What makes a successful traded gas hub? How do traded gas hubs help the gas markets to evolve? Russia’s vision for a European/international gas index.
Thierry Bros on the impact of the arrival of a new competitor (US LNG) on European prices where Gazprom has a sizeable market share and hence real market power.
While geopolitical considerations still influence the public debate about Nord Stream 2, in the EU, the topic has shifted to a rather technical discussion of energy market regulation.
Summary slides from the just released World Energy Outlook-2017 which includes a full update of energy demand and supply projections to 2040 based on different scenarios.
EU Gas Imports grow; supplier diversity increases due to a boost in LNG trade. LNG will dominate gas trade in the future and pushes integration of regional markets stepwise further.
An overview of the current status, gas imports (LNG and pipeline) & latest developments in Cyprus.
The authors show that the existing gas infrastructure in Germany is able to make a significant contribution to achieving a comprehensive energy transition (Energiewende) without great expense.
Confronted with an increasingly competitive market in the European Union and the credible threat of a new entrant, in the form of liquefied natural gas imports from the United States, Gazprom’s traditional export strategy is open to question.
Transport costs for gas storage facilities are considerably higher in the Netherlands compared to Germany; this results in lower (or even negative) margins which may lead Dutch gas storage to close down.
The author explores the implications of Gazprom's strategy to prioritise production from new more expensive fields rather than exploit some of its lower cost assets...