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  • Gearing up for Paris

    June was a busy month for governments and the energy industry the world over. The run-up has started to the year-end climate-change boondoggle in Paris


  • Rivalry or renewal


  • 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


  • Uganda launches long-awaited bid round

    Uganda is finally launching its bid round, ending an eight-year freeze on the licensing of new acreage in its energy sector, writes Jacinta Windham


  • China's oil demand enters new era

    Shifts in the China’s economy mean the days of fast-paced consumption growth are nearing an end


  • China's NOCs start to feel the pinch

    The country’s oil giants aren’t in the rosiest financial health, but remain ready to scoop up assets elsewhere


  • 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


  • Baghdad-KRG deal gradually coming on line

    The oil-export deal between the Kurds and the rest of Iraq is working, in part, but complexities and differences still bedevil it, writes Kirk Sowell


  • A view from Asia

    Pessimism over the oil price reigned at this year’s Asia Oil and Gas conference, in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, but some argued that the downturn could yield benefits for the industry. Justin Jacobs reports


 

Latest issue: July/August 2015

Gearing up for Paris

June was a busy month for governments and the energy industry the world over. The run-up has started to the year-end climate-change boondoggle in Paris


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