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The Tesla Semi electric truck.

Tesla’s electric truck poses a threat to LNG

The launch of Tesla’s electric truck, which has a range of 800 km, is a major cause for concern for LNG vehicles.

17 November 2017
Mocimboa da Praia, close to the planned L

Downplaying Mozambique attacks will not comfort investors

By ignoring the significance of the attacks in northern Mozambique, the government shows a lack of preparedness for the major social upheaval LNG projects will bring.

10 November 2017
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at his state of the union address in 2017.

Mexico’s unpopular president sticks to the script

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto trumpeted Pemex’s latest discovery in time-honoured fashion last week, but is he stuck in the past?

9 November 2017
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6 November 2017
Germany's staudinger coal plant

Pressure mounts on Germany to ditch coal

The host of the upcoming COP23 climate conference will have much to do to justify its green credentials.

3 November 2017
Kurdish pro independence rally

Baghdad’s ire at Rosneft deal puts pressure on IOCs

Iraq has demanded that Russia’s Rosneft clarify its deal with the government of Kurdistan, which could be a bad sign for other players in the region.

1 November 2017
anadarko independence hub

Far-out? Chinese company bets on offshore ‘PLNG’

A Chinese company is planning a ‘platform LNG’ concept for the Gulf of Mexico. But given all the proposed liquefaction capacity, is now the time for new ideas?

31 October 2017
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30 October 2017
The Peterhead power plant.

Europe’s relationship with CCS on the rocks

The UK is joining Norway in offering weak support for carbon capture as the country sets out its path to a low-carbon future.

27 October 2017
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23 October 2017
The ice-class LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie.

Mercurial Asian markets will challenge Arctic LNG

Booming Asian demand is a boon for the Arctic’s LNG projects. But it is not easy to predict where that demand will come from.

20 October 2017
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16 October 2017
A meeting between Gazprom and Kurdish officials in 2013.

Russian tactics tested in Middle East

Russia’s focus on business pragmatism over geopolitical reality may leave it with a delicate balance to maintain the Middle East.

13 October 2017
Oil workers in Patagonia

Sinopec runs for the exit in Argentina

Sinopec Argentina’s management has complained of having to appease Patagonia’s notoriously stubborn unions and is looking to sell its assets.

12 October 2017
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9 October 2017
An offshore platform in Thailand's Bongkot field.

Bongkot deal axed to save face in Bangkok

Shell has dropped a deal to sell its stake in Thailand’s Bongkot field to KUFPEC following reported pressure from the government.

9 October 2017
A photo of Norway’s CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad.

CCS thrown a lifeline after majors commit

Recent developments in CCS in Norway should be watched closely by the European power sector.

6 October 2017
Piranema rig in Sergipe

Exxon warms up for Brazil’s pre-salt bonanza

ExxonMobil splashed out on a Campos Basin block in Brazil’s bid round last week. It looks like the first step in a huge pre-salt plan.

3 October 2017
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2 October 2017
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine must clean up its act to attract Western players

Kiev needs to break the stranglehold of Ukraine’s oligarchs if it wants companies to invest in the country.

2 October 2017

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