Author: Miriam Malek
Iraq’s investor outlook worsens
13 March 2020
The investment environment in Iraq is being affected by continued turmoil in domestic politics and the country’s battle with Covid-19
Aramco's Jafurah shale gas faces obstacles
12 March 2020
Water scarcity and a lack of transport infrastructure work against the recovery of gas from the shale field. Once overcome, its output may be better suited to displacing crude domestically than for LNG exports
Iraq’s bounty risks bitter taste
30 January 2020
After US-led mission helped to largely banish Islamic State from Iraq in 2018, the country has fast become a battleground for power in the region
Iran-US conflict: more to come?
16 January 2020
With the US’s killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the risk of attacks on Mena oil infrastructure is likely to increase
Iran seeks energy allies as sanctions bite
18 September 2018
Trump’s Iran sanctions target oil. But will all be lost or will Iran find investors in Russia and China?
Nigeria's election hangs over energy sector
19 April 2018
Africa's biggest economy is growing again. But next year's vote is stalling reform and investment in its crucial energy sector
Militant threat looms ahead of Nigerian elections
4 April 2018
The risks to the oil sector are far from over