An Anadarko flow test in Mozambique. ENH plan to place staff within the American company. (Anadarko) LNG

The ‘big mistake’ in new Mozambique petroleum law

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.

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The construction of LNG filling stations in China has slumped as a result of the fuel’s high price. (Ministry of Transport)
LNG

Gas price cut hands China’s LNG plants a lifeline

China’s move to cut gas prices for the first time in more than a decade could provide a fillip to the domestic liquefaction industry, which has struggled with high tariffs.

Bolivian President Evo Morales has gained widespread political support thanks to gas revenues. (YPFB)
Supply & Demand

Price slump may thaw Bolivia-US relations

Bolivia may seek warmer relations with Washington as it grapples with lower gas export revenues, say security experts.

Bulgaria stopped building South Stream after the EU said the country’s IGA with Russia contravened EU law. (Gazprom)
EU Energy Policy

The EU’s long road to transparent IGAs

The European Commission wants more transparent intergovernmental agreements on energy, but will have to overcome fierce opposition from member states.

The US shale boom, large volumes of uncommitted Qatari LNG and Europe's economic crisis have all helped to keep hubs well supplied. (Qatargas)
Supply & Demand

Oil indexation in retreat – CIEP researcher

Luca Franza, the author of a new CIEP report, speaks to Interfax about the shift to hub pricing in Europe and what lies ahead for oil-indexation.

Falling US prices may encourage portfolio trading on open-access hubs such as Singapore LNG. (Singapore LNG)
LNG

Asian supply glut unlikely to boost market liquidity

Falling prices and increasing supplies may offer the chance of greater liquidity for the Asian LNG market, but immediate changes seem unlikely.

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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.

EU Energy Policy ››

Bulgaria stopped building South Stream after the EU said the country’s IGA with Russia contravened EU law. (Gazprom)
Competition Law

The EU’s long road to transparent IGAs

The European Commission wants more transparent intergovernmental agreements on energy, but will have to overcome fierce opposition from member states.

MEPs Giovanni La Via (left) and Ivo Belet from the European Parliament's ENVI committee at a press briefing following the MSR vote. (EP)
Environmental Policy

EU ETS reform vote receives mixed reaction

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.

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.

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