China’s Tianjin terminal. The country’s LNG imports have fallen for the past two months. (CNOOC Tianjin LNG) LNG

Asian prices flat as market looks set for longer-term slide

Asian spot prices failed to rally in October as slack demand and ample supply keep fundamentals weak.

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Modules for BG Group's QCLNG project arriving in Queensland. Australia's export plants could cause headaches for the country's gas buyers when they come onstream. (BG Group)
Supply & Demand

LNG exports bring worries for Aussie gas buyers

Australian gas buyers will face uncertainty about the availability and price of supplies towards the end of the decade when the Queensland LNG plants come online.

Tanzania and Mozambique’s gas infrastructure
Exploration & Production

Changing laws in frontier markets

After a major discovery, governments in frontier markets can and should change their petroleum laws to ensure the state benefits properly. However, the way it is done can either reassure, or spook, investors.

A coal-fired power station in Lanzhou, Gansu province. China is hoping to use greener coal technology. (PA)
Exploration & Production

China’s clean coal hopes may affect gas outlook

China’s coal industry is looking to turn greener with the help of new technologies, presenting a possible obstacle to greater use of gas.

Maroš Šefčovič is expected to take office as the European Commission’s vice president for energy union on 1 November. (EPP)
EU Energy Policy

Šefcovic vows to ‘explore’ common gas purchasing

Maroš Šefcovic, the European Commission’s vice president for energy union, has pledged to explore the idea of creating a single purchaser of gas on behalf of EU member states.

Xie Zhenhua, China's chief negotiator and Connie Hedegaard, the EU’s climate commissioner. (EC)
EU Energy Policy

China and US will make or break climate deal

The EU could provide an important signal to world leaders if its heads of state agree on a 40% greenhouse gas reduction target at the European Council meeting in Brussels this week.

Patnow coal power plant in Poland. Some member states may be offered financial aid to modernise their energy systems. (Zepak)
EU Energy Policy

EU considers aid to modernise coal-fired power plants

EU countries will discuss a funding regime to modernise some of Europe’s most-polluting power plants when they meet in Brussels this week to discuss energy and climate targets for 2030.

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As the dispute over the price of and payments for gas between Russia and Ukraine continues, so do threats to Europe’s supply over the winter season. (flickr)

Ukraine prepares for a winter of uncertainty

As the dispute over the price of and payments for gas between Russia and Ukraine continues, so do threats to Europe’s supply over the winter season.

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Maroš Šefčovič is expected to take office as the European Commission’s vice president for energy union on 1 November. (EPP)
European Elections

Šefcovic vows to ‘explore’ common gas purchasing

Maroš Šefcovic, the European Commission’s vice president for energy union, has pledged to explore the idea of creating a single purchaser of gas on behalf of EU member states.

Xie Zhenhua, China's chief negotiator and Connie Hedegaard, the EU’s climate commissioner. (EC)
Environmental Policy

China and US will make or break climate deal

The EU could provide an important signal to world leaders if its heads of state agree on a 40% greenhouse gas reduction target at the European Council meeting in Brussels this week.

Patnow coal power plant in Poland. Some member states may be offered financial aid to modernise their energy systems. (Zepak)
Environmental Policy

EU considers aid to modernise coal-fired power plants

EU countries will discuss a funding regime to modernise some of Europe’s most-polluting power plants when they meet in Brussels this week to discuss energy and climate targets for 2030.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Moscow in January 2013. (PA)
Energy Security

Hungary gas renegotiation could affect long-term pricing

Renegotiating Hungary’s 19-year gas contract with Gazprom – which will expire in 2015 – could also affect negotiations between other European member states and Russia, according to experts.

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