Politics & Economics

Equatorial Guinea prepares for new era for oil
15 October 2019
‘Drill or drop’ policy will soon result in a new set of license holders that the government hopes will kick-start the West African country’s oil industry
Ecuador reverses fuel subsidy decision
15 October 2019
Government backtracks after seizure of key oil fields and infrastructure decimate production
Brazil sets licensing round record
11 October 2019
South American nation collects over $2bn in signing bonuses from opening oil auction
Citgo’s future hangs in the balance
11 October 2019
Rival Venezuelan regimes’ hopes of holding onto US firm look bleaker
Egypt-Israel gas deal expands in scope
10 October 2019
Gas-rich Egypt may need regional supply to meet growing domestic demand and export aspirations in the medium-to-long-term
Canadian regulator halts Mainline open season
1 October 2019
Midstreamer Enbridge’s plans to switch key north-south crude pipeline infrastructure from spot to long-term capacity access takes a hit
Preparing the US for the energy transition
3 September 2019
Former President Obama special assistant Jason Bordoff says that government and industry need to work together to tackle climate change
Alberta adjusts crude curtailment program
30 August 2019
The provincial government has made major changes to timeframes and volumes
Canada's First Nations vow to continue pipeline push
13 August 2019
The fate of the Eagle Spirit Energy Corridor will either be decided in the courts or by the October general election
Alberta considers bowing to producers
13 August 2019
The Canadian province's new regime sees a way to pivot from a potentially costly repeal threat
Polls point to more Alberta oil patch pain
2 August 2019
Parties less favourable to Canada's oil industry make gains
Ecuador reverses fuel subsidy decision
15 October 2019
Government backtracks after seizure of key oil fields and infrastructure decimate production
Brazil sets licensing round record
11 October 2019
South American nation collects over $2bn in signing bonuses from opening oil auction
Citgo’s future hangs in the balance
11 October 2019
Rival Venezuelan regimes’ hopes of holding onto US firm look bleaker
Guyana’s stop-start election makes headway
7 October 2019
Latin America’s fledgling hydrocarbons province sets election date as first oil looms
Argentinian crisis puts shale in limbo
12 September 2019
Election winner faces a surfeit of problems capitalising on Vaca Muerta potential
Clock ticking on Guyana election
22 August 2019
South America's most exciting new province has yet to call an election, despite first oil rapidly approaching
Turkey turns up the Cypriot heat
8 October 2019
Cyprus hopes international pressure will stop Turkish drilling in the country's offshore
Zennor sets sights on CNS upside
26 September 2019
Private equity backing ensures CNS player has a war chest for future acquisitions
Norway's gas flows take a dive
24 September 2019
Europe’s congested gas market sees Norwegian sales drop to an almost three-year low
North Sea asset sales healthy for now
22 September 2019
A post-2014 shake up has revitalised the basin, but challenges remain for private equity investors looking to exit, says RBC
Novatek backs LNG in low carbon future
16 September 2019
Following FID on Arctic LNG 2, the low-cost Russian producers sees itself well placed to benefit from the energy transition
Serica thirsty for more
10 September 2019
The UK independent is in no mood for giving up on acquisitions after a major deal last year
Cost could curb China’s gas appetite
30 September 2019
The post-Tiananmen Square compact of rising living standards in return for political obedience may prioritise affordable residential energy over blue skies
Putin backs trans-Mongolian pipeline
26 September 2019
Russian leader challenges Gazprom reluctance to accept China’s preferred route for proposed new gas pipeline
The great game for Greater Sunrise
24 September 2019
Timor-Leste is caught between the competing interests of two major Asia-Pacific powers
China looks west to solve energy riddle
22 August 2019
Xinjiang has potentially huge untapped reserves, but exploration in the desert province presents complex geological and political challenges
Heatwave fails to fire up Japan's LNG prices
20 August 2019
Extensive use of term contracts has protected utilities from the cost of extreme weather but looming nuclear shutdowns could leave them exposed
Coal clinging on in South and East Asia
15 July 2019
Global demand for coal to power continues to be king, but the upside may be limited
Egypt-Israel gas deal expands in scope
10 October 2019
Gas-rich Egypt may need regional supply to meet growing domestic demand and export aspirations in the medium-to-long-term
Iranian gas gets going
8 October 2019
Iran is making good use of its surging natural gas production domestically, but exports remain constrained
Iran makes the best of it
4 October 2019
Sanctions are constraining Iran’s output and straining oil storage capacity
Gulf states frozen in the headlights
1 October 2019
Beset by intra-GCC tension, Gulf states are dithering in the face of the Iran crisis
QP advances in LNG and oil
30 September 2019
Further North Field expansion tenders are out, as Qatar sends strong signals to potential partners that it can go alone
Saudi Arabia picks up the pieces
27 September 2019
Saudi Arabia faces a variety of challenges emanating from the attacks on its oil installations
Equatorial Guinea prepares for new era for oil
15 October 2019
‘Drill or drop’ policy will soon result in a new set of license holders that the government hopes will kick-start the West African country’s oil industry
Nigeria LNG’s long wait looks to be over
4 October 2019
FID on a long-awaited expansion of the Nigeria LNG project looms. But the nation’s dreams of being a premier league producer have faded, at least for now
Yakaar-Teranga gas to prioritise Senegalese market
27 September 2019
Kosmos and BP have found more gas in Senegal, but further LNG exports will have to wait
Kenya enters the oil business
26 September 2019
The East African country exports its first consignment of oil while Tullow prepares for 2020 FID
Gabonese incentives reform pays off
22 September 2019
An enhanced regulatory and fiscal framework appears to be attracting IOC and NOC exploration interest
Oando under fire from Nigeria's SEC
24 July 2019
The future of one of Nigeria's flagship energy companies hangs in the balance
The volatile 10
21 March 2018
As the oil market regains balance, risk will affect the price. Here's where to watch
Powder keg year for geopolitics
9 March 2018
Iran, Venezuela and North Korea are all potential flashpoints in 2018
Energy risk in all shapes, all sizes
27 February 2018
Geopolitics may be bullish or bearish. But it will almost certainly bring volatility to the oil market
Volatile world
23 January 2018
Trump ditched Paris, Paris got Macron, Isis lost Mosul
The clock is ticking
1 December 2017
Harald Welzer's predictions in his book Climate Wars may be intellectually sound, but we hope he's wrong
The paradox of energy security
2 November 2017
Efforts to secure the flow of energy often do the opposite, reinforcing injustice and historical resentments, argues a new book