Petroleum Economist 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 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 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 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? 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 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 Is the fuel oil market ready for tighter carbon and sulphur emissions rules on shipping? Mixed fortunes in Mauritania—Senegal Drilling for the gas export project between the two countries has been disappointing 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 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 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 The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses 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 Azeri gas will be flowing into Europe via a new route by the summer France's 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 A Maduro loss in May's election could be a turning point, but recovery will be lengthy Caribbean energy: devastation and opportunity Governments want to remake their electric grids Carbon capture catches a big tax break Generous new incentives could be a breakthrough Financing Mexico's 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 The country's energy sector has big ideas for the future—if the creaking political establishment will approve them