Downstream

  • Uncertainties persist over African pipeline route

    A pipeline to ship oil from Kenya and Uganda to Africa’s east coast has become essential, but agreements on the route are far from settled


  • "The US is now our competitor"

    Margaret McCuiag-Boyd has one of the toughest jobs in global oil - reviving Alberta's oil sector in the face of wilting prices and persistent opposition. In an exclusive interview, Shaun Polczer meets the province's energy minister


  • Libya on the brink

    Hopes for the UN's unity government are fading, IS is capitalising on the chaos, renewing its assault on energy infrastructure, and the drumbeat for Western intervention is getting louder


  • Hopeful Kurdish oil battles challenges in Iraq

    Financial and political troubles are delaying the expansion of Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) oil production


  • Obama calls of the Keystone XL project

    After seven years, the Keystone XL project has been called off by President Obama, surprising few


  • Chinese firm buys Texas oilfields for $1.3bn

    Yantai Xinchao is to buy oilfields in Texas’s Permian basin from producers Tall City Exploration and Plymouth Petroleum for around $1.3bn


  • Petroleum Economist Awards 2015 winners revealed

    On 17 September 2015, the winners of this year's Petroleum Economist Awards were presented with their trophies at a black-tie ceremony held at the Banking Hall in the City of London, attended by their colleagues and peers from across the energy industry.


  • Cheniere Train 5 contracted to Total and Centrica

    Train 5’s capacity of 3.75m t/y has been contracted on a long-term FOB basis under sale and purchase agreements with the French major Total and Centrica


  • Momentum builds for end to US oil export ban

    A deal that would lift export restrictions is possible later this year as debate over crude export restrictions heats up


  • LNG Canada receives approval from government

    The two projects which will export LNG from Canada – LNG Canada and Pacific Northwest – moved nearer to start-up in June, but there are still some hurdles to clear


  • Countries increasingly less reliant on MENA 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 reversed


 

Latest issue: February 2016

Digging-in time

The short-term fundamentals look dire. But producers must not panic


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