An Eni rig. The company is accelerating the development of the huge Zohr field off Egypt’s coast. (Eni) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Egypt to sign gas supply deal with Cyprus

Egypt’s minister of petroleum will sign a gas supply agreement in Cyprus next week. However, the arrangement may be more of a bargaining chip than an actual plan for gas supplies.

By Verity Ratcliffe 25 August 2016 12:39 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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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.

Global Markets

Renewables overtake gas in world power production

Renewable energy has overtaken gas in terms of its share of world electricity production, making renewable sources the second-largest source of global generation after coal.

Interviews

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.

OPAL allows Eastern European markets to be served from the west. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream 2 good for energy security – report

Professor Andreas Goldthau argues expanding Nord Stream could boost Europe’s energy security, with the European Commission yet to play its hand as the key arbiter.

Opinion

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.

China has been using its Haiyang Shiyou 981 drilling rig in disputed waters. (CNOOC) Global Markets

Tensions simmer in the South China Sea

Ratcheting tensions in the South China Sea are preventing oil and gas exploration and increasing the likelihood of a flashpoint that could disrupt trade.