Mozambique insurgency jeopardises Japan’s energy security
14 August 2020
The resource-poor nation’s search for a reliable alternative to the long-delayed recommissioning of nuclear power plants continues
Libyan production languishes under ‘illegal blockade’
4 August 2020
National Oil Corporation reports its lowest production since the blockade started in January as external forces gear up for clash over Sirte basin oilfields
Letter from China: US-China trade deal in the last chance saloon
14 August 2020
Presidents Trump and Xi’s compact on rebalancing may be the next domino to fall
Suriname election soothes investor nerves
11 August 2020
Calmer political waters should help turn the country into a global exploration hotspot
Turkey’s ambitions have imperial echoes
4 August 2020
Facing the challenge of a domestic economic crisis, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes that successful military interventions in the surrounding region will foster nationalist solidarity
Latest licensing rounds
13 August 2020
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licences
Inaugural Somali regulator plots confident course
11 August 2020
Newly appointed Somali Petroleum Authority chairman and CEO Ibrahim Ali Hussein speaks to Petroleum Economist about his hopes for the Somali oil and gas industry
Oman leans towards bilateral awards
11 August 2020
The sultanate’s drawn-out bid round is ending in a whimper as breakout gas contracting discussions take priority
Pharos’ main man goes back to the East Med future
7 August 2020
The independent’s CEO was making oil discoveries in the Gulf of Sinai in the 1970s. Now he is back in the region
Independent E&P journey ‘can be done again’
7 August 2020
Ex-Tullow man thinks that doom and gloom about the global upstream business is overdone
Rosneft strikes again in the Arctic
13 August 2020
The Russian oil firm has added more reserves to its ambitious Vostok Oil project
Southeast Europe bets on gas
13 August 2020
Greece and Bulgaria plan dashes for gas to fuel cleaner energy futures
Aramco advances plan to lease out pipelines
5 August 2020
The cash-strapped Saudi NOC is looking to replicate the recent divestment success of its Emirati counterpart Adnoc
ExxonMobil announces Power Play finalists
4 August 2020
Community voting is now open across the three categories for the awards, which champion inclusion and diversity by celebrating remarkable women and men in the LNG industry
Canadian LNG industry strikes a defiant note
3 August 2020
A lobby group for exports foresees a bright future despite a long history of setbacks
Novatek gas sales plunge on reduced Yamal spot sales
3 August 2020
A ramp-up in long-term contract requirements leaves operator with reduced volumes to sell
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: Dawn of a new century
3 August 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, taking in the last 20 years up to the present day
Frontier markets turning to geothermal energy
13 August 2020
In pursuit of alternatives to oil and gas production, certain developing countries are turning to the exploration and development of volcanically active hotspots
AI will shape the energy transition
13 August 2020
Artificial intelligence will have a wide-reaching impact on the entire energy sector and determine the speed and direction of the transition, according to Hypergiant founder and CEO Ben Lamm
Letter from Moscow: Russia reluctantly explores hydrogen
13 August 2020
If the EU, its major customer, is looking at displacing natural gas with H2, the resource-rich producer must also try to get in on the act
Financing solar-plus-storage
13 August 2020
Adding battery storage to solar projects alleviates intermittency and curtailment issues but brings contractual and financing issues
Turning the tide on ocean energy
13 August 2020
Tidal power facilities offer a clean and renewable energy but have struggled to attract the investment to finance substantial capex. The development of movable structures may mean this will change
Banging the drum for gas
27 July 2020
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is backing the fuel to shake off its current malaise and enjoy future growth
Urals premium hurts Russian integrateds
17 July 2020
Russia’s Opec+ compliance has pushed its benchmark grade to a premium over Brent. But this is not good news for the country’s large integrated oil firms
Oil market mulls demand risks
14 July 2020
Crude price comes under pressure from concerns over a second coronavirus wave just as Opec+ considers loosening the supply taps. But are the worries overdone?
Gas breaks the oil price link
10 July 2020
The proportion of LNG priced on an oil-indexed basis fell to its lowest ever level in 2019
Letter from Houston: Energy hotspot hopes for a ‘bronze lining’
30 June 2020
The US oil capital may be battling both the oil price crash and a Covid-19 resurgence, but there are still reasons to be optimistic
Crude edges higher on Opec+ compliance promises
19 June 2020
Traders see the positives as producers commit to even greater respect for quotas
Pioneer dividend proposal aims to attract fresh investment
14 August 2020
The company’s new strategy to retain and draw shareholders aims to shake up the shale growth model
Canadian oil firms fight back
13 August 2020
The sector’s biggest companies staunched some of their losses across the second quarter, but the results still made for depressing reading
Pemex debt strategy at risk of unravelling
30 July 2020
The Mexican firm had made some progress arresting its hefty debt pile, but the economic downturn and government obsession with upstream targets has started to take its toll
US domestic M&A sent reeling
28 July 2020
Deal-making across the oil and gas patch has slowed to a crawl despite a swathe of potential devalued assets and strained companies eager to divest
Oil firms ready to pick up the infrastructure divestment pace
13 July 2020
Pipelines, storage facilities and processing plants could replace non-advantaged production as prime candidates