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Areas in Ireland’s Atlantic Margin licensing round. Exploration & Production Irish licensing round pulls in the big names

Statoil and ExxonMobil have partnered to secure six licences in Ireland’s latest licensing round, while China has made its first foray into Irish waters with four options awarded to Nexen.

By Astrid Madsen 12 February 2016

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Supply & Demand

Gas will be fastest-growing fossil fuel – BP

Global energy demand will increase by 34% between 2014 and 2035, with gas and lower-carbon fuels gaining more prominent roles in the energy mix, BP says in its latest Energy Outlook .

Supply & Demand

Venezuelan gas exports hit by dam crisis

Dwindling water levels at Venezuela’s largest hydroelectric dam will almost certainly check Caracas’s gas export ambitions in 2016.


Indonesia’s gas export revenue drops 40%

Indonesia’s gas export revenue was slashed by 40% in 2015 because of low prices.

EU Energy Policy

European nuclear power at a crossroads

Nuclear energy generates around 27% of the electricity produced across the EU, but despite its prominent role, its future remains highly uncertain.



Greek Energy Minister Panos Skourletis. (Greek Energy Ministry) Exploration & Production

Oil and gas projects a boost for Greece – minister

Greece’s energy minister is upbeat about exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean and his country’s prospects at the crossroads of new pipeline projects.

Nord Stream’s expansion does not in itself increase Europe’s dependence on Russia, Yafimava says. (Gazprom) Supply & Demand

Europe reliant on Gazprom until 2020s – Yafimava

A new paper by the OIES’s Katja Yafimava looks at the relationship between Gazprom and its European clients in the context of supply diversification. She tells Interfax about her conclusions.

ELNG in Idku. Egypt hopes its existing facilities can be used by other producers in the region. (BG Group) Supply & Demand

Egypt looks to UK as hub model

With domestic gas reprioritised, Egypt is looking for ways its existing facilities can be utilised in cooperation with other players in the Mediterranean.

The Andrew platform in the UK North Sea. UK gas production was up in 2015. (BP plc) Supply & Demand

European gas production at tipping point – IOGP

Christian Schwarck, deputy director of EU affairs at the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, speaks to Interfax about the future of Europe’s domestic gas output.


Send in the drones: new technology could completely change the energy infrastructure industry. (Sky Futures) Global Markets

The energy tech revolution

Technological advances such as 3D printing, cloud computing and generative design are bringing in big changes in the way energy infrastructure projects are designed and carried out.

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Drilling off Mozambique. The country’s LNG projects are facing delays. (Anadarko) LNG

The Mozambique two-step: ‘wait and squeeze’

While they wait for government approvals and the oil price to rise, Area 4 shareholders are hoping to squeeze EPC contractors and reduce project costs.

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