Policy and Politicshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2157©2014 Petroleum Economist60Policy and PoliticsShell and Petronas fire industry salvohttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3401391/Shell-and-Petronas-fire-industry-salvo.htmlTue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTMideast oil investments key to global supply security http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3400650/Mideast-oil-investments-key-to-global-supply-security.htmlFri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTThailand's upstream future at riskhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3399728/Thailands-upstream-future-at-risk.htmlWed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTStatoil stays the coursehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3398527/Statoil-stays-the-course.htmlFri, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTNon-OECD Asia to drive global oil demand growth to 2040http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3398104/Non-OECD-Asia-to-drive-global-oil-demand-growth-to-2040.htmlThu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTAsia’s energy conundrum http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3398011/Asias-energy-conundrum.htmlThu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTSatorp refinery ‘is the future’Total lauds the economic strengths of its new Saudi Arabian complex while troubles in Europe mount, Anthea Pitt and Martin Quinlan writehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3396343/Satorp-refinery-is-the-future.htmlFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTEurope sets 40% emissions reduction target http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3396308/Europe-sets-40-emissions-reduction-target.htmlFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTStrategic reserve filling lifts Chinese oil demandhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3396117/Strategic-reserve-filling-lifts-Chinese-oil-demand.htmlFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTOpec versus tight oilhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3395797/Opec-versus-tight-oil.htmlThu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTBrazil’s Rousseff faces big energy challenges after election winhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393975/Brazils-Rousseff-faces-big-energy-challenges-after-election-win.htmlMon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTChina gives Venezuela break on oil-for-loan repaymenthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393614/China-gives-Venezuela-break-on-oil-for-loan-repayment.htmlFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTCrunch timeThe legacy of Opec’s high oil-price strategy is now plain: rising supply and weakening demand growth. The group must decide whether to rescue its market share or the oil pricehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393098/Crunch-time.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTSaudi Arabia hangs tough in bear marketOpec’s heavyweight is no longer prepared to bear the brunt of the group’s cuts. Losing on price and volume share is to be avoided at all costs, writes Bill Farren-Price*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393097/Saudi-Arabia-hangs-tough-in-bear-market.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIt's time for Opec to sweat it out Weak demand and rising supplies are putting pressure on Opec - but not for the first time. Robin Mills* puts the latest crisis in contexthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393096/Its-time-for-Opec-to-sweat-it-out.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe sick man of OpecRenewed war in northern Iraq leaves Baghdad desperate to expand exports in the south. It may also lead to a deal with the Kurdish Regional Government – but rejoining Opec’s quota system is not on the cards, writes Gerald Butt*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393094/The-sick-man-of-Opec.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIran’s hopes may hinge on Vienna outcome The fate of Iran and the sanctions against its oil sector is a wildcard facing Opec as it tries to balance the market. Meetings in the Austrian capital this month should make the picture clearer, says Robin Mills*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393093/Irans-hopes-may-hinge-on-Vienna-outcome.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTGCC producers ponder future in uncertain marketThe main Gulf Opec players are wary of ceding market share to rival producers, but also wish to keep prices in the comfort zonehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393091/GCC-producers-ponder-future-in-uncertain-market.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTPanic stationsVenezuela's oil industry, like its economy, is still in a mess. Falling oil prices could not have come at a worse timehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393090/Panic-stations.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTTricky spotOpec’s smallest group cannot afford falling prices or an output cuthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393087/Tricky-spot.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTAngola and Nigeria: caught in the middle Tight oil production in the US is hurting West Africa’s Opec members, even as their own output riseshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393085/Angola-and-Nigeria-caught-in-the-middle.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTNorth Africa buffeted by politics and marketsLibya's oil output is recovering. But both it and neighbour Algeria are struggling to market their barrelshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393083/North-Africa-buffeted-by-politics-and-markets.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndia gas-price move may spur upstream sector http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3392657/India-gas-price-move-may-spur-upstream-sector.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTObituary: Christophe de Margerie, chief executive and chairman of Totalhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3392654/Obituary-Christophe-de-Margerie-chief-executive-and-chairman-of-Total.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTGlimmer amid the gloomLower oil prices will be tough for the industry, but good for the global growth and demandhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3392647/Glimmer-amid-the-gloom.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTEnergy access key to Africa’s economic growth http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3392562/Energy-access-key-to-Africas-economic-growth.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndonesia’s new leader must move fast to stave off energy crunchAs falling production and rising energy imports start to take their toll on the wider economy, it is clear Indonesia needs to reshape its oil and gas regime to lure much-needed upstream investment. But is the incoming president up to the challenge? Damon Evans reportshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3392560/Indonesias-new-leader-must-move-fast-to-stave-off-energy-crunch.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTCrude tumbles as plentiful supply and weak growth take toll http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3392175/Crude-tumbles-as-plentiful-supply-and-weak-growth-take-toll.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTUkraine at the crossroadsThere is great potential still in the country’s gas sector, but Kiev must be bold if it wants to attract the investment – and players – it so desperately needs, argues Philip Vorobyov*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3391968/Ukraine-at-the-crossroads.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTA dirty businessPaul Barrett reveals a tale of oil, pollution, intrigue and corruption in Ecuador in his new book. Review by Justin Jacobshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3391903/A-dirty-business.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT