http://www.petroleum-economist.com Petroleum Economist Statoil's ray of North Sea sunshine http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2017/statoils-ray-of-north-sea-sunshine The Verbier discovery is undoubtedly a welcome boost for the UK oil industry, but plenty more like it will be needed to arrest the region’s decline Russia's LNG threat boosts export liberalisation prospects http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2017/russias-lng-threat-boosts-export-liberalisation-prospects Don't expect the market to be freed up anytime soon, but Russia is at least thinking about busting Gazprom's monopoly on pipeline gas supply Transneft under fire http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/corporate/company-profiles/2017/transneft-under-fire The pipeline company's leaders are used to doing things their way, but a new shareholder, who has Kremlin-backing, sees things differently and wants changes Oil prices—is the worst over? http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2017/oil-prices-is-the-worst-over Supply-demand balances are tightening and sentiment is turning, but the next two quarters will be decisive 10 lessons from a decade of exploration http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2017/10-lessons-from-a-decade-of-exploration Finding oil and gas in frontier plays has become harder. An industry veteran has some advice Trump's Iran move and oil http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2017/trumps-iran-move-and-oil The market should not ignore the geopolitical risks if the nuclear deal now unravels Brazil beckons with new oil auction http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/licensing-rounds/2017/brazil-beckons-with-new-oil-auction The first bid round in two years will test investor interest after a tumultuous period for the country Vaca Muerta making moves http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2017/vaca-muerta-making-moves Argentina's unconventional oil and gas play is gaining momentum, and drawing more international interest Help at hand in India http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2017/help-at-hand-in-india Conservation, EVs and renewables can play their part. But India wants much more yield from its own oil and gas resources too Latest licensing rounds http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/licensing-rounds/2017/latest-licensing-rounds The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses India—demand dynamo http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/asia-pacific/2017/india-demand-dynamo India's economic success will make it a decisive player in global energy for decades Nafta 2.0: Dealing with the Devil http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2017/nafta-20-dealing-with-the-devil Despite being such a prominent component of the trade relationship, energy has hardly come up in Nafta talks. That could change Harvey's aftermath http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2017/harveys-aftermath The Gulf Coast is now a force on global oil and gas markets, making the hurricanes that regularly ravage the region a greater threat to supply Solar PV growth outpaces all other fuels — and will continue to grow http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/low-carbon-energy/renewables/2017/solar-pv-growth-outpaces-all-other-fuels-and-will-continue-to-grow Renewables broke new records in 2016, largely as a result of booming solar photovoltaics (PV) deployed in the People’s Republic of China, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) New Zealand: Progress in the Pacific http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/asia-pacific/2017/new-zealand-progress-in-the-pacific Ambitious targets on emissions must be met alongside economic growth Reflections on the Gulf http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2017/reflections-on-the-gulf Based on personal memories, Gerald Butt evokes the atmosphere in the Gulf at the dawn of the oil boom era Repsol tuning up http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/corporate/company-profiles/2017/repsol-tuning-up The Spanish major has tightened its belt, lifted its profitability and positioned itself to capitalise on an evolving market A new role for NOCs http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/corporate/finance/2017/a-new-role-for-nocs To cope with an era of lower oil prices, state-owned firms must put value above volume and focus less on production, more on their commercial position Nord Stream 2: Pay your money, take your choice http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/pipelines/2017/nord-stream-2-pay-your-money-take-your-choice The pipeline faces a tough financing climate and continued opposition Europe—ready to dock http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2017/europe-ready-to-dock European passenger boats are looking to LNG for fuel