News analysishttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2186©2015 Petroleum Economist60News analysisMexico’s moment arrivesThe long-overdue opening of the country’s energy sector promises much – for Mexicans and the worldhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3447700/Mexicos-moment-arrives.htmlFri, 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 businesshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3446898/Room-for-improvement.htmlWed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTTotal to restructure refining in Francehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3446581/Total-to-restructure-refining-in-France.htmlTue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina chases new energy ‘superhighway’ http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3446539/China-chases-new-energy-superhighway.htmlTue, 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 http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3446106/Is-bullish-Indian-gas-demand-just-a-mirage.htmlMon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTEni still needs to woo investorshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3446098/Eni-still-needs-to-woo-investors.htmlMon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTTough times set to persist for Russia's oil sector borrowershttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3445805/Tough-times-set-to-persist-for-Russias-oil-sector-borrowers.htmlFri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTFew signs that conflict in Yemen will end soonThe Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen are deepening the chaos in the country, where a full-blown civil war is under way, says Gerald Butthttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3445722/Few-signs-that-conflict-in-Yemen-will-end-soon.htmlFri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTShell's BG move is big on Asian gashttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3445316/Shells-BG-move-is-big-on-Asian-gas.htmlThu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTNorway’s Aasta Hansteen grows by a quarterhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3445103/Norways-Aasta-Hansteen-grows-by-a-quarter.htmlWed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTShell buys BG to challenge ExxonMobilhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3444899/Shell-buys-BG-to-challenge-ExxonMobil.htmlWed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTNigeria’s Buhari: Oil companies see optimism and riskshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3444898/Nigerias-Buhari-Oil-companies-see-optimism-and-risks.htmlWed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTEgypt: The door is openThe government is reforming the business climate to attract foreign investment — and it has gas and oil projects at the top of its wish-list, Martin Quinlan writeshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3443100/Egypt-The-door-is-open.htmlWed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina’s ‘New Normal’ will hit oil demandThe world’s second-largest economy is undergoing structural changes that will have long-lasting effects for oil demand, writes Justin Jacobshttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3442842/Chinas-New-Normal-will-hit-oil-demand.htmlTue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTThe green-energy effect Investments in clean energy are snowballing with better and cheaper finance options availablehttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439995/The-green-energy-effect.htmlTue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTLearning HR lessons from the pastOil companies seeking to cut costs by reducing numbers of engineers and other technical personnel risk becoming uncompetitive within a decade. Indeed, now is the time to invest in human resources, write Jean-Marie Rousset and Pierre Bismuth from SBC*http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439927/Learning-HR-lessons-from-the-past.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTAfrica players look to LondonAdam Dann and Tim Sumner of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) look at the financing options available to Africa-focused companies http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3440001/Africa-players-look-to-London.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTAsian players push ahead despite oil price fallhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439999/Asian-players-push-ahead-despite-oil-price-fall.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina reforms could mean opportunity for private capitalhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439998/China-reforms-could-mean-opportunity-for-private-capital.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTIslamic structures fill out the funding mixOil and gas companies have grown more comfortable with Sharia structures, which now figure prominently in some sizeable Middle Eastern financings http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439997/Islamic-structures-fill-out-the-funding-mix.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTBack to the future for reserve based finance Jason Fox and Olivia Caddy, from Bracewell & Giuliani, consider the debt markets for E&P companies and the changes to the financial landscape since the last oil price routhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439976/Back-to-the-future-for-reserve-based-finance.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTPlenty of options for LNGAs the US is poised to become a major gas exporter, operators are seeing a broader range of finance options, writes Inosi Nyatta* http://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439979/Plenty-of-options-for-LNG.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTSmaller drillers face cash crunchhttp://www.petroleum-economist.com/Article/3439974/Smaller-drillers-face-cash-crunch.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTFinding 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