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Gas in Transition, the new magazine by Natural Gas World aims to provide our subscribers with the market information, insight and foresight to make informed decisions in the natural gas sector and in the emerging market of clean technologies.  

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Volume 2, Issue 7 - July 25, 2022

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In this Issue:

FROM THE EDITOR: EUROPE BRACES FOR COMPLETE CUT-OFF IN RUSSIAN GAS

The EU is proposing steep cuts in gas consumption, to prepare for a potential winter without Russian supply.

AFRICA CAN ANSWER EUROPE’S CALL FOR GAS, BUT IN TIME

There are a raft of export-focused gas projects in the works, but few are expected up and running until the late 2020s.

PIPED SUB-SAHARAN GAS TO EUROPE UNLIKELY BEFORE 2030

Even in the most optimistic of scenarios, neither TSGP nor NMGP is likely to be completed within the next five years. When added to the problems of security, financing and geopolitics laid out above, there is but a remote chance of them being realised before 2030.

HIGHER CARBON COSTS EXPECTED AS EU REVAMPS ETS

The EU institutions are currently negotiating far reaching reforms to the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) which look set to make carbon allowances more expensive for polluters including in the gas sector.

BP WARNS OF GLOBAL ENERGY FRAGILITY

BP’s chief economist warns that the global energy system is facing its greatest uncertainties sincet he 1970s. 

ACTIS BANKS ON ASIAN GAS-FIRED POWER

Investment firm Actis has launched a platform in Singapore with the ambition of investing in some 1.2 gw of gas-fired power generation by 2028.

RUSSIAN RISKS COMPOUND JAPAN’S ENERGY CRISIS

The vulnerability of Japan’s energy security has been brutally exposed by the global energy crisis, and the situation could worsen still from Russia’s move to nationalise energy projects that supply Japan.

LNG AND DIGITALISATION

The LNG industry is in overdrive. Digital monitoring of assets to optimise reliability and reduce downtime has never been so important.

DEPLOYING AI FOR THE METHANE CHALLENGE

OGCI-backed Urbint is scaling up rapidly on the back of last year’s $60mn series C funding round, aiming to help more North American energy deployments identify methane leaks.

ROMET: ADVANCED ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Romet provides measurement and monitoring solutions to gas energy utilities, deploying advanced technologies that help them manage and utilise data better, resulting in operational efficiencies, reduced energy usage and subsequently lower emissions. We spoke with the company’s CEO, Brent Collver, to learn more.

CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING METHANE

Qube technologies provides low-cost and easy-to-install devices that continuously monitor for methane emissions, which paired with artificial intelligence, help natural gas operators detect, quantity and eliminate leaks quickly and efficiently, CEO Alex MacGregor tells NGW.

FROM THE EDITOR: RIGHT NOW THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH LNG IS THERE ISN’T ENOUGH

Worldwide coal burn is on the rise, underlining the need for a more rapid expansion of the global LNG market.

CHINA SEES PAUSE IN LNG GROWTH

China is likely to lose its position as the world’s largest importer of LNG in 2022, but don’t expect this reversal of fortunes to last too long.

GERMANY COULD START LNG IMPORTS THIS WINTER

LNG looks set to arrive in Germany in what will be the quickest market entry on record, all thanks to the flexibility and availability of fsrus and solid state support.

FROM THE EDITOR: CERTIFICATION INTEREST GROWING

 

More and more producers, and many players in the gas midstream and downstream, are turning to certification to ensure they remain relevant on the path to a lower carbon future.

GERMANY MUST ABANDON ALL-RENEWABLES APPROACH

OIES senior research fellow Ralf Dickel argues that Germany is set to miss its 2045 net-zero goal by some decades unless it embraces CCS and blue hydrogen.

LNG LOSES GROUND TO MARINE FUEL ALTERNATIVES

As shippers seek cleaner fuels, the most popular choice so far has been LNG, but some are now opting for methanol and other alternatives - driven by both emissions considerations and sky-high gas prices. This could take a chunk out of the potential marine market for LNG.

WHY CO2-BASED EOR IS A TRIPLE WIN

Enhanced oil recovery using CO2 can be good for the environment, producers and the environomy.

DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO ASIAN DECARBONISATION

The energy transition is underway for Southeast Asia’s ‘three Ps’ of Petronas, Pertamina and PTT, with each state-controlled company crafting unique strategies for decarbonising their businesses and aligning with national climate goals.