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UK wholesale gas: high prices here to stay

The record high levels in UK wholesale gas prices seen in recent weeks have encouraged a large number of end users to delay signing contracts for the new gas year. However, a combination of market fundamentals and trader sentiment means that prices are likely to remain high over the longer term.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

National Grid Transco: a postcode lottery?

UK regional gas distribution price increases may come into force in October. Eight regional charges will replace a flat gas distribution charge, and retail tariffs could rise by 1.1% nationally. The implications for incumbent gas supplier Centrica are crucial: it may introduce regional retail tariffs to compensate, something Ofgem needs to appreciate at the outset.

Published By Datamonitor
12 May 2005
Expert View
Expert View

Gas Natural and Repsol's renewed LNG focus is an astute battle plan

The newly-formed LNG joint venture between Spain's Gas Natural and Repsol is an assiduous development for both companies, as well as for the Spanish gas market as a whole. The two companies will benefit from furthering their international aims, while Spain will benefit from a greater diversity of LNG supply.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2005
Expert View
Expert View

European wholesale market maturity still varies widely

New research by Datamonitor indicates that the size and speed of wholesale traded gas and power market development will continue to vary widely across Europe even in the decade following full market opening in July 2007. However, looking further ahead to 2018, it is likely that a new set of trading hubs in Europe's emerging wholesale markets will have emerged.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Gaz de France: plotting an astute Polish venture

Reiterating its offer to help Poland open a LNG reception terminal, Gaz de France (GDF) is shrewdly attempting to consolidate and expand its influence in one its target markets. With Poland galvanized into diversifying supply in the aftermath of the Russia-Ukraine gas delivery dispute, both parties should anticipate a positive outcome.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

European gas: Italy to become continental hub

Endesa has recently unveiled two new LNG projects planned for north-western Italy, complementing its already planned offshore LNG terminal in the eastern Gulf of Trieste. With LNG capacity set to increase, a planned gas pipeline from Turkey and the possible purchase of gas infrastructure by Gazprom, Italy is poised to become a strategic hub for gas into Europe in the near future.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

EDF: LNG trade shows embracing risk is far from reckless

The London-based trading arm of French electricity giant EDF has recently booked capacity at a regasification terminal in France for 2007. This small but significant move indicates that the firm is coming to terms with the need to compete in an increasingly open energy sector, where spot commodity trading will play a vital role.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ofgem: looking to provide a long-term solution to UK energy needs

UK energy regulator Ofgem may be awarded new regulatory powers in an attempt to tackle the UK's long-term energy supply needs and growing concerns of underinvestment from private companies. The proposals suggest that greater intervention will impact on other key strategic goals, such as the decision to invest in nuclear power and the LNG market.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jul 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Indian rig industry set to benefit from increased E&P activity

Exploration and production activity in India has increased significantly in the last decade, with foreign players entering the market prompted by the government's New Exploration and Licensing Policy regime. While this has provided opportunities for exploration and production players and the rig industry alike, domestic rig firms must update business models to compete with international rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2009
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Expert View

Shale gas hailed as a game changer, yet doubts remain over its long-term viability

The US is experiencing an energy revolution driven by shale gas, which could potentially be a game changer for world energy markets. Yet, due to concerns surrounding the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, the ease with which this process could be replicated elsewhere, and less than promising well decline rates, this unconventional energy source might not be all it's cracked up to be.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2009

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