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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
A cargo being loaded at the Sabine Pass plant in the US LNG

US-China trade dispute will not dent LNG exports

President Donald Trump’s threatened trade war with China looks unlikely to hit fossil fuel exports from the US to the energy-hungry Asian superpower.

11 April 2018
A nuclear power plant in France Policy & Regulation

European carbon price floors and the effect on gas

Interfax hosted a seminar with Nexant on 28 March to discuss the outlook for carbon pricing in Europe. The discussion included debate on the future of coal, gas and power.

4 April 2018
LPG cylinders Alternative Fuels

LPG glut could lead to growing competition with LNG

LPG could rival LNG as a fuel in developing countries, Global Gas Analytics told the ACI LPG conference in Lisbon this week.

8 March 2018
The Melkøya Snøhvit LNG plant. LNG

Catch 22 for Shell’s bullish LNG outlook?

The LNG market needs investment in liquefaction capacity to meet projected demand, but the future demand itself depends on the investment being made.

28 February 2018
Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG plant. LNG

Cheniere’s China deals may help Corpus Christi expand

Cheniere has become the first US LNG exporter to sign a long-term deal with China, helping to underpin the development of a third train at Corpus Christi.

14 February 2018
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.

17 January 2018
A coal power station in the UK. Policy & Regulation

UK fast-track coal phase-out may create market anomalies

The UK’s new standard on CO2 emissions is tougher than that proposed by the EU and could result in market distortions.

10 January 2018
Iranian protesters in Tehran on Saturday. (PA) Global Markets

Iran unrest sparks price volatility

Many traders believe what happens on the first trading day of the year sets the pace for the year ahead. If that proves correct, oil prices look set for a rollercoaster 2018.

3 January 2018
A gas compressor station in Baumgarten. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Forties and Baumgarten outages boost gas prices

As temperatures drop, the European gas and power market is heating up.

13 December 2017
Members of OPEC Alternative Fuels

OPEC production deal buoys oil prices

Markets have responded warmly to the agreement by OPEC and non-OPEC countries to extend the oil output cut for another nine months.

6 December 2017
An FSRU at Porto de Pecém. LNG

Smaller scale in vogue as LNG market diversifies

Interfax and MJM Energy discussed the future of FSRUs in a seminar this week.

29 November 2017

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