Downstream©2015 Petroleum Economist60DownstreamPertamina hooks up with Saudi AramcoIndonesian NOC Pertamina and Saudi Aramco are set to finalise a joint venture that will include a $5.5bn upgrade to Indonesia's largest refinery complex, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTLibya’s unity at risk as east aims to capture oil exportsLibya’s Zueitina terminal has been shut again amid an effort by the east to wrest control of the country’s crude-export revenue, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTObama nixes Keystone XLAfter seven years, the Keystone XL project has been called off by President Obama, surprising few, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTChinese firm buys Texas oilfields for $1.3bnYantai Xinchao is to buy oilfields in Texas’s Permian basin from producers Tall City Exploration and Plymouth Petroleum for around $1.3bn, 27 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTLibya gropes towards recoveryState firm NOC says it can recover output quickly and add to capacity. The country’s political disintegration makes this unlikely., 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTLiberals end Harper’s decadeJustin Trudeau led his Liberal Party to a surprisingly strong victory in Canada’s national election on October 19, ending the Conservative Party’s decade in power, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTUK capacity margins slimmer than everThe UK’s National Grid is having to enlist the support of standby generators and big consumers for the second year running, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTKuwait expansion plans in doubt; measures being takenKuwait announces plans to raise oil production capacity from around 2.9mn barrels/day to 4mn b/d by 2020, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTKazakhstan needs to offer more: Yergin, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTExplosions rock Turkish transitThe ability of pipelines to resist hostile attack is being sorely tested in Turkey, with Kurdish separatists attacking the gas lines, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTIraq struggles to plug the financing gapBaghdad is facing a cash crisis, while losing control of its northern oil assets, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTHovensa says buyer foundThe shuttered Hovensa Refinery in the US Virgin Islands has filed for bankruptcy, closing a long-running dispute between the owners of the facility and the Virgin Islands, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTPE Awards winners, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTIran mulls cheap oil for 2016, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTRussia, China strengthen tiesTwo agreements signed in Beijing September 3 serve to strengthen energy ties, 04 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTKRG promises September paymentsThe Kurdistan Regional Council for Oil & Gas Affairs expects the first tranche of regular payments to be made available to IOCs in the first half of September, 2015, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTRosneft buys oilfield services company, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTCheniere kicks off work on Train 5, 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 Gavin, 18 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, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTIran deal would help domestic firms tooIran’s bureaucracy has been nervously watching the unfolding negotiations with the P5+1 group of global powers, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTLifting the banOutdated rules stop US producers from exporting crude oil to most countries. A change is overdue, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTOMV’s new boss takes the helm, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTCanada’s definite maybeTwo projects to export LNG from Canada – LNG Canada and Pacific Northwest –moved nearer to start-up in June, but have still some hurdles to clear, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTWestern fields may lead modest Libyan output revivalLibyan oil production could almost double, pouring more light oil into an oversupplied global market, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTFreewheelingThe chemicals business cycle free-wheeled last year as capacity grew by more than demand, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTChemical changeA rapid swing in chemicals feedstock use is set to upturn refinery operations worldwide, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTThe 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 Gavin, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTIntegrated model proves its worth, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTIOCs eye Petronas' 'plug and play' FLNG, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT