News analysis©2015 Petroleum Economist60News analysisMexico’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 GMTEni still needs to woo investors, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTTough times set to persist for Russia's oil sector borrowers, 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 Butt, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTShell's BG move is big on Asian gas, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTNorway’s Aasta Hansteen grows by a quarter, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTShell buys BG to challenge ExxonMobil, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTNigeria’s Buhari: Oil companies see optimism and risks, 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 writes, 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 Jacobs, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTThe green-energy effect Investments in clean energy are snowballing with better and cheaper finance options available, 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*, 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, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTAsian players push ahead despite oil price fall, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTChina reforms could mean opportunity for private capital, 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, 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 rout, 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*, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTSmaller drillers face cash crunch, 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 stronger, 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, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTLNG price swings shift market dynamics, 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 writes, 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 prices, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTIEA says global carbon emissions stall, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTOil service companies bear brunt of downturn, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT