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BP forecasts stronger LNG trading and greater role for gas

BP has released its Energy Outlook 2019, revising its forecasts from last year’s outlook for 2040 to include more LNG trading and faster growth in gas consumption.

15 February 2019

Japan’s LNG imports decline by 1% in 2018

Volumes fell only slightly as demand resulting from extreme weather and natural disasters offset the effect of nuclear restarts.

31 January 2019
A coal-fired power plant in Germany Coal

Germany’s goodbye to coal leaves room for gas

A proposal to phase out Germany’s coal-fired power plants seems like an opportunity for gas to gain market share, but many questions remain over the timeframe.

31 January 2019
Shale gas drilling in the Marcellus formation Coal

Shale growth will transform US gas flows

Flows are set to change dramatically in response to continued growth in shale gas production, the EIA says.

31 January 2019
The Datang Fuxin CTG plant Coal

Chinese SNG struggles with shaky fundamentals

China’s first coal-to-SNG projects have run up deep losses since they started coming online six years ago, which is likely to dim long-term prospects for the technology.

24 January 2019
Woodside's Pluto LNG plant Hydrogen

Aussie LNG sector targets blue hydrogen potential

Australia could become a front-runner in producing and exporting hydrogen, especially if the country's Labor Party wins the next general election.

24 January 2019
BayWa's Don Rodrigo solar plant in Spain. Nuclear

Subsidies in Europe may fall faster for renewables than for gas

While renewable power generators in Europe may operate without subsidies in the coming years, gas- and coal-fired generators may be reliant on capacity payments for longer.

11 January 2019

Japan’s 2018 LNG imports set to match 2017 levels

Japan’s LNG imports fell year on year in November, but 2018 volumes are largely on track to match 2017’s total.

7 January 2019
Kozienice power plant in Poland. (Enea) Coal

EU agrees coal subsidy phase-out, but loopholes remain

A new EU regulation designed to phase out national subsidies for coal-fired power plants may benefit the gas industry even if loopholes remain.

3 January 2019

Indian companies adding floating solar panels to gas power plants

Indian companies plan to install floating solar power plants at their underutilised gas plants.

21 December 2018

North Korea working to convert coal to SNG

North Korea is converting its abundant coal supplies into SNG to help it withstand economics sanctions imposed by the UN.

18 December 2018

Coal demand to remain stable to 2023 – IEA

Global coal demand will remain stable until 2023, the IEA has said.

18 December 2018

India planning up to 5,000 compressed biogas plants by 2023

India plans to establish 5,000 compressed biogas plants by 2023

17 December 2018

EU ETS prices hold above €20/t despite uncertainties

EU carbon allowances have traded around €20/t in recent weeks despite uncertainty linked to a no-deal Brexit.

12 December 2018
Crude oil

Eni strikes oil off Angola

Eni has announced it has struck oil 120 km off the coast of Angola in an area that had been deemed to be gas-prone.

10 December 2018

Bangladesh to seek nuclear power plant bids from next year

Bangladesh will start seeking bids from companies for the construction of a second nuclear power plant next year

10 December 2018
Crude oil

Tullow looking for partner in Ghanaian block

Tullow Oil is looking for partners as part of a bid to acquire a new oil and gas block in Ghana

10 December 2018
Crude oil

Vantage Drilling hired for Cameroon well programme

Tower Resources has announced it has contracted Vantage Drilling International to provide drilling operations at the NJOM-3 well offshore Cameroon.

7 December 2018
Crude oil

Nigeria and Libya may be forced to join OPEC output cuts

Nigeria and Libya may be forced to cut their oil production in line with OPEC quotas

6 December 2018

Taipower retires reactor at Chinshan nuclear plant

Taiwanese state power company Taipower has retired the Chinshan 1 nuclear reactor as its licence has expired

5 December 2018

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