Author: James Gavin
Manila opens the door to Chinese E&P
9 July 2019
An executive order has reduced the constraints on Philippines’ state oil company working with third parties on oil and gas deals
The Chinese art of persuasion
27 June 2019
Recent Chinese NOC activity in the South China Sea underscores a growing interest in the disputed region, as Beijing seeks to bring regional states around to its way of thinking
Caspian players plot oil revival
30 May 2019
Gas has made most of the recent running, but major producers like Azerbaijan are focusing on boosting crude oil production too
Tehran left in the cold as old allies cut crude imports
8 March 2019
Recent oil sales to Asia make for troubling reading for Iran's embattled government
US majors’ planned Caspian exit puts Baku in a bind
19 February 2019
Azerbaijan may find it much tougher to find investment after the departure of Chevron and ExxonMobil
Interview: Opportunity knocks in the East Med
30 November 2018
Rony Halman, chairman of Israel Opportunity Energy Resources, explains why the region could be on the verge of something big—but some points of contention remain
Bartering is Iran's best hope to bypass sanctions
5 November 2018
With oil exports in freefall, the country is hoping that a new EU-backed plan to help companies continue trading will work. But optimism is low
Is the oil market facing a supply crunch?
8 October 2018
Market forces, Trump's tweets and the latest Opec+ agreement have helped shape global supply in recent months
India prepares launch of gas hub
20 September 2018
If all goes to plan, by the end of this year India should have established a gas trading hub
Petronas: To float or not to float?
20 September 2018
Petronas’s financial success makes it a target for a government desperate for new revenue streams
Tight could prove right for Bahrain
19 September 2018
The recent discovery of offshore shale oil and gas deposits could be a welcome energy boost for Bahrain—or remain tantalisingly beyond reach
IOCs face choppy South China Sea conditions
20 July 2018
Beijing's determination to exert its influence in the South China Sea is causing problems for oil companies active in the region
Iran wants Caspian 'release valve' opened
12 July 2018
Sanctions-hit Iran and its neighbours are seeking to resolve boundary uncertainties to unlock further oil and gas reserves in the Caspian Sea
Southern Gas Corridor project defies sceptics
16 April 2018
Azeri gas will be flowing into Europe via a new route by the summer
Gulf renewables push finds fresh ballast
19 March 2018
GCC states are rethinking their approach to energy pricing, as the solar PV revolution shatters old preconceptions
Egypt's IOU time
8 August 2017
Reducing Egypt's debts to foreign oil companies is part of petroleum minister Molla's strategy to attract further energy investment
Iraq starts to get grip on security
12 July 2017
Career diplomat Sir Jeremy Greenstock, now chairman of London-based Gatehouse Advisory Partners and of Lambert Energy Advisory, is optimistic about Iraq's future
Dana Gas - 'We went in with our eyes open'
24 May 2017
Dana Gas has struggled to get paid for its work. Yet its chief executive still thinks gas in the Middle East will thrive
Nurturing the green shoots of upstream growth
10 May 2017
A combination of cuts to upstream capital spending and steepening well decline rates will threaten global supply security, industry leaders warn
Saudi Arabia pivots east
9 May 2017
Asia will remain the driving force behind global energy demand growth, and the kingdom is poised to meet the region's needs
All options open on Canadian LNG, says Petronas CEO
9 May 2017
Malaysia's flagship energy firm has its sights set on China's import market
Time to build Russian-US bridges
19 April 2017
Former Russian energy minister Igor Yusufov says the new US administration will be a boon for hydrocarbons cooperation
The Mideast's gas paradox
3 April 2017
It is home to the world's biggest exporter—and also some of its fastest-growing consumers. Yet intra-regional trade remains thin
Kurdistan's lustre fades
8 November 2016
The haste for the region's assets has given way to a much more realistic view of its potential
Saudis keep pumps primed
13 October 2016
The kingdom is talking to other producers about curbing output, while doing its utmost to maximise its own
Iraq cobbles together an oil deal
12 October 2016
Erbil and Baghdad have struck an agreement on exports through Turkey, though many of the old problems could still ruin it