News analysishttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2186©2015 Petroleum Economist60News analysisOMV’s new boss takes the helmhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3467167/OMVs-new-boss-takes-the-helm.htmlWed, 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 Shermanhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3466690/The-new-reality-for-Central-Asian-gas.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTCanada’s definite maybehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3466841/Canadas-definite-maybe.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTWestern fields may lead modest Libyan output revivalhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3466436/Western-fields-may-lead-modest-Libyan-output-revival.htmlMon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTRivalry or renewalhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3466279/Rivalry-or-renewal.htmlMon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTFreewheelingThe chemicals business cycle free-wheeled last year as capacity grew by more than demandhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3464037/Freewheeling.htmlFri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTChemical changeA rapid swing in chemicals feedstock use is set to upturn refinery operations worldwidehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3464036/Chemical-change.htmlFri, 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 Gavinhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3465881/The-hydrocarbon-caliphate.htmlFri, 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 Windhamhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3465202/Uganda-launches-long-awaited-bid-round.htmlFri, 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 Centerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3465209/QIA-bullish-on-Shell-BG-proposal.htmlWed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTPertamina gets lion’s share of Mahakamhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3465198/Pertamina-gets-lions-share-of-Mahakam.htmlWed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTVaro raises sights in European downstreamhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3464267/Varo-raises-sights-in-European-downstream.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTGazprom revives Nord Stream boosthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3464024/Gazprom-revives-Nord-Stream-boost.htmlFri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTLundin's Alta lifts hopes for Norway's southwestern Barentshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3463808/Lundins-Alta-lifts-hopes-for-Norways-southwestern-Barents.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTAsia dents global gas demand growthhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3463740/Asia-dents-global-gas-demand-growth.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina’s natural gas demand sputtershttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3463739/Chinas-natural-gas-demand-sputters.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTOpec primes the pumpThe latest target rollover means more crude is on the way.http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3463696/Opec-primes-the-pump.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTSinopec rattles Origin and ConocoPhillipshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3463655/Sinopec-rattles-Origin-and-ConocoPhillips.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTMore gas for Norway’s Aasta Hansteenhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3461506/More-gas-for-Norways-Aasta-Hansteen.htmlThu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMTIntegrated model proves its worthhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3461505/Integrated-model-proves-its-worth.htmlThu, 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 toohttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3457485/Is-China-the-markets-wild-card.htmlThu, 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 endhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3457486/Chinas-oil-demand-enters-new-era.htmlThu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina hedges its betsThe country is poised to be a pivotal player in global gas markets as demand surgeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3457487/China-hedges-its-bets.htmlThu, 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 elsewherehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3457490/Chinas-NOCs-start-to-feel-the-pinch.htmlThu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTNew oil frontier beckons offshore Latin Americahttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3457492/New-oil-frontier-beckons-offshore-Latin-America.htmlThu, 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 http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3451921/PdV-starts-its-recovery-in-the-Orinoco.htmlWed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTSigns of change in Venezuelahttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3456204/Signs-of-change-in-Venezuela.htmlFri, 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 Browerhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3456201/Opec-ready-to-stay-the-course.htmlFri, 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 reversedhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3449967/Why-is-the-Mena-region-importing-so-much-gas.htmlFri, 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 Sowellhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3454624/Baghdad-KRG-deal-gradually-coming-on-line.htmlFri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT