News analysis©2015 Petroleum Economist60News analysisGasoline trends lift alkylation economics, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTA view from AsiaPessimism over the oil price reigned at this year’s Asia Oil and Gas conference, in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, but some argued that the downturn could yield benefits for the industry. Justin Jacobs reports, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTAll change in Saudi ArabiaKing Salman has moved quickly with senior appointments designed to see off threats - at home and abroad - to the Kingdom’s stability. Gerald Butt reports from Riyadh, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil may drop another $20, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTLower oil prices the ‘New Normal’, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTMiddle East has high potential for Asian investors, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTAsia will bolster growth in energyPrime Minister urges AOGC delegates to innovate and reform, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTAOGC delegates seek debate on industry’s future, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTIt’s time to innovate and evolveJames McCallum, chief executive at energy services company LR Senergy, a part of Lloyd’s Register Group, believes this is a defining moment for the energy industry. He tells Petroleum Economist why, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT‘Low oil prices keep us sane’Petroleum Economist talks to Dr Fereidun Fesharaki, chairman of consultancy Facts Global Energy, about the future of the energy industry, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTSurvive and thriveOptimism high for region’s future as energy industry gathers in Kuala Lumpur, 18 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 Riyadh, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina’s Russian deal ‘a wake-up call’ for LNG sector, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTPlay-opening gas discovery for Mauritania, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTRussia’s aversion to cuts, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTNigeria sets out on oil reformNigeria’s new president promises reform in oil policy and a war against corruption, Martin Quinlan writes, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTGazprom – a bump in the road or a pothole?, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTIt’s not over yetThe market may have bottomed. But no one should bet the house on an end to volatility, writes Derek Brower, 07 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTPetrobras’ road to recovery, 06 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTCharting a new course in Mexico's offshore Reform offers opportunities and challenges for maritime operators, write Benjami­n Torres-Barron and Hector Medina, of Baker & McKenzie*, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTThe new sheriffs in town Mexico’s newly empowered energy regulators will be critical to the success of the opening. They have their work cut out, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew laws open opportunities in MexicoA raft of legislation has liberalised the energy sector. Elisabeth Eljuri, partner and head of Latin America at Norton Rose Fulbright, and Leonie Timmers, trainee solicitor currently based in the firm’s Paris office, give an overview, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTRemaking PemexThe state company, long a symbol of Mexican energy independence, must reverse years of decline if the country’s reforms are to work, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTOpen for business, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTReforms look to upgrade creaky infrastructure, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTMexico’s moment arrivesThe long-overdue opening of the country’s energy sector promises much – for Mexicans and the world, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTRoom for improvementDamon Evans talks to Matthias Bichsel, former director of projects and technology at Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell about the prospects for innovation and collaboration in the oil and gas business, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTTotal to restructure refining in France, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina chases new energy ‘superhighway’, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTIs bullish Indian gas demand just a mirage? A pivot towards coal in the absence of concrete plans for gas price reform could see bullish projections for Indian gas demand growth evaporate. Damon Evans reports, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT