Upstreamhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2155©2014 Petroleum Economist60UpstreamGeopolitics on the back burnerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3372706/Geopolitics-on-the-back-burner.htmlWed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe fracturing of IraqVast swathes of Iraqi territory are under Islamist insurgents’ control, the chasm between the Kurds and Baghdad has widened again, and the country’s divisive prime minister has stepped down. Kirk Sowell explains how Iraq has reached the brinkhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3371513/The-fracturing-of-Iraq.htmlWed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTPhoenix South find tipped as Australia’s biggest in 30 yearshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3372173/Phoenix-South-find-tipped-as-Australias-biggest-in-30-years.htmlTue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTAngola development and US threat for Cobalthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3372172/Angola-development-and-US-threat-for-Cobalt.htmlTue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTMexico’s energy reforms race aheadhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3371900/Mexicos-energy-reforms-race-ahead.htmlMon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTNew rise of the Middle East refinersExports from the new super-refineries of the Middle East – now the world’s fastest-growing refining region – will speed the pace of closures in Europe, Martin Quinlan writeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3367860/New-rise-of-the-Middle-East-refiners.htmlWed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTNigeria’s Bonga Northwest starts flowing for Shellhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3370283/Nigerias-Bonga-Northwest-starts-flowing-for-Shell.htmlTue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTHigh hopes for Gabon’s pre-salt A discovery for Eni, a commercial field for Harvest and new licence awards raise the outlook for Gabon’s pre-salt play, Martin Quinlan writeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3370015/High-hopes-for-Gabons-pre-salt.htmlMon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTTraders place bets on Singapore hubhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3367866/Traders-place-bets-on-Singapore-hub.htmlFri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTAsian investors circle Aussie playersMore undervalued Australian energy companies with Asian assets could be snapped up as investors prepare to swoop. Damon Evans reportshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3368705/Asian-investors-circle-Aussie-players.htmlWed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTNigeria's Oando jumps up a leaguehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3368356/Nigerias-Oando-jumps-up-a-league.htmlTue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTUK's cities the key to green growth http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3362746/UKs-cities-the-key-to-green-growth.htmlThu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndustry welcomes North Sea tax review http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3361268/Industry-welcomes-North-Sea-tax-review.htmlMon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTAustralia ready to reap rewardsDespite high development costs the country will soon be the world’s biggest LNG exporter – and offers plenty more in the upstream toohttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359267/Australia-ready-to-reap-rewards.htmlTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTQueensland, the CBM-to-LNG powerhouseThe state is taking advantage of its vast coal resources to carve out a new nichehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359261/Queensland-the-CBM-to-LNG-powerhouse.htmlTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTCollaboration on cards for LNGSurging development costs have put the next wave of projects on ice, but gas players are finally teaming up to help trim costshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359262/Collaboration-on-cards-for-LNG.htmlTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTCautious explorers still eyeing new opportunitiesHigh costs and mature areas have not deterred investors from Australia's upstreamhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359255/Cautious-explorers-still-eyeing-new-opportunities.htmlTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTOil, gas and spy games in the Timor SeaClaims of skullduggery reignite battle for riches in contested watershttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359254/Oil-gas-and-spy-games-in-the-Timor-Sea.htmlTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTVery forward about going backwards The country’s short-term perspective and regressive approach to climate policy is drawing flakhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359251/Very-forward-about-going-backwards.htmlTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTRenewable energy drive in jeopardyThe Liberal-National coalition’s rise has set back the country’s green push. But distributed generation still offers plenty of potentialhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359249/Renewable-energy-drive-in-jeopardy.htmlTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTIraq's disintegration should sound alarm bellshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3358720/Iraqs-disintegration-should-sound-alarm-bells.htmlMon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTWhat now for Iraqi oil? The Islamist-led Sunni surge leaves Iraq on the brink of collapse. Derek Brower assesses what it means for the country’s oil industryhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3358613/What-now-for-Iraqi-oil.htmlMon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTRequiem for a dream?Three years on, the euphoria surrounding South Sudan’s independence has ebbed away as the country slides deeper into civil war, writes Luke Pateyhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3354893/Requiem-for-a-dream.htmlFri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTWPC delegates take hard look at Russia’s energy future http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3357898/WPC-delegates-take-hard-look-at-Russias-energy-future.htmlThu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTClimbing up the chemicals cycleThe chemicals business cycle edged upwards in 2013 and there are hopes for more progress this year, Martin Quinlan writeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3357558/Climbing-up-the-chemicals-cycle.htmlWed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTCutting the costs of CCSCooperation and collaboration are key to deploying the next generation of carbon capture technology, writes Frank Ellingsenhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3355206/Cutting-the-costs-of-CCS.htmlFri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTPetrobras adds to pre-salt cache http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3355233/Petrobras-adds-to-pre-salt-cache.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTTanzania discovery points to four-train LNG http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3355208/Tanzania-discovery-points-to-four-train-LNG.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTUganda refinery bidders pared-down to twohttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3354896/Uganda-refinery-bidders-pared-down-to-two.htmlTue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTAngola’s Clov lifts Totalhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3354520/Angolas-Clov-lifts-Total.htmlMon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT