Alternative Energy©2016 Petroleum Economist60Alternative EnergyLooking to oil's vanishing pointHard-to-quantify shifts may be underway in global energy and the oil industry will ignore them at its peril, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTWill China and India really be big markets for LNG?Coal’s resilience and a stronger push for renewables may dampen the countries’ enthusiasm for seaborne gas, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTPower playCheap natural gas is bringing coal’s long reign as the fuel of choice in US generation to an end, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTThe next China?Strong GDP growth, coupled with some reforms at home, could make India a new engine of global energy demand, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTThe big shale capital crunchUS tight oil producers are pulling out all the stops to get through the sector’s first major test, 19 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTTime to comply with emissions-trading systemsEmissions-trading systems are here to stay. Oil and gas firms will need to start budgeting for them, 16 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTBottoming out: the fragile recovery of the oil marketThe good news is that the fundamentals should start to improve. But speculation abounds that oil could get caught in the wider market downdraft, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTSaudi Arabia far from economic crisis, says crown princeMuhammed bin Salman gave an interview with The Economist this month - here's what Petroleum Economist picked out, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMTParis climate deal highlights long-term risk for oil and gas as coal staggers COP21 served as a reminder that the energy paradigm is changing, and fossil fuel producers would be wise to stay ahead of the curve, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMTVW scandals contribute to changing perception of diesel Faulty tests and emissions scandals could prove yet another headache for Europe’s refiners, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTCOP21: Will climate change talks result in change?The UN-backed global climate change talks, which have just started in Paris, are highly unlikely to produce an agreement that includes robust mandatory carbon emissions reductions targets that would heap further short-term financial pressure on oil and gas producers already dealing with global oversupply and low oil and gas prices, writes Ian Lewis, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTShell launches Canadian carbon capture plant QuestThe company has officially launched its Quest CCS project in Alberta, designed to store more than 1m mt of carbon dioxide annually, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTCoal grows in prominence in Southeast AsiaAs leaders gathered for Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), coal was at the forefront of discussions, 04 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTUK to partner with France and China to build nuclear plantsSome aspects of European energy markets continue to surprise, even after a decade or so of intended competition across the continent, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTTough lower carbon targets expected for EuropeThe approaching COP 21 talks in Paris have focused the minds of Europe’s energy producers and consumers on future regulations and their own competitiveness, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTAsia still focused on coal despite low-carbon goalsAsia’s burgeoning green growth not yet enough to topple king coal, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTUAE to invest $35bn in clean energy by 2021Energy minister's aim is to increase the share of renewable energy to 30% and to reduce that of natural gas to 70%, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTClinton voices opposition to the Keystone pipeline Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton put energy issues front and centre on the campaign trail in September, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTShell concedes defeat in the Arctic after poor resultsThe company have abandoned the multi-billion dollar drilling campaign after facing difficulty in the region, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTPetroleum Economist Awards 2015 winners revealedOn 17 September 2015, the winners of this year's Petroleum Economist Awards were presented with their trophies at a black-tie ceremony held at the Banking Hall in the City of London, attended by their colleagues and peers from across the energy industry., 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTEcuador fights Chevron in Canada over environmental damageChevron's long battle to beat back a $9.5bn Ecuadorian judgment against it over environmental damage in the Amazon has taken one step forward and another back, 09 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTUS shale drillers feel the financial crunchThe financial pain from lower oil prices is taking its toll on shale producers and sending production lower, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTUK to offer 27 onshore blocks in 2015The country will start onshore shale oil and gas exploration as they plan to award 27 blocks from the 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round this year, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew law hands Pertamina power as Indonesia dodge energy crisisIndonesia needs investors to avert an energy crisis. But a proposed law, widely hoped to improve the fiscal and regulatory environment, appears disappointing, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTObama’s aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32%As part of the Clean Power Plan, Obama aims to reduce the gas emissions by 2030, 05 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 GMTLow oil prices will test US oil industry revivalCheaper energy prices will slow but not stop the American oil and gas revolution, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTLow prices encouraging US gasoline consumption Drivers, builders and refiners are gorging on cheap oil and making the most of the market, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTGovernments gearing up for climate change talks in ParisJune was a busy month for governments and the energy industry the world over. The run-up has now started to the year-end climate-change conference in Paris, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTStatoil launches analysis of carbon outcomesThe major launched its fifth annual Energy Perspectives in June to assess the scale of the carbon emission problem, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT