News analysis©2015 Petroleum Economist60News analysisOMV’s new boss takes the helm, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTThe new reality for Central Asian gasCentral Asian gas exports are challenged by reduced Russian demand and a growing reliance on the Chinese market - just as the latter’s demand growth begins to falter, writes Ashley Sherman, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTCanada’s definite maybe, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTWestern fields may lead modest Libyan output revival, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTRivalry or renewal, 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 GMTUganda launches long-awaited bid round Uganda is finally launching its bid round, ending an eight-year freeze on the licensing of new acreage in its energy sector, writes Jacinta Windham, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTQIA bullish on Shell-BG proposalQatar's state investment vehicle QIA has hedged its bets with the Shell-BG proposed takeover, writes David Evans of PE sister publication Sovereign Wealth Center, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTPertamina gets lion’s share of Mahakam, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTVaro raises sights in European downstream, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTGazprom revives Nord Stream boost, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTLundin's Alta lifts hopes for Norway's southwestern Barents, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTAsia dents global gas demand growth, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina’s natural gas demand sputters, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTOpec primes the pumpThe latest target rollover means more crude is on the way., 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTSinopec rattles Origin and ConocoPhillips, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTMore gas for Norway’s Aasta Hansteen, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTIntegrated model proves its worth, 11 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 too, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina's oil demand enters new eraShifts in the China’s economy mean the days of fast-paced consumption growth are nearing an end, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina hedges its betsThe country is poised to be a pivotal player in global gas markets as demand surges, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina's NOCs start to feel the pinchThe country’s oil giants aren’t in the rosiest financial health, but remain ready to scoop up assets elsewhere, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew oil frontier beckons offshore Latin America, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTPdV starts its recovery in the OrinocoVenezuela’s economy is cratering. But the state firm has a new development strategy for its heavy oil play. Justin Jacobs, in the Orinoco Belt, reports, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTSigns of change in Venezuela, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTOpec ready to stay the coursePrices need to fall again if the group’s strategy to regain market share is to work, writes Derek Brower, 22 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 reversed, 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 Sowell, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT