Author: James Gavin
India prepares launch of gas hub
20 September 2018
If all goes to plan, by the end of this year India should have established a gas trading hub
Petronas: To float or not to float?
20 September 2018
Petronas’s financial success makes it a target for a government desperate for new revenue streams
Tight could prove right for Bahrain
19 September 2018
The recent discovery of offshore shale oil and gas deposits could be a welcome energy boost for Bahrain—or remain tantalisingly beyond reach
IOCs face choppy South China Sea conditions
20 July 2018
Beijing's determination to exert its influence in the South China Sea is causing problems for oil companies active in the region
Iran wants Caspian 'release valve' opened
12 July 2018
Sanctions-hit Iran and its neighbours are seeking to resolve boundary uncertainties to unlock further oil and gas reserves in the Caspian Sea
Southern Gas Corridor project defies sceptics
16 April 2018
Azeri gas will be flowing into Europe via a new route by the summer
Gulf renewables push finds fresh ballast
19 March 2018
GCC states are rethinking their approach to energy pricing, as the solar PV revolution shatters old preconceptions
Egypt's IOU time
8 August 2017
Reducing Egypt's debts to foreign oil companies is part of petroleum minister Molla's strategy to attract further energy investment
Iraq starts to get grip on security
12 July 2017
Career diplomat Sir Jeremy Greenstock, now chairman of London-based Gatehouse Advisory Partners and of Lambert Energy Advisory, is optimistic about Iraq's future
Dana Gas - 'We went in with our eyes open'
24 May 2017
Dana Gas has struggled to get paid for its work. Yet its chief executive still thinks gas in the Middle East will thrive
Nurturing the green shoots of upstream growth
10 May 2017
A combination of cuts to upstream capital spending and steepening well decline rates will threaten global supply security, industry leaders warn
Saudi Arabia pivots east
9 May 2017
Asia will remain the driving force behind global energy demand growth, and the kingdom is poised to meet the region's needs
All options open on Canadian LNG, says Petronas CEO
9 May 2017
Malaysia's flagship energy firm has its sights set on China's import market
Time to build Russian-US bridges
19 April 2017
Former Russian energy minister Igor Yusufov says the new US administration will be a boon for hydrocarbons cooperation
The Mideast's gas paradox
3 April 2017
It is home to the world's biggest exporter—and also some of its fastest-growing consumers. Yet intra-regional trade remains thin
Kurdistan's lustre fades
8 November 2016
The haste for the region's assets has given way to a much more realistic view of its potential
Much achieved, but much more needed, say report
18 October 2016
Significant advances in solar, wind and nuclear have been registered, but new challenges are also emerging, according to the World Energy Resources 2016 report
China charts course to low carbon future
18 October 2016
By 2030, China will become the world’s largest economy. That has massive implications for the world’s energy outlook
Saudis keep pumps primed
13 October 2016
The kingdom is talking to other producers about curbing output, while doing its utmost to maximise its own
Iraq cobbles together an oil deal
12 October 2016
Erbil and Baghdad have struck an agreement on exports through Turkey, though many of the old problems could still ruin it
Iranian oil-output is surging, for now
20 September 2016
The scale of Iran's oil-output growth this year has been startling. Without IOCs, longer-term plans will prove more difficult
Oman production plugs on
3 June 2016
Strong output, but keeping it there is the challenge
Back to black in Qatar
3 June 2016
Having achieved its LNG output targets and focused on the downstream, Qatar is turning its attention to upstream oil again
UAE upstream standing still
3 June 2016
To judge from the slow progress of the Adco concession renewals, the UAE is in no real hurry to expand its upstream
Growth pause in Iraq
3 June 2016
Iraq’s output soared in recent years. But the price slump and politics mean further rises are getting harder
Kuwait's big plans, tricky politics
3 June 2016
Kuwait still hopes production will rise considerably between now and the end of the decade, but must overcome a number of hurdles
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