Greece’s Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis. He has ruled out regulatory changes for the time being. (PA) Exploration & Production

Greece battles to keep oil and gas players interested

Greece’s new government has made positive steps to court foreign oil and gas players, but high political risk means its efforts may not be enough.

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An anti-nuclear protest in March 2015. Replacing nuclear with fossil fuels will increase the cost of electricity. (PA)
Supply & Demand

Taiwan leans on LNG amid power sector overhaul

Taiwan’s LNG imports jumped by 38% year on year in January as Taipower’s coal-fired capacity started to undergo modernisation.

A China Huaneng gas power station in Beijing. The company is looking to import more LNG. (Huaneng)
LNG

State power giants join China’s chase for LNG

China’s state power giants are joining city gas distributors in the hunt for LNG from overseas as they look to lock in supply for their growing ranks of gas-fired power plants

The KG-D6 block’s onshore terminal. Declining output has caused India to mothball power plants. (Niko Resources)
Policy & Regulation

India cuts LNG costs to kickstart idle power plants

India has approved an innovative scheme that lowers the tariffs and fees for regasified LNG in the hope of restarting stranded gas-fired power plants.

Petrobras’s Guanabara FLNG vessel taking a cargo near Rio de Janeiro. The country has increased its short-term imports of the fuel. (Petrobras)
LNG

Experts slam Brazil’s LNG import strategy

Petrobras should switch to long-term LNG contracts during the bear market, experts tell delegates at a Brazilian gas conference.

Production-sharing contracts in blocks offshore Myanmar.
Exploration & Production

IOCs heading to Myanmar’s offshore acreage

New regulations on foreign investment and clear terms for oil and gas producers have helped seal new PSCs that could trigger a wave of new exploration activity offshore Myanmar.

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Yemen is going through turbulent times that may reduce its oil and gas exports. (PA) Middle East & Africa

Yemen’s investment landscape worsens

Yemen is going through turbulent times that may reduce its oil and gas exports. The country must make structural reforms if it is to sustain exports in the longer term.

EU Energy Policy ››

EU energy commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete addressing a parliamentary plenary in January. (EP)
Energy Security

Brussels committed to energy security legislation

The European Commission has confirmed it will review the Security of Gas Supply Regulation 994/2010 before the end of the year.

ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor addressing a European Parliament committee hearing in 2013. (EP)
Market Legislation

Low liquidity a concern for EU energy markets

Stakeholders continue to warn about reduced liquidity in commodities markets, complaining that banks are making fewer trades in long-term products.

Maroš Šefcovic (left) and Alexander Novak at a meeting in January this year. (EC)
Energy Security

Brussels targets June for Ukraine-Russia gas deal

The European Commission wants a new interim agreement on gas supplies between Moscow and Kiev in place by June to allow time for Ukraine to fill up storage before next winter.

The commission’s VP for Energy Union Maroš Šefcovic said Gazprom's contracts with European importers clearly state where the gas must be delivered to.  (EC)
Energy Security

EU vows closer energy cooperation with Turkey

Brussels wants to enhance its collaboration with Turkey in the field of energy given the country’s growing importance as a transit country for gas coming to Europe.

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