Petroleum Economist Equatorial Guinea throws down the gauntlet The west African state’s hopes of restoring oil output rest on the reception given to its 2019 licensing round Latest licensing rounds The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licenses JKM comes of age Exchange traded contracts settling against the Platts’ Asian LNG marker are on the rise Dated Brent gets another makeover The world’s most important Fob oil benchmark will get a new Cif element from October Majors and US independents leave southeast Asian gap A rush to US shale has left opportunities for others in areas left behind Pakistan's energy headache shows no sign of lifting Gulf and Chinese cash will not solve Pakistan's oil and gas crisis as domestic demand continues to rise ExxonMobil's Midas touch Guyana’s exploration success shows no sign of slowing. But the promise of oil revenues is also driving political division Rattray could hold the last great North Sea oil reserves Vulcanism was supposed to have scuppered the oil potential of a large area of the central North Sea, but academics say it may be worth another look Treasures in the basement? Untested geological formations known as ‘fractured basements’ could be hiding a vast store of hydrocarbons, but explorers need to overcome logistical challenges and industry scepticism Mozambique attack highlights LNG project dangers Violence raises question marks over safety at planned Anadarko and ExxonMobil facilities LNG projects face new financing and pricing risks Changes in LNG pricing structures and contract length could shift some risk from buyers to sellers BP's Dudley warns on LNG trade war vulnerability Insecurity in global trade flows could have a particularly damaging impact on confidence in LNG as an energy source Petrobras breathes easy Brazilian company posts best financial results since bribery scandal Libya's oil fields fall into Haftar's hands The latest military moves leave the government in Tripoli increasingly under siege Saudi exit strategy The Kingdom faces a tough task to extricate itself from the ongoing war in Yemen Qatar hands McDermott role in LNG expansion Qatar Petroleum's new mega-trains project is gaining momentum China urges LNG industry to deepen collaboration Chinese industry players say LNG will continue to face competition from other fossil fuels and renewables if the industry cannot work together on commercial challenges Gulf states' cooperation quest falters The GCC will struggle in 2019 to resolve the many issues that divide it and threaten its survival Another step forward for Tanzania's LNG plans The East Africa state is keen to conclude an agreement later this year. Back to business as usual with Buhari The Nigerian president is likely to remain a difficult partner for oil firms in his second term in office