• Climbing up the chemicals cycle

    The chemicals business cycle edged upwards in 2013 and there are hopes for more progress this year, Martin Quinlan writes


  • Uneven progress for chemicals

    The worldwide chemicals business is strengthening but Europe is lagging, Martin Quinlan writes


  • China's refining boom fades

    Slowing oil demand growth, a changing economy and stricter environmental standards are ushering in a new era for refiners, writes Justin Jacobs


  • Boom-times for US refiners

    Over the past five years, US crude oil production has increased by more than the entire output of Nigeria. Refiners are benefiting, Martin Quinlan writes


  • End of Libyan oil blockade comes with risks

    An agreement to resume exports has reassured oil markets. But several hurdles remain, Chris Stephen reports from Tripoli


  • Australia ready to reap rewards

    Despite high development costs the country will soon be the world’s biggest LNG exporter – and offers plenty more in the upstream too


  • Australia's obstacle course

    Australia, primed to be the world’s largest LNG producer, will need to overcome soaring development costs and tempt new buyers in India and Southeast Asia to keep momentum going, writes Tony Regan


  • FLNG: Charting a new course

    Offshore liquefaction facilities can make Australia’s LNG sector competitive