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Rising commodity prices due to Queensland floods put pressure on utilities

Flooding in the Australian state of Queensland has covered an area the size of France and Germany combined. The floods are making a significant impact on the supply and prices of a number of commodities such as cotton, wheat, sugar, other foodstuffs, and particularly coal. The latter will place further pressure on utilities, which are reliant on coal-based energy generation.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jan 2011
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RIL-BP deal will boost the confidence of foreign oil companies in the Indian oil and gas sector

RIL and BP have signed a major asset deal that will allow the UK oil firm to take a 30% share in RIL's upstream assets in the Krishna Godavari basin, located off India's east coast. The deal will also likely set a strong foundation for future international investments in the Indian upstream sector, with the ninth round of the country's New Exploration Licensing Policy lined up for later in 2011.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2011
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Renewed fears of gas cartelization remain unfounded

The recent meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum has again reignited fears that the organization will emerge as a gas OPEC. These fears have been further fuelled by plans to set up a price formula working group. However, the ability of the GECF to emerge as a gas OPEC, at least in the short to medium term, remains limited.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2007
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Reliance Industries Limited: struggling to sustain production from India's richest gas field

The upstream regulator of India has rejected the most recent spending proposals submitted by Reliance Industries Limited for the KG-D6 basin, claiming that the company has failed to stick to the approved field development plan. Low production has led to an unreliable supply of gas in the country, with Indian consumers being hit the hardest.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2011
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CommentWire

Osaka Gas: redefining the super major

Japan's dependence on liquefied natural gas imports has created a market situation whereby the country boasts a large number of integrated energy companies. However, having invested significantly in Spain's Sagunto terminal, Osaka Gas is leading the way in breaking free of the burden of merely meeting domestic demand to show promise in other fields.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2010
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Oil price surge: opportunities and threats for Asia Pacific

With the global economy showing signs of recovering from recession, oil prices have risen amid a speculated growth in demand. Although this will lead to commercial opportunities for Asia Pacific countries, further price rises could leave the region facing further economic difficulties. As a result, Asia Pacific must act now to ensure future energy security.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Oil market volatility requires an innovative response from industry players

As oil and gas activity slowed down and oil prices remained volatile, many equipment manufacturers and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies were hurt in 2009. The lessons learnt last year are likely to show that different strategies and business approaches are needed to sustain growth and profitability in 2010.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Oil majors face deteriorating investment climate in Kazakhstan

International oil companies have seen their dominance over global hydrocarbon reserves eroded in recent decades. Today, around 80% of total oil reserves are in the hands of state-backed energy companies, and corruption, the rise of resource nationalism and China's ongoing hunt for energy assets are threatening to back oil majors further away from cheap and easily accessible energy supplies.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2010
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Oil giants post impressive but unsustainable Q3 successes

The majority of the world's biggest oil companies have posted impressive Q3 profits off the back of recovering oil and gas prices, increased production and, in some cases, improved refining margins and shrewd restructuring. However, refining is still a big challenge for many in the industry, and it remains to be seen whether profits so heavily dependent on fickle market prices can be sustained.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2010
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CommentWire

Novozymes, Danisco: catalysts for cellulosic ethanol production

Biofuel from non-food biomass (cellulosic ethanol) is still well behind grain-based biofuel in production volumes and cost. However, recently unveiled enzymes bring viable fossil-free fuel production (which does not directly compete with food production) a step closer.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2010

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