Policy and Politicshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2157©2015 Petroleum Economist60Policy and PoliticsUK OGA approves major gas fieldhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3484737/UK-OGA-approves-major-gas-field.htmlTue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTGazprom exports less but earns morehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3484605/Gazprom-exports-less-but-earns-more.htmlTue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTKRG promises September paymentshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3483988/KRG-promises-September-payments.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTBack in the fray in IranTehran’s mid-July nuclear agreement provides space for its re-entry into the global oil market, and for international oil companies to plant their flags back in the Islamic Republic, says James Gavinhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3483445/Back-in-the-fray-in-Iran.htmlSat, 22 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTUS shale drillers feel the financial crunchThe financial pain from lower oil prices is taking its toll on shale producers and sending production lower, writes Justin Jacobshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3483439/US-shale-drillers-feel-the-financial-crunch.htmlFri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTWanted: courage and cashAs Brent hits a six-year low, assets should be correspondingly attractive. However, apart from defensive mergers and portfolio rationalisations, M&A activity is quiethttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3481440/Wanted-courage-and-cash.htmlThu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTUS shale drillers feel the financial crunchThe financial pain from lower oil prices is taking its toll on shale producers and sending production lower, writes Justin Jacobshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3480048/US-shale-drillers-feel-the-financial-crunch.htmlThu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTRosneft buys oilfield services companyhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3481112/Rosneft-buys-oilfield-services-company.htmlWed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTUK to offer 27 onshore blockshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3480934/UK-to-offer-27-onshore-blocks.htmlTue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew law hands Pertamina powerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3480909/New-law-hands-Pertamina-power.htmlTue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTShell sells Showa, Tongyi stakeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3480888/Shell-sells-Showa-Tongyi-stakes.htmlTue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTBack in the fray in IranTehran’s mid-July nuclear agreement provides space for its re-entry into the global oil market, and for international oil companies to plant their flags back in the Islamic Republic, says James Gavinhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3480867/Back-in-the-fray-in-Iran.htmlTue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTRussia’s oil: squeezed at both endshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3480382/Russias-oil-squeezed-at-both-ends.htmlMon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTNorth Sea: life in the old dog yetThe UK Continental Shelf still has its attractions for the producer, sky-high costs notwithstanding. This year might even see a year-on-year rise in output, with regulatory enhancments still to comehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3479393/North-Sea-life-in-the-old-dog-yet.htmlMon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTCompanies focus on efficiencieshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3480162/Companies-focus-on-efficiencies.htmlFri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTTackling corruption risk in M&A transactionsEnergy companies often conduct business in emerging markets, some of which may have a historically poor record of dealing with corruption. In this article, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright considers the risks of entering such markets; and how companies can protect the value of the dealhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3480161/Tackling-corruption-risk-in-M-A-transactions.htmlFri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTConocoPhillips puts Indonesian assets up for salehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3479399/ConocoPhillips-puts-Indonesian-assets-up-for-sale.htmlFri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTNigeria’s fresh startNigeria’s president has made good on his promise to reform the energy sector with key appointments already announced, but the legislative workload ahead is dauntinghttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3479628/Nigerias-fresh-start.htmlThu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTNuclear restart hangs over JapanJapan has brought back the first of its nuclear plants which were closed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. However, analysts doubt if this will affect LNG importshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3479212/Nuclear-restart-hangs-over-Japan.htmlWed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTInfraStrata at next stage of Irish storage projecthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3479009/InfraStrata-at-next-stage-of-Irish-storage-project.htmlTue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil and gas investors need to weigh investment options carefully http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3478881/Oil-and-gas-investors-need-to-weigh-investment-options-carefully.htmlTue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTUkraine tenders for summer gashttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3478614/Ukraine-tenders-for-summer-gas.htmlMon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTBuyers of Russian gas bide their timehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3478526/Buyers-of-Russian-gas-bide-their-time.htmlMon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTObama’s bold climate gambithttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3477485/Obamas-bold-climate-gambit.htmlWed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina gas price cut loomshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3477426/China-gas-price-cut-looms.htmlWed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTMomentum builds for end to US oil export banA deal that would lift export restrictions is possible later this year as debate over crude export restrictions heats up http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3477425/Momentum-builds-for-end-to-US-oil-export-ban.htmlWed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTShould we worry about spare capacity?http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3475723/Should-we-worry-about-spare-capacity.htmlThu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTBP reaches US dealhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3475409/BP-reaches-US-deal.htmlWed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTAngola calls for onshore licence bidshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3475121/Angola-calls-for-onshore-licence-bids.htmlTue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTVenezuela ends gas imports after Perla startuphttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3475120/Venezuela-ends-gas-imports-after-Perla-startup.htmlTue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT