Petroleum Economist An enormous opportunity Coal and oil will be the mainstays of Indian energy demand for decades, but gas and renewables can play a bigger role than many expect Colombia's collateral damage Efforts to end Colombia’s decades-old war were supposed to bring security to the country’s oil sector, but are doing the opposite The making of an LNG bonanza Costly imports, weak domestic prices and poor infrastructure have stymied India’s gas market. But things are changing, fast Cairn India: Private oil dynamo Cairn India is deploying technology and human capital across the upstream, strengthening its place as the country’s leading private oil and gas firm Help is at hand India has revamped some upstream terms, much to the industry’s relief Latest licensing rounds With projects stopping and starting, it's important to keep abreast of what's coming up in the upstream Iran’s oil output could hit 4.5m b/d if investment flows Production could rise by 0.9m b/d by 2025 but it needs help from international oil companies (IOCs) Time for action from Opec Saudi Arabia’s oil minister says Opec will take “any possible action” to stabilise the market. The group should cut, now Angola tries to ride out the slump The economy has stalled and oil-output growth targets will not be met. Now the president has put his daughter in charge of the state company US carbon emissions from gas to surpass coal Despite gas being a cleaner-burning fuel higher demand has boosted pollutants Is Opec just talking up the market again? A deal is likelier now than it was before, but hurdles remain China’s oil product exports soar in H1 2016 The country’s crude demand may be slowing but sales are ramping up Energy transitions and power sector unbundling 2.0 Decommoditising the electricity sector may be the next step in the transition to a lower carbon future US crude by rail shipments tumble as oil-price spread narrows Prices, pipelines and declining production will push volumes even lower How can energy support the growth of urbanisation? A transformative approach is needed, argues a forthcoming Arup report for the World Energy Council Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW 2016) 24-28 October 2016, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore NOC’s Sanallah: ports deal with ‘criminal’ Jadhran threatens Libyan oil recovery The UN’s agreement to pay off militia controlling oil terminals will ‘contaminate’ its reputation in the country and sets a dangerous precedent, says NOC chief NOC pleads for money from Tripoli Unity government’s refusal to transfer funds pledged to state firm is stalling oil-output recovery, says NOC chief Sanallah: Keep NOC out of the war Oil is now driving the conflict in Libya, says the state company’s boss, and dragging the firm into it will worsen the situation Championing UK gas Chemicals firm Ineos believes the best way to secure its feedstock is to go out and find it. Gary Haywood, chief executive of its shale division, talks to PE