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Policy & Regulation

The weight of Australia’s impending carbon tax

The introduction of a carbon pricing mechanism to tax greenhouse gas emitters will be phased in in Australia this year. Interfax spoke to Prayank Katiyar, of RepuTex and Freehills’ Michael Voros and Emily Stanton about what this means for LNG developers.

14 March 2012
Global Markets

Baumgarten as a price-setting hub for CEE

Interfax spoke to Bernhard Seiberl, executive board member at the CEGH, about reform of the Austrian trading system and the growing importance of Baumgarten

8 March 2012
Supply & Demand

The disappearance of oil-indexed contracts

BP’s Chief Economist Christof Ruhl talks about how basing long-term gas contracts on spot market prices will ensure the gradual disappearance of oil-indexed contracts.

7 March 2012
Exploration & Production

An optimistic outlook for India’s gas supply

Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Jaipal Reddy spoke to Interfax about the ministry’s efforts to tackle the country’s growing gas shortfall.

29 February 2012
EU Energy Policy

Understanding the web of European market legislation

A string of new or revised market abuse regulations affecting energy companies are being launched in the build-up to the European Commission’s vision of an internal energy market by 2014.

29 February 2012
EU Energy Policy

Low carbon prices is not market failure

Matthias Lang, Partner at Law Firm Bird & Bird, is an expert on EU policy and energy. Andreas Walstad spoke to him about the EU’s emission trading system, carbon reduction targets post-2020 and market regulation affecting the energy industry.

24 February 2012
Supply & Demand

The dangers of a hub-based pricing approach

Gazprom’s Head of Contract Structuring and Price Formation Sergei Komlev, talks in an exclusive interview about gas pricing in Europe and the future of oil-indexed contracts.

22 February 2012

LNG shipping: Setting sales for a flexible future

Joe McGladdery, an LNG shipping specialist at Norwegian law firm Wikborg Rein, speaks to Leigh Elston about how LNG shipbuilders and charterers have adapted to meet the increasing need for flexibility within the LNG industry.

15 February 2012
Companies & Finance

The ‘beginning of the road’ for Shtokman

Interfax speaks to Yury Komarov, vice-president of Stroygazconsulting, one of Russia’s leading construction companies, which is positioning itself for major offshore contracts in the development of Russia’s continental shelf.

14 February 2012
Companies & Finance

Unconventional outlook uncertain outside US

The outlook for global unconventional gas development outside of the United States “remains uncertain,” despite growing interest in key markets such as China and Europe, the International Energy Agency’s Chief Economist Fatih Birol told Interfax

10 February 2012

Buoyant future? What’s next for floating tech

Rob Bryngelson, the chief executive of floating LNG (FLNG) developer Excelerate Energy, spoke to Interfax about the evolution of the technology.

9 February 2012
Exploration & Production

The case for Bulgarian shale gas

Bulgaria has been on the agenda in several key continental energy debates of late, firstly as the second country to impose a national hydraulic fracturing (fracking) ban for exploration of shale gas.

8 February 2012
Exploration & Production

Defending oil-indexed contracts

Tatiana Mitrova, head of global energy at Russia’s SKOLKOVO Energy Centre, comments on why a move away from oil-indexation is unwise

3 February 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

The need for a common EU nuclear policy

Frank Umbach, of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security, spoke to Interfax about the EU’s sanctions on Iran, relations with Russia and the lack of an EU-wide nuclear policy.

1 February 2012
Supply & Demand

The curse of large-scale field development

Professor Jonathan Stern, Chairman and Senior Research Fellow of the Natural Gas Research Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), talks about Russia’s gas industry and its future challenges

1 February 2012
Supply & Demand

Igor Yurgens on the real danger for Russian oil & gas

Professor Igor Yurgens, chairman of the Institute for Contemporary Development (INSOR) and first vice-president of Renaissance Capital Investment Group, provides an overview of the country’s investm

20 January 2012
EU Energy Policy

Challenges ahead for the Energy Community

Interfax asked the chairman of the Energy Community, Slavtcho Neykov, about the challenges ahead for improving competition and security of gas supply in non-EU countries.

4 January 2012
Policy & Regulation

India’s gas-hungry power sector

P. Uma Shankar is the administrative head of the Ministry of Power. India’s 16,640 MW of gas-fired generation is suffering from major shortages – running at about 75% of full capacity.

21 December 2011
Supply & Demand

European market in transition to hub-based environment – E.On Ruhrgas chairman

Interfax met Klaus Schäfer at the World Petroleum Congress, chairman of the board of directors of E.On Ruhrgas, to discuss the challenges facing the Dusseldorf-based company and his views on the European gas market

13 December 2011
Supply & Demand

Overcoming Asia’s impending supply glut

Oman LNG Chief Executive Brian Buckley spoke to Interfax at the LNG Outlook Australasia conference in Perth on Tuesday about Asian demand and concerns of a supply glut, talks over Iranian imports to O

30 November 2011

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