A Tesla Powerwall battery can power a two-bedroom home for 24 hours. (Tesla) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Can gas unlock future power invention?

Gas is not just a relatively clean stopgap fuel on the road to a renewable future – it may also be a catalyst for technological progress.

By The Wildcat 21 July 2017
Contractors' margins have been squeezed since oil prices fell. (SCP Oilfield Services) Exploration & Production

Industry must evolve to avoid supply gap – Burke

Caution following the drop in oil prices is set to leave a worrying gap in oil and gas supplies, warns Ray Burke, global product leader at GE.

18 July 2017
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.

17 July 2017
The IEA expects industry to drive future gas demand growth. (Microsoft) Supply & Demand

The golden age of industrial gas

Industrial demand, not power, appears to be the main driving force behind the latest growth in the global gas market.

14 July 2017
Supply & Demand

China to take largest share of global 1.6% annual gas demand growth – IEA

Global gas demand is expected to rise by 1.6% per year for the next five years, with China accounting for 40% of this growth, the International Energy Agency has said.

13 July 2017
LNG

Low-cost LNG drives demand for FSRUs

FSRUs are seen as a fast, low-cost way to access LNG for a number of new and emerging markets.

13 July 2017
LNG

EU and Japan sign LNG cooperation agreement

The EU and Japan have signed a memorandum of cooperation to promote a liquid, flexible and transparent global LNG market.

12 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Gas flaring up 2 bcm in 2016

Global gas flaring was estimated at 149 bcm in 2016, an increase of 2 bcm from 2015, the World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership has said.

11 July 2017
Irsching gas-fired power plant in Germany. (Siemens) Companies & Finance

Gas-to-power investment lowest in a decade – IEA

A total of $34 billion was invested globally in gas-fired power in 2016, with more capacity retired than approved in Europe.

11 July 2017
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.

10 July 2017
Wildcat gives you a head-start on the coming week. Exploration & Production

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

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

3 July 2017
Supply & Demand

Little change in ranks of major gas users and producers

The world’s biggest consumers and producers of gas have stayed largely the same over the past decade, BP statistics show.

29 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

Troubled times ahead for nuclear industry – FT

The nuclear power industry is facing headwinds as the construction of new reactors has gone way off schedule and over budget, according to the Financial Times.

28 June 2017
Dieter Helm believes the long term future  of gas is in doubt. (Dieter Helm) Global Markets

Gas may not survive beyond 2030 – Helm

Gas has a medium-term future but will be outpaced by renewables in the long term, argues Dieter Helm in his new book.

27 June 2017
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.

26 June 2017
Global Markets

Global gas trade expands by 4% in 2016 – BP

The volume of gas traded globally rose faster than production last year, with pipeline imports growing more than LNG.

22 June 2017
LNG bunkering in Rostock, Germany. The fuel could help reduce martime GHG emissions. (Gazprom) Gas for Transport

IMO to debate climate deal for shipping

The International Maritime Organization will begin discussions this week on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry.

21 June 2017
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.

19 June 2017
Höegh secured an innovative funding model for a recent FSRU that could be applied to the carrier market. (Höegh) LNG

LNG carriers will need new finance model

Shipowners could struggle to finance new vessels as charter lengths shrink and spot trades grow in importance.

15 June 2017
The new Sungrow floating solar power plant in China. Floating projects are gaining in popularity. (Sungrow) Alternative Fuels

Floating renewables becoming commercially viable

Floating wind and solar projects are reaching commercial scale worldwide with the launch of facilities in Europe, India and elsewhere.

14 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Green Climate Fund payouts fall short of targets

The $10 billion international Green Climate Fund has to date made a pay-out of only $5 million for a United States-led solar energy project.

13 June 2017

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