Petroleum Economist Trouble on the steppe Major new investment in Tengiz cannot mask deeper problems in Kazakhstan Plants with benefits Once Australia has digested its massive liquified natural gas building programme, costs could fall and productivity rise OSEA Exhibition and International Conference 2016 OSEA – Asia’s Premier Oil and Gas Trade Event Returns for 2016 Japan reacts and evolves Japan’s energy economy is pulsating – under the weight of its past, imprisoned by imports, and a desire to innovate Realm of uncertainty in Saudi Arabia Rarely has Saudi policy, across all spheres, been less predictable. Its reaction to a spate of terror attacks inside the kingdom may worsen this Light in the darkness for Yemen? Yemen’s energy sector is trying to emerge from al-Qaida’s rule and a broader civil conflict. It is a slow process Turkey’s energy-hub plans at risk The coup has not affected oil and gas flows, but the purge and new instability will expose the Iraq-Turkey Pipeline to more danger and hurt Ankara’s broader import-export project The 23rd World Energy Congress, 2016 Interest is hotting up for WEC 2016, taking place in Istanbul from 9-13 October. Follow our coverage here WEC Istanbul 2016: the speakers A list of the speakers for the 23rd World Energy Congress Energy gets smarter Resilient energy infrastructure needs smarter not just stronger solutions Can Senegal rejuvenate West Africa’s upstream? Relative stability and promising geology may yield another new frontier in the region Ghana's prospects brighten After some offshore problems, the country’s upstream should see significant growth in the coming months Nigeria: making gas work A recent IPP deal suggests Abuja may have a way to come good on promises to provide power to the people Action time for Nigeria's government Nigeria’s government is pressing on with plans to liberalise key parts of the economy. The downstream is a priority Nigeria: delta of trouble Nigeria planned to clean up its oil sector and increase production, but the optimism is fading The future of e-storage Power flexibility - and efficiency - is going to be key to discussions at WEC 2016 Brexit leaves certainty of uncertainty No one in the UK’s Leave camp had a real energy plan. So what now? What does a balanced oil market mean? Supply and demand might come back into line this year, but without the kind of price rises the industry hopes for Momentum builds for the 23rd World Energy Congress as 250th speaker announced With less than 100 days to go until the 23rd World Energy Congress takes place in Istanbul, the 250th speaker has been confirmed World Energy Council help to shape new United Nations Strategic Framework United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim convened the fifth meeting of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Advisory Board on 15 and 16 June