Natural Gas World Magazine delves into current developments and the most critical global events, explaining why they matter and their potential short to medium term consequences.
Volume 5, Issue 6 - March 16, 2020
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In this Issue:
EDITORIAL: FEAST OR FAMINE
The gas market is watching as prices collapse; but while shale oil production can be ramped up relatively quickly, LNG has a long lead-time.
METHANE EMISSIONS – MAKE OR BREAK FOR NATURAL GAS
There is plenty of low-hanging fruit and technology is bringing even more within easy reach. The oil and gas industry is acting to protect its interests.
TEXAS FLARING HITS THE ROOF
But the US elections could slow down the approvals rate of producers’ applications for licences to flare, which has damaged the reputation of the state’s gas industry.
SHALE GAS DRILLERS STRUGGLE ON
Recent results from prominent US shale gas drillers include some positives, while also serving as a reminder of the challenging operating environment.
QATAR SITTING PRETTY
It would prefer higher gas prices but, sitting on some of the world’s cheapest resources and with the means to develop them, it is in a strong position.
TURKEY’S DIFFICULT BALANCING ACT
Reducing demand and boosting spot LNG imports has helped Turkey’s current account deficit, but politics and regional alliances are still shaping the supply portfolio.
AG&P BETS $1.5BN ON INDIAN GAS
The ground has been broken for the Karaikal LNG import terminal: another step in the right direction as India pushes its ambitious policies for cleaner energy supply.
PRETORIA ADDRESSES THE BLACKOUTS
The government of South Africa has a plan to end the country’s chronic power shortages through a mix of domestic power developments and imports: gas has a role to play in the economic reboot.
NEW ZEALAND MULLS INVASIVE GAS POWERS
The government has said it will consider whether it needs the power