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 22 - November 23, 2020
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In this Issue:
EDITORIAL: HERD MENTALITY
Long-term energy investors are easily cowed by short-term doubts.
WHAT MAY WE EXPECT FROM THE PRESIDENT-ELECT?
There is now more clarity on what Joe Biden’s win in the US presidential election might mean for the country’s gas industry.
FITTING GAS INTO THE EU METHANE STRATEGY
Energy accounts for less than a fifth of the bloc’s methane emissions and the EU is acting to reduce it further.
CLEAN COAL CASTS PALL OVER CHINESE GAS
Chinese gas demand forecasts for the long term are being revised as evidence mounts that renewables and low-emission coal will present stiff competition.
EUROPEAN HUBS THRIVE IN VOLATILE YEAR
The wild swings in hub prices in Europe this year created perfect conditions for trade and buyers and sellers hedged more than ever.
INFRASTRUCTURE BREAKS BALTIC BARRIERS
2020 was a good year for spot LNG buyers, including those in the Baltic states. More gas is to come as another pipeline opens for bids from next year.
NIGERIAN POWER PLANT DEAL: FIRST OF MANY?
A major investment by a private entity in Nigeria’s generation sector is a sign of confidence but the long-overdue Petroleum Industry Bill has slipped into next year.
SHELL SEES RICH PICKINGS IN LATIN AMERICA
The Anglo-Dutch major Shell sees deepwater oil offshore Brazil as one of its core areas but now gas is moving up the agenda as the market liberalises.
ARGENTINA’S GAS CHEERS ECHO
The Argentina-focused player has benefited from resilient domestic gas prices this year, despite the impact of the pandemic.