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Gas plant in Bolivia.

YPFB barred from buying Petrobras Gasbol stake

The Bolivian company will not be allowed to make the acquisition, denting its strategy of 'internationalisation' and narrowing the list of potential buyers.

2 days ago Americas / Policy & Regulation
Peterhead gas-fired power plant in the UK

UK presses on with capacity auctions

The UK is planning to hold its next capacity auction for power generators in January 2020 in the hope that the suspension imposed by the EU Court of Justice will be lifted by then.

2 days ago Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
An LNG terminal in India

India commits to liberalising pipeline network

The Indian government is looking to break state-owned Gail's hold over the country's pipeline network and increase third-party access.

2 days ago Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
Clapham Junction station in darkness

UK blackout highlights role of interconnectors

The recent outage has flagged the growing need for electricity imports when shortages occur, but it also raises broader questions about the future of gas-fired power in Northwest Europe.

4 days ago Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
A PetroChina rig in the Tulia oilfield

China embraces reform to bolster energy security

China’s leadership is turning to sweeping reforms to spark a boom in domestic energy output as heightened tensions with the US force Beijing to consider its energy security.

8 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
The headquarters of the European Investment Bank

EIB U-turn risks gas infrastructure investment

The EIB is taking steps to become a ‘climate bank’ – at the expense of gas projects. It intends to phase out loans to all fossil fuel developments from 2021.

8 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Facilities at Berwyndale South in Queensland.

Sweeping reform on cards for eastern Australia

Under sustained pressure from consumers, the federal government has initiated a host of initiatives designed to tackle gas supply shortages and rising prices and to spur upstream investment

8 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
President Trump at the Cameron LNG plant.

Trump ratchets up trade tensions to put China out of reach for US LNG

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to beat the trade war drum, shattering a truce reached with Chinese President Xi Jinping a month ago and darkening the outlook for the second wave of US LNG projects.

2 August 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
The Drax power station in the UK

Capacity payments may do little to prevent UK coal exit

RWE is shutting the last of its coal-fired power plants in the UK, with closures at other plants looking likely ahead of the country’s 2025 deadline for phasing out coal.

2 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
A CCGT power station in Antwerp

EU-Belgium litigation highlights issue of regulator independence

The European Commission’s decision to take court action against the Belgian government illustrates that lack of independence is an ongoing issue for national regulators across Europe.

1 August 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
A rig offshore Australia

Australia aims to boost revenues with new tender

The latest offshore acreage release is designed to secure Australia’s energy security and LNG export earnings for the future.

1 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
Petrobras HQ

Petrobras’s monopoly being gradually tailed off

The domestic monopoly of the Brazilian NOC is being slowly broken up, allowing new entrants to gain footholds in the supply chain.

1 August 2019 Americas / Policy & Regulation
Krk island in Croatia

Krk LNG leaps forward after Brussels approves state aid

The Croatian FSRU project cleared what was probably its final major hurdle on Wednesday after the European Commission announced it had approved a national grant of €100 million.

31 July 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG
A Chinese delegate at the G20 Summit in Osaka

Beijing mulls energy independence as US-China trade talks resume

A new round of talks in Shanghai this week is not expected to break the deadlock in the trade war, and a prolonged standstill could bolster China’s plans for US-style energy independence.

29 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines signals transition to cleaner alternatives to coal

President Rodrigo Duterte has indicated a turnaround in the country’s energy policy by pledging to reduce its dependence on coal-fired power and increase the share of renewables and gas.

29 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Gas infrastructure in Romania.

Brussels ups pressure on Romania over export restrictions

The European Commission has given Romania two months to respond to its claims over restrictions on gas exports or it may refer the case to the European Court of Justice.

26 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Andrea Leadsom, UK secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy

UK energy policy steps into the unknown after cabinet reshuffle

The appointment of Andrea Leadsom as the UK’s new energy minister will not impress climate campaigners and may test the country’s future energy relationship with the EU.

25 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
CBM assets in Queensland

Aussie NT prepares for shale gas investment

With a new regulatory regime largely finalised, the NT government is looking to reap the rewards from investment in onshore shale gas exploration

25 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production
South Africa's Karoo region

South Africa eyes shale despite legal block

South Africa’s government is still looking to appraise its onshore shale gas reserves despite an adverse high court ruling and expanding exploration offshore.

25 July 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
The Council of the EU meeting in 2017

Finnish EU presidency seeks support for 2050 climate vision

The Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU will make climate policy a priority during its six-month mandate, but it will face a challenge in getting all of the EU member states to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050.

24 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation

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