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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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
Shale drilling in Pennsylvania

US hydrocarbons continue their relentless rise

As OPEC loosens the reins on oil production, output of oil, gas and NGLs from the US continues to hit record highs – and further gains are expected over the summer.

25 July 2018
Trans-Adriatic Pipeline welded pipes being lowered in Northern-Greece

Caspian deal may have long-term impact on gas flows

A deal on the legal status of the Caspian Sea could have profound implications for gas and LNG flows to both east and west.

18 July 2018
The Arctic Lady LNG tanker. (Hoegh)

LNG hedging tools set to diversify

The growing flexibility of LNG cargoes is giving exchanges the opportunity to expand their range of hedging instruments.

18 July 2018
Pipe stringing for TAP in Greece

Caspian deal could facilitate TAP expansion

Progress on the legal status of the Caspian Sea could allow gas from Turkmenistan to be piped into the Southern Gas Corridor.

11 July 2018
Prelude FLNG heading to Australia

Shell’s Prelude FLNG plant nears ramp-up

The start of exports from Shell’s Prelude FLNG vessel is in sight, but the jury is out on whether it will set a blueprint for other projects or be considered an expensive experiment.

20 June 2018
OPEC’s ministerial meeting in November 2017

Iran-Saudi tensions may limit OPEC’s options

Geopolitical strife may keep OPEC members from reaching an agreement on the oil production cut at their upcoming meeting.

20 June 2018
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

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