Tom Hoskyns

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Tom Hoskyns joined Interfax in October 2012 from ICIS Heren. There he wrote news and analysis of the European power and gas markets, focusing specifically on France, Belgium, Italy and Germany. Before moving to ICIS he reported on developments in global energy law at Law Business Research. +44 (0)20 3004 6219
Gazprom’s annual general shareholders meeting in June 2018

Gazprom straining to keep pace with rivals

The Russian monopoly is committed to a big borrowing plan for 2018, but is facing challenges on multiple fronts.

8 August 2018
Bonny Island LNG plant, Nigeria

Nigeria eyes LNG terminal to combat shortages

Major LNG exporter Nigeria is looking at using an FSRU to import the fuel as a bridging solution for its infrastructure challenges.

29 June 2018
Algerian drilling rig in the desert

Sonatrach mulls gas export capacity expansion plans

The head of the state-owned company tells Interfax of Sonatrach’s plans to boost Algeria’s exports of LNG and pipeline gas.

28 June 2018
Mike Wirth, Chevron’s CEO

Lack of FIDs should not worry industry – US oil execs

Recovering gas prices will trigger the FIDs on LNG projects needed to meet growing demand, speakers have said at the World Gas Conference in Washington DC

27 June 2018

GreenStream works trigger drop in North African exports

Pipeline deliveries from North Africa to Europe plummeted in Week 14, driven by planned maintenance on the GreenStream pipeline from Libya to Italy.

10 April 2018

Gazprom pipeline exports keep growing in 2017

Gazprom managed significant increases in piped gas exports to Germany, Turkey and Austria in 2017.

16 February 2018

African pipeline exports end 2017 down year on year

Deliveries of pipeline gas from North Africa to Europe fell in the final two weeks of 2017.

2 January 2018
An ice-breaking LNG carrier, which will transport cargoes from Yamal LNG.

Russia’s new LNG kid on the block

Novatek managed to get Yamal LNG online this year, but the company will now face competition at home and abroad.

22 December 2017

Saudi Arabia leads drilling slowdown in Middle East

The number of operational rigs targeting gas across the Middle East, East Mediterranean and Pakistan fell marginally in November from the previous month.

8 December 2017

Italian power demand lifts African pipeline flows

Deliveries to Spain fell in Week 32 but volumes to Italy were up as high temperatures continued to feed demand for gas-fired power.

15 August 2017

Novatek mulls transshipment facility in Russia’s far east

Novatek may build a 20 mtpa station to transfer Yamal LNG cargoes from ice-class vessels to standard tankers to reduce costs.

3 August 2017

Italian power sector demand boosts TransMed flows

The volume of North African pipeline gas delivered to Europe rose by 21% in Week 28 as a result of increased flows to Italy through the TransMed.

18 July 2017

Italian contracts keep African flows to Europe high

After a slight drop in Week 11, pipeline deliveries from North Africa to Europe ticked up by 1.1% in Week 12, to 912.6 million cubic metres.

28 March 2017

Gas surpasses coal in UK power market

Gas overtook coal as the UK’s main source of electricity generation in 2016.

27 March 2017

Russia plans to boost LNG output

If realised, Russia’s plans for new liquefaction projects could see the country become the world’s fourth-largest LNG producer in 10 years’ time.

23 March 2017

Algerian exports down despite year-on-year gains

Italian pipeline imports from North Africa fell slightly in Week 11 from a week earlier as domestic demand continued to decline.

21 March 2017

Russia and US need third energy summit – Yusufov

Former Russian energy minister Igor Yusufov believes a third Russian-American energy summit is key to furthering bilateral energy ties.

9 March 2017

BP puts its own twist on search for gas riches

BP’s strategy update shows it is prioritising flexibility of scale and is less exposed to LNG than other majors, leaving analysts with a generally favourable impression.

3 March 2017

European demand boosts African pipeline exports

Cold weather across southern Europe has kept demand for North African pipeline deliveries high during the opening weeks of 2017.

31 January 2017

Gazprom’s Lithuania return shows it pays to be cheap

Gazprom’s rising share of Lithuania’s gas market shows countries in the region may be struggling to find anyone to beat the Russians on price.

11 January 2017

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