Petroleum Economist Latest licensing rounds The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses Divided oil world The global crude supply landscape has transformed over the past two years, bringing some blessings and many curses for producers Margins push global refinery turnarounds 40% lower The biggest outages will be in Asia but there are stark regional differences Swamped with gas Both demand and prices will need to pick up to ease the oversupply A glimpse of recovery for distillates Falling runs and Middle East maintenance will tighten European distillate supply in Q4 Running the rule on US supply The head of the EIA discusses the market, the debate over fracking and what the future holds for the country’s energy data Light at the end of the tunnel for oil-field services companies Firms are clawing back some of their losses, creating tension with producers still relying on cut-rate drilling costs Better by design? Europe’s evolving energy market needs to focus on effective mapping Energy gets brighter As the world’s population increases its energy consumption will grow, but much more efficiently Ecuador taps into water Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy explains ambitious plan to develop hydro resources Nigeria to go all out for biofuels As the country’s crude production continues to suffer, it is turning to alternative fuels All eyes on Turkey ahead of WPC The country’s importance as an energy hub will continue to increase. Istanbul was a natural choice to hold the upcoming World Petroleum Congress Artificial intelligence and rural African power The energy sector has enjoyed great benefits from technological developments over the last few decades. That could be just the beginning Sustainable energy transition needs cooperation Political and economic collaboration will be essential in the quest for a cleaner, sustainable energy future Getting the public-private finance balance right A more gradual, but sustainable process needs to be put in place to encourage clean energy Much achieved, but much more needed, say report Significant advances in solar, wind and nuclear have been registered, but new challenges are also emerging, according to the World Energy Resources 2016 report The rise of African renewable power South Africa will lead the charge, as Sub-Saharan Africa’s renewable energy sector expands Keep it simple, stupid; go for net zero emissions It is time to reconsider our actions in the battle to combat climate change Ban calls for transformative approach to energy WEC’s Energy Trilemma concept seen as valuable tool in shaping sustainability narrative A valuable tool to compare national progress An index produced by WEC provides insight into policies around the world