Exploration & Production

Discoveries & Reserves

Reforms to reinvigorate Mexico’s gas sector

Mexico is embarking on reforms expected to boost gas production in the medium-to-long term, which will be essential for the country to satisfy its growing energy needs.

20 August 2013
Unconventional Gas

Shale gas may be double-edged sword for refining

In an article first published in the Oxford Energy Forum, Interfax chief energy analyst Peter Stewart argues shale gas may have a negative impact on the refining sector.

20 August 2013
Discoveries & Reserves

Malaysia – market changes ahead

Malaysia’s gas market was dependent on domestic production and piped imports from Indonesia until LNG imports began in May.

16 August 2013
Discoveries & Reserves

Shale gas in Europe: big resources, timing is key

With the potential resources of shale gas in Europe looking larger, could prospects for commercial developments be more positive than ever?

23 July 2013
Unconventional Gas

Petchem companies oppose US LNG exports

Despite its pro-LNG export policy, the US government will have to finely balance the benefits of LNG exports with those of foreign investment and domestic job creation opportunities offered by the country’s petrochemical sector.

23 July 2013
Unconventional Gas

Regulatory battle continues in North Carolina’s gas sector

Hydraulic fracturing has been a divisive issue among lawmakers and regulators in North Carolina. The state currently has a moratorium on fracking until 2015.

12 July 2013
Unconventional Gas

Argentina, Brazil to stay reliant on Bolivian gas

Structural reforms are needed in the Brazilian and Argentine energy sectors to meet rising gas demand. While Brazil will have to reduce its reliance on hydropower, Argentina’s stringent government control is stagnating the sector.

18 June 2013
Contributed

GTL – past challenges and future promise

As GTL finds its feet in Uzbekistan and the United States, Malcolm Wells, director of Malwell Corporate Projects explores the outlook for GTL.

13 June 2013
Unconventional Gas

Shale is on agenda for India’s energy mix

The dominance of coal in India’s energy mix will be a hurdle to the country becoming a gas-based economy, despite its ambitions to develop domestic shale gas resources.

21 May 2013
Contributed

Sub-Saharan African gas markets face obstacles

Uneven distribution of gas reserves in Sub-Saharan African countries has posed logistical and cost-related challenges. Graham Duxbury, a gas specialist with the Africa-focused consulting firm CITAC, examines these issues in a contributed viewpoint.

21 May 2013
Discoveries & Reserves

Spain: better times ahead for gas?

Although the gas market in Spain has suffered and declined recently, prospects for the market could be set to improve in the mid term.

23 April 2013
Projects

US natural gas production at the crossroads

Despite all the bullish forecasts, US gas production growth is anything but a foregone conclusion because of relatively low gas prices and regional capacity constraints.

23 April 2013
Discoveries & Reserves

Mexico increases reliance on imported gas despite sufficient gas reserves

Mexico has been failing to exploit its 400 billion cubic metres of proven gas reserves and instead has been increasing its reliance on imported gas.

15 March 2013
Discoveries & Reserves

US NGL market faces growing glut

A glut in the US gas market has spread into the NGL market, weighing on prices. This has raised serious concerns about the sustainability of operations for many producers.

22 January 2013
Unconventional Gas

Algeria seeks investment to fuel gas development

Despite ambitious plans to develop its gas exports, Algeria has fallen sharply in the league table of the world’s gas producers.

27 November 2012
Discoveries & Reserves

Poland shale gas – not now, not of great scale

When shale gas in Poland develops, it will be on a smaller scale than was initially hoped. As investors' focuses are shifted elsewhere and hurdles remain, the long-term outlook for development has diminished.

27 November 2012
Unconventional Gas

Harnessing the potential of coal seam gas in Australia

Australia may have drastically underestimated carbon dioxide emissions from the CSG industry and could be missing out on more than $1.5 billion in potential revenue from carbon taxes.

14 September 2012
Unconventional Gas

China unconventional gas policy – a shift in pace

As China faces challenges managing a rapidly growing gas market, questions surrounding the role of unconventionals are becoming increasingly acute.

14 September 2012

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