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CommentWire
CommentWire

Acergy and Subsea 7: deal signals a new reality in the oil and gas market

The planned merger between Acergy and Subsea 7, like the similar deal agreed by Schlumberger and Smith International earlier this year, illustrates the new environment in the oil and gas services market. With firms looking to become stronger so that they can overcome costs and complexity challenges, consolidation is likely to emerge as a popular strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jul 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Alinta: driving growth and diversification through acquisition

The price may be high, but for Alinta [ALN.AX] it is worth paying Duke [DUK] A$1.69 billion to capture some of Australia's most important gas pipelines, as well as power generation assets. Capitalizing on US energy companies' steady exit from Australia, the company is both improving the diversity of its operations and creating steady long-term growth in shareholder returns.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: government should look to optimize the value of its finite resources

The recently announced 'super' profits tax on the mining sector in Australia has led to a heated debate about its implications. Although the opposition is using the subject as pre-election campaigning material and the mining industry sees it as a serious sovereign risk concern, discussions over Australia's economic prosperity and the importance of its finite resources have largely been avoided.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Back to BASICs for India at Cancun

It's COP time again, and the world will resume its yearly chant about the need to address climate change. The baby steps taken in Copenhagen at the COP15 will be the focus of attention as most developed nations push to make these into more binding agreements. There will therefore be a lot of interest in the four BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India, and China - and what they come up with.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Banks are wary of environmental risks, but a switch to green lending is not inevitable

Some of the world's biggest banks will make it increasingly difficult for companies involved in controversial industries to get funding for future projects. Growing environmental scrutiny is making it harder for lenders to finance polluting industries without suffering a blow to their reputation, but a continued focus on profit means improved lending for green ventures is far from guaranteed.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

BG Group acquisition: the hunter becomes the hunted

UK gas explorer BG Group's hostile takeover of Australasian energy supplier Origin Energy has been all but sunk by a deal between Origin and US oil giant ConocoPhillips, to form a joint venture company that will own and operate Origin's coal seam gas reserves.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Sep 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

BG Group: backing out of US and UK generation

With the sale of its US generators complete, barring regulatory sign-off, and a sale process underway for its remaining UK generation assets, BG Group is cutting the cable on its involvement in power generation as demand keeps falling. By selling plants to pure-play generation and infrastructure groups, BG Group will be able to grow its activities in burgeoning areas of the oil and gas sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

BG Group: planned acquisition of Origin Energy has potential problems

UK natural gas producer BG Group has signaled its interest in Australia's Origin Energy through a A$12.9 billion (GBP6.2 billion) takeover offer. However, Origin's asset mix differs significantly from that of BG Group and selling on Origin's core activities following the acquisition in order to align their respective operations could prove to be a headache for the UK energy giant.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Central Asian gas: Russia steps up competition for resources

The EU and Russia's only common ground on energy policy is that Europe wants the gas Russia has, but that is not enough to ensure security of supply in Europe's energy-starved future. President Putin's recent tour to secure new contracts in central Asia is symptomatic of a fundamental difference of opinion between the EU and Russia on how energy markets should be organized.

Published By Datamonitor
17 May 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

China leaps ahead in the green race through its 12th five-year plan

As part of its new five-year plan for 2011-15, China has announced that it will focus on the development of its renewable energy market. The plan aims to establish green energy as a key industry and to further reduce carbon emissions by 2015. Should China be successful, this will consolidate its position not only as a key player in climate policies, but also as a global leader in renewable power.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Dec 2010

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