Uzbekistan has undergone radical reform in the years since president Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumed power in late 2016. In the natural gas industry, the government has eased conditions for foreign investors and worked to create a more market-driven sector.
The Central Asian state is among the largest gas producers in the CIS space, although many of its largest fields were developed in the Soviet era. In our upcoming webinar, Is Uzbekistan Running out of Gas?, we discuss what the future prospects are for Uzbek gas production. Joining us will be Uzbekistan’s Deputy Energy Minister Bekhzot Narmatov, Bakhrambek Ismailov, Head of ERIELL’s Regional Business Unit for Central Asia and Louis Skyner, a partner at Dentons.
Hydrogen and Canada's Energy Transition
Discussion exploring hydrogen and its role in Canada’s energy transition
Join Natural Gas World Americas Editor Dale Lunan, Dr David Layzell, energy systems architect and research director with The Transition Accelerator, and Greg Caldwell, director, utility hydrogen strategy at Alberta gas distributor ATCO, as they discuss the opportunities and challenges of hydrogen in meeting Canada’s energy transition aspirations.
This webinar is part of the Canadian Gas Dialogues Platform.
Green LNG: what is it and how can it help LNG players reduce carbon emissions?
Until recently, natural gas was seen as a climate-friendly “bridge fuel” in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Increasingly however investors and policymakers are viewing natural gas as part of the problem rather than part of the solution. They are putting pressure on market players to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with natural gas activities.
How can players in the LNG industry respond to this challenge?
What they can do is to make their LNG “green” or “greener”. But how? And what exactly does “Green LNG” mean?
With Steven R. Miles, Energy Sector Chair Baker Botts, Nonresident Fellow, Center for Energy Studies
And Matthew Fusina, Special Counsel at Baker Botts
Interviewed by Karel Beckman, Low-Carbon Futures editor at Natural Gas World/Gas in Transition Magazine
Recorded April 12 2021.
Emerging US Energy Policies in Oil and Gas
In this episode of In a Nutshell, Joseph Murphy discusses emerging US energy policies in oil and gas with Mark Finley, a fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute.
US president Joe Biden has sought to put the US on a path towards net zero and reverse the energy policies of his predecessor. Mark shares his views on the policy direction of the Biden administration, and what this could mean for oil and gas both in the US and overseas.
Mark Finley is the fellow in energy and global oil at Rice University's Baker Institute. He has 35 years of experience working at the intersections of energy, economics and public policy.
Joseph Murphy is Natural Gas World's News Editor.
Recorded on March 23, 2021.
Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre - Gas Report 2020
In this week’s episode of In a Nutshell, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) vice president Glen Sweetnam and researcher Diego Rivera Rivota join us to discuss the organisation’s latest report on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gas markets.
APEC members consume over half of the world’s gas supply and accounted for over two thirds of consumption growth in 2019. We discuss the ongoing trends in these markets, moves towards decarbonisation and how recent events like the cold snap in Asia in December-January and more recently the Texas power crisis have highlight vulnerabilities in gas and power systems.
Recorded March 10, 2021.
The APERC 2020 Gas Report can be read here:
Dutch offshore faces perfect storm
Jo Peters, secretary general at the Netherlands Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Association, shares his views on the existential challenges facing the Dutch oil and gas sector, from coronavirus disruptions and weak gas prices to high carbon taxes and draconian rules on nitrogen emissions.
Interview by Joseph Murphy, News Editor, Natural Gas World.
Recorded on November 25, 2020.