Peter Stewart

Chief energy analyst

Prior to joining Interfax, Peter worked for five years as Principal Consultant at KBC Energy Economics, where he was chief economist and led the group's market analysis team. He is currently involved in econometric research at Surrey University on the subject of oil and gas pricing benchmarks, building on his 20 years of experience with the Price Reporting Agency (PRA) Platts. He worked at Platts for 15 years in a number of different roles, including Director of Markets and Pricing, in which role he was responsible for Platts global assessment processes for all commodities.

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The Blue Corridor rally in 2012

EU Blue Corridors project to close

The initiative aimed to bolster LNG as a fuel for road transport, but seems to have stopped short of its destination.

6 June 2018
Bird's eye view of Świnoujście LNG terminal

Poland pushes renewables, but coal is embedded

It will be difficult for Poland to move away from its overwhelming dependence on coal, but the country is making moves to do so by diversifying its energy mix.

4 June 2018
TCM plant at Mongstad. (Gassnova)

Norway’s FEED decision may boost CCS prospects

Carbon capture and storage has made little progress in Europe, but Norway’s decision to move ahead with a FEED study for a full-scale demo project is a positive step.

4 June 2018
The Oman LNG facility in Qalhat near Sur

Oman bunkering hub faces hurdles

Total plans to tap gas resources in Oman to supply an LNG bunkering hub in the region.

30 May 2018
Gas pipeline

TANAP gas will stymie LNG growth in Europe

The launch of the Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline and other routes could mean Europe’s demand for LNG will drop.

25 May 2018
Flaring from Shell's Corrib project in Ireland.

Shell shareholders reject call for specific climate targets

The motion, which would have committed Shell to alignment with the Paris agreement, is part of a growing push for oil and gas firms to take tougher action on emissions.

23 May 2018
The CCS research centre in Mongstad, Norway

Norway’s FEED decision may boost prospects of CCS

The Norwegian government has given the green light for a study on a full-scale CCS project, bolstering the prospects of the much-vaunted technology.

17 May 2018
Trump presents his signature on ending the Iran nuclear deal

Oil prices surge as Trump scuttles Iran nuclear deal

The US president’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran has already sent oil prices spiralling.

9 May 2018
An oil rig in the US Permian Basin.

Permian facing potential takeaway capacity constraints

The Permian Basin is the world’s largest hydrocarbon reservoir, but infrastructure constraints could soon lock in some of its capacity.

3 May 2018
The launch of China’s yuan-dominated crude oil futures contracts at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange

Real-time trading to boost China’s power liberalisation

While the liberalisation of China’s power sector is still far off, efforts in energy trading are making important progress.

26 April 2018
A US shale gas well.

US DUC well numbers hit record high

The record high number of shale wells that have been drilled but not completed in the US could put a dampener on oil price gains.

19 April 2018
SDF fighting in Raqqa

Iran sanctions loom as Middle East conflict worsens

As tensions ratchet up over Syria and other pressure points, it looks more likely the US will attempt to reimpose sanctions on Iran.

18 April 2018
A cargo being loaded at the Sabine Pass plant in the US

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
LPG storage, Perafita Park

LPG could dent LNG use in power and industrial sectors

Growth in global LPG output in recent years – led by the US – could see the fuel provide an alternative to LNG in the power and industrial sectors.

21 March 2018
LPG cylinders

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
Mount Owen coal complex, Australia

Coal growth may continue despite bullish LNG talk

Shell has predicted strong growth in the LNG market over the next decade, but underinvestment in liquefaction capacity could boost prices and lead to a coal resurgence.

6 March 2018
The Melkøya Snøhvit LNG plant.

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
Sabine Pass LNG plant

Cheniere LNG deal heralds new US push for Chinese market

China’s ever-increasing demand for LNG is good news for US exporters of the fuel.

22 February 2018
Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG plant.

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
Demonstrators erect a seven meter high 'fracking rig' as they call for a ban on exploration and development of shale gas in the UK, outside the Houses of Parliament, London.

UK demand outlook may stymie shale development

A recent research note from Global Gas Analytics suggests UK gas demand will fall to 2030 while overall European demand is unlikely to grow significantly. This makes large-scale development of UK shale unlikely.

5 February 2018

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