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Catriona Scott

Senior 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.

Pakistani flag

Pakistan’s LNG imports – crucial to the country

Greater volumes of imported LNG are essential to gas market growth in Pakistan, and private initiatives look likely to go ahead. However, the pace of growth is still likely to fall short of government targets.

Yesterday Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Carrier approaching Panigaglia terminal, Italy (Interfax)

Italy’s changing imports

Italy’s energy plan includes an important role for gas through the mid-term. However, the country is almost entirely dependent on imports for its gas supplies – and its supply mix is set to change.

23 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
Gannawarra Energy Storage System, Australia

Battery storage – moving forward in 2019

Falling costs and government policies are expected to help support substantial battery storage capacity expansions this year.

4 July 2019 World / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Incheon LNG Receiving terminal (Kogas)

South Korea – government support for gas

South Korea’s recently approved third energy plan reaffirms the government’s support for gas which will help to boost consumption in the long term but challenges remain.

21 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Total's Elgin platform in the North Sea

Culzean field to support UK gas output

Total is expected to start production from the North Sea field soon, helping to limit the UK’s growing reliance on imported gas.

6 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
EU member states will be under pressure to reduce emissions

Europe – the politics of emissions

Good results for Europe’s Green parties in the EU parliamentary elections will pressure member states to place greater emphasis on reducing emissions.

5 June 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Pipeline construction at Gate LNG terminal, Netherlands.

The Netherlands – rising import dependence

The Netherlands is expected to become an increasingly large net importer of gas. The country is transitioning away from gas, but this will take time and production is already falling.

24 May 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
Power lines

Australian election set to shape electricity market

Australia’s next general election is scheduled for 18 May. A change in government could result in a shift in energy policy – with implications for the power sector.

10 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
A nuclear power plant in Japan

Risks to Japanese nuclear could boost LNG imports

Japan could see some of its operational nuclear reactors shut down next year, a move that will likely lead to a rise in the country’s LNG imports.

25 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
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.

18 April 2019 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

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