Gas production in WA is at record levels and will increase further as LNG projects come onstream. (Chevron)
Exploration & Production

WA minister upbeat despite upstream investment slump

Investment in Western Australia’s upstream industry has fallen as the gas boom has eased and oil prices remain low, but the state could benefit in the end, the state's petroleum minister says.

The interior of a Spanish LNG storage tank. The country is oversupplied and is struggling to reload cargoes. (Enagas)
LNG

Spanish hub sees resistance from market players

The introduction of a Spanish gas hub at the end of the year is not expected to change the behaviour of traders any time soon.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s intentions will be clearer when he makes key cabinet appointments. (PA)
Policy & Regulation

Reform alone cannot fix Nigeria’s gas infra void

President Buhari has not appeared to welcome the private sector in the past, but this attitude will need to change if he is to kickstart Nigeria’s gas revolution.

A gas flare at Corrib. The field is ready to start up, but faces regulatory issues. (Shell E&P Ireland)
Exploration & Production

Shell’s Corrib field stumbling at final regulatory hurdles

Gas is ready to start flowing from Shell’s Corrib field, but Ireland’s regulator is dragging its feet.

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Bergensfjord LNG-powered ferry. LNG looks set to take off as a bunkering fuel over the next 10 years. (LMG Marin) Features

LNG bunkering – full steam ahead?

LNG looks set to take off as a bunkering fuel over the next 10 years, but there are still significant risks to the pace of development.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, from left, address the media after closed-door talks on the Iranian nuclear program in Vienna, Austria, 14 July 2015. (© European Union, 2015) Features

Nuclear deal heralds a new era for Iranian gas

If the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries is successfully implemented it will boost Iran’s gas production and exports in the medium-to-long term.

The EU must seize the opportunity of domestic shale gas to help meet its emissions goals and reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers. (3Legs Resources) Features

Europe needs more gas, so should develop shale gas

The EU must seize the opportunity of domestic shale gas to help meet its emissions goals and reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers, writes climate and energy consultant Stephen Tindale.

European Markets

Colder weather boosts NBP day-ahead back over 40 p/th

Colder weather and higher demand for heating has helped support prices at the NBP, pushing the day-ahead price over $6.11/MMBtu on Tuesday.

North American Markets

Gas-for-power demand fails to boost Henry Hub futures

Gas is becoming increasingly popular in the US power sector, but the impact of the increased gas-for-power demand on Henry Hub futures is limited.

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