http://www.petroleum-economist.com Petroleum Economist Rival presidents face off as Venezuela's economy crashes https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/south-central-america/2019/rival-presidents-face-off-as-venezuelas-economy-crashes Despite severe US sanctions, President Maduro is standing firm. But how long can the political impasse last while oil production continues to decline? Explorers mull Côte d’Ivoire campaigns https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2019/explorers-mull-côte-d-ivoire-campaigns Tullow, BP and CNR are among IOCs with drilling plans Eni and Shell face new Nigeria action https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2019/eni-and-shell-face-new-nigeria-action The two firms have received harsh criticism from an Italian judge and now await UK court proceedings Turkmenistan looks to gas expansion https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2019/turkmenistan-looks-to-gas-expansion A new focus on the energy sector aims to boost both the domestic economy and exports Why 2019 will be pivotal for new LNG supply and markets https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/events/industry-events/2019/why-2019-will-be-pivotal-for-new-lng-supply-and-markets Critical investment decisions will impact on the global demand balance BB Energy sees opportunities in logistics https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/transport/2019/bb-energy-sees-opportunities-in-logistics As the US becomes a key export market for crudes and LNG, the complexity of local logistics is creating new trade opportunities US majors’ planned Caspian exit puts Baku in a bind https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/us-majors-planned-caspian-exit-puts-baku-in-a-bind Azerbaijan may find it much tougher to find investment after the departure of Chevron and ExxonMobil US LNG eyes eastern Australia market https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/asia-pacific/2019/us-lng-eyes-eastern-australia-market Trans-Pacific shipments might compete to fill the country’s regional supply shortage 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 Russia’s hunger for second eastern gas outlet grows https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/russia-s-hunger-for-second-eastern-gas-outlet-grows China’s rampant gas growth revives talk in Russia of Power of Siberia 2 pipeline project Norway’s fiscal stability comes under strain https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/norway-s-fiscal-stability-comes-under-strain The country faces challenges to the much-vaunted tax regime certainty on which it has built exploration success Arrests could hamper Mozambique LNG funding https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/lng/2019/arrests-could-hamper-mozambique-lng-funding The impoverished country still faces scrutiny over its ability to handle multi-billion-dollar projects North Sea MandA quick off the blocks https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/north-sea-ma-quick-off-the-blocks DNO’s swoop for Faroe could mark the start of another busy year for changes in asset ownership South Africa's offshore sector finally makes some waves https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/africa/2019/south-africas-offshore-sector-finally-makes-some-waves Total plans drilling campaign to establish scale of reserves COP fudges market mechanisms https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/low-carbon-energy/renewables/2019/cop-fudges-market-mechanisms UN climate talks shy away from key implementation issue France faces carbon challenge https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/france-faces-carbon-challenge President Macron will survive the yellow-vests protests, but his energy policy may not The changing landscape of north-west Europe https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/upstream/exploration-production/2019/the-changing-landscape-of-north-west-europe A rebound in the region is happening above and below water Carbon market faces Brexit deal or no-deal conundrum https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/carbon-market-faces-brexit-deal-or-no-deal-conundrum Brexit uncertainty leaves carbon market and climate policy hanging fire Lebanon's energy sector relieved at government formation https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2019/lebanons-energy-sector-relieved-at-government-formation With a new cabinet in place, offshore operators will feel more comfortable and a new bid round can proceed Three decisions crucial to Russian gas https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/midstream-downstream/pipelines/2019/three-decisions-crucial-to-russian-gas The volume of exports hangs on crucial events at home and abroad