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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
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Global Markets

Saudi Arabia arrests stoke oil price rally

The massive anti-corruption drive launched by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has prompted a rise in oil prices.

22 November 2017
COP23 in Bonn. Gas for Transport

Cities set the pace on decarbonisation and air quality

Cities are increasingly finding themselves at the forefront of combating climate change as they work to improve their air quality.

15 November 2017
Interfax’s discussion with Norton Rose on the future of gas in the post-COP23 world. Policy & Regulation

Carbon pricing under scrutiny as COP23 begins

Carbon pricing is struggling to deliver the decarbonisation needed for countries to meet their targets under the Paris agreement.

8 November 2017
Tanker at Gorgon LNG Companies & Finance

Majors see improved results, but volatility lies ahead

IOCs are continuing to keep a tight rein on spending despite better earnings, which could make prices more volatile.

1 November 2017
Assorted oil barrels. Global Markets

Crude oil prices buoyant as stocks fall

Rising demand is gradually absorbing the glut in crude oil supplies, keeping prices close to recent highs.

25 October 2017
An LNG tanker docked at Singapore's LNG terminal. Global Markets

The Asian LNG market is diversifying

The LNG market is developing on more fragmented lines than the oil market, with a range of contenders for price benchmarks emerging in Asia.

18 October 2017
The JODI database. Global Markets

JODI to allow agencies to distribute its oil and gas data

JODI’s move to allow agencies access to its data will open it up to more extensive analysis as well as greater scrutiny.

11 October 2017
Air pollution and smog in Beijing Policy & Regulation

China makes progress in gas heating

China is making slow but steady progress in switching its cities from coal to gas for heating, but it still faces challenges in the decade ahead.

4 October 2017
A photo of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. Global Markets

Oil prices strengthen as market rebalances

Turkey’s threat to Kurdish oil flows sent crude up to near $60/bbl this week, and tightening fundamentals could drive prices up even higher.

27 September 2017

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