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
Policy & Politics

Israel overrules antitrust body on gas regulation

Israel’s government decided on Sunday to circumvent antitrust opposition to its plan for the regulation of gas exploration companies.

29 June 2015
Market Trading

Shanghai Exchange to start trading pipeline gas and LNG

The Shanghai Oil & Gas Exchange Centre will start trading pipeline gas from PetroChina, LNG from China National Offshore Oil Corp., and delivery slots at LNG terminals from 1 July.

26 June 2015
Policy & Politics

BC legislature to decide on Pacific NorthWest LNG approval

A special session of British Columbia’s legislature will be held in July to decide whether the Pacific NorthWest LNG project should go ahead.

24 June 2015
Policy & Politics

Businesses call for nuclear restarts in Japan

Businesses in Osaka have called on the government to speed up the process of restarting Japan’s idle nuclear power plants to reduce the burden of rising power costs.

24 June 2015
Policy & Politics

France, Spain and Portugal to prioritise MidCat pipeline

France, Spain and Portugal will agree to prioritise the MidCat gas pipeline as part of a plan to increase European access to Algeria’s gas supplies and reduce dependence on Russia

24 June 2015
Companies

E.On to sell North Sea and Algerian assets

Germany’s E.On plans to sell its North Sea and Algerian oil and gas assets, according to a report by Reuters citing banking sources.

24 June 2015
Fundamentals

Europe’s quiet FSRU revolution

Is the success of the Lithuanian FSRU the exception that proves the rule or a sign of things to come?

23 June 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.

22 June 2015
Fundamentals

Competitiveness of Canadian gas faces challenges

Abundant gas supplies, lower prices and increased competition from key markets will challenge the competitiveness of Canadian gas, according to the National Energy Board.

22 June 2015
Policy & Politics

EU to extend Russian sanctions to Jan 2016

The EU will extend its economic sanctions against Russia – including within the energy sector – until 31 January 2016, the European Council confirmed on Monday.

22 June 2015
Policy & Politics

Peru's Camisea gas field royalties revealed

Peru has received $7.52 billion in royalties from the Camisea gas field since 2004, according to a Fox News Latino report.

19 June 2015
Fundamentals

US states report residential gas prices

Average residential gas prices varied between states in the US from $6.21/MMBtu to $37.31/MMBtu in February 2015.

19 June 2015
Policy & Politics

Antelope LNG marches on in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea’s second LNG project is making progress as the government embarks on institutional reforms of the oil and gas sector.

18 June 2015
Price Drivers

Japan returns to trade surplus in 2015

Japan posted a trade surplus for the first time since 2012 in February – the same month LNG became the country’s principal import commodity above crude oil.

18 June 2015
Policy & Politics

White House reveals $4 billion in private funding for renewables

The White House revealed on Tuesday that $4 billion of private funding has been supplied to support renewables projects to combat climate change.

17 June 2015
Policy & Politics

China/US shale cooperation potential in Xinjiang

Xinjiang is likely to become a testing ground for cooperation between China and the United States on shale gas exploration, according to Chinese media reports.

17 June 2015
Policy & Politics

Democratic Republic of Congo adopts new hydrocarbon laws

New hydrocarbon laws have been adopted by the Democratic Republic of Congo to help attract international investors, Reuters reported.

17 June 2015
Policy & Politics

Cyprus talks up Aphrodite to Israel

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades met Delek Group’s controlling shareholder Yitzhak Tshuva on Monday night to promote development of the Aphrodite gas field.

16 June 2015
Companies

Payment, not pricing, key for Nigerian independents

As Nigeria’s power industry slowly moves towards becoming more efficient, less government intervention may be better for increasing investment in the sector.

16 June 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.

15 June 2015

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