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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
Exploration & Production

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
Supply & Demand

Australia LNG set for massive growth

As Australia brings unprecedented LNG liquefaction capacity online over the next several years, the future for the country’s more tentative projects remains uncertain.

23 July 2013
Exploration & Production

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
Contributed

Herbert Smith Freehills on LNG export licences

Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills explains what's involved in getting a licence to export LNG from the United States.

23 July 2013
Exploration & Production

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
Supply & Demand

US coal consumption and gas-to-coal switching

The tail end of winter saw coal consumption rise and gas fall in the US, but it is too simple to conclude utilities are switching away from the blue fuel. It will make a comeback this summer when air conditioning demand peaks.

18 June 2013
Exploration & Production

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
EU Energy Policy

EU oil pricing probe may impact gas market

EU investigators raided the offices of Shell, BP, Statoil and the pricing agency Platts in May. Peter Stewart examines what the furore over oil pricing means for the gas market.

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
Supply & Demand

Singapore – a gas hub in the making?

Singapore has entered the LNG market and is poised to take a leading position as Asia’s first potential LNG hub. Although the terminal has just been commissioned, it is already set to expand.

21 May 2013
Contributed

NGVs in Europe – considerable potential

With the right government support, the potential for NGVs in Europe is significant.

21 May 2013
Exploration & Production

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
Supply & Demand

Pipelines to China – still room for LNG?

With the outlook for piped gas imports from Russia looking more positive than in the past, what could additional piped supplies mean for the future of LNG imports into China?

23 April 2013
Exploration & Production

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
Exploration & Production

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
Contributed

Oil indexation in European gas: Quo Vadis?

The European gas contracting space is undergoing a transformation, says Ashutosh Shastri, founder of EnerStrat Consulting.

23 April 2013
Supply & Demand

Economic pressure intensifies in Egypt

Fragile macroeconomic fundamentals, declining gas production and growing demand have put Egypt’s oil and gas sector under strain. Structural changes are needed, but the government is reluctant to implement unpopular reforms.

20 March 2013
EU Energy Policy

The LCPD – impending changes in the UK

As the UK’s generation mix changes over the coming years, so too will the legislation and economics of thermal power generation.

20 March 2013

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