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Senegal starts crude production
18 June 2024
This will be a transformative year for the West African nation, as first LNG is also expected before the end of 2024
Canada’s Valeura eyes fresh deals after Thai expansion
17 June 2024
The company is also working to sustain output from its Thai-focused portfolio into the 2030s
Niger dispatches its first seaborne crude cargo
11 June 2024
Meleck crude is a low-sulphur grade 
Security trumps all in Japan’s LNG strategy
10 June 2024
Tokyo and Japan’s utilities continue to back LNG projects, even as the country’s demand declines
Trinidad and Tobago pushes for revival in upstream fortunes
30 May 2024
Woodside, BP and Shell are among the companies actively pursuing gas developments in the country’s waters
Angola project thwarts upstream decline
29 May 2024
Kaminho deepwater FID raises hopes of reigniting much-needed further investment in ailing sector
Letter from Rotterdam: Oil and gas go AWOL
21 May 2024
With just a small presence from the oil and gas industry, the World Energy Council’s biennial congress gave a stark reminder of Europe’s energy priorities
Panama Canal plans to boost transit capacity
17 May 2024
The latest drought crisis is passing, but longer-term solutions are in motion, explains Panama Canal Authority Administrator Ricaurte Vasquez Morales
Rising costs delay Papua LNG FID
14 May 2024
But there is still plenty of appetite for the country’s LNG in the Asia-Pacific region
Sao Tome and Principe may be poised for exploration revival
13 May 2024
But optimism about island nation checked by competition around African upstream investment and history of false dawns
Letter from Houston: Pragmatism versus rhetoric
10 May 2024
The US’ contentious LNG permitting pause has prompted criticism from CEOs and wildly differing interpretations from politicians
Europe’s appetite for LNG to ease
7 May 2024
Ample stocks and a soft demand outlook will limit how much LNG Europe can import this year
Indies look to Equatorial Guinea as ExxonMobil pulls out
24 April 2024
But even planned exploration activity is unlikely to reverse declining output from mature fields
UK-listed Pharos to ramp up Egyptian activities
19 April 2024
Cairo’s currency problems have hindered investment, but Pharos sees considerable potential as Egypt emerges from crisis
Equinor hones its ‘high-grade’ global portfolio
18 April 2024
The Norwegian energy company is concentrating its efforts on specific regions and assets that meet strict cost and carbon criteria
Woodside sees renewed confidence in Australia’s upstream
12 April 2024
CEO Meg O’Neill believes operating environment in Australia has stabilised and sees a bullish outlook for LNG demand
Indie Arrow targets rapid production growth
10 April 2024
Fears that left-leaning President Petro’s government would signal the end for Colombia’s oil industry appear unfounded
Fresh capacity to shift global refining in 2024
8 April 2024
Even diesel cracks may be poised to narrow, although other factors—such as attacks on shipping in the Red Sea—could buck the structural trends
OPEC+ must wait on contested demand outlook
28 March 2024
Whether OPEC+ starts to unwind its oil production cuts from June will depend on heavily debated unfolding supply-demand balances
Australia’s Carnarvon eyes NWS resources
22 March 2024
And the outlook for the country’s upstream appears to have improved following legal setbacks in 2023
Letter from London: IE Week highlights east-west splits
14 March 2024
Houthi actions in the Red Sea are compounding the market dislocations stemming from sanctions
Market fundamentals mute Red Sea price impact
29 February 2024
But the crude, product, LNG and tanker markets are all still facing significant disruption
Invictus working on Zimbabwe PSC
23 February 2024
The once-pariah nation could become a regional exporter in energy-starved southern Africa, according to MD Scott Macmillan
Indonesia looks to gas to cover growing energy needs
22 February 2024
Recent elections and on-going LNG developments highlight the importance of domestic gas demand in the sprawling island nation
Namibia continues to yield exploration success
12 February 2024
TotalEnergies explains it is seeking the ‘sweet spots’ to develop fields with unevenly distributed resources
Africa embraces floating LNG
8 February 2024
FLNG developments are reaching fresh milestones on the continent, but questions remain about the ability of the smaller players to advance some of these projects without additional partners
EnergyPathways advances UK Irish Sea ambitions
7 February 2024
The AIM-listed firm sees its gas plans as meshing with UK energy transition goals
Muddled policies cloud Korean LNG outlook
29 January 2024
Planned terminal expansions do not fit with Seoul’s stated goals of trimming LNG dependence
Outlook 2024: Freight sector grapples with regulations and geopolitics
24 January 2024
EU ETS extension is the latest change for the sector
Angola’s OPEC departure runs deep
22 January 2024
Luanda’s decision to leave the influential group surprised many observers but may have been coming for some time
Dangote refinery startup fails to appease doubters
18 January 2024
Mega-refinery set to transform Nigeria but questions remain over feedstock that may limit key gasoline production, at least for now
Vaalco eyes more African growth
12 January 2024
The independent plans further Africa-focused expansion and shrugs off the recent coup in Gabon
Gas and LNG: Five things to watch in 2024
20 December 2023
The global market remains structurally tight as the new year approaches
US sanctions target Myanmar’s NOC
13 December 2023
But the measures also further complicate gas-dependent Thailand’s supply outlook
European gas prices still on alert
11 December 2023
The market is better prepared but still jittery, while the industry remains wary of the EU price cap
‘Lawfare’ threatens Australian investor confidence
11 December 2023
Barossa is just the latest project impacted as the industry warns of a worsening regulatory environment
LNG freight must navigate chokepoints and bottlenecks
28 November 2023
Rising LNG demand and supply risks are outpacing shipping logistics amid Panama and newbuild challenges
Mozambique LNG targets 2028 start-up – TotalEnergies
17 November 2023
The gas-rich country continues to attract interest, despite security challenges
Tamboran pursues Northern Territory gas ambitions
3 November 2023
The Beetaloo Basin is a gas-rich shale play
Libya’s upstream promise still hamstrung by instability
2 November 2023
But the troubled north African nation is not short of international investment interest
Venezuela’s limited oil sanctions relief
1 November 2023
Washington’s move to ease restrictions on Caracas will likely have a more meaningful impact on US refiners than global crude markets
Chevron Australia averts renewed strikes
27 October 2023
But the gas markets remain jittery amid a range of other risk factors
Nigerian companies assume growing oil and gas sector role
24 October 2023
Law firm Olaniwun Ajayi grants Petroleum Economist detailed insight into Nigeria’s changing oil and gas landscape
Papua LNG targets 2024 FID
20 October 2023
The Pacific nation’s second liquefaction development will overlap significantly with the existing PNG LNG project
US LNG expansion bolsters Europe, but risks remain
18 October 2023
The US continues to play an increasingly pivotal role in the LNG market, but short- and medium-term risks and uncertainties persist
Thai oil production poised for modest rebound
12 October 2023
Efforts by independents and NOC PTTEP will help boost production this year, but the sector is increasingly mature
Tellurian eyes first LNG late 2027
9 October 2023
The integrated developer remains bullish despite previous delays
Longboat splits attention between Norway and Malaysia
5 October 2023
CEO Helge Hammer speaks to Petroleum Economist about the company’s recent activities and its expansion plans
Asian gas industry group counts on rising demand
27 September 2023
Regional industry body ANGEA remains bullish about Asia's adoption of gas and LNG, despite elevated prices and logistical challenges
Refinery delays contribute to Abuja’s fuel challenge
21 September 2023
Nigeria’s downstream status quo changed forever with the end of fuel subsidies, but the flagship Dangote refinery has still yet to start operations
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