http://www.petroleum-economist.com Petroleum Economist An enormous opportunity http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2016/an-enormous-opportunity Coal and oil will be the mainstays of Indian energy demand for decades, but gas and renewables can play a bigger role than many expect Colombia's collateral damage http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/south-central-america/2016/colombias-collateral-damage Efforts to end Colombia’s decades-old war were supposed to bring security to the country’s oil sector, but are doing the opposite The making of an LNG bonanza http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2016/the-making-of-an-lng-bonanza Costly imports, weak domestic prices and poor infrastructure have stymied India’s gas market. But things are changing, fast Cairn India: Private oil dynamo http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/corporate/company-profiles/2016/cairn-india-private-oil-dynamo Cairn India is deploying technology and human capital across the upstream, strengthening its place as the country’s leading private oil and gas firm Help is at hand http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/licensing-rounds/2016/help-is-at-hand India has revamped some upstream terms, much to the industry’s relief Latest licensing rounds http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/licensing-rounds/2016/latest-licensing-rounds With projects stopping and starting, it's important to keep abreast of what's coming up in the upstream Iran’s oil output could hit 4.5m b/d if investment flows http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2016/iran-s-oil-output-could-hit-45m-bd-if-investment-flows Production could rise by 0.9m b/d by 2025 but it needs help from international oil companies (IOCs) Time for action from Opec http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2016/time-for-action-from-opec Saudi Arabia’s oil minister says Opec will take “any possible action” to stabilise the market. The group should cut, now Angola tries to ride out the slump http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2016/angola-tries-to-ride-out-the-slump The economy has stalled and oil-output growth targets will not be met. Now the president has put his daughter in charge of the state company US carbon emissions from gas to surpass coal http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2016/us-carbon-emissions-from-gas-to-surpass-coal Despite gas being a cleaner-burning fuel higher demand has boosted pollutants Is Opec just talking up the market again? http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2016/is-opec-just-talking-up-the-market-again A deal is likelier now than it was before, but hurdles remain China’s oil product exports soar in H1 2016 http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2016/china-s-oil-product-exports-soar-in-h1-2016 The country’s crude demand may be slowing but sales are ramping up Energy transitions and power sector unbundling 2.0 http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/events/wec-istanbul-2016/2016/energy-transitions-and-power-sector-unbundling-20 Decommoditising the electricity sector may be the next step in the transition to a lower carbon future US crude by rail shipments tumble as oil-price spread narrows http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/rail/2016/us-crude-by-rail-shipments-tumble-as-oil-price-spread-narrows Prices, pipelines and declining production will push volumes even lower How can energy support the growth of urbanisation? http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/events/wec-istanbul-2016/2016/how-can-energy-support-the-growth-of-urbanisation A transformative approach is needed, argues a forthcoming Arup report for the World Energy Council Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW 2016) http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/events/industry-events/2016/singapore-international-energy-week-siew-2016 24-28 October 2016, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore NOC’s Sanallah: ports deal with ‘criminal’ Jadhran threatens Libyan oil recovery http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2016/noc-s-sanallah-ports-deal-with-criminal-jadhran-threatens-libyan-oil-recovery The UN’s agreement to pay off militia controlling oil terminals will ‘contaminate’ its reputation in the country and sets a dangerous precedent, says NOC chief NOC pleads for money from Tripoli http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2016/noc-pleads-for-money-from-tripoli Unity government’s refusal to transfer funds pledged to state firm is stalling oil-output recovery, says NOC chief Sanallah: Keep NOC out of the war http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2016/sanallah-keep-noc-out-of-the-war Oil is now driving the conflict in Libya, says the state company’s boss, and dragging the firm into it will worsen the situation Championing UK gas http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2016/championing-uk-gas Chemicals firm Ineos believes the best way to secure its feedstock is to go out and find it. 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