Russian Gas Supplies Through Ukraine Turned Off

The Ukrainian state-controlled natural gas company Naftogaz has its work set out for it as the Soviet vestige seeks to cut reliance on Russia’s Gazprom. “Ukraine has one of the most important transit pipelines for Russian gas exports to the rest of Europe. Fifteen percent of the EU’s imported gas flows through Ukraine. At the same time,… Keep reading →

Solar Energy Remains Popular For Private Homeowners

The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance,… Keep reading →

Construction Continues On Wendelstein 7-X Reactor

There is still a very long way to go before a commercial reactor is built, but scientists at the National Ignition Facility succeeded in creating a reaction in which more energy came out than went in. “The real significance of this is, we’re now matching our models, we have our feet back on the ground… Keep reading →

British Gas Controversially Increases Its Energy Prices

Intensified competition between Russian gas giant Gazprom and Russian gas independent Novatek is showcasing the advantages to producers of LNG pricing flexibility, according to Eurasia Group Global Energy and Natural Resources analyst Leslie Palti-Guzman. Natural gas analysts frequently point out that there are three different pricing regions for gas – North America, Europe and Asia.… Keep reading →

Kuwait Promises To Increase Oil Production In Case  Of War

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate far too much yesterday… PetroChina has agreed to buy 25% of the West Qurna oil field in Iraq from ExxonMobil for an undisclosed sum. An analyst at Sanford Bernstein previously estimated the value of ExxonMobil’s 60% interest in the field at $3 billion. [Bloomberg] An easing… Keep reading →

Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes At Record High

US independent EOG has urged its stakeholders to reject a share purchase offer by TRC Capital, which has made a name for itself – not necessarily a good one – for its unsolicited “mini-tender” bids in a range of industries, including energy. EOG is the latest in a laundry list of large energy companies that… Keep reading →


The Chevron-Apache Kitimat LNG export project in British Columbia has the potential to capitalize on Canada’s vast natural gas resources, as well as the proximity of its western coast to Asian markets. But it is also up against competition from producing countries like Australia, where the buildout of LNG export infrastructure is already well underway,… Keep reading →

Brisbane Faces Some Of The Worlds Highest Water Costs

Water wars in the western US and around the world are predicted with increasing frequency as climate fears grow, debilitating droughts persist and human population growth climbs steadily higher. Concerns about fresh water supplies coming under pressure and the increasing cost of supplying fresh water to people, crops and livestock seem to grow more urgent… Keep reading →

Gulf Oil Spill Begins To Reach Land As BP Struggles To Contain Leak

Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Company has agreed to buy 0.9 million tons per annum of LNG for 20 years from the 8.9 mtpa, Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG project in Australia. Other committed buyers for Wheatstone production include TEPCO, Kyushu Electric Power Company and Chubu Electric Power Company. First LNG is scheduled for 2016. US independent Apache completed… Keep reading →

Established LNG project operator Chevron bought out two minority stakeholders in the Kitimat LNG export project located in British Columbia, Canada in a deal announced on Christmas Eve.

Chevron’s financial strength, LNG operational experience and marketing expertise could help the project reach important sales and purchase offtake agreements with buyers. Keep reading →

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