Report
Middle distillates take centre stage
20 April 2018
Oil-product demand, especially for middle distillates, is rising more quickly that processing capacity. It's good news for refiners
Nigeria's election hangs over energy sector
19 April 2018
Africa's biggest economy is growing again. But next year's vote is stalling reform and investment in its crucial energy sector
Europe to benefit from US exports
22 March 2018
Rising US supplies, expanding European demand and much available regasification capacity should increase liquidity in the Atlantic Basin
LNG hubs—more global, more liquid
22 March 2018
Demand is keeping up with supply. But new flexibility and hubs are changing the trading environment
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
Hurdles face putative Asia-Pacific LNG hubs
14 March 2018
Singapore, Shanghai and Japan all wish to become trading hubs and price-reporting agencies are trying to establish benchmarks
Senegal—the start of a beautiful friendship
21 February 2018
A victory for Macky Sall in the presidential elections in 2019 would cement the future of his country's hydrocarbons industry and bring more exploration
Senegal-Mauritania borderline development
21 February 2018
A project straddling Senegal's northern maritime border could be signed off by the end of the year, despite its complexities
Senegal moves towards first oil
21 February 2018
The Cairn-led SNE venture must now convert some of the world's largest recent discoveries into viable production
Senegal's crunch year
7 February 2018
With two major projects ready for sanctioning, 2018 will be pivotal for the country's upstream aspirations
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
Oil companies dig deep
5 January 2018
With an eye on shareholders' returns, oil companies are reining in costs and increasing internally generated cash flows
Oil firms back in the black
5 January 2018
Investors want to see oil companies striving for value rather than volume in the year ahead
Time for financial discipline
2 January 2018
The pattern of consolidation and restructuring among oil companies during the past year looks set to continue
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
Qatar hits the gas
8 December 2017
Despite, or perhaps because of, the economic blockade, Qatar plans to expand LNG production by 30%
Qatar keeps calm, carries on
7 December 2017
The crisis is hurting the GCC as a whole, economically and politically, while the targeted country is hanging on
The Gulf's sunshine states
28 November 2017
The countries of the Arab Gulf aren't just blessed with oil and gas. Sunshine and wind are abundant too. A shift to capture their energy is underway
Mexico—zero to hero
9 November 2017
A string of successful auctions has set the stage for an exploration boom in Mexican waters
US—revival in the north
7 November 2017
Drilling in Alaska is pricey compared with tight oil in the Lower 48. But the potential remains huge
Canada's home-ice advantage
7 November 2017
Vast reserves are the oil sands' main advantage. Local producers think they can drive costs down where foreign entrants couldn't
Plenty of optimism in West Africa
7 November 2017
Nigeria remains West Africa's largest producer by far, but if you want an exciting exploration prospect then Senegal and Mauritania are the places to be