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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Saudi energy  minister Khalid  al-Falih (left) and  his UAE counterpart Suhail Mohamed  al-Mazrouei (PA)

Fuel oil strength could support LNG demand

The unexpected strength in fuel oil prices could prompt generators in Northeast Asia to buy more gas over the winter.

12 December 2018
In this Nov. 21, 2018 photo smoke billows from chimney stacks of the heating and power plant in Bedzin, near Katowice, southern Poland. Katowice, in the southern coal mining region, will host global climate summit Dec.2-14.

Concrete steps needed at COP24

The pressure is on for nations to make tangible progress on tackling global warming at the climate summit in Poland.

3 December 2018
The Rough storage facility

UK unlikely to incentivise creation of new gas storage

The UK’s storage capacity has dropped to just 2% of demand, but it is doubtful the government will step in to encourage more to be built.

29 November 2018
Artist's impression of LNG Canada's liquefaction facility in Britisg Colombia

Freight economics to favour Canadian LNG

Cargoes from liquefaction plants on Canada’s west coast could reach Northeast Asia in 8-9 days compared with 20 days for those from the US Gulf Coast, giving Canadian LNG a significant market advantage.

22 November 2018
A gas flare beside pumpjacks pumping crude oil at a facility in North Dakota.

IEA urges action on gas flaring

The agency’s latest World Energy Outlook includes a call to action for oil and gas players to reduce upstream emissions, with flaring drawing particular criticism.

15 November 2018
The LNG Canada FID ceremony in October 2018

More FIDs expected to follow LNG Canada

Canada is set for a series of FIDs on LNG export projects as the LNG Canada development shows there is a path through the obstacles.

7 November 2018
EDF Energy’s 49MW battery storage facility at West Burton

New tech threatens outlook for gas in Asia

Gas will be the fastest-growing fossil fuel in Asia out to 2050, but technologies such as clean coal and batteries pose a threat to its market share.

6 November 2018
An LNG-fuelled ferry in Norway.

LNG to benefit from IMO and EU sulphur regulations

The restrictions could cause a spike in oil prices in 2020 and are forcing shippers to look again at LNG as a marine fuel.

1 November 2018
Loading a cargo at Sabine Pass LNG

Permian gas growth to underpin US LNG exports

Surging production from the Permian Basin will underpin growth in US LNG exports and have implications for pricing, delegates at a roundtable hosted by Interfax and Baker & O’Brien heard this week.

24 October 2018
Firefighters attending a wildfire

Key trends to watch during the next gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the essential events and forces at work in the global market over the coming gas year.

17 October 2018
UK and European flags in front of the European Commission

EUA prices slide as Brexit talks falter

Concerns that the UK’s exit from the EU could leave a surplus of unallocated carbon allowances have seen EUA prices drop.

17 October 2018
The In Salah dry gas field in Algeria

Increased demand boosts non-associated gas in MENA

The MENA region’s rising gas demand is set to boost the importance of non-associated gas development.

10 October 2018
LPG cylinders

LPG offers low-carbon option for developed countries

The World LPG Association has argued that LPG could play a bigger role in transitioning developed countries to low-carbon energy sources.

3 October 2018
Industrial emissions

EU ETS reform keep carbon prices high

With EU carbon allowances above €20/t, many countries around the world will be watching whether this prompts a switch away from coal in the power mix. The stakes are high.

3 October 2018
An offshore platform in the North Sea.

Total discovery unlikely to stem UK North Sea decline

Total’s find in the Glendronach prospect is a major one, but investment in the UK North Sea is not high enough to sustain long-term production.

27 September 2018
A drone inspects UK infrastructure

UK energy sector faces skills gap

Firms are finding it increasingly difficult to find and retain staff with the skills needed for the future, delegates said at a discussion hosted by Interfax this week.

20 September 2018
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

Aramco IPO decision may slow economic reform

Saudi Arabia has decided to postpone the IPO of its national oil and gas company, a move that could be a result of political factors.

12 September 2018
Large shipping containers on a cargo ship in a port

Trade friction may complicate LNG hedging tools

Exchanges in the US and the UK are developing indexes to help traders balance risks when buying LNG, but the state of the global market is making this difficult.

22 August 2018
Phases 6-8 of Iran’s South Pars project

New US sanctions on Iran will heighten trade worries

Unilateral action by the US in its latest round of sanctions against Iran risks further straining relations with international trading partners.

8 August 2018
Electric black cabs in London.

New Faraday CEO to seek scale in battery solutions

The Faraday Institution aims to make the UK a world leader in battery technology, and achieving scale will be the key challenge faced by its new leader.

1 August 2018

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