Nord Stream 2 pipes arriving in Kotka, Finland. (Nord Stream 2, Axel Schmidt) Global Markets

Nord Stream 2 backers shun Russia-EU legal deal

The developers of Nord Stream 2 do not share the European Commission’s view that a separate legal framework is needed for Russian infrastructure.

By Andreas Walstad 23 May 2017
Global Markets

NIOC negotiating gas exports to Europe

National Iranian Gas Co. is in talks with European countries to supply gas.

15 May 2017
Patnow coal plant, Poland. Warsaw hopes to help the country’s coal plants. (Zepak) Global Markets

Warsaw vs Brussels in capacity market debate

Poland is pushing ahead with plans to support its coal power plants with a capacity market, but these will bring it into conflict with proposed EU law.

15 May 2017
Global Markets

Confusion swirls over Bolivian exports

Bolivian authorities are no longer publishing daily gas export data. It could be related to a disagreement over exports with Argentina.

15 May 2017
Global Markets

Taiwan turns to LNG as nuclear outages hit

Four of six nuclear reactors in Taiwan are offline, leaving the country more reliant on coal and LNG to meet electricity demand.

15 May 2017
Global Markets

China raises hopes of taking US LNG

China has reached an agreement with the United States to provide greater access for US LNG exporters to the world’s third-largest gas market.

12 May 2017
Global Markets

India in talks to start Asian gas trading company

The government of India is in talks with major Asian economies to create an Asian gas trading company to reduce the impact of oil price volatility on the price of LNG.

12 May 2017
Global Markets

EU regulators call for end to priority dispatch for renewables

ACER and CEER have called on the European Commission to completely phase out priority dispatch for renewable energy sources.

12 May 2017
Kosmos Energy has announced a significant gas find at the Yakaar 1 exploration well offshore Senegal. (BP plc) Global Markets

Senegal farmouts expected after new gas discovery

Drilling success offshore Senegal is expected to lead to further farmout activity from explorers over the coming years.

12 May 2017
Global Markets

US Department of Interior to go ahead with Atlantic surveys

The US Department of the Interior will move ahead with seismic surveys in the Atlantic stretching from northern Florida to Delaware, an area in which offshore drilling has been banned for decades.

11 May 2017
Global Markets

US Senate rejects move to throw out emissions regulation

The United States Senate has rejected a move to throw out a regulation limiting carbon emissions from oil and gas drilling.

11 May 2017
Global Markets

Indonesia issues unrecovered investment decree

Indonesia’s government has issued a decree that will force oil and gas contractors to reimburse unrecovered investments made by previous contractors.

11 May 2017
Global Markets

Chinese consortium to take large stake in Burmese port

A consortium of Chinese companies led by CITIC Group is looking to take a stake in Myanmar’s strategically important sea port of Kyauk Pyu.

11 May 2017
Global Markets

Italy’s government proposes new FRSU

Italy’s economy and environment ministers have suggested installing a new FRSU as part of the country’s National Energy Strategy.

11 May 2017
Global Markets

EC clears German-Russian heat exchange joint venture

The European Commission has given competition clearance to a joint venture of Germany’s Linde and Russia’s PJSC Power Machines.

11 May 2017
Bolivia’s domestic gas demand is growing. (PA) Global Markets

Winter of discontent in the Andes?

The reduction in Bolivian exports to Argentina in May could be a sign of mutual distrust growing between La Paz and Buenos Aires.

11 May 2017
Global Markets

India’s gas consumption up 6.6% year on year

Record LNG imports pushed up India’s gas consumption over the 2016-2017 financial year.

11 May 2017
Global Markets

Obama urges US and China to lead the way on climate

Former American President Barack Obama has urged the United States and China to "lead the way" in achieving climate change targets under the Paris agreement.

10 May 2017
Global Markets

Moon Jae-in wins South Korean elections

Moon Jae-in, who plans to boost his country’s use of gas and renewables while cutting back on coal and nuclear, was announced as the winner of the South Korean presidential election on Tuesday.

10 May 2017
Gazprom is working to defend its market share in Europe. (Gazprom) Global Markets

Gazprom mulls further Euro auctions – Burmistrova

Gazprom is looking at the possibility of new gas auctions in 2017 to help defend its share of the European gas market.

10 May 2017
India’s LNG market may not be mature enough to warrant a price index. (Petronet) Global Markets

SGX’s new DKI index meets with scepticism

Indian LNG buyers and analysts are unconvinced by Singapore’s new LNG index, saying the country’s market is not mature enough to warrant it.

10 May 2017

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