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A worker at a Korean factory fuelling a HFC EV.

South Korea and Australia scale up ambition on hydrogen

The two countries are stepping up hydrogen cooperation activities as part of plans to create a fully-fledged hydrogen economy in South Korea.

4 hours ago Asia Pacific
An LNG bunkering vessel, the Engie Zeebrugge

Methanol as a marine fuel may support gas demand

The switch to alternative shipping fuels such as methanol could boost gas demand in the short term, but the future of LNG as a shipping fuel looks less certain.

4 days ago World
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station

Japan faces nuclear challenge

Nuclear generation is central to Japan’s emission reduction goals, but setbacks, further delays and potential political shifts could change the country’s plans for nuclear power.

6 November 2019 Asia Pacific
Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, United Kingdom

Offshore wind on the rise

Offshore wind trails behind onshore capacity in countries which lead in wind power generation. However, growth in offshore wind could be huge.

5 November 2019 World
Japanese businessman Masayoshi Son

South Korea eyes Asian super-grid to support energy transition

The country is backing the concept of a giant super-grid through which it would import renewable power from China underpinned by Russian LNG.

1 November 2019 Asia Pacific
A protester looks at a police officer during an Extinction Rebellion climate change protest outside the Bank of England in the City of London.

Key trends to watch during the 2019-2020 gas year

Global Gas Analytics lists the key factors it believes will shape gas and LNG fundamentals and prices in the year ahead.

17 October 2019 World

Russia tightens grip on Europe’s coal market

Lower shipping rates and a relatively weak ruble allowed Russia to strengthen its position as Europe’s main coal supplier in Q2.

11 October 2019 Europe & Russia
Bugey nuclear power plant, France.

France’s nuclear challenge

Problems affecting French nuclear reactors hit European gas and power prices last month. As France is a major regional electricity exporter, the future of its nuclear output will have an impact on Europe’s power balance.

8 October 2019 Europe & Russia
A hydrogen bus at a bus stop in China.

Clean hydrogen in China’s sights as interest rises

Momentum behind hydrogen is growing in China as Beijing believes it can complement renewables in power and all-electric vehicles in transport, while helping to decarbonise the economy.

3 October 2019 Asia Pacific
The Litoral de Almeria coal-fired power plant. (Endesa)

Low profits for Spanish coal plants may accelerate phase-out

Endesa’s sudden decision to close two of its coal-fired power plants may boost gas in Spain’s power mix and hasten the end of coal-burning.

30 September 2019 Europe & Russia
The Hinkley C nuclear power plant

Nuclear worries boost UK outlook for gas-to-power

The challenges facing the UK’s nuclear industry mean gas looks well-placed to defend or increase its market share and play a back-up role for renewables over the next decade.

27 September 2019 Europe & Russia
Hungarian President Janos Ader

Hungary’s 2030 pledge to end coal likely to be too optimistic

Gas is in a good position to squeeze coal in Hungary’s power mix from 2020, but the country is unlikely to completely phase coal out by 2030 despite recent pledges.

26 September 2019 Europe & Russia
A drilling rig in the Cooper Basin

Australia steps up Asian hydrogen push

Australia’s potential for large-scale hydrogen production and distribution is garnering increasing attention and investment.

26 September 2019 Asia Pacific
The Staudinger black coal power plant in Grosskrotzenburg in Germany

Europe’s retreat from coal forces shifts in seaborne trade

Lower demand for coal in Europe means major suppliers are shipping more to Asia instead, potentially keeping a lid on price gains in the short term.

24 September 2019 World
South Korea's Tongyeong LNG terminal

South Korean winter coal ban could boost spot LNG prices

A tentative proposal by South Korea to shutter many of its coal-fired power plants this winter could support Asian spot LNG prices during what is traditionally the region’s busiest season.

23 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi with the governor of Fukushima prefecture

Japan’s LNG outlook gets ministerial boost

The country's new environment minister has spoken out against the use of nuclear and coal-fired power generation, which could indicate more-rapid growth in the country’s LNG demand.

18 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Germany's Datteln coal-fired power plant

Europe sees steady decline in hard coal consumption

The fall seen in the past few years is partly the result of the expansion of renewables and a switch from coal to gas in power generation.

28 August 2019 Europe & Russia
A Wartsila liquid fuel power plant in Kenya

Cambodia pivots towards LNG-to-power

Drought caused outages in Cambodia's power system earlier this year, leading the country to step up its LNG-to-power plans.

22 August 2019 Asia Pacific

German utilities switch to gas in H1

Carbon prices and fuel costs have seen Germany’s power generators switching away from coal, H1 company results confirm.

19 August 2019 Europe & Russia
The Wolsong nuclear power plant in South Korea

Solar buildout bodes well for LNG in South Korea

The country's gas demand and LNG import needs continue to be uncertain, with volumes dependent on the expansion of renewable power capacity and, potentially, the price at which it can source gas.

14 August 2019 Asia Pacific

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