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Expert View
Expert View

New sectors are likely to drive growth in the oil and gas market during this decade

While the recession has reduced the strength of some conventional players, it has created an opportunity for others to increase their clout in the segment. The oil and gas sector is likely to witness interesting developments that will provide new opportunities for industry players in this decade, such as an increased focus on unconventional fuels.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Feb 2011
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: watermelons shaping up to provide a refreshing alternative

Some unusual fruit products have been noted by Productscan this month, such as carbon dioxide injected fresh fruit, square watermelons and sausages filled with goji berries, a so-called super-fruit. The release of these products highlights the growing consumer interest in healthier food options, with manufacturers seeking innovative ways to present their offerings to appeal to this growing trend.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

New food launches May-Jul: a fresh look at fish

Published By Datamonitor
26 Sep 2006
Expert View
Expert View

Nabucco: still just a pipedream?

Nabucco faces many difficulties, most significantly soaring construction costs and sourcing the gas. However, the EU ETS has the potential to make the project economically viable. Furthermore, Turkmenistan is showing signs of commitment to supply the pipeline, and although improved Western-Iranian relations are not on the horizon, Iran should be considered a viable supply solution in the long run.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2008
Expert View
Expert View

Low-temperature, low-pressure systems could take waste heat recovery into the mainstream

A growing number of eco-awards are being won by process heat recovery systems. The Aqua-Society, for example, won the 2010 German Sustainability Award for its production of electricity from low-pressure waste steam at temperatures as low as 70 degrees Celsius. While such capabilities could help popularize the technology, it remains to be seen whether it can match the success of wind and solar.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Logistics firms must find a balance between sustainability and efficiency

Sustainability measures will have a significant impact on shipping and transport companies' services and costs. However, the extent of this impact and the cost implications therein are unknown. Companies must take a more proactive approach in assessing these potential ramifications, as shippers and end consumers alike will ultimately demand this of all transportation providers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Liquefied natural gas: cargoes do not necessarily follow price

European utilities and governments are placing more and more emphasis on the movement of liquefied natural gas by tanker to bolster supply security. Sole reliance on regional price dynamics to attract deliveries of this important and flexible source of gas supply is not sufficient and additional strategies may be required.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Libya: the new oil frontier

The media spotlight has fallen on Libya and the activities of international oil companies there after the release on compassionate grounds of al-Magrahi, the man held in connection with the bombing of Pan Am flight 103. However, despite the controversy caused by his release, it should be remembered that the companies have been active in Libya since US-led sanctions ended in 2004, and before.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Kyoto 'sustainable' policy to promote coal power

The Clean Development Mechanism - a framework designed to stimulate sustainable development projects in developing countries using predominantly EU funding - is to subsidize new coal-fired plants in India and China. This controversial decision raises serious concerns about the framework's environmental integrity and the legitimacy of its contributions to sustainable development.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Israel: Middle East tensions may derail new gas find development

The discovery of natural gas deposits beneath the Eastern Mediterranean has shifted the outlook for Israel's energy market. It is thought that the reserves hold enough gas to feed Israel's consumption for decades, and may even turn the energy-dependent country into an exporter. However, the discovery has served to exacerbate political tensions, and further development faces major challenges.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2010

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