The Republican National Convention, July 2016. Policy & Regulation

Trump energy policy fails to derail gas

The president of the United States has loudly voiced his support for the coal industry, but his efforts have resulted in little success.

By Peter Stewart 17 January 2018
Policy & Regulation

Trump looks set to pull out of Paris climate deal

The US president-elect thinks climate change is a hoax and looks likely to withdraw his country from the COP21 agreement and scrap emissions reduction plans.

18 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

China’s regional markets present upside for LNG

China’s LNG imports have been growing rapidly this year. And with northern markets expected to potentially face tight supplies, the country’s need for imports could increase further.

17 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

Bangladesh climate plan gives mixed message for gas

Bangladesh urgently needs to solve its gas and power supply problems, but its plans to reduce emissions under the Paris agreement appear to prioritise coal over gas.

16 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

Trump will roll back Obama’s energy policy

The 2016 US presidential poll result will have profound implications for the country’s energy policy and looks set to undermine global efforts to limit climate change.

9 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

Saudi Arabia adds its weight to the drive for CCS

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister says the kingdom remains committed to a plan to develop large-scale carbon capture and storage.

12 October 2016
Policy & Regulation

Iran’s tough stand reflects investment ambitions

Iran’s forthright rejection of proposals to freeze oil production reflects its ambitious investment plans for its oil and gas sector now that sanctions against the country have been largely removed.

28 September 2016
Policy & Regulation

Brazil enters era of structural reforms

Brazil’s oil and gas sector is poised to undergo structural reforms as new President Michel Temer takes charge.

1 September 2016
Policy & Regulation

LNG over-commitment haunts Argentina

Argentina is struggling to fulfil its LNG import commitments as a result of weakening gas demand and rising domestic output of the fuel.

25 August 2016
Policy & Regulation

UK energy: new government, new policies

The UK has a new government and a new energy department. These changes and other post-referendum developments are already affecting the gas market.

16 August 2016
Policy & Regulation

Camisea contract renegotiation back on agenda

Peru’s new administration wants to renegotiate gas production and LNG export contracts to boost revenues, but doing so will pose commercial and constitutional challenges.

5 August 2016
Policy & Regulation

Petrobras’s pre-salt monopoly nears end

The Brazilian government wants to end Petrobras’s monopoly over Brazil’s pre-salt acreage, a move that will limit the popularity of LNG in the country.

11 July 2016
Policy & Regulation

Argentina attempts to wean itself off LNG

Argentina’s plan to end its dependence on LNG presents difficult questions for suppliers such as Trinidad, the US and Australia.

23 June 2016
Policy & Regulation

China leads on renewables, but gas is power mainstay

Recent data suggests a pattern of rapid growth in renewables in China continued in 2015, supported by a switch away from coal towards gas and LNG.

15 June 2016
Policy & Regulation

South Korea’s gas decline – time for a turnaround

South Korea’s gas demand and LNG imports have been in decline, and although they will continue to fall this year, demand could grow between now and the end of the decade.

19 May 2016
Policy & Regulation

Saudi power sector sees future in gas

Saudi Arabia is promoting greater use of gas in its power sector to reduce its reliance on oil, but it will keep direct crude burns as a strategic option until at least 2020.

17 March 2016
Policy & Regulation

Former UK energy minister lambasts poor policy

Sir Ed Davey, former secretary of state for energy and climate change, speaks to GGA about the prospects and challenges for gas in the UK and European energy markets.

16 March 2016
Policy & Regulation

Reforms will curb LNG’s future in Argentina

Structural reforms by the Argentine government will curb energy subsidies and boost domestic gas production, reducing the country’s reliance on imported LNG.

22 January 2016
Policy & Regulation

UK power sector – a new path for gas?

The prospects for gas-fired power generation are looking brighter in the UK thanks to new government policies and lower prices.

17 December 2015
Policy & Regulation

Is the IEA underestimating the potential of gas?

IEA analysis suggests gas consumption will increase by 50% by 2040. But is this based on a view of renewable energy’s potential that is too optimistic?

18 November 2015
Policy & Regulation

COP21 to spur energy innovation

With prices low, gas should be making bigger inroads against coal in the power sector. CCS could make the difference.

22 October 2015

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