Author: Simon Ferrie
Malaysia sweetens upstream deals
7 May 2021
The country is taking measures to encourage IOC interest in its latest licensing round
Arctic LNG 2 inks long-term contracts
30 April 2021
Russia's Artic LNG 2 project continues to advance, with the signing of long-term sales and purchase agreements (SPAs) for the entirety of LNG production
Double trouble for West African upstream
27 April 2021
Corporate carbon goals and local regulatory regimes will determine whether the region’s deepwater sector can attract renewed interest from investors
Papua New Guinea risks LNG ambitions
22 April 2021
The county’s negotiating tactics are damaging its reputation among developers
Sonangol exits Trafigura’s Puma
20 April 2021
The NOC will sell its stake in Puma Energy in return for the firm’s Angolan assets
Gabon’s E&P sector stays active
20 April 2021
The west African nation continues to attract upstream investment despite the global contraction in activity
Namibia's upstream defies downturn
19 April 2021
Large-scale, deepwater prospects continue to draw deep-pocketed investors
Further delays likely for Mozambique LNG
19 April 2021
A fresh assault on Palma will at the very least slow planned liquefaction developments
Lake Albert oil project and pipeline get go-ahead
13 April 2021
The development will see Ugandan crude exported from the Tanzanian port of Tanga
Winter LNG transit highlights Arctic’s growing role
8 April 2021
Russia is leading the charge to normalise Arctic shipping as the region warms
Suez crisis highlights bottlenecks
3 April 2021
The blockage of the Suez Canal by a single vessel highlights how important navigational chokepoints are for the shipping sector and commodities markets
Etinde hinges on government talks
31 March 2021
The future of the Cameroonian gas project depends on the outcome of commercial and contractual negotiations
Shipping faces tough decarbonisation choices
30 March 2021
Supply chains will be critical as the maritime sector looks for alternative fuels
Shipping faces tough decarbonisation choices
30 March 2021
Supply chains will be critical as the maritime sector looks for alternative fuels
Philippine LNG sector picks up speed
23 March 2021
As much as 10.5mn t/yr of regasification capacity could be coming online in 2022
India’s import opportunity trumps its upstream
22 March 2021
International firms still see targeting India’s downstream demand as significantly more attractive than investing in its production, despite recent government reforms and efforts at promotion.
Australia extends Beetaloo exploration grant period
18 March 2021
The government will provide the cash to explorers for a further six months
Pakistan energy demand attracts suitors
16 March 2021
Significant forecast growth in energy requirements means international firms are interested in the country’s downstream sector, but its upstream is struggling
Japanese firms back carbon-neutral LNG
15 March 2021
The buyers' group will promote use of the fuel to meet Japan’s decarbonisation goals
Troubled Tullow mulls Kenya options
11 March 2021
The future of the Anglo-Irish independent’s Kenyan assets hangs in the balance as it puts its money on Ghana
Ghana prepares for LNG imports
10 March 2021
Robert Besseling, CEO of specialist intelligence company Pangea-Risk, explains why Ghana is about to start importing LNG despite having oil and gas reserves of its own
IEA calls on Japan to clarify gas goals
8 March 2021
Gas companies need greater certainty about the fuel’s long-term outlook
Gulf of Guinea piracy worsens
5 March 2021
Maritime regulators and the shipping industry issue warnings over escalating frequency, severity and range of pirate attacks
Asian LNG demand poised to climb further
26 February 2021
The LNG sector remains very bullish about the prospects for Asian demand in the 2020s
Crunch time for Mozambique’s LNG projects
23 February 2021
This year will be critical to whether Mozambique can achieve its ambition of becoming a major LNG exporter by the middle of this decade
Access to capital key to Panoro growth
22 February 2021
The producer’s CEO tells Petroleum Economist about its recent acquisitions and the prospects for maturing oil and gas assets in Africa
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