Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina, left, and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. (PA) Global Markets

Bangladesh will be the victor in India/China rivalry

China’s purchase of Chevron’s Bangladeshi gas fields has rung alarm bells in India as New Delhi seeks to retain its influence over its neighbour through energy investments.

By The Wildcat 28 April 2017
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa is Japan’s largest nuclear power plant. (Tepco) Global Markets

Japan’s nuclear woes continue to mount

Returning Japanese nuclear plants face a difficult future as opposition increases and costs build, leaving the door open for gas.

3 January 2017
US President-elect Donald Trump campaigning. He has a 100-day plan aimed at shaking up energy policy. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Energy agencies batten down hatches before Trump

The US president-elect has a radical 100-day plan to revolutionise the country’s energy policy, shocking protesters and professionals alike.

21 December 2016
A tanker delivering a cargo to Singapore’s LNG terminal. New price indices will be launched in East Asia. (BG Group) LNG

LNG has too many price indices, and not enough

Market players consider LNG to be ripe for trading as a commodity, but say more price transparency is needed.

20 December 2016
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.

19 December 2016
Is the QP/RasGas merger a sign of Qatar changing course? (Qatargas) LNG

Qatar (sort of) shows its hand

Several recent decisions suggest Qatar may be ready to become a global portfolio player in the LNG industry.

16 December 2016
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.

12 December 2016
An Excelerate FSRU at Argentina’s Escobar terminal. (Argentine energy ministry) LNG

FSRUs – this year’s must-have toy

LNG shipping companies are starting to place orders for FSRUs to meet demand from the large number of projects seeking to use the technology.

9 December 2016
Trinidad’s NGC has offered to build the pipeline from Dragón to Shell’s Hibiscus platform. (Shell) Supply & Demand

Trinidad’s calypso in Caracas

A Trinidadian delegation went to Venezuela this week to clinch a key gas deal. They found President Nicolás Maduro in a bullish mood.

8 December 2016
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.

5 December 2016
Commissioners Maroš Šefcovic (left) and Miguel Arias Cañete at the launch. (EC) EU Energy Policy

Winter package sends mixed signals on gas

The European Commission’s ‘Winter Package’ of legislation for the electricity market has advantages and disadvantages for the gas industry.

2 December 2016
Peru’s President Pedro Kuczynski (right) welcomes China’s President Xi Jinping to the APEC summit in Lima. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Peru: enter the dragon?

Peru will hitch itself to China after Donald Trump torpedoed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and gas will be at the centre of the deepening Sino-Peruvian relationship.

30 November 2016
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.

28 November 2016
Argentina’s Bahía blanca LNG terminal. (Argentine energy ministry) LNG

Latin America is the LNG market’s elastic

Latin America accounts for around 25% of the world’s ‘flexible’ LNG supply. Will the region continue to bring elasticity to the market?

25 November 2016
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.

21 November 2016
The IEA’s World Energy Outlook was published this week. (IEA) Supply & Demand

Worst-case scenario: the challenges of forecasting

Journalists winced as the unexpected result of the US presidential election hit a week before IEA analysts published 2016’s World Energy Outlook.

18 November 2016
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.

14 November 2016
The DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center. (The White House) Policy & Regulation

Trump can’t stop the renewables expansion

The Trump administration is set to roll back climate change commitments, but there remains enough momentum for renewable energy to continue to grow.

11 November 2016
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.

7 November 2016
An illustration showing Brazil’s pre-salt layers. (Petrobras) Exploration & Production

Brazil needs to piece together pre-salt puzzle

The success of Brazil’s ultra-deep fields means the country’s authorities can no longer ignore the sector’s profligacy.

4 November 2016
Weather can be a great variable in Latin America demand forecasts. (Phil Dolby, Flickr) LNG

Latin LNG: a storm in a crystal ball?

Wildcat notices a huge disparity between gold-standard forecasts of long-term Latin LNG demand. Who is right?

3 November 2016

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