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Volume 1, Issue 7 - October 18, 2021
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FROM THE EDITOR: NO CRISIS OF FAITH
Brussels is doubling down on its green agenda, even as the crisis exposes the toll that increased renewables has taken on eu energy security. Instead, Russia has become the scapegoat.
ENERGY CRISIS EXPOSES FLAWS IN EUROPEAN POLICY
Increased market liberalisation over the years, greater reliance on renewables and shrinking investment in gas supply help explain why Europe has been hit hardest by the global energy supply crunch.
TIGHT WINTER SUPPLY MAY PUT EU SOLIDARITY REGULATION TO THE TEST
Under EU laws, member states are obliged to share gas with neighbouring countries should crisis situations arise from tight supply and disruptions this winter.
CHINA ENDURES WORST ENERGY CRISIS IN A DECADE
Beijing’s response to the supply crunch could set off a scramble for global energy commodities that could leave some other countries out in the cold this winter.
PRICE CONTROLS THROTTLE INDIA’S PRODUCTION PROTENTIAL
Artificially depressed prices have undermined investment in the country’s mature gas fields.
US TARGETS ETHANE EMISSIONS AT HOME AND ABROAD
The administration of US president Joe Biden wants to tackle methane emissions on both the domestic and international level.
IRAQ PUTS DOWN A MARKER WITH TOTALENERGIES DEAL
The wideranging agreement could provide the blueprint for future big ticket Iraq deals.
EQUATORIAL GUINEA’S MEGA GAS HUB PROJECT FACES HURDLES
If production, legal and logistical hurdles can be surmounted, Equatorial Guinea will be able to make an argument for adopting regional rather than national frameworks to support the development of offshore African gas fields.
‘TRIPLE-E’ REDEFINED: ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMICS
Any discussion of net zero requires a rethink of environmental and social governance (ESG) practices. The missing link? Economics, according to Canadian oil and gas industry thought leader Mac Van Wielingen.
TOWARDS A NATURAL GAS RENAISSANCE: ENERGY’S MULTI-TASKER
It slices, it dices, it multitasks… new technology innovations are changing the way we look at the world’s most versatile – and cleanest – fossil fuel.
NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR CANADA’S LNG PROJECTS?
High LNG prices indicate a shortage of liquefaction capacity globally, curbing importers’ ability to displace higher carbon fuels. But while high prices should rejuvenate Canada’s LNG prospects, developers’ biggest battle revolves around their social license.
FROM THE EDITOR: EMERGENCIES PROVIDE NO ROOM FOR IDEALISM
A failure in invest in gas infrastructure risks recurrent supply/demand imbalances.
SUPPLY SECURITY TOPS ENERGY AGENDA
Record high gas prices in Europe ahead of winter have shot the issue of supply security back to the top of the energy agenda.
SINO-AUSTRALIAN DISPUTE THREATENS LNG TRADE
Australia and China have enjoyed a symbiotic trade relationship over many years. Now, however, diplomatic tensions have pulled the rug from under this cosy arrangement.
LNG AS SHIPPING FUEL GOES GLOBAL
It may not be the ultimate answer, but fleet growth suggests ship owners see LNG as an immediately available means of reducing carbon and other emissions.
LNG BUNKERING INDUSTRY DEFENDS FUEL’S CLIMATE CASE
Supporters of LNG bunkering see the fuel as the only commercially viable and scalable fuel to reduce emissions and keep shipping competitive, but critics have drawn attention to the issue of methane emissions.
FROM THE EDITOR: UP OFF THE MAT
Blue hydrogen has taken its share of criticism from environmentalists lately. Now, supporters are starting to hold sway in the discussions around its place in the energy transition.
NEW PAPER DEFENDS BLUE HYDROGEN’S CLIMATE CREDENTIALS
A new paper concludes that in the right conditions, blue hydrogen is as clean as green hydrogen.
ADNOC, ARAMCO CONTINUE TO LEAD THE GULF H2 PUSH
State energy giants in the Middle East are blessed with options when moving into the nascent hydrogen sector, but the leaders are already well established.
COLOMBIA KEEN ON BLUE HYDROGEN, DESPITE GAS SUPPLY ISSUES
Blue hydrogen is to play an integral role in the South American country’s decarbonisation drive, but with gas demand rising and supply falling, it may have to import gas to produce the fuel.