Politics & Economics

Myanmar faces energy crossroads
20 July 2018
Huge potential in the country’s energy sector faces equally sizeable challenges
IOCs encounter choppy water
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
Interview: Energean's Mathios Rigas targets East Med success
19 July 2018
Energean’s boss reveals the secrets of his small company’s big success in the Eastern Mediterranean
Serica sanguine on Iran sanctions
13 July 2018
The firm's historic links to Iran are in the spotlight as US sanctions resume
The return of cautious optimism in the North Sea
13 July 2018
The UK’s North Sea hub, braced for production declines, has received a boost from new investments and revived interest from the supermajors
US and Russia duel over production dominance
22 June 2018
Fuelled by shale gains, US output has risen rapidly, now outstripping Russia’s production; but Moscow won’t accept the shift lying down
Trump's fuel fight
7 June 2018
The administration wants to roll back proposed fuel efficiency standards, but rising consumption would mean fewer barrels available for export
ExxonMobil and Chevron go big in the Permian
16 May 2018
It is a new era for the supermajors and the west Texas shale basin as the companies plot aggressive growth plans
Permian faces pipeline crunch
16 May 2018
The west Texas oil and gas play could see growth crimped if major infrastructure projects aren’t completed in time
Trump lays down Iran gauntlet
9 May 2018
The US administration must win over sceptical European and Asian allies to make oil sanctions bite as hard as last time
Marathon Petroleum bets big on refining growth
1 May 2018
The strategic rationale behind the refiner's deal to takeover Andeavor appears solid, but is the timing right?
China loans make Venezuela’s outlook more precarious
12 July 2018
Patience is wearing thin among both China and other trading partners
Colombia hopes for a revival
10 July 2018
Duque’s victory in June’s elections is likely to open the way for new upstream investment opportunities
Amlo and the realities of Mexico's oil reform
9 July 2018
The Mexican president-elect needs a strong oil and gas sector to fund a promised social transformation
ExxonMobil drilling heralds oil era in Guyana
15 June 2018
Keen to add to its production base, ExxonMobil hopes to have the oil flowing from offshore Guyana within two years
Latin America’s uncertain LNG future
8 June 2018
Old-guard importers are fading, but new markets are opening. The region’s exporters are adapting to the US threat
Ecuador: Holding steady on Opec cuts
15 May 2018
No plans for an uptick in investment and production in the immediate future
Serica sanguine on Iran sanctions
13 July 2018
The firm's historic links to Iran are in the spotlight as US sanctions resume
The return of cautious optimism in the North Sea
13 July 2018
The UK’s North Sea hub, braced for production declines, has received a boost from new investments and revived interest from the supermajors
Shah Deniz 2 gas kickstarts southern corridor project
5 July 2018
The pipeline network joining the Caspian to Europe isn’t finished yet, but the gas is, at least, now flowing part of the way
Kazakhstan wakes to hydrocarbon promise
4 July 2018
After years of foot-dragging and energy policy flip-flopping, Kazakhstan is putting its oil and gas aspirations back on track
Barents comes into focus for Norway
22 June 2018
There's a lot more gas and oil to be found in the Norwegian Arctic, if the explorers can be persuaded to look for it
Sechin's role in Magomedov arrest under scrutiny
15 June 2018
The arrest of another oligarch with links to the energy industry has raised questions over the motive
Myanmar faces energy crossroads
20 July 2018
Huge potential in the country’s energy sector faces equally sizeable challenges
IOCs encounter choppy water
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
India embraces gas and renewables
6 July 2018
With prime minister Narendra Modi now less than a year away from a general election, his energy successes and failures will be in the spotlight
Hybrid power plans heat up in India
11 June 2018
Combining wind and solar power at dual-use plants could ease land acquisition and variability issues—which would impact the country’s renewables market growth
Philippines takes carbon emitters to task
1 June 2018
The Southeast Asian nation has launched the world’s first governmental inquiry into the impact of climate change on human rights
Uncertain days for Malaysia's oil industry
18 May 2018
The surprise victory of the opposition alliance in Malaysia could lead to a new relationship between the government and Petronas
Interview: Energean's Mathios Rigas targets East Med success
19 July 2018
Energean’s boss reveals the secrets of his small company’s big success in the Eastern Mediterranean
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
Conflict cripples Libya's oil sector
3 July 2018
The latest battle for Libya’s key oil ports—the fourth in as many years—leaves vital infrastructure destroyed and the country’s production recovery in jeopardy
Eni hopes for second Egypt gas bonanza
2 July 2018
With production from the vast Zohr offshore gasfield rising fast, Eni is to start exploring another potential play
Algeria: trying to do better
28 June 2018
Arezki Hocini, president of Algeria's upstream regulator, discusses the challenges facing the hydrocarbon sector and obstacles to reform
A kingdom of change
28 June 2018
Success in introducing social and economic reforms can't hide the longer-term challenges that Saudi Arabia faces
Tanzania playing catch up on LNG project
10 May 2018
The NOC wants to get a stalled LNG project moving, but doubts remain over the operating environment
All eyes on Cameroon's first FLNG project
8 May 2018
Success for Golar's facility could ease the way for further developments off Africa’s coasts
Better times for offshore Nigeria
8 May 2018
Total, Shell and ExxonMobil are among the majors with commercial finds to develop
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
Trouble at the top for Angola
7 March 2018
A change of political leadership has had a more far-reaching impact on the country's oil sector than anticipated
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