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Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

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

By The Wildcat 24 April 2017
Global Markets

Israel plans to start up sovereign wealth fund in 2020

Israel’s proposed sovereign wealth fund will start up around 2020, Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug said on Tuesday

6 April 2017
The Mellitah gas project in western Libya. Onshore security threats have shifted exploration work offshore. (Eni) Global Markets

Libyan gas find lifts an otherwise bleak situation

A gas and condensate discovery offshore Libya offers a glimmer of hope following a drop in exploration caused by security problems onshore.

6 April 2017
Datteln coal-fired power plant in Germany. Future investment in coal-fired power in the country is uncertain. (E.On) Global Markets

Eurelectric’s coal pledge sparks controversy

A pledge by European power companies not to build new coal-fired plants after 2020 comes as a surprise, but its real impact seems hard to measure without further details.

6 April 2017
Global Markets

Asia Pacific’s share of global LNG market growing

Asia Pacific saw both its exports and imports of LNG rise in 2016, contributing significantly to the 7.5% global growth in LNG trading.

6 April 2017
Global Markets

End of heating season boosts SHPGX trading

Piped gas transactions on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange more than doubled in March, to 949 MMcm.

6 April 2017
The GreenStream receiving terminal in Sicily.  Snam and Eni, are pushing the development of Italy as a gas hub. (Eni) Global Markets

Italy’s new role as a Mediterranean transit hub

Making Italy into a gas hub could increase liquidity in Europe, eventually leading to lower prices and more flexibility, analysts say.

5 April 2017
Global Markets

Northeast Asian spot LNG prices drop 16% in March

Spot LNG prices for major importers in Northeast Asia fell by an average of 16.6% in March from the previous month.

5 April 2017
Excelerate regasification vessels at Argentina's Bahia Blanca LNG terminal. (Argentine Energy Ministry) Global Markets

Argentina waves goodbye to the LNG era

Latin LNG demand has vanished. But while this may mark the end of an era in Argentina, the jury is still out on Brazil.

4 April 2017
An LNG tanker approaches the Qatari port of Ras Laffan. The country is planning to regain market share. (Statoil) Global Markets

Qatar lifts North Dome development moratorium

The world’s largest LNG exporter is planning to regain some of the market share it has lost to countries such as the US and Australia.

4 April 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.

3 April 2017
Global Markets

Xiamen using WEP III gas

Xiamen in Fujian province has started utilising gas from the third West-East Pipeline following the launch of a city-gate station.

3 April 2017
Global Markets

SGX launches Dubai, Kuwait and India LNG spot index

Singapore Exchange and Tullett Prebon launched an LNG spot index for Dubai, Kuwait and India on 31 March.

3 April 2017
Global Markets

Nigeria reduces gas flaring by 26%

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. has reduced gas flaring by 26% over the past 10 years.

3 April 2017
Global Markets

Low LNG prices see Sakhalin Energy’s profits down 56%

Sakhalin Energy, the operator of Sakhalin 2, saw its net profit fall by 56% year on year in 2016, to $869 million.

3 April 2017
Global Markets

Gazprom sees fifth month of gas production growth

Gazprom’s gas production increased for the fifth consecutive month in March, to 39.8 billion cubic metres.

3 April 2017
Global Markets

Eni to sell Belgian gas and power retail operations to Eneco

Eni is continuing its divestment plan by selling its gas and power retail operations in Belgium to Dutch energy company Eneco.

3 April 2017
Global Markets

Latvia market liberalisation law takes effect

The amendments to energy laws designed to liberalise Latvia’s gas market took effect on Monday.

3 April 2017
Tepco’s Futtsu power plant. The company could offer gas for 10% less than the regional monopoly. (Tepco) Global Markets

Japan’s gas retailers revamp LNG procurement

Japan’s major gas retailers are being forced to compete with power companies in the retail sector and must cut the cost of LNG procurement.

3 April 2017
Global Markets

Novak’s Belarus comments ‘unconstructive’ – press secretary

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak’s statement on Thursday concerning gas negotiations between Russia and Belarus was "unconstructive", the Belarusian government has said.

31 March 2017
Global Markets

EC confirms TEP will not apply to Nord Stream 2

The European Commission has confirmed that Third Energy Package rules will not apply to Nord Stream 2, but that it will seek to negotiate a legal mandate with Russia concerning energy infrastructure.

31 March 2017

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