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Catriona Scott

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 / Alternative Fuels
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 / Alternative Fuels
Dragon LNG, Milford Haven

The UK facing growing need for LNG

The UK’s import dependency is set to rise over the next five years - at a time when the share of LNG in the country’s import mix is also set to grow.

17 October 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
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 / Supply & Demand
Factory emissions

Pressure mounts for action on emissions

Last month’s UN Climate Action Summit heard louder calls for greater action in the fight against climate change.

7 October 2019 World / Policy & Regulation
Construction of Power of Siberia gas pipeline

The limits to China’s LNG growth

China’s gas market growth has eased and is expected to slow further, which will have implications for the speed at which the country can expand its LNG imports.

23 September 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Coal mining in Jharia, India

India – the challenge of rising power demand

India’s increasing demand for electricity will be met by greater levels of renewable output, but higher levels of coal-fired power generation will also be needed.

9 September 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Coal mining.

A clean lifeline for coal?

The coal sector is facing economic and environmental challenges that threaten future demand, but there is still room for growth in some markets.

5 September 2019 World / Supply & Demand
Part of the Groningen gas field's infrastructure

Groningen declines could gather pace

Dutch gas production may fall more quickly as the pressure on the Groningen field mounts.

2 September 2019 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production
A nuclear power station in Japan

High temperatures boost LNG demand in Japan

Above-average temperatures are supporting Japanese LNG imports.

27 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Pakistani flag

Pakistan’s LNG imports – crucial to the country

Greater volumes of imported LNG are essential to gas market growth in Pakistan, and private initiatives look likely to go ahead. However, the pace of growth is still likely to fall short of government targets.

16 August 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Carrier approaching Panigaglia terminal, Italy (Interfax)

Italy’s changing imports

Italy’s energy plan includes an important role for gas through the mid-term. However, the country is almost entirely dependent on imports for its gas supplies – and its supply mix is set to change.

23 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
Gannawarra Energy Storage System, Australia

Battery storage – moving forward in 2019

Falling costs and government policies are expected to help support substantial battery storage capacity expansions this year.

4 July 2019 World / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Incheon LNG Receiving terminal (Kogas)

South Korea – government support for gas

South Korea’s recently approved third energy plan reaffirms the government’s support for gas which will help to boost consumption in the long term but challenges remain.

21 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Total's Elgin platform in the North Sea

Culzean field to support UK gas output

Total is expected to start production from the North Sea field soon, helping to limit the UK’s growing reliance on imported gas.

6 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
EU member states will be under pressure to reduce emissions

Europe – the politics of emissions

Good results for Europe’s Green parties in the EU parliamentary elections will pressure member states to place greater emphasis on reducing emissions.

5 June 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Pipeline construction at Gate LNG terminal, Netherlands.

The Netherlands – rising import dependence

The Netherlands is expected to become an increasingly large net importer of gas. The country is transitioning away from gas, but this will take time and production is already falling.

24 May 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
Power lines

Australian election set to shape electricity market

Australia’s next general election is scheduled for 18 May. A change in government could result in a shift in energy policy – with implications for the power sector.

10 May 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
A nuclear power plant in Japan

Risks to Japanese nuclear could boost LNG imports

Japan could see some of its operational nuclear reactors shut down next year, a move that will likely lead to a rise in the country’s LNG imports.

25 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Manila, Philippines

Philippines LNG – potential still in question

The Philippines has long been touted as a potential LNG importer and a market with long-term growth potential. However, even with a number of projects moving forward, challenges remain.

18 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand

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