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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

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Companies & Finance

Profit squeeze continues for European majors

The major European oil and gas companies saw their profits continue to be squeezed in the first quarter of 2016.

Pipelines, Storage & Power

European electricity production continues to climb

Total electricity production in OECD countries reached 10.3 PWh in 2015, a 41.3 TWh increase from 2014.

Pipelines, Storage & Power

Asia unlikely to meet its nuclear targets

Ambitious government plans for nuclear power in developed Asia could suffer setbacks given public opposition and the high costs of decommissioning.

Pipelines, Storage & Power

EU gas storage may hit 90% in September – ENTSO-G

All EU member states may achieve gas storage levels of 90% by 30 September, according to simulations carried out by ENTSO-G.

Interviews

Hans ten Berge, secretary general of Eurelectric, says fossil fuels must make way in the longer-term to reach the 'below 2C' Paris agreement. (Eurelectric) Companies & Finance

Fossil fuels must make way to reach Paris goal

Gas and coal have no long-term future if the ‘below 2C’ Paris agreement is to be reached, Eurelectric’s Hans ten Berge tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

Larnaca residents rejected Total’s plans to develop a base at the port. (PA) Exploration & Production

Larnaca decision a mistake – Cyprus gas group head

Larnaca is already paying a price for rejecting oil and gas services, says Cyprus Oil and Gas Association President Andy Varoshiotis.

Xia Tongmin (Shandong Kerui Group) Companies & Finance

Chinese driller Kerui still confident in strategy

Shandong Kerui’s Deputy Chairman Xia Tongmin talks to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about how the company is weathering low energy prices.

South Korea's Incheon LNG terminal. An OIES report says Asian buyers will demand more hybrid pricing in supply contracts. (Kogas) LNG

Policy and prices will boost Asian LNG demand – OIES

Asian LNG demand will grow massively over the next 15 years, driven by falling prices and carbon emission policies, OIES expert Howard Rogers says.

Opinion

Kuwait has an FSRU moored at Mina al-Ahmadi. (KPC) LNG

Please mind the supply gap

Kuwait plans to build a permanent LNG terminal to take over once its FSRU deals run out, but it may face delays from a cumbersome bureaucracy.

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Tupolev produced an experimental LNG aircraft in the 1980s. (Alan Wilson) LNG

Slow-motion take-off for LNG in aviation

Emission reduction targets have seen alternative fuels gaining market share in all transport sectors, but it may be a while before LNG gets off the ground in aviation.

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