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NGVs left in the dust by electric competition

The window of opportunity for NGVs to operate as a bridge from oil-fuelled to electric vehicles is fast disappearing.

By The Wildcat 22 September 2017
Global Markets

Indonesia's nuclear plans 'highly ambitious'

Indonesia has done little to advance nuclear power projects despite forecasts that its power supplies will be strained over the next 10-15 years.

24 August 2012
Global Markets

Growth in hub-linked LNG pricing anticipated

Analysts at an Energy Information Administration gas workshop have predicted slow but steady progress towards a greater use of hub-linked pricing in LNG contracts.

24 August 2012
Global Markets

Commodity speculation: friend, not foe

Speculation within the commodity markets has long been criticised, with regulators calling for the end of financial institutions’ involvements. Are speculators distorting the market, or are the benefits of their participation being ignored?

24 August 2012
Global Markets

End of the Aussie mining price boom

BHP Billiton’s decision to shelve the planned expansion of its Olympic Dam copper and uranium project signals the end of the mining boom in Australia in terms of commodity prices but not construction, Minister for Energy and Resources Martin Ferguson said during a doorstop interview on Thursday.

23 August 2012
Global Markets

German and Polish TSOs set to offer bundled transport capacity

German transmission system operator Ontras and its Polish counterpart Gaz System have announced they will auction bundled capacity at Lasów from 1 October 2013.

23 August 2012
Global Markets

German Ministry to formally launch new resources agency

The German government is to launch a new federal department in Berlin at the end of August, tasked with providing a central information platform for companies interested in developing the country’s natural resources.

21 August 2012
Global Markets

German gas generation to rise as coal-fired subsidies scrapped

The German government is set to scrap subsidies for coal-fired power plants with carbon capture and storage, offering a boost for gas-fired plants in the wake of the country’s nuclear shutdown.

21 August 2012
Global Markets

East China Sea tensions heighten after unauthorised landings

The worst anti-Japan protests in nearly two years swept across China over the weekend, ignited by the unauthorised landings of Chinese and Japanese activists on a disputed island chain in the East China Sea.

20 August 2012
Global Markets

Myanmar set to rise if resources properly managed – Asian Development Bank

With suitable management, Myanmar has the potential to become one of Asia’s tiger economies, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Monday.

20 August 2012
Global Markets

European LNG buyers indifferent to tumbling cargo prices

Falling Asian LNG prices are unlikely to prompt a surge in European imports, gas traders have told Interfax.

17 August 2012
Global Markets

Increased liquidity allows NCG to reduce trading fees

Increased trading activity at Germany’s NCG gas hub has prompted the hub’s operator to lower market-related fees from 1 October, the NCG announced on Wednesday.

16 August 2012
Global Markets

The factors behind the NBP winter 2012-2013 spread

The winter 2012 contract at the UK’s NBP has diverged from its 2013 equivalent since April, with fundamentals suggesting the move could continue until the front-season expires on 30 September.

14 August 2012
Global Markets

Transparency improving in global energy companies

Transparency is not a word often associated with the oil and gas industry's major players, but a recent report by Berlin-based advocacy group Transparency International has identified the areas in which 21 of the world’s biggest energy companies are falling short in the fight against corruption.

9 August 2012
Global Markets

US LNG unlikely to displace European pipeline gas

United States LNG exports later this decade will not have a large impact on the European gas market as the shipping arbitrage opportunity will be negligible, analysts at Deutsche Bank have said.

7 August 2012
Global Markets

CEEGEX platform will meet launch deadline

Hungary’s new gas trading platform CEEGEX will meet its target launch date of 1 January 2013 despite Hungarian law forbidding non-physical traders from trading at the hub, the company told Interfax on Monday.

7 August 2012
Global Markets

Total gearing up for TIGF network sale

France’s Total is considering selling its stake in French gas pipeline network TIGF, Interfax understands.

7 August 2012
Global Markets

Colombia harbours gas futures ambitions

Colombia has set itself the ambitious task of becoming the first Latin American country to trade gas futures by next year

6 August 2012
Global Markets

Israel offers to help Palestine exploit gas fields

Israel will help Palestine exploit its gas fields off the coast of Gaza, if Palestine drops its bid to be recognised as a non-member state at the UN General Assembly in September, an official in the prime minister’s office told The Times of Israel on Sunday.

6 August 2012
Global Markets

CPC director calls for cooperation in South China Sea

The recently appointed head of Chinese Petroleum Corp.’s (CPC) board of directors has raised the prospect of cross-Taiwan Strait development of oil and gas resources in the South China Sea, after calling for Taiwanese cooperation with China in the disputed region.

3 August 2012
Global Markets

The future of the UK gas industry

David Odling, Oil & Gas UK’s energy policy manager, speaks to Interfax about the development of the UK Continental Shelf, European markets, regulation and pricing

2 August 2012

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