Petroleum Economist Taxing times in the US A proposed US border levy would lift producers, hit consumers and upend oil markets Odebrecht's 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 Should you bet the house - or your company's drilling programme - on long-term forecasts for oil demand? Latest licensing rounds The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses Trump's 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 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 Mexico will probably end up losing more oil supply in 2017 than it pledged to cut Libya's political chaos deepens An Islamist militia attack on the Sirte Basin was repulsed. But more conflict looks likely Keeping the lid on Iraq Reviving the Kuwait sovereignty issue would be disastrous for Iraq South America's 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 New appointments show Maduro plans to hold his course Venezuela on the precipice The Opec deal is not enough to rescue Venezuela and its indebted state company PdV The Petroleum Economist Awards, 2017 Petroleum Economist’s annual awards ceremony returns on 28 September 2017 Count on Kuwait Kuwait thankful for cuts after missing output targets Doha will deliver Qatar will have no trouble keeping its part of the deal The UAE is committed, but not enthusiastic The UAE could lift oil output but it will likely toe Saudi Arabia's line 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 The oil glut will linger, despite Opec's best efforts 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 Russia holds the Opec agreement's success in its hands