Plus ça change: Quebec reverses fracking ban
18 January 2017
The province will allow the technique. But it may be too little too late
Will rising Libyan oil production ruin the Opec deal?
16 January 2017
Exempt from the cuts, the country could still help decide their success or failure
Big Oil will get a bigger voice under Trump
16 January 2017
Oil's stock is on the rise in Washington DC as industry backers prepare to take the reins of power
Mexico's reformation leader
9 January 2017
In October, Petroleum Economist met with Mexico's Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, during our strategy forum in Mexico City. In the following weeks, we carried out an interview over email with the minister. The questions and answers follow
Economics of growth
12 December 2016
Regional finances are set for steady growth, but the CEE could benefit from wider geopolitical stability
Libya’s oil war flares up
12 December 2016
NOC’s plans to lift output are under threat after renewed fighting in the Sirte basin
Hunting Mexico's Perdido treasures
18 January 2017
A successful licensing round makes ready a wave of new deep-water investment
Opening up Trinidad's tar sands
5 January 2017
The island holds large bitumen reserves. The head of a company wanting to develop them says the resource could help fix the country’s energy-import problem
Latest licensing rounds
17 January 2017
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses
Opec cuts, shale mends
10 January 2017
Is American tight oil going to ruin the price recovery?
CEE oil & gas companies embrace Energy Union
12 December 2016
By working together, regional energy markets can feel the benefit of scale economics
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
Shifting the bulge
3 January 2017
An onslaught of new supply will continue to pressure LNG prices in 2017
Slipping schedules in Australia
3 January 2017
Weak prices and a glut of supply are delaying some Australian LNG supply
Tapping out
8 December 2016
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline—an economic lifeline for the state and an American oil industry icon—is under threat as output declines
Will US LNG lure Gazprom into a price war in Europe?
8 December 2016
Cheap supplies from across the Atlantic threaten the Russian firm’s position. How will it respond?
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
Nuclear power in the EU has fallen out of fashion
25 May 2016
Nuclear is more prone to popularity peaks and troughs than many other energy sources, and it’s not looking good at the moment
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
Oil data's disruptive hashtag
20 January 2017
If you use Twitter and you're in the energy business, you'll know #OOTT. In his first column for Petroleum Economist, its co-founder tells us how the handle came about
Collateral gain
18 January 2017
The market's gaze may be on tight oil's reaction to the Opec deal. But the agreement buoys Canadian suppliers too
Diminishing gas glut
3 January 2017
Falling production and higher demand should tighten the US natural gas market in 2017
A tale of two forecasts
3 January 2017
Both the IEA and Opec agree global oil demand will increase in 2017. Supplies are trickier to figure out
The comeback
3 January 2017
Opec's deal is a seismic moment for the oil market. But forces beyond the group's control will decide how effective the cuts are
Over to you, Texas
13 December 2016
The Opec-non-Opec deal will help prices – but even if everyone complies, it can’t on its own be decisive
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
What is New Baker Hughes worth?
6 December 2016
The service industry’s favourite target has finally found a new home— and gets a new financial outlook to boot
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
All eyes on Turkey ahead of WPC
18 October 2016
The country’s importance as an energy hub will continue to increase. Istanbul was a natural choice to hold the upcoming World Petroleum Congress