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The arrival of shale gas in Europe raises both opportunities as well
as issues for European governments and energy companies operating in the European Economic
Forecasting the future of UK gas supplies
The arrival of shale gas in Europe raises both
opportunities as well as issues for European governments and energy companies operating in the European
Bright Future for Australia's CSG
With Investment and expansion on the
rise, the future is looking up for Queensland's csg industry.
Australia powers up
Australia’s vast land is a treasure
house of conventional gas and coal seam gas reserves, which is rapidly transforming the country into a major world
gas exporter The success of Australia’s gas sector is due in part to the relative ease of access to enormous
resources and a well-developed western type economy and legal system that has encouraged foreign investment and
competition. It is not surprising that many of the world’s major energy companies, including Shell, BP, Total and
Chevron, are making long-term commitments in Australian gas,
Japan's natural disaster will boost demand for LNG
TheJapaneseTohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyo-Okiearthquake and tidal wave that overwhelmed the North East coast of Japan, hit the Japanese power
sector hard. It has resulted in substantial damage to the country’s electricity generation and distribution
networks, which has resulted in cities throughout the country experiencing rolling blackouts.
Investing in Indonesia's oil and gas industry
Indonesian gas production is set to grow from 72bcm in 2009 to a peak
of 89bcm by 2012, before slipping back to 87bcm by 2019, reports Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Europe's gas glut!
Despite Europe already being flooded
with cheap gas supplies, there are proposals from major LNG producers to increase gas deliveries to the EU. It is
very likely that wholesale gas prices will not return to pre recession prices for sometime to
For a Gas OPEC?
Should Europe take seriously talk of a
gas OPEC or should it form its own?
Russian Ukraine Gas Wars
The recent gas dispute between
Russia and the Ukraine has less to do with being a European problem and more to do with being a domestic one,
between the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The European Union currently imports 44% of its
natural gas, with Russia, Norway and North Africa as its main suppliers. Europe is linked by natural gas pipelines
to gas fields in neighbouring non EU states, though some gas is transported by Liquid Natural Gas tankers from the
Middle East, West Africa and the Caribbean.
Preparing For A Gas
How Europe is getting ready for another gas
БЛИЗИТСЯ КРИЗИС?*Real shortages will appear in a few years
when Gazprom has to fill two more pipelines (Nord and South Stream), yet it is unable to develop new fields
due to lack of current investment.Power
ShiftChina could take over as Turkmenistan's
leading customer. Since the start of 2009, China has started to import gas through the first phase of the
west-east pipeline network, which will link up with other gas fields in the region, eventually supplying some
30bcm per year for 30 years.
Europe's shale gas question
It has been suggested that gas from shale deposits will
rival conventional sources in the US in a few years, yet the emergence of shale gas as a significant force is still
very new. So is it possible that the story will be repeated in Europe?
Natural Gas Markets in the Middle East and North
Recent events in Libya and Bahrain have been of great
concern to many foreign investors, operators and governments concerned with the potential threat of disruption of
gas supplies. So far, for Europe, it is fortunate that gas imports from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
region have not been affected significantly.
Indonesian Gas could run out soon
Gas Production to Peak
in 2012? Gas could run out by
2030? Though Coal Seam Gas discoveries
could be seen as the long term solution.