A Repsol offshore exploration rig. Repsol will be doing seismic for Guyana. (Repsol) Exploration & Production

Guyana follows the Nordic blueprint

Guyana needs a plan for its huge offshore discoveries. The country’s petroleum adviser, Jan Mangal, is championing Norway as a role model.

By Chris Noon 27 April 2017
The Yamal LNG project was 58% complete in May. (Novatek) Supply & Demand

Yamal LNG cost-competitive to any market – Gyetvay

Yamal LNG will start sending out LNG cargoes in 2017 and has nothing to fear from the US, says Novatek’s Deputy Chairman Mark Gyetvay.

27 June 2016
Nord Stream 2 will be built by a consortium of Gazprom, BASF/Wintershall, E.On, Engie, OMV and Shell. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Nord Stream 2 has advantage over Ukraine – CFO

The expansion of the Nord Stream pipeline is progressing, with the first construction contracts being awarded despite regulatory hiccups, according to the project’s chief financial officer.

24 June 2016
The Eleco gas power plant in Algeria. The government has plans to connect remote towns and villages to the gris. (Eleco) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algerian utility tariffs likely to rise again – regulator

Algeria increased power and water tariffs for the first time in a decade earlier this year, and it is likely to do so again, says the economy director of Algerian regulator CREG, Farid Rahoual.

14 June 2016
US diplomat Amos Hochstein. (US Department of State) Global Markets

Nord Stream 2 not a ‘commercial project’ – Hochstein

Amos Hochstein, US special envoy for international energy affairs, tells Interfax gas market competition is needed across Europe and that Nord Stream 2 is unnecessary.

19 May 2016
Naji Abi-Aad, Petroleb's chief operating officer, at LIOG 2013. (Petroleb) Exploration & Production

Petroleb to wait out Lebanon exploration delay – COO

Petroleb is waiting for Lebanon’s first offshore exploration licences and looking to buy into oil and gas assets in the region while prices are low, says COO Naji Abi-Aad.

18 May 2016
The Cameron LNG project. Developer Sempra is confident its low costs will help it ride out the market glut. (Sempra) LNG

US not reliant on European market – Sempra LNG

American exporters will be able to compete globally given their low project costs, Sempra LNG President Octavio Simoes tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

17 May 2016
Former EU energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs. (EP) EU Energy Policy

EU could face supply disruptions in 2019 – Piebalgs

The EU’s Russian gas supplies could be disrupted unless Kiev and Moscow make a new transit agreement for 2019/2020, says former EU energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs.

4 May 2016
Syamsu Alam, upstream director. (Pertamina) Companies & Finance

Pertamina to lift output at home and abroad – Alam

Indonesia will start looking to acquire international upstream assets from next year that it can use to meet its burgeoning domestic demand, Upstream Director Syamsu Alam says.

3 May 2016
Hans ten Berge, secretary general of Eurelectric, says fossil fuels must make way in the longer-term to reach the 'below 2C' Paris agreement. (Eurelectric) Companies & Finance

Fossil fuels must make way to reach Paris goal

Gas and coal have no long-term future if the ‘below 2C’ Paris agreement is to be reached, Eurelectric’s Hans ten Berge tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

21 April 2016
Larnaca residents rejected Total’s plans to develop a base at the port. (PA) Exploration & Production

Larnaca decision a mistake – Cyprus gas group head

Larnaca is already paying a price for rejecting oil and gas services, says Cyprus Oil and Gas Association President Andy Varoshiotis.

20 April 2016
Xia Tongmin (Shandong Kerui Group) Companies & Finance

Chinese driller Kerui still confident in strategy

Shandong Kerui’s Deputy Chairman Xia Tongmin talks to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about how the company is weathering low energy prices.

20 April 2016
South Korea's Incheon LNG terminal. An OIES report says Asian buyers will demand more hybrid pricing in supply contracts. (Kogas) LNG

Policy and prices will boost Asian LNG demand – OIES

Asian LNG demand will grow massively over the next 15 years, driven by falling prices and carbon emission policies, OIES expert Howard Rogers says.

19 April 2016
Hosnia Hashim, KUFPEC’s vice president of operations. (Interfax) Exploration & Production

KUFPEC seeking producing assets to buy, says VP

Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. is looking for suitable acquisitions in a bid to take on more operator roles, VP for Operations Hosnia Hashim tells Natural Gas Daily.

15 April 2016
Jan Tellkamp, principal consultant and business development leader for small-scale LNG and LNG bunkering at DNV GL. (DNV GL) LNG

Cheap oil stalls small-scale LNG in Europe – DNV GL

Investors are holding back on small-scale LNG projects because of low oil prices and high entrance costs, DNV GL's Jan Tellkamp tells Natural Gas Daily.

13 April 2016
Siv Jensen, Norway’s minister of finance. (Rune Kongsro) Policy & Regulation

Norway plans for smaller oil and gas sector – minister

The global oil price drop has hit the Norwegian hydrocarbons sector hard, but the country has a plan in place to counter its impact, says Finance Minister Siv Jensen.

21 March 2016
BP's ETAP platform in the UK North Sea. The company is resetting its strategy in line with lower prices. (PA) Companies & Finance

Gas prices will recover more slowly than oil – BP

BP’s Chief Economist Spencer Dale talks to Natural Gas Daily about his company’s strategy for coping with the low oil price environment and his predictions for the market.

14 March 2016
A coal-fired power station in South Africa. The country is planning to expand its gas-fired generation capacity. (Eskom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Three big questions for South African IPPs

Johan Muller from energy and environment consultancy Frost & Sullivan talks to Natural Gas Daily about the problems facing South Africa’s imminent gas-fired IPP tender.

9 March 2016
Gordon Ballard, executive director of the IOGP. (IOGP) Exploration & Production

Europe should not rule out shale – IOGP

Gordon Ballard, newly appointed executive director of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, tells Natural Gas Daily about Europe’s shale gas potential.

26 February 2016
Australian Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, second from right, talks to his Indian counterpart. (Govt of India) LNG

Australia is playing long game on LNG – minister

Natural Gas Daily talks to Josh Frydenberg, Australia’s minister for energy, resources and Northern Australia, about the prospects for the country’s LNG exports.

18 February 2016
Greek Energy Minister Panos Skourletis. (Greek Energy Ministry) Exploration & Production

Oil and gas projects a boost for Greece – minister

Greece’s energy minister is upbeat about exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean and his country’s prospects at the crossroads of new pipeline projects.

9 February 2016

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