http://www.petroleum-economist.com Petroleum Economist Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 looks blurry in Khashoggi aftermath http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2018/saudi-arabias-vision-2030-looks-blurry-in-khashoggi-aftermath International reaction to the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will lead, at very least, to delays to the kingdom’s ambitious reform programme South Africa urgently seeking gas as energy transition stalls http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2018/south-africa-urgently-seeking-gas-as-energy-transition-stalls South Africa’s power sector plans envisage a big role for gas, but first the country needs to find the feedstock 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 Senegal and Guinea-Bissau deal faces domestic pressures http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2018/senegal-and-guinea-bissau-deal-faces-domestic-pressures Guinea-Bissau is eager to kick start exploration in acreage shared with oil-rich Senegal, but it’s slow going Novatek Arctic LNG project defies US sanctions http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2018/novatek-arctic-lng-project-defies-us-sanctions Novatek’s Arctic LNG projects are continuing apace, despite Washington’s so-called “bill from hell” Unions flag North Sea safety fears http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2018/unions-flag-north-sea-safety-fears Changed working terms have triggered strikes in both the the UK and Norwegian North Sea oil industries Ecuador: In a hurry to mend the past http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/south-central-america/2018/ecuador-in-a-hurry-to-mend-the-past After a decade marred by corruption and legal disputes, Ecuador’s reformist government wants a more investment-friendly exploration regime Big guns boost UK North Sea commitments http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2018/big-guns-boost-uk-north-sea-commitments Shell and Equinor have bolstered their offshore presence in the UK, while Total has made a sizeable discovery Liquidity fuels LNG storage growth http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/storage/2018/liquidity-fuels-lng-storage-growth Commercial storage of LNG is on the rise as the market evolves, and emissions controls loom larger on the horizon Global storage not tanked up enough http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/storage/2018/global-storage-not-tanked-up-enough World commercial oil inventories continued their declining trend over the past year. Oil storage owners face a mixed market Gazprom continues to aim high http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/corporate/company-profiles/2018/gazprom-continues-to-aim-high The towering ambition of Gazprom’s capex programme is matched only by the height of its controversial new St Petersburg headquarters Chill in the air for Canadian drillers http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2018/chill-in-the-air-for-canadian-drillers Labour day heralded the unofficial start of the Canadian drilling season. This year it’s beginning amid uncertainty Canada's pipeline paralysis hits Trudeau hard http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2018/canadas-pipeline-paralysis-hits-trudeau-hard A Canadian court has blocked plans for a pipeline expansion Australian shale play faces rocky ride http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/asia-pacific/2018/australian-shale-play-faces-rocky-ride The Northern Territory, a key LNG centre, holds huge reserves of shale gas. But will regulations stifle development? Australia’s Dorado: A black gold bonanza http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/asia-pacific/2018/australia-s-dorado-a-black-gold-bonanza After three decades without sizable discoveries, Western Australia is now the country’s most exciting exploration province Is the oil market facing a supply crunch? http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2018/is-the-oil-market-facing-a-supply-crunch Market forces, Trump's tweets and the latest Opec+ agreement have helped shape global supply in recent months Israel-Egypt gas export deal shapes up http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/pipelines/2018/israel-egypt-gas-export-deal-shapes-up Practical steps have been taken that could eventually enable gas from Israel’s offshore to be piped to Egypt One step forward, two back in Libya http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2018/one-step-forward-two-back-in-libya An IS attack on the Tripoli HQ of Libya’s battered oil industry has presented the sector with its sternest test yet Map: Libya's conflict http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2018/map-libyas-conflict This regularly updated map shows the ongoing conflict among rival factions seeking control of the territory and oil of Libya Life with Amlo http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/south-central-america/2018/life-with-amlo Mexico's upstream has boomed in recent years, and a bullish new president wants to drive growth