Grain LNG terminal. The UK’s carbon floor price has helped gas gain market share from coal. (Flickr/National Grid) Policy & Regulation

ETS price too low for LNG to crowd out coal in power

LNG import prices in Europe have dropped sharply but will still rely on a boost in carbon prices to compete with coal in power generation.

By Andreas Walstad 22 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

Jilin capital to cut retail gas prices by RMB 0.04/cm

Changchun, the capital of China’s Jilin province, will cut non-residential retail gas prices by RMB 0.04 per cubic metre from 1 July.

27 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

India may include gas in Good and Services Tax

Gas could be included in India’s Goods and Services Tax from 1 July.

27 June 2017
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Mountain Valley pipeline receives FERC approval

The $3.5 million Mountain Valley pipeline in the United States has been granted approval to ship gas through West Virginia and Virginia by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

27 June 2017
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Appeals court throws out claim for New York pipeline delays

A Washington DC Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out Millennium Pipeline’s claim regarding the granting of a water quality permit for a pipeline project worth an estimated $39 million.

26 June 2017
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India launches weather service for power sector

India has launched a weather service for the power sector, Energy Minister Piyush Goyal announced on Friday.

26 June 2017
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Greece approves oil and gas exploration off Crete

Greece’s energy ministry has approved an application from a consortium of Total, ExxonMobil and Hellenic Petroleum to explore for hydrocarbons off the coast of Crete.

26 June 2017
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French diesel taxes may go up – minister

French Energy Minister Nicolas Hulot has said his government is considering increasing taxes on diesel and making "decisions faster" regarding cuts to carbon emissions.

26 June 2017
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France to stop oil and gas licensing rounds

The French government plans to introduce a new law in the autumn banning any future oil and gas exploration licensing rounds.

26 June 2017
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Two US government bodies to delay methane emission rules

Two government agencies in the United States are planning to delay methane regulations created by the administration of former President Barack Obama.

23 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

China caps gas transmission investment yields at 7%

China has set a cap on investment yields for downstream gas transmission at 7% – higher than the expected 6% but lower than the current average of 10%.

23 June 2017
Construction at Santos’s GLNG project. (Santos) Policy & Regulation

Aussie LNG export limits to hit Santos hardest

The decision to limit LNG exports during periods of high demand is challenging for Santos, but the mechanism may face legal challenge.

22 June 2017
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US energy secretary defends energy budget cuts

United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended President Donald Trump’s proposed energy budget cuts at a Washington House Appropriations Committee meeting on Tuesday.

21 June 2017
LNG bunkering in Rostock, Germany. The fuel could help reduce martime GHG emissions. (Gazprom) Policy & Regulation

IMO to debate climate deal for shipping

The International Maritime Organization will begin discussions this week on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry.

21 June 2017
Inside WEP II. China’s oil and gas majors must separate out their pipeline businesses. (CNPC) Policy & Regulation

China treading cautiously on oil and gas reforms

China’s recently released guidelines for oil and gas reform have been criticised for failing to move the needle, but one expert argues they’ve fulfilled their purpose.

21 June 2017
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Australian government plans LNG export controls

Australia’s Conservative government intends to implement export controls on LNG, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday.

20 June 2017
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Canada establishes Low Carbon Economy Fund

The Canadian government plans to establish a C$2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund that will support projects aiming to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency.

19 June 2017
The onshore gas terminal for India’s KG-D6 project. (Niko Resources) Policy & Regulation

India’s Goods and Services Tax is bad news for gas

Gas is likely to be the loser when India’s new GST regime comes into force in July, with profit margins in danger of being squeezed.

19 June 2017
The Council of the EU will vote on whether to allow negotiations. (Council of the EU) Policy & Regulation

EU-Russia energy deal hinges on political will

A separate EU-Russia agreement for energy infrastructure could bring benefits, but it would need political support from both sides to come to fruition.

16 June 2017
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Trump order puts methane regulation on hold

An executive order issued by United States President Donald Trump means a methane regulation for drilling on federal and tribal lands will be put on hold until at least 2019.

15 June 2017
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IEA tells Hungary to bring in market mechanisms for energy

Market-based mechanisms should be introduced to meet Hungary's outlined goals for energy security, the IEA has said.

15 June 2017

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