Author: Gerald Butt
Qatar keeps on keeping on
21 March 2018
With the energy sector operating normally, the country is adjusting to life under sanctions
The Gulf stare down continues
21 March 2018
Tension between the nations is high, but war doesn't appear to be on the cards, despite escalating Saudi rhetoric
The West endorses Saudi crown prince
20 March 2018
MbS’s first visits to the UK and US as crown prince show acceptance there that he’ll be the next Saudi king. But not all Saudis are happy
Saudi options in Yemen exhausted
20 March 2018
The country's disintegration is matched by growing difficulties in envisioning a peace deal
Sisi keeps a lid on
16 March 2018
Egyptians face another four years of authoritarian rule
Egypt's gas strategy
16 March 2018
New natural gas coming on stream will boost the country's economy, in the short term
The Zohr effect
15 March 2018
Hopes are high of fresh finds in the area
Full speed ahead for Egypt's gas
15 March 2018
Eni's parallel-development method has enabled it to smash records at its mega-giant Zohr gas project. Petroleum Economist was given exclusive access to the onshore operations
The Qatar boycott: no end in sight
13 March 2018
Diplomatic efforts to end the crisis have stalled, but there's no indication of imminent escalation
Troubled waters ahead in Israel-Lebanon border dispute
8 March 2018
A maritime border dispute between Israel and Lebanon, and a plan by IOCs to start drilling close to the contested area, are contributing to regional tensions
Oman fine tunes
7 March 2018
With liquefied natural gas production approaching capacity again, the country is adapting to shifting market patterns
UN expresses despair over Yemen
1 March 2018
The outgoing envoy blames all sides for failing to grasp peace opportunities
Saudi Arabia: jobless on the rise
21 February 2018
The kingdom is struggling to meet its private-sector job-creation targets
Jordan eyes Iraqi crude for expanded refinery
14 February 2018
The country has approved in principle a plan for a pipeline to import Iraq's oil
Kuwait's big energy spending plans
5 February 2018
The country is working towards raising crude oil production capacity by more than 1.5m barrels a day by 2040
BP strengthens Oman gas ties
24 January 2018
With its Khazzan field boosting Oman's liquefied natural gas output, BP has moved into marketing the fuel
Saudi Arabia—on with the lid
23 January 2018
The kingdom will experience austerity and social reform, and clamp down on corruption and dissent
Saudi Aramco mixes it up
18 January 2018
While keeping oil at the core of its operations, Saudi Aramco is looking to a greener future and preparing to import gas for the first time
Gaza gas stranded at sea
16 January 2018
Palestinians' hopes that a gas discovery made offshore 18 years ago can be developed are unlikely to be realised soon
Iraqi Kurdistan sinking fast
11 January 2018
The future of the KRI's oil sector is uncertain, with the federal government determined to bring all the country's production and exports back under its wing
Iraqi Kurdistan's wrong turn
11 January 2018
Burdened by political and economic crises at home, the autonomous region faces difficult talks with a newly confident federal government in Baghdad
Egypt's gas transmission strategy
10 January 2018
With natural gas from the super-giant Zohr field now flowing ashore, plans are in place to make distribution of the fuel more efficient and to expand wind power
Iran's oil sector unfazed by protests
2 January 2018
A lack of clarity about the origins and aims of the country's demonstrations make predictions for their outcome difficult. But, for now, the energy industry is unscathed
Saudi Arabia: Into the unknown
15 December 2017
The crown prince’s domestic and regional policies are taking the kingdom along several new and uncharted paths
Egypt: Clearer thinking
13 December 2017
The country has committed itself to reducing the volume of associated gas that’s flared at oilfields
Qatar—steady as she goes
8 December 2017
Qatar's oil strategy is to stem further production declines, as it tightens its economic belt and keeps the investment focus on natural gas