Petroceltic’s Algeria AT-9 well. Algeria is pushing to increase its gas output. (Petroceltic) Global Markets

Algerian energy minister continues shake-up

The head of the Algerian oil and gas licensing agency, Alnaft, has been replaced in what could be a sign of sweeping changes to come.

By Verity Ratcliffe 24 March 2017
Global Markets

Asian LNG prices continue to fall

Asian spot LNG prices continued their downward trend last week as the region entered the shoulder months of the demand cycle.

14 March 2017
Global Markets

CNPC plans to hit 100 bcm of gas production this year

China National Petroleum Corp. plans to increase gas production by 2% year on year in 2017, to 100 billion cubic metres.

13 March 2017
Global Markets

Indonesia should encourage NGV uptake – minister

Indonesia’s deputy energy and mineral resources minister, Arcandra Tahar, has said the country needs to encourage car owners to switch their vehicles to run on natural gas.

13 March 2017
Global Markets

Thailand working to liberalise its energy sector

Thailand is in the process of liberalising its energy sector, with private companies now allowed to be involved in CNG stations, pipeline operations, gas transport and LNG sales.

13 March 2017
Global Markets

Ukraine starts storage injections

Ukraine has started loading 4.5 million cubic metres of gas per day into its underground storage facilities after siphoning reserves.

13 March 2017
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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.

13 March 2017
Global Markets

Gazprom closes international offices

Gazprom has closed its offices in Turkey, Japan and India.

13 March 2017
Global Markets

Gazprom gas price for non-CIS countries stabilises

The estimated price for Gazprom’s gas sales outside of the CIS stabilised at $204/Mcm in March.

13 March 2017
Global Markets

Canada seeks responsible resource development plan

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he will succeed where his predecessor, Stephen Harper, and his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, had failed.

10 March 2017
Global Markets

CPEC to provide China with new route to Middle East resources

Implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is making progress.

10 March 2017
Global Markets

South Korean president to be removed from office

South Korea’s Constitutional Court has voted unanimously to remove President Park Geun-hye from office following a sweeping corruption scandal.

10 March 2017
Global Markets

Shell CEO tells companies to support transition to clean energy

Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden made the case for renewable energy at the CERAWeek conference in Houston on Thursday.

10 March 2017
Workers at the power station at Takoradi, Ghana. Ghana 1000 will ramp up to 1.3 GW. (Jonathan Ernst, World Bank) Global Markets

Ghana 1000 construction delayed until 2018

Construction work on the Ghana 1000 gas-to-power project has been stalled until at least 2018, a stakeholder tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

10 March 2017
Global Markets

Chinese survey ships enter Philippine waters

Chinese survey ships have entered waters in the South China Sea that are recognised by the UN as Philippine territory.

9 March 2017
Global Markets

Putin to meet Exxon CEO

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with ExxonMobil Chief Executive Darren Woods on Thursday.

9 March 2017
Tellurian Chairman Charif Souki at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference. (IHS Markit) Global Markets

Time to nurture demand, execs warn industry

Gas is cheap and abundant worldwide but needs careful management if demand is to grow, key figures tell conference delegates in Houston.

9 March 2017
Igor Yusufov with Former Vice President Dick Cheney after the first US-Russia energy summit in 2002. (Igor Yusufov) Global Markets

Russia and US need third energy summit – Yusufov

Former Russian energy minister Igor Yusufov believes a third Russian-American energy summit is key to furthering bilateral energy ties.

9 March 2017
A tanker off the Indonesian coast. The country’s upstream sector needs better cooperation, analysts say. (SKKMigas) Global Markets

Political risks rising across Southeast Asia

Increasing political volatility in countries such as Indonesia and Thailand will raise the risk profile for investors, analysts say.

9 March 2017
PGNiG’s underground gas storage facility in Kosakowo, northern Poland. (PGNiG) Global Markets

Polish storage obligation unsettles market players

Market players in Poland are trying to come to terms with a new storage obligation that will apply from October.

9 March 2017
The Indonesian government hopes to encourage the use of renewables in remote provinces. (Flickr, Bart Speelman) Global Markets

Gas could help solar shine in eastern Indonesia

New Indonesian energy price regulations will boost coal use but could offer gas an opportunity to support solar in the country’s east.

8 March 2017

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