Upstream

  • PdV starts its recovery in the Orinoco

    Venezuela’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


  • Industry must hold its nerve

    THESE are nervous times for the energy industry. The sector has yet to fully find its feet following the collapse of oil’s latest bull run.


  • Room for improvement

    Damon 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


  • The green-energy effect

    Investments in clean energy are snowballing with better and cheaper finance options available


  • IEA says global carbon emissions stall


  • Gulf apart

    The possibility of an Iranian nuclear deal looms over the Gulf’s Arab states. It needn’t be feared, writes Robin Mills*


 

Latest issue: May 2015

Don’t forget the oil

FOR the past few years industry executives have been talking up natural gas. Excited by the possibilities of a hydrocarbon that is, thanks to shale, considered globally abundant, relatively clean to burn, and easy to ship, the enthusiasts have proclaimed that the 21st century will belong to the fuel.


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