http://www.petroleum-economist.com Petroleum Economist Latest licensing rounds http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/licensing-rounds/2016/latest-licensing-rounds The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses Opec’s imperfect deal http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/international/2016/opec-s-imperfect-deal Algiers marks a major policy shift. But the market will want real numbers soon The end of producer power http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2016/the-end-of-producer-power The wave of LNG supply hitting the market is putting buyers in control China’s confusing new stockpiling rules http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2016/china-s-confusing-new-stockpiling-rules The government has told companies they must put aside 10% of their reserves for a supply emergency. Details are vague How an Opec deal could work http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/international/2016/how-an-opec-deal-could-work Iran’s demands can be accommodated with some adjustments of the numbers Ready to deal, Saudi Arabia waits on Iran http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/international/2016/ready-to-deal-saudi-arabia-waits-on-iran The kingdom is ready to ditch its laissez-fair market strategy and cut production. Iran needs to come on board, but an agreement is close Taxation, not privatisation ahead for Russia http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2016/taxation-not-privatisation-ahead-for-russia The collapse of the Bashneft sale means Russia's government will wring more cash from producers instead Gazprom's commitments strain the budget http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/pipelines/2016/gazproms-commitments-strain-the-budget The revival of a project to ship gas to Turkey puts more pressure on a company already struggling Is Nord Stream 2 really needed? http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2016/is-nord-stream-2-really-needed Rising liquefied natural gas supplies to Europe and better gas interconnection raise more doubts about the project Decommissioning - the elephant in the room http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2016/decommissioning-the-elephant-in-the-room Platform operators have for too long ignored their decommissioning plans. But the inevitable is nigh—and to thrive, they must innovate Dirty fuels a health crisis time bomb http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/low-carbon-energy/renewables/2016/dirty-fuels-a-health-crisis-time-bomb Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is killing too many people. Asia and sub-Saharan Africa will suffer the most New technologies create challenges for policy-makers http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/events/wec-istanbul-2016/2016/new-technologies-create-challenges-for-policy-makers As the world embraces technological change, so too must policy-makers Australian LNG sours for the locals http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2016/australian-lng-sours-for-the-locals Exporters have prioritised foreign markets and the domestic price has spiked, angering consumers back home The end is nigh http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2016/the-end-is-nigh US power sector demand for natural gas is soaring. The glut could be about to end Expect record global refinery throughput in Q3 http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/refining-marketing/2016/expect-record-global-refinery-throughput-in-q3 Runs may surge but they won’t match demand growth The elusive oil market balance http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2016/the-elusive-oil-market-balance Slow demand growth, bloated stocks and managed money are impeding the price recovery Asia's looming fuel oil supply crunch http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/outlook/2016/asias-looming-fuel-oil-supply-crunch Higher demand and declining imports will tighten supplies Iranian oil-output is surging, for now http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2016/iranian-oil-output-is-surging-for-now The scale of Iran's oil-output growth this year has been startling. Without IOCs, longer-term plans will prove more difficult Swing states http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2016/swing-states Is American tight oil really now the world’s swing supplier? Libya: A ceaseless campaign http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2016/libya-a-ceaseless-campaign Our report on the country’s energy infrastructure is the definitive guide to Libyan oil, politics, and civil unrest