The provision in Mozambique’s new petroleum law that companies need to list on the local stock exchange was a 'big mistake', according to the state oil company’s legal director, but any complications may yet be ironed out.
Falling prices and increasing supplies may offer the chance of greater liquidity for the Asian LNG market, but immediate changes seem unlikely.
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.
Storage withdrawal rates continue to be strong across Europe. EU28 storage sites are now just 35% full, with around 32 billion cubic metres of gas in stock – down by 15% on an annual basis.
The Henry Hub front-month futures price averaged $2.75/MMBtu in February – down by 46.7% year on year.
The European Commission wants more transparent intergovernmental agreements on energy, but will have to overcome fierce opposition from member states.
Stakeholders in the gas and power industry had hoped for a more ambitious reform of the EU’s Emissions Trading System than the compromise reached in the European Parliament last week.
The European Commission has not given up on the idea of single gas purchasing, despite fierce opposition from stakeholders in the gas industry.
A Greek withdrawal from the eurozone could jeopardise investment in key energy infrastructure projects in the country and make energy imports more expensive.
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