Petroleum Economist Big names bid in Argentina's offshore auction Some of the world's biggest oil companies get involved in Argentina's first offshore licensing round in almost three decades Australia finds more gas for home and abroad Santos’ discovery of a sizeable gas column in the Northern Carnarvon Basin should boost the NWS venture’s expansion plans NGVs battle zero-emissions rivals in EU transport sector Fuelling vehicles with natural gas is often cost-effective, but a push to use even greener alternatives is holding the sector back US sanctions debilitate Venezuelan oil output President Nicolas Maduro is standing firm, despite oil production falling to levels not seen since the infamous oil lockout of 16 years ago Mauritanian elections promise little upstream change The expected winner of the presidential poll is unlikely to rock the boat for players in the country’s fast-expanding offshore sector Mozambique nears FID under insurgency cloud A decision is rapidly approaching for the first of the long-awaited Rovuma Basin LNG projects Libya sends out warning signs Uncertainty over the fate of Tripoli and recent statements by the government there are sending negative messages to IOCs Oil revenue access drives conflict General Khalifa Haftar's LNA is battling the GNA for control of Tripoli. But what are his options and what are the longer-term implications for the oil sector? Latest licensing rounds The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses Cyprus offshore: Turkey turns up the heat The prospects for monetising natural gas discovered off Cyprus have risen, but so has the geopolitical temperature EV revolution could stall due to mineral shortages More planning is required to ensure adequate supply, researchers say The long road to the rig New entrants to Aramco’s upstream arm are trained to be multi-skilled Etinde gas export project hangs in doubt New reserve assessments and government talks will shape the Cameroon project's future Another hot summer in prospect for Iraq Protests could return this summer, against a background of political fragmentation Turkmenistan sees light at the end of the tunnel Turkmenistan must overcome economic crisis and political hurdles to reverse its gas exports decline Mind the divestment gap Oil and gas majors are setting increasingly ambitious divestment targets, despite volatile market conditions and questions over the size of the buyer pool Old facility, new lease of life in Saudi Arabia Global media attention on Saudi Aramco's bond sale and acquisition of Sabic obscures progress on routine ventures OMV Petrom calls for Romanian fiscal stability New deepwater gas play needs greater clarity on terms Druzhba's lasting impact Oil contamination on a key Russian export pipeline that shocked the markets may echo long after the fuel has been cleaned up RWE warns on European gas demand The German utility paints a sobering picture for the future of the fuel, even in a lower price environment