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Catriona Scott

A Japanese nuclear power plant.

Reactor restarts boost Japan’s nuclear output

Japan’s nuclear output is rising as more reactors return to service, putting pressure on the country’s gas demand and LNG imports.

6 September 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Offshore wind farm

Australia – new government, new policy

As Australia’s newly formed government sets out its agenda, there is much at stake for the country’s energy policy.

4 September 2018 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
Solar farm, USA

Challenges for gas in California

California has been heavily dependent on gas for power generation in recent decades, but this could be set to change as the state looks likely to move towards having 100% renewable power.

4 September 2018 Americas / Supply & Demand
Gas production infrastructure in Groningen.

New Groningen output cap proposed

The Dutch government has proposed a cap of 19.4 bcm for production from the giant Groningen field for the 2018/2019 gas year.

28 August 2018 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production
Greenstream receiving terminal, Sicily. (Eni)

Italian gas and future flows in Europe

Italy is already a major European gas market, and as new import infrastructure commissions, its importance as a trading hub and transit country is set to grow.

23 August 2018 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production
An LNG terminal in South Korea.

South Korea’s nuclear output increases

South Korea’s nuclear output is rising as the country brings more of its reactors back online, lowering its demand for gas.

24 July 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Petronas regas terminal, Malaysia

Southeast Asia set for LNG market growth

The small gas markets of Southeast Asia are growing. And as expansion plans result in more LNG being imported into the region, its importance as a hub is set to rise.

20 July 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Jamaica's FSU vessel

Smaller LNG solutions needed to open new markets

Making it easier and cheaper to deliver LNG in smaller volumes would help the fuel expand in emerging markets, delegates said at an Interfax breakfast briefing last week.

9 July 2018 World / LNG
Artist’s impression of the wall of the tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay

The UK tidal lagoon – making a costly mistake?

The UK government will not support a proposed tidal lagoon project. Critics say it is a missed opportunity, but Westminster is clear it will not fund the project.

3 July 2018 Europe & Russia / Alternative Fuels
Kochi LNG terminal, India

South Asia’s growing gas markets and the role of LNG

The LNG markets of South Asia are expected to undergo substantial expansion over the next few years. While LNG will be essential to gas market expansion in the region, challenges remain.

29 June 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Busy night in Hong Kong

Speculation heating up in China’s gas market

China’s gas market has been undergoing rapid growth, but the current rapid pace of expansion may not be sustainable.

21 June 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Ichthys LNG Project onshore facilities under construction

Australian LNG – beyond the boom

Australia is set for another substantial increase in its LNG exports. However, output growth will slow dramatically after the next wave of new capacity comes online.

29 May 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Main dam body - Neelum Jhelum Hydropower plant, Pakistan.

Pakistan needs new power capacity

Power shortages are blighting Pakistan. Ambitious government plans to improve output have been hit by delays in bringing new capacity online.

9 May 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
A cold day on London's Millennium Footbridge.

NBP day-ahead prices expected to ease

The arrival of warmer temperatures in the UK will push down the NBP.

3 May 2018 Europe & Russia / Global Markets
Lippendorf lignite-fired power plant, Saxony, Germany.

Germany’s energy transition and its gas outlook

German gas demand has been on the rise in recent years, but mid-term growth in the market will need the support of government policies.

23 April 2018 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
A nuclear power plant in France

European carbon price floors and the effect on gas

Interfax hosted a seminar with Nexant on 28 March to discuss the outlook for carbon pricing in Europe. The discussion included debate on the future of coal, gas and power.

4 April 2018 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Factory emissions

Europe: carbon pricing in the power mix

Carbon prices in Europe have risen and a region-wide price floor has been proposed. The changing dynamics could alter Europe’s power mix.

3 April 2018 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
LNG tanker arriving in Japan

Japan LNG – slipping into second place

Japan could lose its top spot as the world’s largest LNG importer by the end of the decade. But with questions surrounding the outlook for nuclear, LNG imports could remain high.

23 March 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
Koeberg nuclear power plant, South Africa

Nuclear facing challenges in South Africa

South Africa’s power supply position has improved, but a drought affecting Cape Town is forcing change at the nuclear plant that supplies much of the city’s electricity.

6 March 2018 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
Gas pipelines

European imports – stiff competition for LNG

Weak European gas demand could limit the scope for growth in the region’s LNG imports – even in the long term.

23 February 2018 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand

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