Spring Farm biogas plant, UK. Germany, Italy and the UK produce more than 77% of the EU’s biogas. (Future Biogas) Policy & Regulation

Brussels hopeful on biogas despite slow progress

The EU wants biogas to contribute to energy security and climate targets in Europe, but the industry has a long way to go to unleash its full potential.

By Andreas Walstad 24 April 2017
British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the official inauguration of BP Oman's Extended Well Test Facility in Muscat. The Omani government has come under pressure this year from BP, which wants to develop the Khazzan and Makarem fields at Block 61. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Muscat grapples with looming gas shortage

A significant gas exporter, accounting for nearly 4% of the world’s traded LNG, Oman is facing stark shortages in supply that threaten to wreck long-term ambitions to diversify its economy and reduc

10 June 2011
How long can it continue to export its gas resources and enjoy high prices, reliable customers, foreign investments in resource development, and enhanced diplomatic relations with buyers? (PA) Policy & Regulation

Indonesia’s LNG exports make way for domestic market

A growing economy, dwindling gas resources and high oil prices are leading Indonesia, the world’s third largest LNG exporter, to reduce exports and use its own LNG production to meet domestic demand.

7 June 2011
Peru's presidential candidates Ollanta Humala, right, and Keiko Fujimori shake hands after their presidential debate in Lima, Peru. With political and legal uncertainty, the future of Peru’s gas industry is unclear. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Peruvian gas policy at crossroads on the eve of elections

The gas industry in Peru is likely to go through changes regardless of who is elected president on 5 June.

3 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Market plays down Centrica’s response to tax hikes

UK gas traders on Thursday played down Centrica’s announcement that it would operate its 20 thousand cubic metres per day Morecambe South gas fields on a more intermittent basis in future, due to the tax increases for offshore production.

2 June 2011
Policy & Regulation

Iraq demands Shell gas deal be completed

The Iraqi government warned energy giant Royal Dutch Shell it must finalise a $12 billion gas gathering deal by next week or negotiations over the agreement would be terminated, Ahmed al-Shamma, the country’s deputy oil minister, said on 30 May.

1 June 2011
Poor sugar cane harvests have contributed to a wider adoption of natural gas to fuel vehicles as demand for ethanol exceeds supply. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Brazil’s ethanol shortage paves way for burgeoning NGV market

A number of factors have lead to Brazil moving their focus purely from ethanol to developing the use of natural gas. Leigh Elston investigates the reasoning behind the move and the implications thereof on the Brazilian fuel market.

31 May 2011
Policy & Regulation

KazMunaiGas and Norwegian Carbon Limits agree to co-operate

Kazakhstan's National Company KazMunaiGas (KMG) and Norway’s Carbon Limits AS have signed a memorandum of co-operation for climate change and carbon project management in the oil and gas sector, KMG stated.

31 May 2011
Policy & Regulation

Israel instructs Noble Energy not to resume drilling at Leviathan gas field

Noble Energy cannot restart drilling operations at the Leviathan natural gas field, offshore Israel, until it provides details of an early fault at the field, Israel’s infrastructure ministry said on 29 May.

31 May 2011
Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, centre, waves to his supporters in Abuja, Nigeria, 26 March. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Can Nigeria’s new government deliver on energy reforms?

Energy companies are waiting to see if Goodluck Jonathan will make good on his promises of oil and gas sector reform and a massive expansion of domestic gas supply.

30 May 2011
Martin Houston, executive director, executive vice-president and managing director of Americas and Global LNG at BG Group. Policy & Regulation

Interview: BG Group's Martin Houston (Part I)

Martin Houston, executive director, executive vice-president and managing director of Americas and Global LNG at BG Group, discusses equipment and labour constraint pressures in Queensland, Australia, the potential of major LNG supply shortfall by 2020, and the evolution of the LNG industry towards a more highly traded spot market.

27 May 2011
Policy & Regulation

India petroleum ministry to supply gas to “core” industry users

India’s government has decided to supply natural gas at regulated rates to a selection of priority consumers to allow Reliance Industries the choice to decide pricing levels. The decision will increase government revenue from the Krishna-Godavari (KG) D6 field once output is increased.

27 May 2011
David Sharp, senior consultant at energy insurance consultancy, INDECS. Policy & Regulation

Interview: David Sharp, senior consultant at INDECS

David Sharp, senior consultant at energy insurance consultancy, INDECS discusses the impact the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has had on the insurance market, the key insurance risks of drilling in environmentally sensitive areas and how insurers are coping with the spate of global natural disasters that have taken place over the past few mont

25 May 2011
Policy & Regulation

Gazprom increases 2011 gas exports

Gazprom has increased its gas-export target for 2011 from 151.5 billion cubic metres to 155 bcm, the company’s deputy CEO, Alexander Medvedev, said at the European Gas Storage Conference.

19 May 2011
An employee of PDVSA holds a sign that reads in Spanish: Policy & Regulation

Offshore tax hike darkens Venezuela’s gas export prospects

An April hike in offshore taxes represents a threat to output growth plans as PdVSA now has less money to invest in the country's gas industry.

18 May 2011
Policy & Regulation

Russia’s FAS to investigate top pipeline producers

Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Services (FAS) has launched an investigation against four of Russia’s leading producers of large-diameter pipes accusing the companies of breaching competition regulations in the supply of large-diameter pipes to gas giant Gazprom.

27 October 2010

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