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  • Ukrainian and Crimean crisis – European energy policy and market effects

    The complex Ukrainian and Crimean situation has an abundance of Cold War, WW2, and maybe even Ottoman Empire parallels, leading back to the early days of Caspian oil development.  Russian oil exports…

  • 70 $/MMBtu for shale gas in the US – you must surely be joking?

    Yet that was the situation  on some key locations on 5 February 2014, and typical prices were well above the magical crude oil parity of 15 $/MMBtu.  LNG vessels sharply changed course…

  • Pennsylvania’s Act 13 – Towards public acceptance of Marcellus and shale gas

    The images of burning water and the resulting environmental discussions in the past two years have faded and natural gas production from the Marcellus shale is growing strongly. It is already the largest…

  • Whitepaper released: US LNG Exports – Cumulative Market Impact Assessment

      Energy Perspectives is pleased to release a whitepaper on coming US LNG exports.  The US gas price fall in 2011 and international demand growth has created global interest in accessing both US and…

  • Making sense of Kaliningrad LNG

    In the last week of November 2013, global energy media have reported that Gazprom plans to build a large LNG export terminal in its Baltic enclave Kaliningrad – still East Preussia to…

  • Even US and Canadian LNG Will Take Time

    Ok, North America has developed into a natural gas Eldorado in the past five years. However, the giant but “land-locked” North American gas market has not been enough to comfortably absorb shale…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. …