Kazakhstan’s Karachaganak field, in which KMG has a 10% stake. (KPC) Companies & Finance

Kazmunaigas struggles to steady the ship

Low oil prices, high debts and falling production are making life difficult for the Kazakh state company, and its efforts to right itself by taking control of affiliate KMGEP have so far failed.

By Paul Sampson 26 August 2016 12:38 GMT

Gas Trends

Bear market hall of fame

Natural Gas Daily examines reactions to the new bear market reality in eight countries and reviews what NOCs and IOCs are doing to limit their losses.

24 February 2016 13:13 GMT

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Pipelines, Storage & Power

German gas-to-power demand increases in 2016

Germany is using more gas to generate electricity and heating, boosting the country’s overall demand for the fuel.

Exploration & Production

Appalachian shale continues to drive US production

Gas production in the United States averaged 2.21 bcm/d in May 2016, down by 57 MMcm/d from the record daily average in February 2016.

LNG

LNG prices rise for smaller Asian importers

Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore have all seen a jump in the average cost of their LNG as the impact of rising oil prices has been reflected in long-term contracts.

LNG

Pipeline gas sales on SHPGX down by a third

Pipeline sales on the SHPGX continued to decline last week, falling by a third to 22.82 MMcm from 34.04 MMcm a week earlier.

Interviews

Kogas’s Incheon LNG terminal. Customers in South Korea and Japan may be considering price reviews. (Kogas) Policy & Regulation

Devil in the detail for Asia LNG price reviews – Ashurst

Price review processes within LNG contracts differ greatly in Asia compared with Europe, but they may be no less difficult in practice, says Ashurst’s Ronnie King.

An LNG-powered ferry. The German Maritime LNG Platform is urging the government to encourage the use of LNG as a fuel for ships. (LMG Marin) Gas for Transport

LNG needs a boost as maritime fuel – industry body

The managing director of Germany’s Maritime LNG Platform says the country’s government must do more to encourage the use of the fuel.

South Africa's gas is in the Karoo Basin. (Dominic Morel) Policy & Regulation

Social licence key to South African gas industrialisation

South Africa is working to advance its gas industry, but developers will have to tread carefully to avoid stirring up tensions in the region, says Denton’s Noor Kapdi.

The Tesla Powerwall. Jeff Dahn is part of a research programme into improving battery technology. (Tesla) EU Energy Policy

Money to be made in power storage – battery expert

Battery researcher Jeff Dahn talks about the future of energy storage and what batteries might mean for fossil fuel companies.

Opinion

Uniper’s Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant in Germany. (Uniper) EU Energy Policy

The path ahead for Europe’s power sector

Redesigning the policy framework for the European electricity market is thankless job, but somebody has to do it.

Wildcat gives you a head-start on the coming week. Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Wildcat gives you a head-start on the week and a round-up of what mattered last week.

Solar installations in Berlin, Germany. (Berliner Energieagentur) Policy & Regulation

Energy storage strategy urgently needed

The idea that energy storage is not needed until renewables reach an overwhelming share of the energy mix is unhelpful, as the booming market offers a billion-euro opportunity.

Wildcat gives you a head-start on the coming week Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Wildcat gives you a head-start on the week and a round-up of what mattered last week.