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Gas likely to get off lightly as shareholders and courts press Big Oil to accelerate energy transition plans
Successful shareholder revolts and legal action are piling pressure on the big publicly traded oil and gas companies to accelerate energy transition plans. This is encouraging the sale of dirty oil-focused assets to private and national oil companies, along with a future investment preference for lower carbon and gas projects – which could result in an increased weighting towards light oil, gas, and LNG among the majors’ future fossil fuel portfolios. Nevertheless, it may mean more gas gets left in the ground in the end.
Coronavirus resurgence weighs on oil demand and tanker earnings
Stalling crude demand may deepen contango trades, but doubts emerge this will offset lower-than-anticipated exports and lift tanker earnings.
Challenges, barriers, and the costs of the EU hydrogen strategy
We caught up with energy policies and market consultant, Andrei Belyi, to examine the challenges, barriers, and the costs of the EU hydrogen strategy moving forward.
[WEBCAST] The future of clean and sustainable hydrogen in Europe
In this webcast Nienke Homan and Professor Ad van Wijk discuss the development of a hydrogen economy in Europe, the pioneering Hydrogen Valley in the Northern Netherlands, and the likely impact of the EU Hydrogen strategy.
[WEBCAST] Will the COVID-19 pandemic lead to a structural change in LNG markets?
In this webcast, Dr. Vakhshouri explores the likelihood of a structural change in LNG markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 pandemic could not have come at a worse time for the LNG industry
An oversupply of LNG, along with mild winters and record high stock levels pushed gas prices around the world to their lowest levels on record earlier this year. The industry has now entered a phase of survival and adaptation.
Flame conference and WECS announce Women at Flame Summit
In order to provide a platform for dialogue on gender equality in global gas and LNG sector, Flame and the Women in Energy, Climate and Sustainability (WECS) Foundation are launching the Women at Flame Summit, being held on 11 May 2020 on the side-lines of the Flame Conference.
Four common misconceptions about the LNG industry
Do you have any long-cherished beliefs about the LNG industry which may not be grounded in fact? Last month at the LNG Global Congress, we caught up with four experts from across the industry to find out about some of the common misconceptions they have encountered. From US exports, to air pollution, to the economics of LNG vs pipeline gas, their answers may just get you to look a little differently at the LNG trade.
International cooperation can kickstart the hydrogen economy
Last week at Flame, the European gas industry’s leading annual conference, the impacts of climate change and the need to transition to a decarbonised energy system were central talking points. This new sense of urgency was evident in the direction of the discussion around hydrogen, as well as other climate neutral gaseous energy carriers.
LNG demand: buyers’ strategies in Asia and the Middle East, 2020-2030
Which of the world’s Asian and Middle Eastern LNG consumers will absorb the additional 120 - 150 Mtpa of extra LNG capacity expected to come to market by 2024, and how are buyers’ strategies likely to evolve over the coming decade?
Bridging the equity investment gap in emerging market energy asset development
Simon Holden, Head of Investment Advisory Services at Lloyd's Register, writes that cool heads will prevail when trying to get energy projects of the ground in emerging economies.
Japan's coming of age in the Asian LNG market
If demand forecasts hold true, China will unseat Japan this year as the world’s largest importer of liquified natural gas. That shouldn’t divert attention from the fact that Japan will play a significant, if altered, role in the region’s LNG markets over the years to come. We spoke to Ken Koyama, Managing Director and Chief Economist at the Institute of Energy Economics Japan, to find out more.
Here’s what’s different about the current LNG supply cycle
Circa the final quarter of 2018, the LNG industry finds itself in what must seem a familiar position. European LNG imports are once again rising, driven largely by a rise in LNG shipping costs. A new wave of liquefaction projects is underway, with everything to gain for project developers able to attract investment. Commoditisation is still a core objective, but questions remain to be answered before a global pricing benchmark starts to look realistic. The LNG industry is a cyclical one - but there are some important differences about the current supply cycle.
Volkswagen backs CNG: an interview with VW's Jasper Kammeyer
Jasper Kammeyer is Group Technology Strategist for CNG Mobility at Volkswagen. The German automakers have invested heavily in natural gas fueled vehicles as part of their “TOGETHER – Strategy 2025” sustainable mobility initiative. In his interview with us at Flame, Jasper explains how CNG and electric vehicles can develop alongside each other to help decarbonise the transport system, and how Volkswagen are looking to work with natural gas industry stakeholders to promote the technology.
The backbone of the gas system: an interview with Annie Krist, CEO of GasTerra
Annie Krist stepped in as the CEO of Dutch gas wholesalers GasTerra on the first of January 2018. In our interview with her, we look ahead at how declining production from the Groningen gas field will affect the North West European market in the years to come, and explore the challenges involved with balancing a portfolio of L-Gas and H-Gas supplies.
How to create a more sustainable world
As the world's energy market is becoming more and more complicated, gas and LNG expert Quinten Peer breaks down what will impact the energy market the most, and how countries and companies can keep up with the growing energy demand.
What does a dominant TTF mean for other hubs and liquidity?
"Liquidity attracts liquidity," says Lars Maehl, Head of External Portfolio Management, Vattenfall Energy Trading. What does this mean for other hubs?