• North Africa buffeted by politics and markets

    Libya's oil output is recovering. But both it and neighbour Algeria are struggling to market their barrels


  • Indonesia’s new leader must move fast to stave off energy crunch

    As falling production and rising energy imports start to take their toll on the wider economy, it is clear Indonesia needs to reshape its oil and gas regime to lure much-needed upstream investment. But is the incoming president up to the challenge? Damon Evans reports


  • A dirty business

    Paul Barrett reveals a tale of oil, pollution, intrigue and corruption in Ecuador in his new book. Review by Justin Jacobs


  • Managing risk key to unlocking Mexico's riches

    Foreign investors are eager to enter the country's newly liberalized energy sector - but they should be wary of red tape, holes in the supply chain for unconventional extraction and short-term shortages in skilled staff, writes Raul Camba*


  • New rise of the Middle East refiners

    Exports from the new super-refineries of the Middle East – now the world’s fastest-growing refining region – will speed the pace of closures in Europe, Martin Quinlan writes


  • 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



 

Latest issue: October 2014

The G-word

Geopolitics has lost its impact on the market and the fundamentals are bearish


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