http://www.petroleum-economist.com Petroleum Economist Taxing times in the US http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2017/taxing-times-in-the-us A proposed US border levy would lift producers, hit consumers and upend oil markets Odebrecht's trail of destruction http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/pipelines/2017/odebrechts-trail-of-destruction The builder's region-wide corruption scheme has endangered energy projects across Latin America, none more important that Peru's Southern Gas Pipeline Global oil demand - an inexact science http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2017/global-oil-demand-an-inexact-science Should you bet the house - or your company's drilling programme - on long-term forecasts for oil demand? 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 Trump's US gas disrupters http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2017/trumps-us-gas-disrupters American LNG exporters are already reshaping Europe's gas markets. Will the country's new government accelerate the transition? Memo to Washington: Don't mess with the booming US-Mexico energy trade http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2017/memo-to-washington-dont-mess-with-the-booming-us-mexico-energy-trade Relations are on the rocks in the early days of the Trump administration. Jeopardising the energy relationship would be a loss for both sides Mexico - opportunistic cutter http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2017/mexico-opportunistic-cutter Mexico will probably end up losing more oil supply in 2017 than it pledged to cut Libya's political chaos deepens http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2017/libyas-political-chaos-deepens An Islamist militia attack on the Sirte Basin was repulsed. But more conflict looks likely Keeping the lid on Iraq http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2017/keeping-the-lid-on-iraq Reviving the Kuwait sovereignty issue would be disastrous for Iraq South America's desperados http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2017/south-americas-desperados Latin America's two Opec members needed the deal to cut and Venezuela will probably shed even more output than it agreed Reshuffle in Caracas http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/south-central-america/2017/reshuffle-in-caracas New appointments show Maduro plans to hold his course Venezuela on the precipice http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/south-central-america/2017/venezuela-on-the-precipice The Opec deal is not enough to rescue Venezuela and its indebted state company PdV The Petroleum Economist Awards, 2017 http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/events/petroleum-economist-awards/2016/the-petroleum-economist-awards-2017 Petroleum Economist’s annual awards ceremony returns on 28 September 2017 Count on Kuwait http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2017/count-on-kuwait Kuwait thankful for cuts after missing output targets Doha will deliver http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2017/doha-will-deliver Qatar will have no trouble keeping its part of the deal The UAE is committed, but not enthusiastic http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2017/the-uae-is-committed-but-not-enthusiastic The UAE could lift oil output but it will likely toe Saudi Arabia's line No panacea http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/low-carbon-energy/renewables/2017/no-panacea Oil's alternatives still thrived as crude prices fell and Opec's deal is likelier to help than hinder them Draining the swamp http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2017/draining-the-swamp The oil glut will linger, despite Opec's best efforts Caspian cuts http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2017/caspian-cuts The two producers have pledged to trim oil output but the long-awaited Kashagan project will probably boost the region's supply, not crimp it Relying on Moscow http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2017/relying-on-moscow Russia holds the Opec agreement's success in its hands