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  • The coming real Chinese Energy Market

    The communique from the third Chinese communist party plenum on the 12th of November states that “markets will play a decisive role in the allocation of resources”. This is a change that…

  • The important new CNPC-Novatek LNG agreement

    The announcement of a Heads of Agreement between CNPC and Novatek for a minimum annual delivery of 3mt of LNG to China is highly significant, far beyond the fact that this is…

  • Shale gas development in the UK

    At the end of June, the UK Department of Commerce and Climate Change and the British Geological Survey released a revised, but still early assessment of domestic shale gas potential. For the…

  • Power market uncertainties for LNG and oil in Japan

    It is now just over two years since the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan.  The temporary or permanent closing of nuclear power plants in Japan and several other countries has…

  • The (r)evolutionary new Oil and Gas Factory – study excerpt

    Oil and gas exploration and production in the US has always been different from the rest of the world, not least because of the sheer number of wells and the required underlying supply infrastructure. …

  • Energy market impact of EU´s Large Combustion Plant Directive to 2015

    The EU Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) required polluting power plants to either “opt in”, become clean, or “opt out”.  While German plants opted in, many UK plants opted out, meaning that…

  • First edition of our new global LNG site map

    On a test basis, we have decided to provide a more detailed version of the global LNG site map and welcome feedback on the details provided.  Further functionality is being considered.  See…

  • Energy Perspectives – World Energy Balances and Outlook to 2031

    We forecast that the world’s primary energy consumption will rise by 14.2% to year 2031 compared to 2011.  Associated CO2 emissions increase by 7%.  These numbers reflect slower population growth, the complexity of realizing new…

  • Global LNG projects

    This zoomable map shows the approximate known location of 360 LNG vessels on June 26, 2013 (details withheld here). The information is taken from our continuously updated database of global LNG projects and…

  • Not enough LNG for China

    China’s supergrowth period to 2012 closely mirrors that of Korea and Japan 25 and 40 years ago.  With coal costs already at international levels, coal with its environmental problems may be seeing its limits. …