Policy and Politicshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2157©2015 Petroleum Economist60Policy and PoliticsThe hydrocarbon caliphateIS may have established a rudimentary oil and gas system, but it needs to find fresh production if it is to support itself, reports James Gavinhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3465881/The-hydrocarbon-caliphate.htmlFri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTQIA bullish on Shell-BG proposalQatar's state investment vehicle QIA has hedged its bets with the Shell-BG proposed takeover, writes David Evans of PE sister publication Sovereign Wealth Centerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3465209/QIA-bullish-on-Shell-BG-proposal.htmlWed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTPertamina gets lion’s share of Mahakamhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3465198/Pertamina-gets-lions-share-of-Mahakam.htmlWed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTGazprom revives Nord Stream boosthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3464024/Gazprom-revives-Nord-Stream-boost.htmlFri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina’s natural gas demand sputtershttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3463739/Chinas-natural-gas-demand-sputters.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTOpec primes the pumpThe latest target rollover means more crude is on the way.http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3463696/Opec-primes-the-pump.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTIEA draws up climate planhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3463644/IEA-draws-up-climate-plan.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTIntegrated model proves its worthhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3461505/Integrated-model-proves-its-worth.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTIs China the market’s wild card?After a decade of rampant growth, the Chinese economy is cooling. The way the country uses energy is changing toohttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3457485/Is-China-the-markets-wild-card.htmlThu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina's oil demand enters new eraShifts in the China’s economy mean the days of fast-paced consumption growth are nearing an endhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3457486/Chinas-oil-demand-enters-new-era.htmlThu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina hedges its betsThe country is poised to be a pivotal player in global gas markets as demand surgeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3457487/China-hedges-its-bets.htmlThu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina's NOCs start to feel the pinchThe country’s oil giants aren’t in the rosiest financial health, but remain ready to scoop up assets elsewherehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3457490/Chinas-NOCs-start-to-feel-the-pinch.htmlThu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTPdV starts its recovery in the OrinocoVenezuela’s economy is cratering. But the state firm has a new development strategy for its heavy oil play. Justin Jacobs, in the Orinoco Belt, reports http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3451921/PdV-starts-its-recovery-in-the-Orinoco.htmlWed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTSigns of change in Venezuelahttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3456204/Signs-of-change-in-Venezuela.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTOpec ready to stay the coursePrices need to fall again if the group’s strategy to regain market share is to work, writes Derek Browerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3456201/Opec-ready-to-stay-the-course.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTBaghdad-KRG deal gradually coming on lineThe oil-export deal between the Kurds and the rest of Iraq is working, in part, but complexities and differences still bedevil it, writes Kirk Sowellhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454624/Baghdad-KRG-deal-gradually-coming-on-line.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTA view from AsiaPessimism over the oil price reigned at this year’s Asia Oil and Gas conference, in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, but some argued that the downturn could yield benefits for the industry. Justin Jacobs reportshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3455799/A-view-from-Asia.htmlThu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTAll change in Saudi ArabiaKing Salman has moved quickly with senior appointments designed to see off threats - at home and abroad - to the Kingdom’s stability. Gerald Butt reports from Riyadhhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3453699/All-change-in-Saudi-Arabia.htmlWed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil may drop another $20http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454637/Oil-may-drop-another-20.htmlMon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTLower oil prices the ‘New Normal’http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454635/Lower-oil-prices-the-New-Normal.htmlMon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTMiddle East has high potential for Asian investors http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454634/Middle-East-has-high-potential-for-Asian-investors.htmlMon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTAsia will bolster growth in energyPrime Minister urges AOGC delegates to innovate and reformhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454633/Asia-will-bolster-growth-in-energy.htmlMon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTAOGC delegates seek debate on industry’s futurehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454631/AOGC-delegates-seek-debate-on-industrys-future.htmlMon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTIt’s time to innovate and evolveJames McCallum, chief executive at energy services company LR Senergy, a part of Lloyd’s Register Group, believes this is a defining moment for the energy industry. He tells Petroleum Economist whyhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454630/Its-time-to-innovate-and-evolve.htmlMon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT‘Low oil prices keep us sane’Petroleum Economist talks to Dr Fereidun Fesharaki, chairman of consultancy Facts Global Energy, about the future of the energy industryhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454629/Low-oil-prices-keep-us-sane.htmlMon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTSurvive and thriveOptimism high for region’s future as energy industry gathers in Kuala Lumpur http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454627/Survive-and-thrive.htmlMon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTAramco takes charge of Saudi oil policyAli Naimi’s oil ministry will no longer be the driver of the kingdoms’ energy strategy, which will reflect broader geopolitical goals. Even the policy of maintaining spare capacity may be up for grabs, writes Gerald Butt in Riyadhhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454298/Aramco-takes-charge-of-Saudi-oil-policy.htmlMon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina’s Russian deal ‘a wake-up call’ for LNG sector http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3449966/Chinas-Russian-deal-a-wake-up-call-for-LNG-sector.htmlFri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTPlay-opening gas discovery for Mauritaniahttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3453284/Play-opening-gas-discovery-for-Mauritania.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTRussia’s aversion to cuts http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3451957/Russias-aversion-to-cuts.htmlFri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT