http://www.petroleum-economist.com Petroleum Economist US tight oil turning over a new leaf? http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2017/us-tight-oil-turning-over-a-new-leaf A shale sector that emphasised returns over production growth would be a win from both shareholders and oil markets Saudi Arabia: Into the unknown http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2017/saudi-arabia-into-the-unknown The crown prince’s domestic and regional policies are taking the kingdom along several new and uncharted paths The IEA is now much more bearish on 2018 than Opec http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2017/the-iea-is-now-much-more-bearish-on-2018-than-opec The latest forecasts from the IEA and Opec offer very different pictures of the oil market next year Supply chaos clouds European gas outlook http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/misc/misc/2017/supply-chaos-clouds-european-gas-outlook Europe may be pushing to diversify gas imports, but two surprise supply shocks have put the sector on edge Happy days ahead for Tullow Oil http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2017/happy-days-ahead-for-tullow-oil The company's bottom line suffered when crude prices crashed in mid-2014, but a landmark maritime boundary resolution should lead to a welcome boost for company revenues Opec: The rollover http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2017/opec-the-rollover The cuts were extended—but with a built-in escape hatch and implicit threat to other producers Egypt: Clearer thinking http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2017/egypt-clearer-thinking The country has committed itself to reducing the volume of associated gas that’s flared at oilfields 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 Germany's pick and mix http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/low-carbon-energy/renewables/2017/germanys-pick-and-mix The country’s political parties are vying to see what aspects of their various energy policies they can squeeze into a coalition package East Mediterranean—a mixed bag http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2017/east-mediterranean-a-mixed-bag While Egypt's gas output is set to soar, Cypriot and Israeli exports are being curtailed by regional politics and low prices. It's a mixed outlook for East Mediterranean gas Mexico's rainy-day fund http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2017/mexicos-rainy-day-fund The sovereign-wealth fund is a good idea—now it just needs some wealth to manage. The FMP’s executive coordinator spoke to Petroleum Economist GTR Mena Trade and Export Finance Week 2018 http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/events/industry-events/2017/gtr-mena-trade-export-finance-week-2018 19-22 February 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Opec's Venezuelan supply problem http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2017/opecs-venezuelan-supply-problem It's hard to see how the Opec-non-Opec agreement would survive a steep decline in Venezuelan oil output in 2018 How resilient has US shale become? http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2017/how-resilient-has-us-shale-become Genuine gains have been made, but the industry will need further technological breakthroughs to overcome the geology Qatar—steady as she goes http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2017/qatar-steady-as-she-goes Qatar's oil strategy is to stem further production declines, as it tightens its economic belt and keeps the investment focus on natural gas Qatar hits the gas http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2017/qatar-hits-the-gas Despite, or perhaps because of, the economic blockade, Qatar plans to expand LNG production by 30% Maersk’s Tyra field redevelopment secures Danish gas supply http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2017/maersk-s-tyra-field-redevelopment-secures-danish-gas-supply The country’s main gas-producing field is to get a costly makeover, extending the life of North Sea developments Greening Latin America http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/low-carbon-energy/renewables/2017/greening-latin-america Long a renewables powerhouse thanks to its vast hydropower plants, Latin America is making a big push into wind and solar Cove Point boosts US LNG exports http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2017/cove-point-boosts-us-lng-exports A second facility will start supplying the fuel to international markets as American liquefied gas shipments gather pace Latin America's LNG slowdown http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2017/latin-americas-lng-slowdown A few years ago, gas exporters thought the Southern Cone would become a huge new market. Not likely