disastrous for Iraq
Taxing times in the US
20 February 2017
A proposed US border levy would lift producers, hit consumers and upend oil markets
Trump's US gas disrupters
15 February 2017
American LNG exporters are already reshaping Europe's gas markets. Will the country's new government accelerate the transition?
Memo to Washington: Don't mess with the booming US-Mexico energy trade
15 February 2017
Relations are on the rocks in the early days of the Trump administration. Jeopardising the energy relationship would be a loss for both sides
Libya's political chaos deepens
14 February 2017
An Islamist militia attack on the Sirte Basin was repulsed. But more conflict looks likely
Reshuffle in Caracas
13 February 2017
New appointments show Maduro plans to hold his course
Guyana's new crude frontier?
1 February 2017
The Liza oil find offers the promise of an economic boost for the country but the government must plot its course carefully
North Sea struggles in a new era
1 February 2017
Higher oil prices would help, but they won’t restore glory to an increasingly marginal play
Latest licensing rounds
16 February 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Hunting Mexico's Perdido treasures
18 January 2017
A successful licensing round makes ready a wave of new deep-water investment
Opec cuts, shale mends
10 January 2017
Is American tight oil going to ruin the price recovery?
Odebrecht's trail of destruction
20 February 2017
The builder's region-wide corruption scheme has endangered energy projects across Latin America, none more important that Peru's Southern Gas Pipeline
Yet more Australian LNG
27 January 2017
While there's no end in sight for the global gas glut, higher crude prices will help exporters
The glut still weighs
25 January 2017
Higher oil prices will lift some LNG contracts, but do little to support the spot market
China still thirsty
25 January 2017
Forget the rumours, Chinese imports of oil – for refining and strategic storage – are rising again
Exxon's PNG InterOil plan has hit some hurdles
16 January 2017
The company's bid comes unstuck over undervalued gas reserves
Margin call
3 January 2017
European refining enjoyed a healthy end to 2016. Opec's production deal should add further support
No panacea
8 February 2017
Oil's alternatives still thrived as crude prices fell and Opec's deal is likelier to help than hinder them
Latin America’s NOCs fall from grace
28 June 2016
The state’s heavy hand will slow recovery for the region’s state firms, hurting production and new exploration for years to come
We'll always have Paris
7 December 2016
Putting last year's climate deal into action will be the main theme of 2017
Here comes the sun
6 December 2016
Renewables make perfect sense in the Mideast Gulf. Policymakers need to get serious about them in 2017
The breakthrough
25 November 2016
The Paris Agreement was ratified in 2016, making it a pivotal year for the world's climate
Global oil demand - an inexact science
20 February 2017
Should you bet the house - or your company's drilling programme - on long-term forecasts for oil demand?
Mexico - opportunistic cutter
15 February 2017
Mexico will probably end up losing more oil supply in 2017 than it pledged to cut
South America's desperados
13 February 2017
Latin America's two Opec members needed the deal to cut and Venezuela will probably shed even more output than it agreed
Count on Kuwait
9 February 2017
Kuwait thankful for cuts after missing output targets
Doha will deliver
9 February 2017
Qatar will have no trouble keeping its part of the deal
The UAE is committed, but not enthusiastic
8 February 2017
The UAE could lift oil output but it will likely toe Saudi Arabia's line
Sinopec - putting the house in order
25 January 2017
The Chinese giant is shifting priorities to make the most of weaker crude prices
The puzzling Glencore-Qatari-Rosneft deal
19 January 2017
The sale of a stake in Russia's largest oil producer might not be as significant as many thought
Russneft polishes up
19 January 2017
Moscow's first energy IPO since sanctions puts the company on a solid footing – but may make it a target
The charge for funding
5 January 2017
Accessing energy sector cash from traditional sources has been difficult while oil and gas companies are cutting capital spending. But projects have been taking off
Deals and prayers in Venezuela
7 December 2016
A bond swap has staved off the immediate threat of default, but the downward spiral continues
The Petroleum Economist Awards, 2017
9 February 2017
Petroleum Economist’s annual awards ceremony returns on 28 September 2017
Africa Oil & Power 2017
9 January 2017
5-7 June 2017, Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa
Better by design?
18 October 2016
Europe’s evolving energy market needs to focus on effective mapping
Energy gets brighter
18 October 2016
As the world’s population increases its energy consumption will grow, but much more efficiently
Ecuador taps into water
18 October 2016
Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy explains ambitious plan to develop hydro resources
Nigeria to go all out for biofuels
18 October 2016
As the country’s crude production continues to suffer, it is turning to alternative fuels