http://www.petroleum-economist.com Petroleum Economist Gazprom Neft mulls new projects http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2018/gazprom-neft-mulls-new-projects The Russian firm had stellar production growth of late, but it urgently needs to find new resources Russia eyes sulphur stream http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2018/russia-eyes-sulphur-stream The government is considering supplying high-sulphur crude in a separate stream to improve Urals export quality Global refining capacity is going to keep growing http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/refining-marketing/2018/global-refining-capacity-is-going-to-keep-growing Fast-growing markets are adding more plants and eking out gains at older ones. What's coming on, where, and when? US tight oil production moves up a gear http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2018/us-tight-oil-production-moves-up-a-gear The Permian is leading America's surging crude production, but there are warning signs in the data Refiners and finance: who's winning and where? http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/refining-marketing/2018/refiners-and-finance-whos-winning-and-where Companies that splurged on sophisticated capacity additions, like Repsol and Tüpraş, and the majors with balanced upstream-downstream portfolios will benefit most Middle distillates take centre stage http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/refining-marketing/2018/middle-distillates-take-centre-stage Oil-product demand, especially for middle distillates, is rising more quickly that processing capacity. It's good news for refiners Shipping sector braces for emissions storm http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/tankers/2018/shipping-sector-braces-for-emissions-storm Is the fuel oil market ready for tighter carbon and sulphur emissions rules on shipping? Mixed fortunes in Mauritania—Senegal http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2018/mixed-fortunes-in-mauritania-senegal Drilling for the gas export project between the two countries has been disappointing Cyprus: long wait for celebration http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2018/cyprus-long-wait-for-celebration The rising prospect of East Med natural gas sales is lifting Cyprus' hopes of finding a market, despite Turkish threats Nigeria's election hangs over energy sector http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2018/nigerias-election-hangs-over-energy-sector Africa's biggest economy is growing again. But next year's vote is stalling reform and investment in its crucial energy sector Syria: ruthless business as usual http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2018/syria-ruthless-business-as-usual The joint US-UK-French strikes on chemicals targets in Syria won’t affect the war—but they could damage Trump's image in the region Latest licensing rounds http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/licensing-rounds/2017/latest-licensing-rounds The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses The Petrobras-government tussle http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/licensing-rounds/2018/the-petrobras-government-tussle A deal between the state-run firm and the Brazilian government could lead to a mega bidding round Southern Gas Corridor project defies sceptics http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/pipelines/2018/southern-gas-corridor-project-defies-sceptics Azeri gas will be flowing into Europe via a new route by the summer France's nuclear plans under pressure http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/low-carbon-energy/nuclear/2018/frances-nuclear-plans-under-pressure Flaws found at a flagship reactor could curb EDF’s technology export ambitions Elections a new rupture point in Venezuela crisis http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/south-central-america/2018/elections-a-new-rupture-point-in-venezuela-crisis A Maduro loss in May's election could be a turning point, but recovery will be lengthy Caribbean energy: devastation and opportunity http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/power-generation/2018/caribbean-energy-devastation-and-opportunity Governments want to remake their electric grids Carbon capture catches a big tax break http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/low-carbon-energy/renewables/2018/carbon-capture-catches-a-big-tax-break Generous new incentives could be a breakthrough Financing Mexico's oil opening http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/south-central-america/2018/financing-mexicos-oil-opening Reserve-based lending could help bring cash into the country's oil patch—if regulators can get the rules right Algeria's expansion strategy http://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2018/algerias-expansion-strategy The country's energy sector has big ideas for the future—if the creaking political establishment will approve them