Policy and Politicshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2157©2015 Petroleum Economist60Policy and PoliticsTaking over the gridRenewables’ relentless march on grid power is just getting started and there will be no stopping it, says Chris Nelderhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431059/Taking-over-the-grid.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil price plunge challenges green energy advancehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431056/Oil-price-plunge-challenges-green-energy-advance.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTA new energy paradigm readies for take-off http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431055/A-new-energy-paradigm-readies-for-take-off.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTLibya at breaking pointThe West must stop ignoring the collapse of a country it helped break but forgot to help fixhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3429622/Libya-at-breaking-point.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil rebounds – but analysts urge cautionhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3429615/Oil-reboundsbut-analysts-urge-caution.htmlMon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTMajors batten down the hatcheshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3429383/Majors-batten-down-the-hatches.htmlFri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTShell seeks exploration momentum despite oil price plunge http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3429357/Shell-seeks-exploration-momentum-despite-oil-price-plunge.htmlFri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTShell hunkers downhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3427799/Shell-hunkers-down.htmlMon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTChanging of the guard at PetrobrasNew chief executive faces long to-do list at crisis-struck companyhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3426904/Changing-of-the-guard-at-Petrobras.htmlThu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTMoody’s sees little boost for global economy from lower oilhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3426908/Moodys-sees-little-boost-for-global-economy-from-lower-oil.htmlThu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTLosing the peaceA new book helps explain why the revolution to topple Muammar Qadhafi turned sour so quickly. Review by Derek Browerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3426268/Losing-the-peace.htmlTue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina-Myanmar oil pipeline starts flowinghttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3425550/China-Myanmar-oil-pipeline-starts-flowing.htmlMon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTObama draws drilling battle lines http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3422148/Obama-draws-drilling-battle-lines.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTContinuity the theme as new king ascends to Saudi throneKing Salman has already made some changes to Saudi Arabia's leadership, but there will be few shifts in policyhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3420554/Continuity-the-theme-as-new-king-ascends-to-Saudi-throne.htmlFri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTNaimi and his policy stay - for nowhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3420547/Naimi-and-his-policy-stay-for-now.htmlFri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTThe market can't count on a Chinese rescue THE markets are desperate for some good news. The oil price has fallen further and faster than nearly anyone thought possible a couple months ago.http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3418868/The-market-cant-count-on-a-Chinese-rescue.htmlThu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTSupplies rise in face of plunging oil pricehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3419276/Supplies-rise-in-face-of-plunging-oil-price.htmlWed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil markets seeing redhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3419275/Oil-markets-seeing-red.htmlWed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTFrom boom to bust for Latin AmericaThe region's largest oil producers will struggle to cope in an era of lower oil prices, writes Justin Jacobshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3418541/From-boom-to-bust-for-Latin-America.htmlMon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTSurvival of the fittestOil prices could take some time to recover - and the rout is not over yet, writes Derek Browerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3418681/Survival-of-the-fittest.htmlMon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTCashing in on innovationhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3418539/Cashing-in-on-innovation.htmlMon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil rout set to drive dealsHugh Ebbutt, Richard Forrest, Vance Scott and Alvin See, of consultancy AT Kearney, weigh up where the action will be as the price plunge shakes up the sectorhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3418035/Oil-rout-set-to-drive-deals.htmlFri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTNorth Sea industry’s future in the balancehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3418274/North-Sea-industrys-future-in-the-balance.htmlFri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTStruggle to raise production capacityAngola will see only small increases in oil production capacity for the next few years – or perhaps none, if the decline in output from the older deep-water fields cannot be checked, Martin Quinlan writes http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3414627/Struggle-to-raise-production-capacity.htmlFri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTAngola under pressureThe oil revenue squeeze is presenting the government with its greatest challenge since the civil war, Martin Quinlan writeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3414626/Angola-under-pressure.htmlFri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTGulf Keystone achieves key milestoneshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3418099/Gulf-Keystone-achieves-key-milestones.htmlFri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTCitigroup’s oil-market guruEd Morse has made a habit of calling turns in the market. Derek Brower sat down with him in New York Cityhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3417586/Citigroups-oil-market-guru.htmlThu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTTime to changeUpstream developments are often troubled by cost inflation and over-runs. SBC’s Eric Janvier* argues that as discoveries become more marginal and oil prices continue to fall, oil and gas companies must take a closer look at project management – and change the way they select and execute projecthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3417248/Time-to-change.htmlWed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTLibya nears the abyss The attack at Es Sider has plunged the country's oil industry into its ever-deepening civil warhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3417155/Libya-nears-the-abyss.htmlWed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTArgentina’s price controls shield producershttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3416751/Argentinas-price-controls-shield-producers.htmlTue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT