Corporate and markets©2014 Petroleum Economist60Corporate and marketsShell and Petronas fire industry salvo, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTMideast oil investments key to global supply security, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTSolar puts LNG in the shade for Thailand, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTUS West Coast LNG projects try to win over Asian buyers, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTFalling oil prices cast shadow over global gas business, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTStatoil stays the course, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTWithout further price reform, China’s appetite for LNG under threat, 07 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTNon-OECD Asia to drive global oil demand growth to 2040, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTAsia’s energy conundrum, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTMajors join race for Croatia blocks, 04 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 write, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTEurope sets 40% emissions reduction target, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTStrategic reserve filling lifts Chinese oil demand, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTOpec versus tight oil, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTBrazil’s Rousseff faces big energy challenges after election win, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTChina gives Venezuela break on oil-for-loan repayment, 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 price, 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*, 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 context, 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*, 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*, 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 zone, 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 time, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTTricky spotOpec’s smallest group cannot afford falling prices or an output cut, 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 rises, 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 barrels, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndia gas-price move may spur upstream sector, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTObituary: Christophe de Margerie, chief executive and chairman of Total, 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 demand, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTEnergy access key to Africa’s economic growth, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT