Electricity pylons in the UK. Theresa May's government will struggle to reduce carbon emissions if it introduces a domestic energy price cap. (National Grid) Policy & Regulation

UK energy price cap will be a tricky balancing act

The UK government has pledged to cap domestic energy prices, but it will struggle to protect consumers while encouraging investment in low-carbon generation.

By Peter Stewart 26 April 2017
Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s new oil minister. (World Energy Congress) Global Markets

Saudi market share drive intact despite change at top

Saudi Arabia is continuing to pump at full throttle, and the appointment of a new oil minister is unlikely to reverse the kingdom’s policy any time soon.

18 May 2016
The advent of LNG exports from the US offers a window of opportunity for buyers looking for a stable gas price. (Cheniere Energy) Global Markets

Henry Hub linkage could stabilise gas-to-power

The advent of LNG exports from the United States offers a window of opportunity for buyers looking for a stable gas price.

11 May 2016
Qatargas and Shell recently announced they would push ahead with ambitious plans to develop gas for transport in the Middle East. (Shell) Gas for Transport

Gas in transport will survive low oil prices

The sudden drop in oil prices may have been a blow to gas-for-transport demand, but initiatives are under way worldwide that could see gas win out eventually.

4 May 2016
European gas hubs and gas exchanges. Global Markets

Are LNG benchmarks still relevant?

The recent convergence of regional gas prices has made the need for global LNG pricing benchmarks less pressing.

27 April 2016
The commissioning cargo at Gorgon LNG. Large amounts of Australian supply coming onstream will keep Asian prices low. (Chevron) Global Markets

Oil and gas prices may go their separate ways

Oil and gas prices are diverging as a rebalancing of the market helps crude recover while LNG prices remain pressured by a supply glut.

20 April 2016
An initiative to improve the transparency of energy data around the world appears to be struggling now oil and gas prices have fallen. (SXC) Global Markets

Oil prices may hurt data transparency initiative

An initiative to improve the transparency of energy data around the world appears to be struggling now oil and gas prices have fallen.

14 April 2016
The trading floor at BP’s hub in Houston. The upcoming meeting of oil producers is causing market jitters. (BP plc) Global Markets

Traders cut short positions in oil and gas

Speculative traders have sharply cut their short positions in oil and gas futures in advance of the ‘emergency’ meeting of oil producers in Doha later this month.

6 April 2016

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