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Global LNG market to benefit from Gazprom's new Singapore office

Gazprom faced a difficult year in 2009 as weak gas prices hurt the company's profits. The rise of Qatari LNG supplies to Europe further highlighted that the European incumbent's dominance of the region is under threat. Gazprom has responded in typical style by successfully penetrating new markets and regions, most notably with the opening of an office in Singapore to capitalize on Asian demand.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2010
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Germany: offshore wind development will accelerate rapidly

Having long been a front-runner in the installation of renewable energy and onshore wind farms in particular, Germany has finally launched its first commercially developed offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. While Germany's offshore wind capacity has previously developed slowly with a pipeline of around 15GW, Datamonitor believes that this sector will grow significantly in the coming years.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2011
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Germany looks to reap rewards of LNG investment

E.ON recently announced plans to undertake a feasibility study into the possible construction of an LNG terminal on Germany's northern coast. If the project gets the green light, a number of benefits are likely to be felt throughout the German gas market, as Datamonitor's Andrew Hill explains...

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2005
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German gas market liberalization: the long and winding road

Bundesnetzagentur (BnetzA) has begun the arduous process of cutting network fees in the German gas market. The regulator still faces an uphill struggle, however, to overcome a legacy of ineffective competition in one of Europe's largest and most disparate gas sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2006
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Geothermal could account for a significant amount of UK energy if government support is increased

Deep geothermal energy in the UK has the potential to accommodate an installed capacity of 9.5GW of electrical power and 100GWth of heat to the nation's consumers, according to the Renewable Energy Association and a new report by engineering consultants Sinclair Knight Merz. Realizing this, however, will require government buy-in.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2012
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General Electric: continuing to strengthen its position in the oil and gas industry

General Electric's recent purchase of Wood Group's well support division is another strategic move to strengthen the company's competitive clout in the energy sector. The deal is the firm's fourth acquisition of recent months, signaling a major shift in its corporate strategy: the desire to reduce its dependence on its financial arm and to reinforce its position in the global industrial market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Feb 2011
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GdF-Suez expands in Turkey's gas market

GdF-Suez is to purchase Turkish gas distributor Izgaz after submitting the highest bid, at $232 million, in the tender for the privatization of the company. The gas distributor rights of Izgaz are a sensible acquisition, as Turkey's market is expanding rapidly and has stabilized since 2000.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Aug 2008
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Gazprom: Wingas swap is pragmatic route downstream

The Russian gas giant Gazprom has traded some of its upstream assets for a greater share in Wingas, the German gas retailer and distributor. This corporatist approach may be the only way the company can gain access to certain European markets in the short term.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2006
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Gazprom: Ukrainian law shuts the door on Russia gas giant

The Ukrainian prime minister and Russian president favor new deals to give Gazprom access to Ukraine's oil and gas infrastructure. Yet the country's parliament has passed a new law that will stymie Gazprom's grand strategy because it prohibits Ukraine's gas transmission network from being privatized. The result will be a frustrating thorn in the side of Gazprom's strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2007
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Gazprom: sends Ukraine new warning signals over gas price

In a world with growing international competition for supplies, Gazprom is reported to have agreed to gradually increase the price that it pays for Central Asian gas, in order to secure supplies from the region that may otherwise be exported to China and to Europe directly via the Nabucco pipeline. As a result, Ukraine may be forced to increase its import prices or risk supply disruption.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jul 2008

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