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.
Tensions between the US and China are being stoked further as the two clash over how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear threats.
21 September 2017
The agreement for the Russian company to finance construction of the gas pipeline comes just a week before Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence poll.
20 September 2017
The diplomatic tensions in Northeast Asia are having an effect on the coal market and could also disrupt the flow of other fuels.
11 September 2017
The number of uncompleted wells in US shale plays represents an overhang of potential production that will cap any rallies in the oil price.
6 September 2017
The Panama Canal will become increasingly critical for the global LNG trade as US liquefaction plants ramp up production towards the end of the decade.
16 August 2017
Soaring lithium demand for batteries has led to fears supply may fall short, prompting a surge in investment in production of the mineral.
9 August 2017
Most of the world’s LNG is shipped via a small number of strategic locations, which could affect prices if disrupted.
2 August 2017
The Caribbean is trying to develop its hydrocarbon potential while cutting dependence on refined product imports by boosting use of renewables. Gas may play a role in the transition, but it is likely to be a small one.
31 July 2017
Iran issued a challenge to its Arab Gulf neighbours by saying it will dramatically boost oil and gas production and exports by 2021.
24 July 2017
As emissions standards tighten, car manufacturers are promoting both hybrids and electric vehicles. This may slow the switch away from traditional fuels such as petrol and diesel.
19 July 2017
Iran has thrown down the gauntlet to its Gulf neighbours, saying it will dramatically boost its hydrocarbon production and exports by 2021.
12 July 2017
Despite a switch to gas in power, China will need a quantum leap in renewables to meet its COP21 targets. The latest REN21 report suggests that this transition is under way despite a drop in investment in 2016.
6 July 2017
Qatar’s decision to boost export capacity could limit the potential for a recovery in global LNG prices.
5 July 2017
The dichotomy between Beijing’s targets to boost gas use and the dynamics of a volatile world market was discussed at an Interfax breakfast seminar in London on Tuesday.
28 June 2017
The move by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt to isolate Qatar has thrown the Middle East’s geopolitical fault lines into stark relief. Everything hangs on Iran’s response.
22 June 2017
International crude oil prices have dropped to their lowest level in six months as the continuing global glut overshadows efforts by OPEC to shore up the market.
21 June 2017
Peter Stewart took part in a session on ‘The Coming Revolution in Hyper-smart Power Systems’ at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
12 June 2017
A panel at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum called for “more action rather than talking” on plans for regional electricity grid integration in the Far East.
7 June 2017
Peter Stewart took part in a session on ‘The Coming Revolution in Hyper-smart Power Systems’ at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum this week.
1 June 2017
Oil prices look set to remain moderate as OPEC gathers in Vienna to discuss extending – and even deepening – the latest round of output cuts.
24 May 2017