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.

Email: peter.stewart@interfax.co.ukPhone: +44 (0)20 3004 6211
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
The Republican National Convention, July 2016.

Trump energy policy fails to derail gas

The president of the United States has loudly voiced his support for the coal industry, but his efforts have resulted in little success.

17 January 2018
A coal power station in the UK.

UK fast-track coal phase-out may create market anomalies

The UK’s new standard on CO2 emissions is tougher than that proposed by the EU and could result in market distortions.

10 January 2018
Ferrybridge coal-fired power stations

UK to set emissions limit to force coal phase-out

The UK government has introduced an emissions limit for power producers that it hopes will see coal phased out of the country’s energy mix by 2025.

8 January 2018
Iranian protesters in Tehran on Saturday. (PA)

Iran unrest sparks price volatility

Many traders believe what happens on the first trading day of the year sets the pace for the year ahead. If that proves correct, oil prices look set for a rollercoaster 2018.

3 January 2018
Grangemouth oil refinery

Markets turn volatile on supply outages, OPEC cuts decision

Oil and gas markets became more volatile ahead of the winter peak demand period following a series of supply outages and the latest OPEC decision to extend oil output cuts.

20 December 2017
A gas compressor station in Baumgarten.

Forties and Baumgarten outages boost gas prices

As temperatures drop, the European gas and power market is heating up.

13 December 2017
Members of OPEC

OPEC production deal buoys oil prices

Markets have responded warmly to the agreement by OPEC and non-OPEC countries to extend the oil output cut for another nine months.

6 December 2017
An FSRU at Porto de Pecém.

Smaller scale in vogue as LNG market diversifies

Interfax and MJM Energy discussed the future of FSRUs in a seminar this week.

29 November 2017
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia arrests stoke oil price rally

The massive anti-corruption drive launched by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has prompted a rise in oil prices.

22 November 2017
COP23 in Bonn.

Cities set the pace on decarbonisation and air quality

Cities are increasingly finding themselves at the forefront of combating climate change as they work to improve their air quality.

15 November 2017
Interfax’s discussion with Norton Rose on the future of gas in the post-COP23 world.

Carbon pricing under scrutiny as COP23 begins

Carbon pricing is struggling to deliver the decarbonisation needed for countries to meet their targets under the Paris agreement.

8 November 2017
Tanker at Gorgon LNG

Majors see improved results, but volatility lies ahead

IOCs are continuing to keep a tight rein on spending despite better earnings, which could make prices more volatile.

1 November 2017
Mt Owen coal mine, Australia

JODI continues to monitor adding coal data

The Joint Organisations Data Initiative is still considering adding statistics on coal fundamentals to the datasets it distributes, but delegates at JODI’s biannual conference were told that limited resources remain a constraint.

26 October 2017
Assorted oil barrels.

Crude oil prices buoyant as stocks fall

Rising demand is gradually absorbing the glut in crude oil supplies, keeping prices close to recent highs.

25 October 2017
Docked LNG tankers

Trends shaping the market this gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the issues that will set the agenda for the 2017-2018 gas year.

20 October 2017
An LNG tanker docked at Singapore's LNG terminal.

The Asian LNG market is diversifying

The LNG market is developing on more fragmented lines than the oil market, with a range of contenders for price benchmarks emerging in Asia.

18 October 2017
The JODI database.

JODI to allow agencies to distribute its oil and gas data

JODI’s move to allow agencies access to its data will open it up to more extensive analysis as well as greater scrutiny.

11 October 2017

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