Policy and Politicshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2157©2015 Petroleum Economist60Policy and PoliticsMexico’s moment arrivesThe long-overdue opening of the country’s energy sector promises much – for Mexicans and the worldhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3447700/Mexicos-moment-arrives.htmlFri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTRoom for improvementDamon Evans talks to Matthias Bichsel, former director of projects and technology at Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell about the prospects for innovation and collaboration in the oil and gas businesshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3446898/Room-for-improvement.htmlWed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTOpec supply soarshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3446840/Opec-supply-soars.htmlWed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil price outlook murkierhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3446839/Oil-price-outlook-murkier.htmlWed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina chases new energy ‘superhighway’ http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3446539/China-chases-new-energy-superhighway.htmlTue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTTough times set to persist for Russia's oil sector borrowershttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3445805/Tough-times-set-to-persist-for-Russias-oil-sector-borrowers.htmlFri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTFew signs that conflict in Yemen will end soonThe Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen are deepening the chaos in the country, where a full-blown civil war is under way, says Gerald Butthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3445722/Few-signs-that-conflict-in-Yemen-will-end-soon.htmlFri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTShell buys BG to challenge ExxonMobilhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3444899/Shell-buys-BG-to-challenge-ExxonMobil.htmlWed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTNigeria’s Buhari: Oil companies see optimism and riskshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3444898/Nigerias-Buhari-Oil-companies-see-optimism-and-risks.htmlWed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTEgypt: The door is openThe government is reforming the business climate to attract foreign investment — and it has gas and oil projects at the top of its wish-list, Martin Quinlan writeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3443100/Egypt-The-door-is-open.htmlWed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina’s ‘New Normal’ will hit oil demandThe world’s second-largest economy is undergoing structural changes that will have long-lasting effects for oil demand, writes Justin Jacobshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3442842/Chinas-New-Normal-will-hit-oil-demand.htmlTue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTThe green-energy effect Investments in clean energy are snowballing with better and cheaper finance options availablehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439995/The-green-energy-effect.htmlTue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTChinese doubts over growing Russian oil tradehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3440383/Chinese-doubts-over-growing-Russian-oil-trade.htmlFri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTLearning HR lessons from the pastOil companies seeking to cut costs by reducing numbers of engineers and other technical personnel risk becoming uncompetitive within a decade. Indeed, now is the time to invest in human resources, write Jean-Marie Rousset and Pierre Bismuth from SBC*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439927/Learning-HR-lessons-from-the-past.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTAfrica players look to LondonAdam Dann and Tim Sumner of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) look at the financing options available to Africa-focused companies http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3440001/Africa-players-look-to-London.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina reforms could mean opportunity for private capitalhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439998/China-reforms-could-mean-opportunity-for-private-capital.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTIslamic structures fill out the funding mixOil and gas companies have grown more comfortable with Sharia structures, which now figure prominently in some sizeable Middle Eastern financings http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439997/Islamic-structures-fill-out-the-funding-mix.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTBack to the future for reserve based finance Jason Fox and Olivia Caddy, from Bracewell & Giuliani, consider the debt markets for E&P companies and the changes to the financial landscape since the last oil price routhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439976/Back-to-the-future-for-reserve-based-finance.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTPlenty of options for LNGAs the US is poised to become a major gas exporter, operators are seeing a broader range of finance options, writes Inosi Nyatta* http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439979/Plenty-of-options-for-LNG.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTSmaller drillers face cash crunchhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439974/Smaller-drillers-face-cash-crunch.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTFinding more value with less cost Hugh Ebbutt, Richard Forrest, Vance Scott and Jim Pearce, of A T Kearney, highlight the opportunity offered by lower prices to reset portfolios and get costs down - and to come out leaner and strongerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439972/Finding-more-value-with-less-cost.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTTime to bring Iranian oil back to the marketTHE obsession among oil analysts with the weekly rotary rig count in the US and what it might mean for marginal supply from North America has let a bigger, longer-term obstacle to price recovery emerge almost unseen. http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439082/Time-to-bring-Iranian-oil-back-to-the-market.htmlWed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTA breath of fresh air Justin Jacobs reviews a documentary which - before it was pulled by the government - exposes the depth and severity of China's pollution problems http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439084/A-breath-of-fresh-air.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTIEA says global carbon emissions stallhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3438076/IEA-says-global-carbon-emissions-stall.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTDemand recovery eyed as supplies edge uphttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3438068/Demand-recovery-eyed-as-supplies-edge-up.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil price dented as US stocks swellhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3438067/Oil-price-dented-as-US-stocks-swell.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT'There was screaming and shouting - It was chaos'As Islamic State militia establish a foothold in Libya's Sirte basin, a soldier from the country's Petroleum Facilities Guard speaks out about the gunmen's murderous raid on the Ghani oilfieldhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3436810/There-was-screaming-and-shouting-It-was-chaos.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTTime ticking for Timor-Leste as Sunrise shelvedhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3437580/Time-ticking-for-Timor-Leste-as-Sunrise-shelved.htmlThu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTCroatia and Montenegro to tap into TAPhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3437571/Croatia-and-Montenegro-to-tap-into-TAP.htmlThu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTUK producers offered tax helphttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3437315/UK-producers-offered-tax-help.htmlWed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT