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Volume 3, Issue 17 - September 17, 2018

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In this Issue:

EDITORIAL: THE RISKY MIX OF PRICES AND POLITICS

NETHERLANDS: FAST FORWARD TO A CLIMATE LEADER

The Netherlands is transforming itself from a laggard to leader in fighting climate change, and at a very fast pace. In 2016 it was 27 out of 28 European Union countries in terms of the share of renewable energy in its energy mix, barely ahead of Luxemburg and behind Malta. It was also 20 out of 28 in the Climate Change Performance Index results for 2018. 

By Charles Ellinas

SA GAS-TO-POWER PROGRAMME GEARING UP

South Africa will launch tenders for two gas-fired power plants although some of the gas that is imported for them will be used for other sectors. 

By John Fraser

PEAK NATURAL GAS DEMAND

‘Peak’ used to refer to oil and gas supply: now the question is, when will demand for these commodities enter its terminal decline. 

By Charles Ellinas

AMLO ROCKS THE BOAT

Mexico’s energy sector is worried about balancing the books and the threat to domestic gas production after he takes the oath of office. 

By Adam Williams 

BIG PLANS FOR BIG NG TRUCKS;

Clean Energy Fuels, the leading provider of natural gas for vehicles in the US, is hoping to increase its penetration in the big truck market. 

By Charles Ellinas

NIGERIA: LONG ON PROMISE, SHORT ON DELIVERY

Successive governments have failed to stop the waste of Nigeria’s gas industry and foreign investors will only step in if the regulatory framework is clear. 

By Omono Okonkwo

IRELAND MULLS LNG AFRESH, AS BREXIT LOOMS

The Republic of Ireland had hoped for a relaxed gas supply outlook, overshadowed now by Brexit; but there are two LNG import projects, of which only one is needed. 

By Mark Smedley

UK OFFSHORE: SEEKING VALUE IN CHANGING TIMES

The UK upstream community sees a better outlook for the sector, with lower costs, competitive fiscal terms and higher commodity prices, but big risks loom. 

By William Powell

UKRAINE’S GAS MONOPOLY PREPARES FOR CHANGE;

Naftogaz tells NGW it is still hopeful that Nord Stream 2 will be blocked and is making bullish assumptions about gas transit when Gazprom’s present contract ends. 

By William Powell

LNG: DEVELOPING THE DEMAND 

Although much cleaner than oil, gas has its work cut out as a transport fuel, Andrei Belyi of the University of Eastern Finland tells NGW. 

By William Powell

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