News analysishttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2186©2015 Petroleum Economist60News analysisFinding more value with less cost Hugh Ebbutt, Richard Forrest, Vance Scott and Jim Pearce, of A T Kearney, highlight the opportunity offered by lower prices to reset portfolios and get costs down – and to come out leaner and strongerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439972/Finding-more-value-with-less-cost.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTA breath of fresh air Justin Jacobs reviews a documentary which - before it was pulled by the government - exposes the depth and severity of China's pollution problems http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439084/A-breath-of-fresh-air.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTLNG price swings shift market dynamicshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3438672/LNG-price-swings-shift-market-dynamics.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTNorth Sea rocked by price fallLower oil prices are re-shaping oil and gas operations in the North Sea — with UK waters seeing the most drastic changes, Martin Quinlan writeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3434822/North-Sea-rocked-by-price-fall.htmlSat, 21 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTWhere does the market go from here?Rig counts, demand, contango, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Iran and ever-rising supplies from North America: they all point to further fluctuations in crude priceshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3438148/Where-does-the-market-go-from-here.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTIEA says global carbon emissions stallhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3438076/IEA-says-global-carbon-emissions-stall.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil service companies bear brunt of downturnhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3437317/Oil-service-companies-bear-brunt-of-downturn.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT'There was screaming and shouting - It was chaos'As Islamic State militia establish a foothold in Libya's Sirte basin, a soldier from the country's Petroleum Facilities Guard speaks out about the gunmen's murderous raid on the Ghani oilfieldhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3436810/There-was-screaming-and-shouting-It-was-chaos.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTTime ticking for Timor-Leste as Sunrise shelvedhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3437580/Time-ticking-for-Timor-Leste-as-Sunrise-shelved.htmlThu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTCroatia and Montenegro to tap into TAPhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3437571/Croatia-and-Montenegro-to-tap-into-TAP.htmlThu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTUK producers offered tax helphttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3437315/UK-producers-offered-tax-help.htmlWed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTUganda refinery decision raises hopes for oil in 2018http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3436834/Uganda-refinery-decision-raises-hopes-for-oil-in-2018.htmlTue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTPuma moves into UK storagehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3436808/Puma-moves-into-UK-storage.htmlTue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTExxonMobil bets big on Russiahttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3435896/ExxonMobil-bets-big-on-Russia.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTBP goes ahead with Egypt gas developmenthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3435270/BP-goes-ahead-with-Egypt-gas-development.htmlWed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTUK North Sea threatened by cost escalationThe oil price fall points a spotlight on the UK’s out-of-control operating costs, Martin Quinlan writeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3435038/UK-North-Sea-threatened-by-cost-escalation.htmlWed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTRumbles in the junglehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3434280/Rumbles-in-the-jungle.htmlMon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTDrillers return to the Falklandshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3433821/Drillers-return-to-the-Falklands.htmlFri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTDissecting Naimi’s speechhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3433720/Dissecting-Naimis-speech.htmlFri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTYemen disintegratesThe seizure of power by Houthi fighters leaves the country and its energy sector close to collapsehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431092/Yemen-disintegrates.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTCaught in the crossfireNon-Opec Oman is struggling under the wilting oil pricehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431091/Caught-in-the-crossfire.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTUAE ploughs ahead with new upstream concessionsThe emirate is at last moving ahead with the award of new upstream contracts. They will be critical to upstream expansion planshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431090/UAE-ploughs-ahead-with-new-upstream-concessions.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTGulf apartThe possibility of an Iranian nuclear deal looms over the Gulf’s Arab states. It needn’t be feared, writes Robin Mills*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431089/Gulf-apart.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTKuwait exudes confidenceFalling oil prices have not yet persuaded the country to abandon its aggressive capacity growth planshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431087/Kuwait-exudes-confidence.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTSalman freshens up the kingdomSaudi Arabia’s new king has moved swiftly, putting new faces in power and retiring older ones. Ali Naimi remains oil minister, but his future is less clearhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431085/Salman-freshens-up-the-kingdom.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTDownstream projects suffer as Gulf spending tightenedSeveral new developments are about to come on stream. New proposed ones will be delayed by the weak oil pricehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431084/Downstream-projects-suffer-as-Gulf-spending-tightened.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTPowering the GulfThe region has managed – just – to keep on top of rapidly rising demand for electricity. But new solutions will be needed soon, says Robin Mills*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431082/Powering-the-Gulf.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTGulf states turn to LNGA region rich in gas is yet to figure out how to make the most of ithttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431080/Gulf-states-turn-to-LNG.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTSaudis play the long gameRiyadh is sticking with its new oil marketing strategy http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431079/Saudis-play-the-long-game.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil’s indispensable regionFor the world’s essential energy-producing region, weak oil prices are an opportunityhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3431077/Oils-indispensable-region.htmlThu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT