The ice-class LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie. LNG

Mercurial Asian markets will challenge Arctic LNG

Booming Asian demand is a boon for the Arctic’s LNG projects. But it is not easy to predict where that demand will come from.

By The Wildcat 20 October 2017
LNG

The Japanese LNG Cocktail

It is no surprise that Japan is – far and away – the largest buyer of Australian LNG, both from existing facilities and planned ones. But, after crunching some numbers this morning, Wildcat was somewhat captivated by the sight of just how many Japanese utilities have already been buying from Australia’s two operational plants – North West S

22 May 2012
Global Markets

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

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21 May 2012
Gas for Transport

SUGAR rush

On 1 May 1967, the same day Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas, NASA published technical memorandum TMX-52282, Liquefied Gas as a Fuel for Supersonic Aircraft. Written by Cleveland-based scientist Richard Weber, the 10-page document left few all shook up.

18 May 2012
LNG

Iran LNG: the witnesses

Most people believe that politics will be the death of Iran’s LNG export ambitions, but few know the circumstances of its birth.

14 May 2012
Global Markets

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14 May 2012
Policy & Regulation

Catch of the day

Recent ‘taste tests’ of fish near the fated Elgin platform in the North Sea have shown no hydrocarbon contamination. But who tastes the fish?

11 May 2012
Policy & Regulation

Resource nationalism – it’s the way you do it

If you prefer logic to coincidences, you won’t be surprised that Latin American governments are calling for a bigger slice of the energy pie just as oil prices return to pre-crisis levels.

8 May 2012
Global Markets

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8 May 2012
Companies & Finance

Dead cows and crazy horses: the industry’s top ten names

BP likes Scottish saints, mountains, sunken cities and rock bands. Total chooses flowers. Shell names their prospects after birds. Wildcat explores how the fields won their names.

2 May 2012
LNG

The great Aussie LNG dream

The long-delayed launch of the Pluto LNG plant – Australia’s third liquefier – is both a cautionary tale and a salutary parable for others chasing Australian LNG dreams.

2 May 2012
LNG

The thrill of the chase

Wildcat was thrilled to hear that after many tantalising months of bitty pieces and bad news, the Australian Pluto LNG plant has actually taken off.

1 May 2012
Global Markets

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30 April 2012
Exploration & Production

Return to Burma

As companies ready to re-enter Burma, conflicts in its periphery underscore the dangers still inherent to the country.

27 April 2012
Global Markets

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23 April 2012
LNG

An uncertain week for Shtokman

The decision to slash costs and potentially modify the development plan of the Shtokman project does not give outside observers the impression that it is on the verge of a final investment decision.

20 April 2012
Global Markets

Family ties

Wildcat discovers its own connection to a little-known arms deal that helped Eni stay in Libya.

18 April 2012
Policy & Regulation

Broadway in Buenos Aires

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner called on a conjuror’s box of props, rhetorical flourishes and presentational devices to make her point on Monday night.

17 April 2012
Policy & Regulation

Patriot games

If the government’s gearing up to renationalise YPF, it’s at best, a slightly self-destructive over-reaction to a problem. At worst, it’s pure masochism, say analysts.

16 April 2012
Global Markets

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16 April 2012
LNG

Down but not out: the impact of LNG plant maintenance

Traders and energy journalists are often excited by reports of planned maintenance on Qatar’s LNG plants, but is this an over-reaction?

13 April 2012

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