http://www.petroleum-economist.com Petroleum Economist Iran's resistance stiffens as US pressure grows https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2019/irans-resistance-stiffens-as-us-pressure-grows Minor incidents in and around the Gulf have failed to trigger a major conflict, but diplomats are struggling to ease tensions Sanctions squeeze Venezuela's heavy crude output https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/refining-marketing/2019/sanctions-squeeze-venezuelas-heavy-crude-output Latin America's economically troubled oil giant faces the difficult task of significantly raising Asian crude grades Latest licensing rounds https://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 Aker's Ghana project secures funding boost https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2019/akers-ghana-project-secures-funding-boost Aker Energy’s planned Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points development is benefitting from a regional initiative Majors see opportunity in utility fragmentation https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/power-generation/2019/majors-see-opportunity-in-utility-fragmentation PWC sees value for IOCs as the traditional utility model becomes less relevant The climate threat: Will investors exit big oil? https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/low-carbon-energy/renewables/2019-1/the-climate-threat-will-investors-exit-big-oil Institutional investors are increasingly being required to factor climate change into their decision-making Yemen accord signals first step towards restarting LNG https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2019/yemen-accord-signals-first-step-towards-restarting-lng A UN-brokered deal to bolster the ceasefire around the port of Hodeida improves chances of ending the four-year-old conflict Thailand sets its sights on larger LNG share https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2019/thailand-sets-its-sights-on-larger-lng-share Thai government looks to increase imports as gas reserves continue to slide Dominican Republic aims to drive activity https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/asia-pacific/2019/dominican-republic-aims-to-drive-activity The Caribbean nation hopes that attractive entry terms will spur exploration activity Permian MandA faces challenges https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/corporate/ma/2019/permian-ma-faces-challenges Expectations of a post-Anadarko flurry of merger and acquisition activity in the prolific shale basin may be wide of the mark There's still life in coal https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/markets/trends/2019/theres-still-life-in-coal Recent falls in the price of coal were due to increasing supply rather than declining demand Coal clinging on in South and East Asia https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/asia-pacific/2019/coal-clinging-on-in-south-and-east-asia Global demand for coal to power continues to be king, but the upside may be limited The disappearing case for coal in the US https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/north-america/2019/the-disappearing-case-for-coal-in-the-us A large wave of pit retirements may soon be followed by another Lukoil makes inroads offshore https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/lukoil-makes-inroads-offshore Russian-Kazakh waters in the Caspian Sea are central to the company’s plans Russian minnow embarks on Arctic megaproject https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/russian-minnow-embarks-on-arctic-megaproject A Rosneft-linked independent is developing one of Russia’s biggest ever discoveries Wind farms threaten to speed up North Sea decommissioning https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/wind-farms-threaten-to-speed-up-north-sea-decommissioning Oil and gas operators planning to prolong fields’ lifespan may find themselves increasingly in conflict with wind farm developers Incoming government raises Papua LNG doubts https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/asia-pacific/2019/incoming-government-raises-papua-lng-doubts Oil minister Kerenga Kua has pledged to re-examine controversial deal following the collapse of scandal-hit government Malabo's dash for gas in Equatorial Guinea https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2019/malabos-dash-for-gas-in-equatorial-guinea Equatorial Guinea has secured fresh supply for its LNG plant, but can it build on that success? Okea IPO hit by market turbulence https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/okea-ipo-hit-by-market-turbulence Private equity-backed North Sea producer cuts price and reduces share volumes as it makes Oslo Bors debut High hopes for Eco Atlantic in Guyana https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/south-central-america/2019/high-hopes-for-eco-atlantic-in-guyana CEO Gil Holzman is confident of a major offshore discovery in Guyana following promising exploration findings