The Economist

Electricity in Iraq: Not yet switched on, in any way The country still doesn’t have adequate power supply. March 23, 2014

Israel’s and Palestine’s gas and oil: Too optimistic? Obstacles still block the flow of oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean. January 23, 2014

Oil and gas in Lebanon: Let there be light: Beirut isn’t going to enjoy the fruits of offshore gas any time soon. December 16, 2013

Libya’s oil: Still blocked On efforts by separatists in the east to ship illicit oil. August 27, 2013

Libya’s oil: Gurgle and splutter After an initial recovery, oil prospects are dipping. June 13, 2013

Algeria’s oil and gas: Not so jolly Recent events and wariness of foreign investors dent the oil-and-gas economy. February 9, 2013

Iraq, Kurds, Turks and oil: A tortuous triangle The governments of Turkey, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan play a dangerous game. December 22, 2012

Iraq’s oil: The Kurdish opening Iraqi Kurds and Western oil firms have outfoxed the government in Baghdad. November 1, 2012

Down (just a bit) with the price The Saudis are worried that high prices are hurting the world economy. October 6, 2012

Lots of black stuff Iraq is on course to become an energy superpower, but may not enjoy it much. June 16, 2012

A new timetable With Muammar Qaddafi out of the way, a totally new system has to be built. October 29, 2011

Messy politics, perky economics While the politicians and soldiers dither, business begins to boom. October 6, 2011

Make it flow It is uncertain how soon or how fast the oil will start gurgling again. September 3, 2011

Closing in on Tripoli Libya’s rebels have gained the upper hand, but what happens after they claim victory is not at all clear. July 14, 2011. Only the oily bits here are mine. And they didn’t include the dateline I filed from: Whitefish, Montana)

The colonel is running on empty The tide continues to flow against Muammar Qaddafi. June 16, 2011

Libya’s disputed oil: Better for the rebels Both sides are failing to pump or sell oil, but the rebels are in better shape. May 19, 2011

Caught in the middle The plight of black Africans trying to flee from Libya is dire — and worsening. May 5, 2011

When the steam clears The Fukushima crisis will slow the growth of nuclear power. Might it reverse it? March 24, 2011. NB: Much of this written by others; mine mainly the gas bits.

Muck and brass Rising oil prices and falling production costs favour the extraction of oil from Alberta’s tar sands. But environmental objections are fierce. January 20, 2011

Vapour trails Oil companies’ dash for gas. July 1, 2010

Black storm rising(BP’s oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. May 7, 2010

An unconventional glut On the shale gas revolution. March 11, 2010

The hunt for shale gas in Europe Will it rescue Europe? December 3, 2009

Meek oil For the World In 2010. November 13, 2009

Upgraded The recovery of Canada’s tar sands. September 3, 2009

Foreign oil firms in Iraq On the licensing of the oilfields. July 2, 2009



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