A cooling tower at the EDF power station in West Burton, UK. Price Drivers

EU vote marks new dawn for power markets

The European Parliament’s energy committee has supported key power sector reforms paving the way for a shake-up of market rules beyond 2020.

By Andreas Walstad 22 February 2018
Companies

Gazprom Q2 exports decline in key markets

Gazprom’s second quarter export statistics show an unsurprising decline in deliveries to Ukraine, but also reductions in supply to many of its key markets in Central Europe.

20 August 2015
Fundamentals

China investment springboards Pakistan section of IPI

Pakistan will extend the Gwadar-Nawabshah pipeline – which is being funded and built by China – to the Iranian border to start importing gas from Iran as quickly as possible.

19 August 2015
Companies

Ghana readies for major ECG restructure

After 20 years deliberating the privatisation of Ghana’s main electricity distributor, the sector may now be on the cusp of major reform

19 August 2015
Policy & Politics

Ukraine finance ministry proposes royalty reduction

Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance has proposed reducing royalties for commercial gas production from 55% to 29% for well depths of less than 5 km and from 28% to 14% for deeper wells.

18 August 2015
Policy & Politics

Brazil makes pre-salt pledge in gathering storm

Brazilian authorities have said the country will hold a new bidding round for its pre-salt acreage by 2017. Meanwhile, pressure is building on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

18 August 2015
Fundamentals

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 August 2015
Companies

Russia-South Africa cooperation encouraged

Russian Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said Russian companies should be encouraged to cooperate on energy projects with South African companies.

17 August 2015
Fundamentals

China could avoid Iranian energy investment frenzy

The historic nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers could unleash a wave of investment into Iran’s upstream sector, but China’s NOCs may choose to stay away.

17 August 2015
Policy & Politics

New Egyptian regulator plans January launch

Amira el-Mazni, head of Egypt’s new gas regulator, tells Interfax about the government’s plans for opening up the gas market to private suppliers.

17 August 2015
Price Drivers

European majors struggle against markets

Prices for gas traded in Europe have been trending downwards this year, affecting the results of European companies.

14 August 2015
Fundamentals

Trading places – Asian LNG looks to Europe

The restart of Japan’s first nuclear power plant marks the end of the tight Asian market for LNG and could see a role reversal as Australia looks to Europe for buyers.

14 August 2015
Policy & Politics

Alaska asks for stake in LNG project

The government of Alaska has requested a 50% stake in the Alaska LNG export project.

13 August 2015
Policy & Politics

Israel reaches regulatory framework agreement

Israel has reached a regulatory framework agreement to develop its gas reserves, newswires reported on Thursday.

13 August 2015
Policy & Politics

UK to fast-track shale planning applications

The UK government plans to take control of fracking applications that are perceived to have been delayed by local authorities.

13 August 2015
Price Drivers

Brent crude to average $59/bbl in 2016 – EIA

The price of Brent crude will average $54 per barrel in 2015 and $59/bbl in 2016, according to the United States Energy Information Administration.

12 August 2015
Companies

Chinese NOCs battling crude profit squeeze

PetroChina and its peers are tipped to post improved quarterly earnings after drastic belt tightening, but the prolonged collapse in oil prices will weigh on their results later this year.

12 August 2015
Price Drivers

Chinese domestic LNG struggles against imports

LNG prices at the factory gate dipped last week as domestic LNG from northern plants proved uncompetitive against imported LNG in eastern and southern markets.

12 August 2015
Policy & Politics

Shell seeks Arctic permit amendments

Shell is reported to have sought to amend its Arctic drilling permit last week, hoping to drill deeper to access oil offshore Alaska’s northwest coast.

11 August 2015
Policy & Politics

Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment building ships for waste transporter

Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment has agreed a contract to build and sell 200 LNG-fuelled river ships to LNG Power Shipping, a Shanghai waste transporter.

11 August 2015
Policy & Politics

Bank of Israel governor supports gas framework

Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug said she supports the government’s framework plan for the country’s gas industry, but has asked for amendments.

11 August 2015

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