Author Archives: Dr Carole Nakhle

Mexico’s energy reforms and production outlook

In 1938, Mexico became one of the first countries in the world to nationalize its oil industry. Until 2013, it […] Read More

Egypt Discovery Transforms Petroleum Outlook in Eastern Mediterranean

When it comes to oil and gas exploration and production, Egypt is in a different league than its neighbors in […] Read More

China at the center of global energy change

In its Statistical Review of World Energy 2016, BP presents 2015 as a year of sluggish energy demand and plentiful […] Read More

Policy Brief: How Oil Prices Impact Fiscal Regimes

Markets largely dictate how the relationship between international oil companies and host states will play out, with governments attempting to […] Read More

Australia’s LNG woes herald changes in global market

When it comes to liquefied natural gas (LNG), Australia breaks world records on several fronts. No other country has had […] Read More

Saudi Arabia’s economic reform

Saudi Arabia is once again keeping analysts busy worldwide. This time attention has been drawn by an audacious economic reform […] Read More

Iraqi oil dilemma: to freeze or not to freeze

In recent years, the international community has focused on the North American shale industry and its impact on the Organization […] Read More

Assessing the future of North Sea oil and gas

The North Sea is a mature oil and gas province. Output from the two main producers – Norway and the […] Read More

Fiscal Stabilization in Oil and Gas Contracts: Evidence and Implications

The objective of this paper is to analyse how contractual stabilization devices have evolved since the late 1990s, based on […] Read More

Politics, economics still stifle Eastern Mediterranean gas

Since 2009, international interest in the Eastern Mediterranean’s offshore oil and gas resources has followed a cycle from widespread excitement, […] Read More