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Volume 3, Issue 13 - July 9, 2018
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In this Issue:
Managing the Energy Transition
The FT held a summit on energy transition strategies in June, offering a platform for speakers to consider the major trends and the changes affecting the industry and providing a glimpse of what might come.
Equinor Outlines its Strategy
NGW met Equinor's SVP for marketing and trading Tor Martin Anfinnsen, and Peder Bjorland, VP for marketing and supply to ask about the Norwegian company's strategy for marketing its energy.
Gas Pricing Trends Stabilise
The world's gas trade is moving more slowly to competitive pricing, but now that it accounts for almost half the total, the rate of change is slowing, while the decline in oil indexation has also slowed.
India's Gas-Guzzling Ubers
Uber, a disruptive business model, is poised to disrupt things further, investing in filling-stations for its taxis in some of India's largest cities, trading on the lower cost and the environmental friendliness of gas.
Interview: Engie Exits Carbon
Engie's head of gas assets, Didier Holleaux, spoke to NGW about the company's decarbonisation strategy: exiting coal and improving the credentials of gas, while accepting that change takes time.
Decarbonising the networks
Projects designed to decarbonise natural gas grids by adding hydrogen are making progress across Europe. NGW spoke to one, Cadent, which is aiming to add hydrogen to the gas supply of 2mn customers.
China Eyes Pipes Merger
Competition for gas customers could develop in China, if plans to create an arms'-length operator come to fruition, allowing smaller companies to secure capacity that would otherwise be blocked off.
Bracing for Cyber-Attacks
Energy infrastructure has escaped hacking so far; but as digitisation and connectivity grow, the industry risks being attacked in a way that costs little but which could have very serious consequences.
LNG: Another Record-Breaking year
The International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL) has just published its Annual LNG Report 2018, on the performance of the LNG industry in 2017, and it makes startling reading.
Canada will Need Fossil Fuels
Addressing the World Gas Conference in June, Canada’s energy minister promised that fossil fuels – and especially LNG – will aid the nation’s move to a sustainable energy future.
Iran Pins Hopes on Armenian Transit
Iran wants to exploit divisions between former Soviet Republics in order to deliver its gas into European markets but the republics themselves also have ambitions to eat into Gazprom's market share.