Petroleum Economist Norway's political storm warnings prove unfounded The country's election result should quell nerves in the oil and gas sector US shale—more where that came from America's shale industry is showing few signs of slowing down this year US gas bulls beware US gas production has been stronger than expected. The market will be hoping for a scorching summer and a quick ramp up of LNG facilities A clean slate for Gulf refiners The region's refiners have less than three years to play their ace card as the IMO implements new sulphur limits on bunker fuel from 2020 India: the great gas demand hope With high import-dependency and rising gas demand, India is a prime target for LNG exporters. But price and infrastructure will decide how quickly the market develops India: more to discover? Upstream reforms have lured 45 bidders to the country’s offshore—part of a plan to reduce imports Israel: More gas customers, please The country has invoked new emergency regulations as offshore pipeline repairs reduce domestic supply—but is it a sensible move? Lebanon: tired of waiting The country has postponed its offshore bid round deadline amid continuing domestic and geopolitical uncertainties LNG gluts and cycles Structural oversupply is about to hit the market and some projects will have to curtail output to cope. But buyers and developers must take a longer-term view Singapore shuffles its energy make-up The city state has no indigenous oil and gas output, so is diversifying its energy mix and beefing up its trading efforts Latest licensing rounds The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses A new dawn for Saharan solar power? Plans are afoot to harness North African solar power to supply Europe, despite previous ill-fated efforts Harvey tanks exports and production The hurricane seized up much of the Gulf Coast's infrastructure that keeps oil and fuel flowing to markets Energy storage gains momentum in Australia Canberra is ahead of the game when it comes to the biggest challenge for new energies Fuel for the fire in Iraq The Iraqi Kurds' quest for independence, to be tested in a forthcoming referendum, will force politicians to face up to the issue of disputed oilfields Times of change in Mexico Mexico's energy sector has undergone a radical transformation since far-reaching reforms were enacted four years ago. Jaime Hernández, CEO of the country's Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) who is also the new president of the World Energy Council’s Mexico chapter, outlines the impact of these changes Nuclear next for Egypt The country's expanding energy mix is aimed at ensuring steady electricity supply, thus minimising the risk of social unrest Lukoil caught in the crossfire An investor favourite thanks to its Western-style management and handsome dividends, Lukoil could feel the fallout from a dispute between other major players Sky's the limit for Gazpromneft-Aero Gazpromneft's jet-fuelling division has big plans for growth, domestically and abroad. Its chief executive, Vladimir Egorov, answered our questions over email France's Macronenergy France's new president has plans to transform his country's energy market. They are on a breathtaking scale