Existing and planned Indonesian LNG projects. LNG

Abadi FLNG grows less appealing in an $80/bbl world

The economics of a small FLNG plant in Indonesia’s large Abadi field are looking less attractive amid low oil prices.

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Mexico's Manzanillo LNG terminal. Mexico is Latin America's largest LNG importer and Manzanillo has taken 46 cargoes this year. (Samsung C&T)

Latin America set for 400 LNG cargoes in 2014

Latin America’s six LNG importers, which account for nearly 10% of global demand, have already imported 28.3 billion cubic metres so far in 2014.

Shale drilling in the US. There is bipartisan support for cutting the top corporate tax rate (Helge Hansen/Statoil).

US tax reform difficult before 2016 election

The Republicans have taken charge of the House of Representatives, but the gas industry is not expecting many favours before the 2016 presidential election.

Jordan Cove is one of the few greenfield LNG projects planned in the US. (Jordan Cove Energy)

Pitfalls and potential in oil price drop for US LNG

Export projects in the United States could be hit by falling oil-linked LNG prices and delays, but it is not all bad news.

CNOOC’s deal with BG Group is believed to be linked to Henry Hub prices. (CNOOC)

‘Ball in America’s court’ for LNG exports to China

Gu Anzhong, secretary general of the China LNG Association, speaks to Interfax about the outlook for LNG imports and why Shanghai trumps Singapore as an Asian price hub.

Kurdish peshmerga forces in Iraq. Security risks are driving up salaries in the region. (PA)
Companies & Finance

Risk factor rises for Middle East workers

Companies are having to offer more cash to get skilled works out to oil and gas fields in the Middle East and North Africa as the security situation in the region deteriorates.

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Statoil's Heidrun field, Norwegian Sea. The strength of Norway’s position as a gas supplier in Europe is set to grow. (Statoil) Europe & Russia

Norwegian gas – gaining further ground

The strength of Norway’s position as a gas supplier in Europe is set to grow. As production increases in the mid-term, so too could Norway’s share of the European gas market

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Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev with Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan. (European Commission)
Energy Security

EU prepares to monitor Russian gas flows

Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev has reiterated calls for the EU to monitor Russian gas flows to avoid any potential conflict over supplies this winter.

US President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands following the conclusion of their joint news conference in Beijing. (PA)
Environmental Policy

China-US climate pledges will set the scene for Paris

Following extensive talks between Beijing and Washington, China has agreed to peak its emissions by 2030, while the US will cut GHG emissions by 26-28% from 2005 levels by 2025.

Antonio Tajani, rapporteur for ITRE’s draft opinion on the Market Stability Reserve. (European Parliament)
Environmental Policy

MEPs call for early EU ETS reform as debate heats up

The European Parliament’s energy committee debated the proposed Market Stability Reserve this week, with several MEPs calling for early implementation to boost prices for carbon allowances under the ETS.

The European Commission has launched an investigation into whether SOCAR's proposed takeover of DESFA complies with EU merger regulations. (Statoil)
Competition Law

SOCAR-DESFA deal hinges on remedies to regulatory concerns

The Azerbaijani state company will likely have to offer solutions to the European Commission's concerns before its takeover of Greek network operator DESFA is approved, according to legal experts.

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