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Energy / Natural Gas

The European Gas Game Is About To Change

May 09, 2019 at 11:47 | Viktor Katona

In terms of oil and gas, post-Soviet nations are currently undergoing a consolidation phase that slowly brings back former partners that have fallen out in 2014-2016. Prices of both oil…

Turkey Steps Up Fight For Gas in Eastern Mediterranean

May 08, 2019 at 15:29 | Nick Cunningham

Turkey said that it plans on drilling for natural gas in Cypriot waters, raising tension in the region and drawing rebukes from the European Union and the United States. The…

Qatar Doubles Down On LNG Expansion Despite Saudi Blockade

May 08, 2019 at 13:33 | Tim Daiss

Tiny gas-rich Qatar is pushing through with its plans to solidify its top spot as the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) player both in terms of liquefaction capacity and…

EU Promises To Double U.S. LNG Imports Within 5 Years

May 06, 2019 at 15:29 | Irina Slav

The European Union has promised to double its intake of U.S. liquefied natural gas over the next five years with the annual total reaching the equivalent of 8 billion cubic…

This World-Class Shale Frontier Just Opened Up

May 03, 2019 at 16:59 | Tsvetana Paraskova

A region in Australia has recently lifted a moratorium on fracking. Local companies aim to begin this year exploration of what they believe are huge shale gas reserves, potentially capable…

China Invests In Game-Changing Arctic LNG Project

May 03, 2019 at 16:58 | Tim Daiss

Russia’s second largest natural gas producer, independent player Novatek, has signed up key participation from two state-owned Chinese oil majors in its massive Arctic LNG 2 project. The deals were…

Saudis Look To Boost Gas Production In A Big Way

Apr 26, 2019 at 12:53 | Tim Daiss

OPEC de facto leader and the world’s largest oil exporter Saudi Arabia has now officially joined the ranks of the world’s ever-expanding liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters club. State-owned Saudi…

Does Germany’s LNG Strategy Make Sense?

Apr 23, 2019 at 12:14 | Vanand Meliksetian

Europe’s largest economy is going through a monumental change due to the energy transition or ‘Energiewende’ as it’s called in Germany. Over the years significant amounts of private sector money…

U.S. Energy Exports To Mexico Go Into Overdrive

Apr 23, 2019 at 11:28 | Tim Daiss

Amid the differences between the U.S. and Mexico recently, including different views over immigration and trade, relations in the energy patch continues to expand. In fact, energy trade represented 12…

Did This Gas Major Just Ensure Its Survival?

Apr 19, 2019 at 13:03 | Tim Daiss

Australia’s second largest independent gas producer, Santos Ltd., has posted a Q1 production record. The Adelaide-based company said production for the first quarter ending March 31 rose to a record…

This Legendary Shale Basin Just Broke Its 2011 Production Record

Apr 19, 2019 at 09:38 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The Haynesville Shale in northeastern Texas and Louisiana is producing 10.522 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas this month, and is expected to produce even more next month,…

The Tipping Point In Trump’s Quest For Energy Dominance

Apr 12, 2019 at 18:23 | Nick Cunningham

Trump signed two executive orders to streamline and speed up the permitting of oil and gas pipelines, a move intended to weaken states’ rights and the ability of state governments…

Environmentalists’ “Bomb Train” Concerns Are Overblown

Apr 12, 2019 at 18:07 | Haley Zaremba

This week president Donald Trump signed two executive orders aimed at speeding up the development and functionality of oil and gas projects in the United States. The orders will ease…

Can Anything Challenge Qatar’s LNG Dominance?

Apr 02, 2019 at 14:15 | Tim Daiss

Qatar is solidifying its hold as the top global LNG exporter. The tiny, gas-rich kingdom caught the energy world by surprise in late 2017 when it announced that it would…

Supermajors Set Out To Save Alaska LNG

Mar 28, 2019 at 14:50 | Tim Daiss

Technical teams from the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) and supermajors BP and ExxonMobil will meet next week in Houston to begin a review of the proposed $43 billion Alaska…

LNG Is Finally Taking Off In Egypt

Mar 27, 2019 at 15:19 | Tim Daiss

What a difference just a few years can make. After more than a decade of uncertainty for Egypt’s natural gas sector, leading even to importing LNG for years, Cairo is…

Chinese LNG Imports Drop As Winters Nears End

Mar 25, 2019 at 15:09 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports increased in February compared to the same month last year, but fell from the record highs from January as the winter heating season approaches…

Russia, U.S. Compete For Asian LNG Market Share

Mar 22, 2019 at 18:10 | Tim Daiss

For several years, at least since Donald Trump became president more than two years ago, the U.S. has insisted that American sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG) is the answer for…

Qatar Leverages LNG In Geopolitical Stroke Of Genius

Mar 21, 2019 at 13:39 | Tim Daiss

By now it should be evident that the Saudi-led economic and political boycott of tiny, gas-rich Qatar has caused Doha to push back and chart its own course. A Saudi-led…

Israel And Egypt Compete To Become New Energy Hub

Mar 20, 2019 at 14:26 | Vanand Meliksetian

The discovery of the giant gas field Tamar of the coast of Israel in 2009 was the beginning of a new period for the Eastern Mediterranean as an energy hot…

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