Dutch engineers carry out earthquake tests Policy & Regulation

Court ruling puts Groningen under more pressure

Legal challenges could mean output from the Netherlands’ giant gas field will be forced down even further, experts say.

By Annemarie Botzki 16 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Huge increase in Argentine gas bills

Argentina’s Energy Ministry has announced that gas bills will increase by up to 58% for businesses and by as much as 43% for residential consumers.

17 November 2017
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China moves methane hydrates up its exploration agenda

China has categorised methane hydrates as an independent mineral resource in a bid to speed up development of the unconventional fuel.

17 November 2017
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Norway’s sovereign wealth fund may ditch oil and gas stocks

The Norwegian Central Bank has recommended that Norway’s government should remove oil and gas stocks from its sovereign wealth fund.

17 November 2017
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Trinidad warns Guyana on gas sector money laundering

Faris al-Rawi, Trinidad & Tobago’s attorney general, warned Guyana on Wednesday that money launderers could be taking advantage of its oil and gas sector.

16 November 2017
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Chinese growth propels world emissions higher

Economic growth and increased power generation from coal in China have contributed to the first rise in global CO2 emissions for three years.

16 November 2017
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UK’s electricity sector halves carbon emissions in four years

Carbon emissions from the UK’s electricity production fell by 47% between 2012 and 2016.

15 November 2017
Bicycle in Delhi smog Policy & Regulation

Delhi needs to switch to cleaner fuels to beat smog

Switching to gas would improve Delhi’s air quality, but the government’s response has so far been short-sighted.

15 November 2017
A coalition of US cities and states have pledged their commitment to the Paris agreement. Policy & Regulation

COP23: regional pledges outpace national ambitions

Regional governments in some countries have been increasingly active on climate change, outpacing national ambitions.

14 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Italy’s government signs National Energy Strategy

Italy’s government has ratified the country’s National Energy Strategy, it announced on Friday.

14 November 2017
YPF oil tanks in Catriel, Argentina. Policy & Regulation

YPF should stop sweating over subsidies – analysts

YPF’s CFO was rattled by an apparent change in Argentina’s gas subsidy regime during a call last week, but experts say the executive should relax.

14 November 2017
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Sinopec subsidiary to auction LNG on the SHPGX

A unit of Sinopec will auction LNG on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange on Tuesday.

13 November 2017
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Global CO2 emissions return to growth

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are forecast to increase in 2017 for the first time in four years.

13 November 2017
The Moomba gas plant in the Cooper Basin. Policy & Regulation

Cooper Basin in frame as exploration, productivity rises

Australia’s Cooper Basin is seeing renewed interest as producers look for sources to supply the country’s eastern market.

13 November 2017
Jordan’s geology is underexplored compared with its neighbours. (UN) Policy & Regulation

Jordan invites interest from oil and gas explorers

A licensing round for exploration in Jordan may help break the country's reliance on imports to meet its energy needs.

13 November 2017
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Decision on Perry’s power proposal postponed

A decision on Rick Perry’s proposal for coal and nuclear power plants has been delayed until 11 December.

10 November 2017
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Green group challenges New Mexico methane emission figures

Environmental groups in New Mexico have challenged reports by energy officials of a drop in methane emissions from oil and gas projects.

10 November 2017
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Gas subsidy cuts push YPF to oil investment

YPF says it will boost investment in crude production at the expense of gas because it is "disappointed" by cuts to gas-focused subsidies.

10 November 2017
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Green groups mount opposition to Taiwan’s third LNG terminal

Taiwan’s third LNG terminal is facing opposition from environmental groups that claim the choice of location could damage rare algae reefs and coral.

9 November 2017
Nord Stream 2 pipeline segments in Finland. Policy & Regulation

Danish opposition to Nord Stream 2 could force delay, boost cost

A new law in Denmark is expected to force the developer of Nord Stream 2 to alter the pipeline's route, increasing costs and delaying its completion date.

9 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

EC proposes 30% reduction target for CO2 from new cars

The European Commission has proposed that average CO2 emissions from new cars and vans should be 30% lower in 2030 compared with 2021.

8 November 2017

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