'Tripoli has only one option - it must free us'
Ibrihim Jathran's skills were once so valued by the Libyan government, he was granted a top post with the country's Petroleum Facilities Guard. Now, after ordering his troops to seize control of a swathe of Libya's vital oil-export ports, Tripoli sees him as the main threat to the country's stability. Wil Crisp meets the eastern Libya rebel in his Ajdabiya headquarters
Breaking up Chinese Big Oil?
China's major state-owned producers have been dogged by a spate of corruption scandals, with senior officials accused of abusing their positions and encouraging anti-competitive practices. Will new president Xi Jinping curb the might of the country's big three? Justin Jacobs investigates
E&P on rise in resurgent Gulf of Mexico
Almost four years on from the Macondo disaster, the deep-water Gulf is experiencing a revival. Output is growing and explorers are making major finds in deeper, newly emerging plays. Ian Lewis reports
LNG traders line up for Asian hub
It might take at least a decade, but industry insiders believe Singapore is positioning itself to take the lead in the region's gas trade. But will the country be a physical trading location or a price-reference point? Damon Evans reports
Hopes rise for cracking the Barents
Two recent oil discoveries - one in a new area - point to progress in unravelling the complicated geology of Norway's part of the Barents Sea, Martin Quinlan writes
Cairo looks to ease IOC pain
With foreign oil companies owed about $6 billion, Egypt's interim, military-backed government must make tough choices as it looks to keep production and investment flowing, reports James Gavin.
Russia's energy trade with China to quadruple by 2025
The value of Russia's energy trade with China could quadruple by 2025, according to a new study, writes Helen Robertson