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

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
Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

Japan post-Fukushima – two years on

Two years after the Fukushima earthquake, the future of the nuclear power sector in Japan is still being decided, creating questions about gas demand and the future of the country’s generation mix.

20 March 2013
Policy & Regulation

Subsidy reform in the Middle East & North Africa

Growing deficits are increasing the pressure on Middle Eastern and North African countries to cut energy subsidies, but the road ahead looks long and slow.

19 February 2013
Policy & Regulation

In Amenas terrorist attack may slow investment in Algeria

The terrorist attack on Algeria's In Amenas gas facility had limited impact on the gas market, but may have repercussions for badly needed investment in the country's gas sector.

22 January 2013
Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

Germany's golden age of coal

As coal and renewables develop supported by economics and policy, growth in the German gas market is a long term prospect at best.

27 November 2012
Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

Gas pricing in India: A burning issue

Gas pricing in India has posed the government with the challenge of maintaining political popularity and sustaining growth, and the issue is unlikely to be resolved soon.

23 October 2012
Policy & Regulation

The burden of market constraining subsidies

Long-term market growth in Malaysia and Indonesia are dependent on reducing subsidies and amending pricing structures. Both countries are making progress, but at varying speeds.

23 October 2012
Policy & Regulation

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
Policy & Regulation

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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