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For 2005, total United States natural gas consumption as reported by the US Energy Information Administration (USEIA)2 was just below 22 Tcf3, which was about 1 Tcf less than the historic high of 23 Tcf reached in 2000. At roughly 19 Tcf, the total figure for marketed production reported by USEIA was lower than the […]
After prolonged negotiations, the 2007 Russia-Belarus Agreement was signed two minutes before the previous contract expired, with Europe wondering whether there would be a repetition of last year’s Russia-Ukraine gas crisis. Fortunately, a crisis was avoided but not without renewed speculation and adverse commentary on the reliability of Russian gas (and oil) supplies. Our comment […]
The Turkish gas market is one of the most rapidly growing – and is therefore becoming one of the most important – markets in Europe. However, during the 2000s it experienced setbacks in terms of anticipated demand growth and the anticipated development of liberalisation and competition. Plans for rapid liberalisation and reducing the market share […]
In 2006, security of European gas supply became a very topical subject following the cuts in Russian supplies to Ukraine in the first days of the year which had the consequence of restricting the availability of supplies to some European countries. Much of the subsequent discourse has been concerned with ‘the arithmetic of gas security’ […]
Natural gas production in the markets of organisation for economic cooperation and development (OECD) countries such as North America and Europe is beginning to decline, while demand for gas is boosted by new investments in gas-fired power generation, and by increased environmental awareness. The need to import gas, and henceforth to trade it internationally, has […]
In just over a decade, Egypt has become one of the largest domestic markets in Africa and amongst developing countries. Over the last 15-20 years, gas production and consumption have been moving upwards in tandem. Both stood at 6.8 billion cubic metres (bcm) in 1990, and both quadrupled respectively to 26.8 bcm and 25.7 bcm […]
The Interconnector pipeline became operational in October 1998, providing a bi-directional link between the gas networks of the UK and mainland Europe. The 235 km line runs from Bacton in Norfolk to Zeebrugge in north west Belgium and has the capacity to transport 20 billion cubic metres per annum (bcm/y) in UK export mode and […]
There are numerous LNG terminal projects both planned and proposed in the coastal regions of China where the economy has been rapidly expanding. While the Chinese government has adopted a policy of siting one such project in each coastal province, a simple calculation indicates that, with construction of only about eight LNG-receiving terminals1, each with […]
Why do we need a study on gas demand? First, because energy forecasts predict natural gas to be the fastest growing primary energy source in Europe in the next 2−3 decades. Gas demand forecasts commonly show optimistic trends increasing gently or steeply, as shown in Figure 1. The reasons for this expected ‘dash for gas’ […]
Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko – known for his outlandish comments – reputedly said: ‘Belarus’s unique situation lies in the fact I am indebted to no one.’1His words are not without a modicum of truth. Western Europe has little in the way of leverage over Belarus’ s unpredictable president, whose ten-year reign has seen the country […]
Argentina has a peculiar history. In the early 1900s, it was one of the leading countries in the world, but at the end of the century it more resembled a developing country. Argentina remains however the richest country in South America despite its economic decline, as measured by GDP per capita.
New OIES Forum on LNG in Transition: In Europe, competition boils down to Russian pipeline gas versus LNG as other… https://t.co/W4y4yFCr9Q
The #OPAL ruling lowers the chance of long-term post-2019 Ukraine transit contract by eroding a little goodwill lef… https://t.co/JN6Dc1VKpv
The LNG business is facing considerable uncertainties as it transitions to become a fully traded commodity. This O… https://t.co/eCWWVZNUZ0
Oxford Energy Forum – LNG in Transition: from uncertainty to uncertainty – Issue 119 https://t.co/dc1tMHKhEg