Petroleum Economist Gazprom finds it hard to break with Ukraine An international court ruling over gas supply contracts has done little to resolve differences between Gazprom and Naftogaz Uncertain days for Malaysia's oil industry The surprise victory of the opposition alliance in Malaysia could lead to a new relationship between the government and Petronas Latest licensing rounds The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses Pertamina's offshore oil chase After two years of belt-tightening, Indonesia's NOC is seeking to plug the country's energy consumption gap An East Med gas renaissance After years of inertia, the prospects for the region's gas finally moving towards markets are improving Colombian oil revival hopes face electoral test An upcoming election and auction round will help determine the country's oil fortunes ExxonMobil and Chevron go big in the Permian It is a new era for the supermajors and the west Texas shale basin as the companies plot aggressive growth plans Permian faces pipeline crunch The west Texas oil and gas play could see growth crimped if major infrastructure projects aren’t completed in time Iraqi oil's 15 bloody years Gary Vogler's memoir of post-invasion Iraq gives context to the many challenges the country still faces Tank Storage Asia 2018 26-27 September 2018, Singapore Tank Storage Germany 2018 5-6 December 2018, Hamburg Ecuador: Holding steady on Opec cuts No plans for an uptick in investment and production in the immediate future Venezuela: Opec's heavy lifter The Latin American producer's sharp fall in output has helped hold the cartel’s deal together Latin America's oil production struggles to recover Venezuela and Mexico are still coping with the fallout from the downturn while Brazil is set to start adding barrels again China oil financing falls in Latin America Beijing’s investment in the region is shifting from oil and other commodities to services Saudis claim diplomatic victory on Iran The kingdom says Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal vindicates its long-standing regional strategy Opec ushers in the next market cycle Opec and partners have cleared the glut—but will keep cutting. The strategy will support prices, but recreate the conditions that brought about the last bust Iran importers face sanctions shell game Trump’s sanctions plan lacks international support for now, but importers will nonetheless have to adapt Tanzania playing catch up on LNG project The NOC wants to get a stalled LNG project moving, but doubts remain over the operating environment Trump lays down Iran gauntlet The US administration must win over sceptical European and Asian allies to make oil sanctions bite as hard as last time