Policy and Politicshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2157©2014 Petroleum Economist60Policy and PoliticsEnd of Libyan oil blockade comes with risksAn agreement to resume exports has reassured oil markets. But several hurdles remain, Chris Stephen reports from Tripolihttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3364904/End-of-Libyan-oil-blockade-comes-with-risks.htmlFri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTNew leader a boon for Indonesian energyhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3364824/New-leader-a-boon-for-Indonesian-energy.htmlThu, 24 Jul 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 GMTONGC sell off forces action on gas-price reform http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3361548/ONGC-sell-off-forces-action-on-gas-price-reform.htmlTue, 15 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 GMTAustralia's obstacle course Australia, primed to be the world’s largest LNG producer, will need to overcome soaring development costs and tempt new buyers in India and Southeast Asia to keep momentum going, writes Tony Reganhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359264/Australias-obstacle-course.htmlTue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTFLNG: Charting a new course Offshore liquefaction facilities can make Australia’s LNG sector competitivehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359263/FLNG-Charting-a-new-course.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 GMTTesting times for Australia’s big gas players The country’s major energy firms are looking further afield for growthhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359252/Testing-times-for-Australias-big-gas-players.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 GMTRefinery troubles lead to rising import dependence But Australia will benefit from proximity to Asia’s new facilitieshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3359250/Refinery-troubles-lead-to-rising-import-dependence.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 GMTFacing up to the challenge The biggest difficulty facing upstream companies is not finding reserves – it is bringing fields on stream on time and on budget, argue Antoine Rostand, Tamás Seregi and Arnold Volkenborn, from Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC)http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3351318/Facing-up-to-the-challenge.htmlSat, 05 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 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 GMTAustralian climate policy thrown into disarray http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3355725/Australian-climate-policy-thrown-into-disarray.htmlThu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTGazprom and OMV forge South Stream Austria http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3355235/Gazprom-and-OMV-forge-South-Stream-Austria.htmlWed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTOil prices hit 2014 highs on Iraq supply fearshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3355234/Oil-prices-hit-2014-highs-on-Iraq-supply-fears.htmlWed, 25 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 GMTVenezuela woes hit China’s Petro-Kinghttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3353489/Venezuela-woes-hit-Chinas-Petro-King.htmlThu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTChina’s oil risks limited in Iraq crisishttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3352286/Chinas-oil-risks-limited-in-Iraq-crisis.htmlMon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTIEA sees Golden Age for China gashttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3351316/IEA-sees-Golden-Age-for-China-gas.htmlThu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMTPipelines, not LNG, for East Med gashttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3350441/Pipelines-not-LNG-for-East-Med-gas.htmlTue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT