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Environment

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
Contributed

Europe needs more gas, so should develop shale gas

The EU must seize the opportunity of domestic shale gas to help meet its emissions goals and reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers, writes climate and energy consultant Stephen Tindale.

20 August 2015
Markets

Nuclear deal heralds a new era for Iranian gas

If the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries is successfully implemented it will boost Iran’s gas production and exports in the medium-to-long term.

20 August 2015
Markets

All roads lead to gas in Egypt

Gas will dominate the Egyptian energy landscape in the next few years despite supply constraints, with LNG imports a temporary solution until domestic production recovers.

16 July 2015
Environment

Gas as a transition fuel

There has been a flurry of activity promoting the role of gas in the transition to a fossil-free future.

17 June 2015
Upstream

Myanmar: future promise, short-term problems

In the long run, Myanmar has serious gas production and export potential, but supply problems threaten to constrain short-term development of the country’s domestic market.

21 May 2015
Upstream

Yemen’s investment landscape worsens

Yemen is going through turbulent times that may reduce its oil and gas exports. The country must make structural reforms if it is to sustain exports in the longer term.

19 March 2015
Upstream

Canada’s LNG export appeal is fading

Numerous challenges mean the future looks bleak for Canada’s LNG export projects – which could mean a boost in demand for supplies of the fuel from the US.

18 February 2015
Environment

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.

18 February 2015
Upstream

Floating LNG proves attractive for the US

While the first LNG export projects in the US will be land based, FLNG solutions may become more popular because of their additional flexibility.

17 December 2014
Markets

India needs wider gas market reforms

While the recent gas price reform in India has its limitations, it has prompted debate on wider fiscal reform of the domestic gas market. This will prevent any immediate boost to domestic gas production.

19 November 2014
Environment

UK shale: more questions than answers

The UK government intends to speed up the development of shale resources in the country but, beyond the planning and environmental hurdles, there is no guarantee the UK holds as much shale promise as the US.

24 September 2014
Markets

Algerian gas prospects face regulatory hurdles

Unfavourable clauses in Algeria’s hydrocarbon law remain obstacles to the increased participation of IOCs in the country’s oil and gas sector.

24 September 2014
Markets

Expect plenty of surplus LNG – Total’s Broggi

The global LNG market will turn into a buyers’ market beyond 2020, says Guy Broggi, senior LNG adviser at France’s Total. Until then, portfolio companies will provide additional flexible LNG to the highest bidders.

4 September 2014
Markets

Subsidy cuts will dampen gas demand in Egypt

Recent subsidy reforms by the Egyptian government will weigh on gas consumption in 2014, but Cairo must persist with similar measures in coming years.

21 August 2014
Environment

US condensate exports will not benefit gas

While the recent condensate export ruling in the United States will encourage oil and NGL production, it may not have an incremental impact on gas production growth.

23 July 2014
Upstream

Time gradient and US LNG exports

The Henry Hub futures strip provides subtle clues about the market’s expectations of US LNG export levels.

21 May 2014
Upstream

Fuel diversification is key to Brazil’s energy needs

The dominance of hydropower will keep gas as a peak-load fuel in Brazil’s power generation portfolio but strengthen its position in other sectors.

21 May 2014
Markets

Chilean supply crunch to persist despite policy change

New Chilean President Michelle Bachelet revealed details of her energy policy this month, emphasising LNG and renewables. However, reliance on imported LNG could negate many of the benefits her new policy offers.

19 May 2014
Upstream

North Africa tightening global LNG supply

Falling gas production and increasing domestic demand in North Africa will constrain global LNG supply over the next few years.

23 April 2014

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