BTL Group has completed a successful trial with BP and other companies. (BP plc) Companies & Finance

Scale-up planned for blockchain gas trading

BTL Group is working to scale up a blockchain project that will simplify gas trading and make it safer, according to the company’s chief innovation officer.

By Silvia Favasuli 20 June 2017
Drilling to inspect gas pipes in the UK. A hydrogen blend could save 6 mtpa in carbon emissions. (National Grid) Policy & Regulation

UK gets set for green gas grid pilot

Injecting hydrogen into the UK gas grid could cut carbon emissions by millions of tons, National Grid Manager Andy Lewis tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

31 January 2017
Larry Bottomley, CEO of Chariot (Chariot) Exploration & Production

Chariot looking for partners in Namibia – CEO

Larry Bottomley, chief executive of Chariot Oil & Gas, tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the company’s activities in Namibia.

12 January 2017
Jim Menard, general manager. (The Weather Company) Companies & Finance

Weather forecasters have more to offer the upstream

Improvements in weather forecasting technology are starting to benefit upstream operators with greater coverage and longer forecasts, says The Weather Company’s Jim Menard.

6 January 2017
A German solar plant. The country has installed roughly 600% more solar capacity than Spain. (E.On) EU Energy Policy

The long road to an energy-only market

Creating an energy-only market across the EU with minimal subsidies seems a long way off, says Annika Hedberg of the European Policy Centre.

3 January 2017
The LNG terminal on Revithoussa Island. Greece could use virtual trading to swap gas from the terminal. (EC) Policy & Regulation

Competition on way for Greek gas market – analysts

Greece is reforming its retail gas market to encourage demand growth and establish a more competitive environment, two regional analysts tell Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

13 December 2016
BP's Andrew platform, North Sea. (BP plc) Exploration & Production

Unlocking North Sea decommissioning deals

Christopher McGee-Osborne, partner at Dentons, talks about the firm’s latest Europe-focused report and decommissioning in the North Sea.

29 November 2016
Gladstone LNG. Australian LNG exporters are struggling in the low oil price environment. (Santos) LNG

Collaboration and technology could save Aussie LNG

The time is right for Aussie LNG to invest in collaboration and new technology, according to Bernadette Cullinane from Deloitte.

21 November 2016
Tord Lien, Norway’s petroleum and energy minister. (EC) Exploration & Production

Norway looks to exploration drilling in 2017 – Lien

Exploration activity has slowed in Norway because of low oil prices, but 2017 drilling plans are a reason to be optimistic, according to the country’s petroleum and energy minister.

11 November 2016
An offshore rig at the Mahakam block. Indonesia is reforming its upstream sector. (SKKMigas) Policy & Regulation

Help is on the way for Indonesia – energy ministry

Wiratmaja Puja says Indonesia is attempting to reform and revive the country’s ailing upstream sector.

10 November 2016
Uruguay’s Salta and Piedra Sola concessions. Exploration & Production

Minnows to take bet on onshore Uruguay

Martin Schuepbach, chief executive and chairman of Schuepbach Energy, talks about the company’s drilling plans for Uruguay’s Norte Basin.

9 November 2016
Klaus Schäfer, chief executive of Uniper, was elected as the new president of Eurogas in October. (Uniper) EU Energy Policy

Gas industry must embrace post-Paris era – Schäfer

The new president of Eurogas, Klaus Schäfer, tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the importance of gas to the Paris climate commitments.

7 November 2016
A Sasol gas plant in Temane, Mozambique. The company is progressing with its exploration plans. (Interfax) Exploration & Production

Sasol hopeful on Mozambique exploration – VP

The vice president of Sasol is optimistic about the South African company’s exploration prospects in Mozambique.

4 November 2016
The Ubungo power plant. Tanzania is prioritising gas-fired power. (Songas) Policy & Regulation

Public-private deals are the way forward for Tanzania

Salum Mnuma, of Tanzania’s energy ministry, sees public-private partnerships as crucial for satisfying demand for energy.

25 October 2016
Small investment company Prospex is looking to get into gas exploration in Poland. (Piotr Drabik, Flickr) Exploration & Production

Prospex sees conventional opportunities in Poland

Small investment company Prospex is looking to get into gas exploration in Poland as low prices cause many bigger companies to pause.

20 October 2016
Eneva Chief Financial Officer Pedro Zinner. (Eneva) Exploration & Production

Breaking the mould in Brazil

Brazilian indie Eneva is confident that its ‘DIY’ philosophy can spread beyond the country’s northeast. Interfax Natural Gas Daily speaks to the company’s CFO, Pedro Zinner.

14 October 2016
Stephen Luxton, director of mineral resources for the Falkland Islands. (Falkland Islands Government) Exploration & Production

A fresh chapter for the Falkland Islands?

Stephen Luxton, director of mineral resources for the Falkland Islands, talks about what warmer UK-Argentine relations mean for oil and gas.

23 September 2016
GLX Chief Executive Damien Criddle says it will take one or two years to change the way gas is traded. (GLX) LNG

Online trading for spot LNG coming soon – GLX exec

Global LNG Exchange’s Damien Criddle tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily how he hopes the company’s new online platform will change the way LNG is traded.

19 September 2016
The potential routes of Turkish Stream and the now-cancelled South Stream. EU Energy Policy

Turkish Stream may up Turkey’s exposure to Russia

A revival of the Turkish Stream project may increase Turkey’s dependence on Russian gas, something that should concern the EU, says the European Policy Centre’s Marco Giuli.

15 September 2016
A Masdar solar facility. The company is able to test battery storage systems under a variety of conditions. (Masdar) Alternative Fuels

Battery technology can pass the test – Masdar

Interfax speaks to UAE-based Masdar, which has built a facility in Abu Dhabi that enables battery makers to test their technologies.

30 August 2016
Kogas’s Incheon LNG terminal. Customers in South Korea and Japan may be considering price reviews. (Kogas) Policy & Regulation

Devil in the detail for Asia LNG price reviews – Ashurst

Price review processes within LNG contracts differ greatly in Asia compared with Europe, but they may be no less difficult in practice, says Ashurst’s Ronnie King.

26 August 2016

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