Despite having played a leading role in developing the EU’s Internal Energy Market (IEM), the UK is now on course to leave it. What are the implications?
This report provides a detailed evaluation of the long term security of the UK's natural gas supply options.
Although a remarkable concurrence of events unfolded in the week of 11th December 2017 that may have caused a potential crisis in the UK gas supply, the gas system of the country is very resilient to such events.
Based at one end of the Nord Stream pipeline, the SPIMEX price could eventually provide a benchmark for the domestic wholesale gas price and could also provide a foundation for further liberalisation of the gas market.
Some EU member-states see the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as Russia’s latest anti-European weapon. But even if they are right, the threat can be mitigated.
Study carried out for DG Energy by S&P Global Platts which examines how some of the Southeast Europe (SEE) energy markets were impacted by and performed during the cold spell of January - February 2017
BOTAŞ expects its maximum daily gas supply capacity to almost double by 2023, from the current 252 mcm/d (including storage capacity) to 473 mcm/d as new projects come on stream...
The key to gas fulfilling its potential role as a transition fuel up to and beyond 2030, is that it must be delivered to high income markets below $8/MMbtu, and to low income markets below $6/MMbtu (and ideally closer to $5/MMbtu).
France is showing international leadership in climate change and green finance (COP21) but challenges ahead such as electricity security and system integration with nuclear and VRE..
Both countries have ambitious approaches including: ambitious goals for GHG reduction, ambitious goals for energy efficiency, strong programs for renewables & a reluctant attitude towards (new) nuclear