Pemba, the site of the LNG project being developed in Mozambique by Eni. (Interfax) LNG

Investors query Mozambique CGT application

Mozambique’s $350 million capital gains tax on Eni’s $2.8 billion sale to ExxonMobil has raised eyebrows.

By Leigh Elston 29 March 2017
Coal mining in Jharia, India. The country wants to boost its CBM output but is facing problems. (PA) Exploration & Production

India gives CBM producers a boost

Official backing for marketing CBM is welcome news for India’s unconventional developers, but they still face an uphill struggle.

The Putian LNG terminal, Fujian. Imports there may be cheaper than supplies via the West-East Pipeline. (CNOOC) Policy & Regulation

Slim price cut fails to placate Fujian gas users

Industrial users in Fujian province have renewed longstanding complaints of high gas prices after the cost of Indonesian LNG soared.

Dominique Ristori, EU director general for energy, attended a discussion on cyberattack risks last week. (EC) EU Energy Policy

EU increasingly worried about energy cyberattacks

The European Commission is trying to step up its efforts to prevent cyberattacks in the energy sector, which it says are a growing concern.

Infographics

Global wind power grows by 20% in 2015

A total of 64 GW of wind power was installed worldwide in 2015, around 20% more than the year before.

SHPGX pipeline trades double week on week

Pipeline transactions on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange more than doubled last week from the previous week, from 127 MMcm to 287 MMcm.

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.

Asian LNG prices slump to lowest this year

Asian spot LNG prices slumped by 10.3% last week from a week earlier, the biggest week-on-week decline since January 2016.

A hydrogen-powered vehicle. The new process produces hydrogen pure enough to use directly in a hydrogen fuel cell. (Toyota)

Researchers see the light on hydrogen fuel

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new technology to produce pure hydrogen fuel from biomass using sunlight instead of heat. Interfax Natural Gas Daily finds out more.

Igor Yusufov with Former Vice President Dick Cheney after the first US-Russia energy summit in 2002. (Igor Yusufov)

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.

The economic committee of the House of Lords criticised the UK government for excessive intervention in the energy market. (UK House of Lords, Flickr)

UK needs competitive energy market – Lord Hollick

The economic committee of the House of Lords criticised the UK government for excessive intervention in the energy market, and has asked for free auctions.

Eustream’s Mirek Topolánek. (Mirek Topolánek)

Eastring’s goal is not to serve one supplier – Topolánek

Eustream board member Mirek Topolánek discusses the opportunities and challenges of the proposed Eastring pipeline.

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Tecpetrol launching the development plan for Fortín de Piedra. (Tecpetrol)

Tecpetrol casts a wide net in Vaca Muerta

Drilling in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta can be hit-and-miss, but local independent Tecpetrol is spreading its bets with a 150-well programme.

Solar panels on a rooftop in Berlin, Germany. (Berliner Energieagentur)

Utilities must face new world of smart cities

As urban populations expand and technology steps in to make cities sustainable, the way we produce, distribute and consume energy will change radically.

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