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.

peter.stewart@interfax.co.uk +44 (0)20 3004 6211
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
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

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