Leigh Elston has written extensively about the global gas and LNG market for Gas Strategies, focusing particularly on UK and US energy law, the Middle Eastern gas market, energy project finance and LNG project management. Before joining Gas Strategies, Leigh reported for 18 months on the oil and gas project finance market for Infrastructure Journal.
Mozambique will need to offer gas more cheaply than $2.64/MMBtu to make the country’s planned GTL and fertiliser projects economic.
26 July 2017
Laws that allow contracts to be renegotiated and ban arbitration in international courts could kill off the prospects for LNG projects in Tanzania.
6 July 2017
After months of locking heads with Eni and Anadarko, Mozambique has finally approved the Rovuma Basin marine concession agreements.
23 June 2017
South Africa’s energy policy is stagnating while its neighbours are pushing forward with producing gas and LNG.
13 June 2017
South Africa’s gas tender looks in doubt following a high court ruling calling for greater consultation on the country’s nuclear power programme.
12 June 2017
LNG trading houses are looking to invest in upstream and downstream gas assets as margins in their traditional business continue to fall.
7 June 2017
Equatorial Guinea has shortlisted three offtakers for the Fortuna FLNG plant, but the FID on the project looks likely to slip.
6 June 2017
South Africa’s IPP office is waiting on publication of the Integrated Resource Plan for clarification on the scale and timing of the domestic gas-fired power programme.
31 May 2017
The South African energy minister’s vague budget speech seemed to suggest a shift in policy away from LNG and towards pipeline imports from Mozambique.
26 May 2017
The Coral FLNG project has cleared the last hurdle before its FID, but sign-off on contracts from the fifth licensing round is still a long way away.
17 May 2017
With reporting regulations in place, South Africa’s carbon tax policy is taking shape despite repeated delays to the enforcement of the levy.
11 May 2017
South Africa will not be ready for a carbon tax in 2018 without more gas-fired power generation, industrial players argue.
8 May 2017
IOCs have set the LNG agenda with Tanzania’s government by submitting a draft host government agreement, but negotiations are likely to be tough.
27 April 2017
Mozambique’s $350 million capital gains tax on Eni’s $2.8 billion sale to ExxonMobil has raised eyebrows.
29 March 2017
BP, the offtaker for Mozambique's Coral FLNG project, is also looking at options to import LNG into the country to meet power demand.
17 March 2017
The government of Mozambique now has the ‘feeling of urgency’ needed to make its LNG projects happen, the head of ENH says.
13 March 2017
Another financial deadline has come and gone for the developers of the Walvis Bay LNG-to-power project in Namibia.
6 March 2017
South Africa’s gas-fired IPP tender will open up a new market to LNG and power developers – and with that, some new challenges.
27 February 2017
Further delays are expected on South Africa’s gas IPP, which may be scaring off some of the tender’s smaller bidders.
23 February 2017
The government’s reluctance to raise power prices and its growing debts to IPPs could leave Tanzania struggling to meet its ambitious power targets.
8 February 2017