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In this Issue:
EDITORIAL: A GOLDEN AGE FOR GAS
Whatever the long-term future might hold for gas, its short to medium prospects look very bright: this year has kicked off with a series of major discoveries in both mature and frontier provinces.
RENEWABLES: THE FASTEST GROWING FUEL
BP’s latest Energy Outlook has renewables rising but also gas and emissions, which will test ingenuity if the Paris Agreement is to be honoured.
DUTCH GRIDS SEEK CLOSER CO-OPERATION
Dual-energy system approach to zero carbon goals gains traction in Netherlands, Germany and the future for unabated methane looks limited.
LNG COMES OF AGE
Gas was high up the agenda of IP Week and there was little disagreement about the importance of the role it must play in decarbonising.
BOOM TIME FOR LNG CARRIERS
One star is shining brightly in the shipping firmament – LNG carriers. Shipyards are humming with the global expansion of liquefaction capacity, drawing new strength from recent project FID’s.
SERBIA BANKS ON TURKSTREAM
Serbia hopes that hosting a section of the Turkstream gas pipeline will boost energy security and state coffers but EU regulations and geopolitical tensions pose a threat.
NIGERIA: MORE OF THE SAME?
With the re-election of Muhammadu Buhari as president for the next four years, the Nigerian energy sector is hoping for more action to carry out policies already in place.
UKRAINE: GAZPROM’S KEY TO FLEXIBILITY
There is much interest, some based on politics and some based on trade, about
how much gas transit capacity Ukraine will maintain for Russia.
INDIA ATTEMPTS UPSTREAM REVIVAL
Clean skies require gas to displace coal and imports cost the economy, so Beijing is leaning on its producers to raise their output.
UPSTREAM PAUSES FOR BREATH
The last two quarters have seen some mergers, but there are still plenty of assets up for sale and it has been slow since the summer.
BOLIVIA AT A CROSSROADS
Losing export markets for natural gas, the South American country is looking to boost sales of gas derivatives instead.