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CommentWire

Transport and energy: gloomy announcements raise questions over supposed 'green shoots' of recovery

Declines in the Baltic Dry Index and international air cargo volumes, along with forecasts of weak crude oil demand until 2012, have raised questions over various claims of a quicker-than-expected global economic recovery. Despite the recent rally in the stock market brought on by these claims, these new announcements indicate that a full recovery is still a long way off.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2009
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TPIs play key role in I&C market

With the increasing liberalization and complexity of the industrial and commercial energy market, third-party intermediaries (TPIs) are more frequently employed by large energy purchasers to negotiate their energy supply contracts. Indeed, TPIs are vital to navigating the complex terms and conditions that are now part and parcel of these deals, and can also play a role in precipitating switching.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2007
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Time for Australia to unlock its geothermal energy potential

The Australian geothermal industry has recently received a double boost from the government, which has changed tax laws to allow companies to write-off exploration costs and increased the renewable energy fund in its 2010 budget. Australia now has a chance to become a world leader in the geothermal energy market, but doubts remain as to whether it can capitalize on its position.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2010
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Think big for cashless payments

The concept of cashless transactions appeals to consumers and suppliers alike. It reduces the overheads of handling cash, cuts down on the risk of theft, and the inconvenience of having to find the right amount of change for a vending or car park machine. However, there are a few things that every organization should know about cashless payments before committing to such a scheme.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2006
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The potential of global shale gas resources is likely to drive upstream investments

Due to increased demand, the global shale gas industry is likely to witness significant investment in the medium to long term, particularly in the US, along with a number of developing markets with large reserves, such as China, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Libya, and Algeria. However, environmental concerns and the lack of regulatory policies may impede the sector's global development.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

The Philippines: major power crisis raises questions over existing industry regulations

The Philippines' power market is on the brink of collapse due to a 60% drop in hydropower generation, caused by a prolonged drought. The country is highly dependent on its hydropower facilities, and short-term initiatives may be rushed through to bypass existing restrictive laws and rectify the country's current energy woes. However, such solutions may deter future foreign investment.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2010
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The petroleum industry has important lessons to learn in the aftermath of Macondo

In mid-September, US authorities announced that BP's blow-out Macondo well in the US Gulf of Mexico is "effectively dead." As one of the most alarming accidents in the global petroleum industry in recent times, it is essential that Macondo is used as a benchmark in the creation of new operating procedures, and that it serves as an important lesson to the entire industry.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Sep 2010
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The Japanese and global nuclear industries will survive the Fukushima incident

Toshiba, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi will have to revise their worldwide short and medium-term nuclear sales forecasts downwards due to the Fukushima incident. However, in the longer term Japan's nuclear majors stand to profit from the decommissioning of the country's damaged reactors, as well as the continued growth of an industry which the world, including Japan, cannot conceivably do without.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2011
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CommentWire

The future of the global refinery industry lies in developing economies

Facing declining margins, looming refinery overcapacity and divestitures, the global refinery industry seems to be in a state of reinvention. Datamonitor analysis observes that the future of this industry lies in emerging and developing economies, with investment in infrastructure, energy efficiency and expansion being the most likely route to success.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2010
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The Fukushima Daiichi disaster has raised questions about the future of Japan's energy supply

As the effects of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster continue to be felt, this latest nuclear accident cannot be treated as an isolated incident. At present, nuclear power is a key component of Japan's energy mix, but going forward, it seems certain that the nation will attempt to reduce its dependency. However, any such moves in this direction will create fresh challenges.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2011

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