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Catriona Scott

Senior energy analyst

Catriona Scott has more than 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Interfax, Catriona worked in research and consulting at Wood Mackenzie, where she focused on Asia Pacific and was a lead analyst for China. Catriona then joined Gas Strategies, where her consulting work included the negotiation of a gas-to-power sales contract in Russia and project management of a UK gas storage capacity allocation process. Catriona has a BA in Chinese and Asia Pacific Studies from the University of Leeds and a diploma in Financial Management from the ACCA.

Manila, Philippines

Philippines LNG – potential still in question

The Philippines has long been touted as a potential LNG importer and a market with long-term growth potential. However, even with a number of projects moving forward, challenges remain.

3 days ago Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Wind power turbine towers in Liu’ao, China.

China’s wind capacity to drive global growth this year

After substantial growth in its installed wind capacity in 2018, China expects to see further significant expansion this year despite government efforts to ease its subsidy burden.

2 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels
The Dragon LNG terminal in the UK.

UK hub prices face further pressure

Mild temperatures and strong imports will continue to put pressure on NBP prices.

29 March 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
South Korea's Pyeongtaek LNG terminal.

New taxes in South Korea will benefit gas and hit coal

South Korea is lowering taxes for LNG and raising them for coal, a move that will benefit gas consumption.

25 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Kochi LNG terminal

India sees growing need for LNG

India is facing a growing supply/demand gap when it comes to gas, meaning greater LNG imports will be needed to meet market requirements.

25 March 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Biomass domes at Drax Power Station

UK marks world’s first with Drax BECCS facility

The Drax power plant in North Yorkshire has started a pilot programme to capture carbon from bioenergy – a first for the UK and the world.

5 March 2019 Europe & Russia / Alternative Fuels
Nuclear power plant, Germany

Is nuclear falling out of favour?

Nuclear can provide a secure power supply in a low-carbon world, but it faces challenges that need public support and strong policies to overcome.

5 March 2019 World / Alternative Fuels
Lippendorf coal-fired power plant

Germany – path for gas still not clear

With coal set to follow nuclear in being phased out from Germany’s electricity mix, gas will make gains. However, questions of timing and scale remain.

25 February 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
Egypt’s 1.8 GW Benban Solar Park

Egypt’s ambitious renewables plans move forward

Egyptian solar power capacity is increasing, and substantial growth is planned in the long term.

4 February 2019 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan – limits for gas growth

After years of steady increases, Taiwan’s gas demand growth is expected to face challenges. Capacity limitations and potential policy changes could hit the outlook for growth.

24 January 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Double decker buses in London

Europe’s drive to reduce emissions

Europe is moving to bring down emissions via ambitious new targets and developments in the region’s power sector will become increasingly critical to meeting them.

14 January 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
A platform off the Norwegian coast

Minimal gains ahead for Norwegian production

Growth in Norway’s output will be marginal in the coming years and will help provide a floor to European prices.

11 January 2019 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production
Landfall of the Nord Stream pipeline in Germany

Europe’s weakening gas security

European gas production is forecast to fall while gas demand could be supported by changes in power generation in the mid-term. With flexibility of supply also weakening, there are risks to future winter supply security.

20 December 2018 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
Kårstø processing plant, Norway

What role for gas in the energy transition?

The outlook for the role of gas in the world's three largest energy markets - China, the US and India - is varied. However, gas demand still looks set to grow in all three.

29 November 2018 World / Supply & Demand
CNOOC's Dapeng LNG terminal

China’s US LNG imports to decline

China imported 2 mt of US LNG over the first 10 months of 2018, but US LNG exports to China are set to slump in Q4.

27 November 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Natural gas storage at Changbei, China

Beijing backs gas – but what about LNG?

Gas will be critical to China’s energy transition, and the market is set for considerable expansion. However, continued massive LNG import growth is not guaranteed.

26 November 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Solar farm

Solar capacity growth slows in China

China has been the driver of global solar capacity growth in recent years. Although the pace of the country’s expansion has slowed, its use of solar is still growing.

6 November 2018 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels
Easington receiving terminal for Norwegian gas

UK gas security – changes ahead

As the UK’s gas production declines it will become increasingly dependent on imports at a time when storage capacity is low. Even moderate growth in demand will test the country’s supply options.

19 October 2018 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production
Air conditioning units at an apartment complex

India’s looming cooling crisis

Warmer temperatures combined with a growing and increasingly wealthy population are set to drive up India’s demand for air conditioning.

3 October 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Regasification vessels Excelerate and Excelsior (YPF)

Bangladesh to drive up LNG imports with larger projects

Bangladesh has dropped two small-scale LNG import projects in favour of larger facilities as the government pushes to boost import volumes.

27 September 2018 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production

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