News analysishttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2186©2014 Petroleum Economist60News analysisNorth Africa buffeted by politics and marketsLibya's oil output is recovering. But both it and neighbour Algeria are struggling to market their barrelshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3393083/North-Africa-buffeted-by-politics-and-markets.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndia gas-price move may spur upstream sector http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3392657/India-gas-price-move-may-spur-upstream-sector.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTObituary: Christophe de Margerie, chief executive and chairman of Totalhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3392654/Obituary-Christophe-de-Margerie-chief-executive-and-chairman-of-Total.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTEnergy access key to Africa’s economic growth http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3392562/Energy-access-key-to-Africas-economic-growth.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndonesia’s new leader must move fast to stave off energy crunchAs falling production and rising energy imports start to take their toll on the wider economy, it is clear Indonesia needs to reshape its oil and gas regime to lure much-needed upstream investment. But is the incoming president up to the challenge? Damon Evans reportshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3392560/Indonesias-new-leader-must-move-fast-to-stave-off-energy-crunch.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTUkraine at the crossroadsThere is great potential still in the country’s gas sector, but Kiev must be bold if it wants to attract the investment – and players – it so desperately needs, argues Philip Vorobyov*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3391968/Ukraine-at-the-crossroads.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTA dirty businessPaul Barrett reveals a tale of oil, pollution, intrigue and corruption in Ecuador in his new book. Review by Justin Jacobshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3391903/A-dirty-business.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIndonesia weighs up its LNG options http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3391798/Indonesia-weighs-up-its-LNG-options.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTManaging risk key to unlocking Mexico's richesForeign investors are eager to enter the country's newly liberalized energy sector - but they should be wary of red tape, holes in the supply chain for unconventional extraction and short-term shortages in skilled staff, writes Raul Camba*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3391396/Managing-risk-key-to-unlocking-Mexicos-riches.htmlFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTPetrobras production on the risehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3391386/Petrobras-production-on-the-rise.htmlFri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTSurgut defies sanctions and scrutinyhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3391018/Surgut-defies-sanctions-and-scrutiny.htmlThu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTLNG set to fuel transport http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3390966/LNG-set-to-fuel-transport.htmlThu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTHigh-risk race for Western Sahara's contested subsea riches gathers pacehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3390522/High-risk-race-for-Western-Saharas-contested-subsea-riches-gathers-pace.htmlWed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTRussia energy sanctions open the door for Chinahttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3389189/Russia-energy-sanctions-open-the-door-for-China.htmlFri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTUK North Sea work to slump on oil price fallhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3388768/UK-North-Sea-work-to-slump-on-oil-price-fall.htmlThu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIreland’s gas to flow next yearThe Corrib field is due on stream in mid-2015 and will cover nearly three-quarters of the Irish republic’s gas consumption -but Corrib’s troubled development history has done nothing to encourage other explorers. Martin Quinlan reportshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3386411/Irelands-gas-to-flow-next-year.htmlThu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTSolar to become largest source of electricity generation by 2050http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3386052/Solar-to-become-largest-source-of-electricity-generation-by-2050.htmlWed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTChina to unveil national carbon marketChina is poised to launch a national carbon trading market – potentially the largest one in the world - but if its seven regional pilot projects are anything to go by, there is still much to be done. Justin Jacobs reports http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3385140/China-to-unveil-national-carbon-market.htmlMon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTFight for power? Richard Power, head of energy disputes at law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner looks at the key causes of disruption to the fast-changing European energy market, and the legal risks involvedhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3380537/Fight-for-power.htmlThu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe master managerAntonio Brufau helped transform Repsol it into an outfit that punches well above its weight - and shepherded the company through its most serious crisis. Profile by Anthea Pitthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3383686/The-master-manager.htmlWed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTScotland's no vote ushers in UKCS overhaul http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3383191/Scotlands-no-vote-ushers-in-UKCS-overhaul.htmlTue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTApache's activist investors on warpathhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3380997/Apaches-activist-investors-on-warpath.htmlFri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTGlobal climate deal push as CO2 levels soarhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3379626/Global-climate-deal-push-as-CO2-levels-soar.htmlFri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTVenezuela oil shake-uphttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3379381/Venezuela-oil-shake-up.htmlThu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTSingapore bolsters its LNG arsenal http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3376209/Singapore-bolsters-its-LNG-arsenal.htmlTue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe rise of renewables http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3376070/The-rise-of-renewables.htmlTue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTInterOil's renaissanceHaving beefed up its balance sheet, InterOil is moving ahead under new management with Papua New Guinea's biggest ever drilling campaign to develop its vast frontier acreage as it eyes liquefied natural gas exports to Asian markets. Damon Evans reportshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3375708/InterOils-renaissance.htmlMon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMTGo-ahead hopes for Namibia's KuduExactly 40 years after it was discovered, the Kudu gasfield is moving towards a development decision, Martin Quinlan writeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3374902/Go-ahead-hopes-for-Namibias-Kudu.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTReforms reshape Sinopechttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3374036/Reforms-reshape-Sinopec.htmlTue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTComrades in oilA proposed crude deal between Russia and China will complicate their relations with the West, argues Anthony Woolich, a partner at law firm Holman Fenwick Willan http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3372328/Comrades-in-oil.htmlThu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT