Downstreamhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2158©2015 Petroleum Economist60DownstreamThe 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 GMTIntegrated model proves its worthhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3461505/Integrated-model-proves-its-worth.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTIOCs eye Petronas' 'plug and play' FLNGhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3458692/IOCs-eye-Petronas-plug-and-play-FLNG.htmlMon, 08 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 GMTWhy is the Mena region importing so much gas?The Middle East and North Africa is a gas-rich region, yet many countries there are becoming increasingly reliant on gas imports from elsewhere in the world. Robin Mills explains how this state of affairs has arisen and looks at what needs to be done, if the trend is to be reversedhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3449967/Why-is-the-Mena-region-importing-so-much-gas.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 GMTGasoline trends lift alkylation economicshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3455814/Gasoline-trends-lift-alkylation-economics.htmlThu, 21 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 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 GMTUganda refinery decision raises hopes for oil in 2018http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3436834/Uganda-refinery-decision-raises-hopes-for-oil-in-2018.htmlTue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTPuma moves into UK storagehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3436808/Puma-moves-into-UK-storage.htmlTue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTDownstream projects suffer as Gulf spending tightenedSeveral new developments are about to come on stream. New proposed ones will be delayed by the weak oil pricehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431084/Downstream-projects-suffer-as-Gulf-spending-tightened.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil’s indispensable regionFor the world’s essential energy-producing region, weak oil prices are an opportunityhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431077/Oils-indispensable-region.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 GMTEast Africa's oil explorers under pressure, but ploughing onhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3427353/East-Africas-oil-explorers-under-pressure-but-ploughing-on.htmlFri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTAnxiety grips LNG industry as oil prices fallhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3422823/Anxiety-grips-LNG-industry-as-oil-prices-fall.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 GMTRefiners await surge of Middle East exportsThe start-up of new super-refineries in the Middle East is set to flood Europe's markets with middle distillates, Martin Quinlan writeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3421858/Refiners-await-surge-of-Middle-East-exports.htmlWed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina's oil majors feel the pinchhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3421372/Chinas-oil-majors-feel-the-pinch.htmlTue, 27 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 GMTShell to exit from Malaysia refineryhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3416723/Shell-to-exit-from-Malaysia-refinery.htmlTue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTRedefining winning in E&PChanging investor demands means upstream units need to take a new approach to portfolio management, writes Neal Kissel* http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3410779/Redefining-winning-in-E-P.htmlTue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTBaghdad's oil deal with the KRGThe agreement reached in early December still faces many obstacles, writes Kirk Sowell*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3410772/Baghdads-oil-deal-with-the-KRG.htmlTue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTMeeting potentialCentral Asia’s oil and gas are crucial to global energy balances, but the region is facing some lean yearshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3409544/Meeting-potential.htmlThu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTUkraine crisis threatens Moscow's relations with AstanaWith its own sizeable ethnic Russian minority, Kazakhstan has watched the Kremlin's meddling in east Ukraine with a growing sense of dreadhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3409542/Ukraine-crisis-threatens-Moscows-relations-with-Astana.htmlThu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTKasha-gone wrongKazakhstan’s biggest field has been an expensive flop. It is a problem for the country. Can Kashagan recover?http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3409523/Kasha-gone-wrong.htmlThu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTKazakhstan tries to revive its flagging upstreamSlower economic growth and an array of problems in the oil sector are prompting the government to make changeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3409524/Kazakhstan-tries-to-revive-its-flagging-upstream.htmlThu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTPolitics weigh on regional pipeline projectsCentral Asia is not yet the solution for Europe’s energy diversification needs, especially as connections to China expandhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3409517/Politics-weigh-on-regional-pipeline-projects.htmlThu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT