Woodside's North Rankin platform in the North West Shelf. (Woodside) Supply & Demand

Woodside’s domestic deals quell WA worries

Western Australia’s gas supply after 2020 is looking more assured following a deal for North West Shelf gas and a potential agreement for the planned Browse FLNG.

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Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz (second from right) and Hamburg Green party officials start coalition talks. (PA)
Exploration & Production

Germany moves towards pro-fracking stance

Germany is preparing new shale gas regulation that will allow fracking under strict conditions.

Beijing looks like it will keep its pledge to unite two gas price tiers this year – which will mean the price of all the country’s gas will be oil indexed. (SXC)
Policy & Regulation

China to stay the course on gas price convergence

It looks increasingly likely that the Chinese government will keep its pledge to unite two gas price tiers this year – which will mean the price of all the country’s gas will be oil indexed.

Iran exports gas to its neighbours, but will face challenges in moving to a global strategy. (Pars Oil & Gas)
LNG

Iran unlikely to be global gas player before 2030

Iran may be able to make a deal to lift sanctions soon, but even if it does experts predict it will be 10-15 years before the country is ready for the global gas stage.

Venezuela and Trinidad have signed a unitisation agreement for Manakin-Cocuina.
Exploration & Production

Cross-border Caribbean giants may go untapped

It would take a decade for Venezuela to build the infrastructure required to exploit its share of the giant Lorán-Manatee field, one of the Caribbean’s best gas prospects, sources tell Interfax.

Maroš Šefcovic (left) and Miguel Arias Cañete at the energy union press conference. (European Commission)
EU Energy Policy

Brussels stays steadfast on single purchasing

The European Commission has not given up on the idea of single gas purchasing, despite fierce opposition from stakeholders in the gas industry.

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Sendai nuclear plant, Japan. Restarts at Japan’s shuttered nuclear plants will start to affect the country’s appetite for LNG over the next 12 to 24 months. (PA) Asia Pacific

Nuclear restarts not yet a threat to Japan’s LNG

Restarts at Japan’s shuttered nuclear plants will start to affect the country’s appetite for LNG over the next 12 to 24 months. However, a drastic drop in import volumes is not expected this year.

  • Europe

    Heavy storage withdrawals continue

    Roughly 4.5 billion cubic metres of gas has been withdrawn from storage facilities across Europe over the past week, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe data.

  • North America

    Henry Hub supported by late winter cold

    Henry Hub futures and spot prices are being helped by cold weather affecting several areas of the United States, including parts of the southern states.

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Maroš Šefcovic (left) and Miguel Arias Cañete at the energy union press conference. (European Commission)
Energy Security

Brussels stays steadfast on single purchasing

The European Commission has not given up on the idea of single gas purchasing, despite fierce opposition from stakeholders in the gas industry.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are trying to loosen the bailout programme. (PA)
Country Profiles

Greek euro exit may endanger energy projects

A Greek withdrawal from the eurozone could jeopardise investment in key energy infrastructure projects in the country and make energy imports more expensive.

A coal-fired power plant in Datteln, Germany. The country already has strict controls on emissions. (E.On)
Environmental Policy

EU emission controls could close more plants

The European power industry is concerned that stricter EU limits on air pollution from power plants will lead to more closures.

Maroš Šefcovic, European Commission vice president for energy union. (Council of EU)
Competition Law

European leaders divided over single gas buyer

The concept of common gas purchasing has not found widespread support and many doubt whether it will be compatible with EU competition law.

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