A drilling rig off the Brazilian coast. (Anadarko) Supply & Demand

Brazil’s gas sector lurches from crisis to crisis

A political crisis unfolding in Brazil has the potential to adversely impact the country’s oil and gas sector.

By Abhishek Kumar 26 May 2017
Yamal pipeline. The rise of independent gas producers in Russia could ultimately challenge Gazprom’s dominant position in the export market. (PA) Supply & Demand

Independents will be game changer for Russia

The rise of independent gas producers in Russia marks a paradigm shift for the domestic market, and could ultimately challenge Gazprom’s dominant position in the export market, according to Danila Bochkarev, senior fellow at the EastWest Institute in Brussels

22 January 2013
Supply & Demand

Brazil strives to avoid an energy crisis

Facing the most severe drought in almost half a century, dams in the northeast Brazil ended December at just 32% of capacity, below the 34% level considered sufficient to guarantee electricity supplies.

18 January 2013
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UK gas imports – October rise

Gas imports into the UK increased dramatically at the start of Q4 2012.

11 January 2013
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Argentina's ever-increasing reliance on Bolivia

Domestic gas production in Argentina fell by around 2% in the first 10 months of 2012 compared with the same period a year ago, according to data from the country’s Energy Secretariat.

4 January 2013
Turkey is securing new supplies for its expanding gas market, but must balance this with complicated political relationships. Supply & Demand

Turkey – balancing politics and gas

Turkey is securing new supplies for its expanding gas market, but must balance this with complicated political relationships.

18 December 2012
Despite ambitious plans to develop its gas exports, Algeria has fallen sharply in the league table of the world’s gas producers. Supply & Demand

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

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
Shale gas well, Poland. (PA) Supply & Demand

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
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. Supply & Demand

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
As China faces challenges managing a rapidly growing gas market, questions surrounding the role of unconventionals are becoming increasingly acute. (PA) Supply & Demand

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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