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UK and European flags in front of the European Commission Policy & Regulation

EUA prices slide as Brexit talks falter

Concerns that the UK’s exit from the EU could leave a surplus of unallocated carbon allowances have seen EUA prices drop.

17 October 2018
The In Salah dry gas field in Algeria Exploration & Production

Increased demand boosts non-associated gas in MENA

The MENA region’s rising gas demand is set to boost the importance of non-associated gas development.

10 October 2018
LPG cylinders Gas for Transport

LPG offers low-carbon option for developed countries

The World LPG Association has argued that LPG could play a bigger role in transitioning developed countries to low-carbon energy sources.

3 October 2018
An offshore platform in the North Sea. Exploration & Production

Total discovery unlikely to stem UK North Sea decline

Total’s find in the Glendronach prospect is a major one, but investment in the UK North Sea is not high enough to sustain long-term production.

27 September 2018
A drone inspects UK infrastructure Companies & Finance

UK energy sector faces skills gap

Firms are finding it increasingly difficult to find and retain staff with the skills needed for the future, delegates said at a discussion hosted by Interfax this week.

20 September 2018
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Policy & Regulation

Aramco IPO decision may slow economic reform

Saudi Arabia has decided to postpone the IPO of its national oil and gas company, a move that could be a result of political factors.

12 September 2018
Phases 6-8 of Iran’s South Pars project Exploration & Production

New US sanctions on Iran will heighten trade worries

Unilateral action by the US in its latest round of sanctions against Iran risks further straining relations with international trading partners.

8 August 2018
Electric black cabs in London. Alternative Fuels

New Faraday CEO to seek scale in battery solutions

The Faraday Institution aims to make the UK a world leader in battery technology, and achieving scale will be the key challenge faced by its new leader.

1 August 2018
Shale drilling in Pennsylvania Exploration & Production

US hydrocarbons continue their relentless rise

As OPEC loosens the reins on oil production, output of oil, gas and NGLs from the US continues to hit record highs – and further gains are expected over the summer.

25 July 2018
The Arctic Lady LNG tanker. (Hoegh) Global Markets

LNG hedging tools set to diversify

The growing flexibility of LNG cargoes is giving exchanges the opportunity to expand their range of hedging instruments.

18 July 2018
Pipe stringing for TAP in Greece Pipelines, Storage & Power

Caspian deal could facilitate TAP expansion

Progress on the legal status of the Caspian Sea could allow gas from Turkmenistan to be piped into the Southern Gas Corridor.

11 July 2018
OPEC’s ministerial meeting in November 2017 Global Markets

Iran-Saudi tensions may limit OPEC’s options

Geopolitical strife may keep OPEC members from reaching an agreement on the oil production cut at their upcoming meeting.

20 June 2018
The Blue Corridor rally in 2012 Gas for Transport

EU Blue Corridors project to close

The initiative aimed to bolster LNG as a fuel for road transport, but seems to have stopped short of its destination.

6 June 2018
The Oman LNG facility in Qalhat near Sur LNG

Oman bunkering hub faces hurdles

Total plans to tap gas resources in Oman to supply an LNG bunkering hub in the region.

30 May 2018
Flaring from Shell's Corrib project in Ireland. Companies & Finance

Shell shareholders reject call for specific climate targets

The motion, which would have committed Shell to alignment with the Paris agreement, is part of a growing push for oil and gas firms to take tougher action on emissions.

23 May 2018
The CCS research centre in Mongstad, Norway Exploration & Production

Norway’s FEED decision may boost prospects of CCS

The Norwegian government has given the green light for a study on a full-scale CCS project, bolstering the prospects of the much-vaunted technology.

17 May 2018
Trump presents his signature on ending the Iran nuclear deal Global Markets

Oil prices surge as Trump scuttles Iran nuclear deal

The US president’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran has already sent oil prices spiralling.

9 May 2018
An oil rig in the US Permian Basin. Exploration & Production

Permian facing potential takeaway capacity constraints

The Permian Basin is the world’s largest hydrocarbon reservoir, but infrastructure constraints could soon lock in some of its capacity.

3 May 2018
The launch of China’s yuan-dominated crude oil futures contracts at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange Policy & Regulation

Real-time trading to boost China’s power liberalisation

While the liberalisation of China’s power sector is still far off, efforts in energy trading are making important progress.

26 April 2018
A US shale gas well. Exploration & Production

US DUC well numbers hit record high

The record high number of shale wells that have been drilled but not completed in the US could put a dampener on oil price gains.

19 April 2018

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