The Ukraine has a LNG problem. It’s a major blunder and it looks like LNG in the region is doomed. As strange as it sounds, there might be a bright future for LNG in the Black Sea still.
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Entries by Rudolf Huber
Ten years ago, the European Union embarked on its own journey to Oz by reforming its energy markets. It successively broke the chains of hundreds of millions energy customers from monopoly utilities dictatorship and changed the very nature of the energy business. Suddenly, everyone wanted to be a trader.
New LNG capacity owners find themselves in excruciating economic pain. They have only themselves to blame but this crazy situation might hold the seeds for them, to become the superstars of the gas age. Or else they die.
Those well-connected are supposed to be the magic cure to a rotten LNG portfolio. They are not so important, after all.
LNG agreements pieced together from dead contractual bodies are dangerous. Still many see them as their only source of inspiration. They can do better.
Oil price links are finally coming to an end in Europe. In fact, they have eked an existence as Zombies of the energy world as the fundamental mechanism destroying them was not American shale but free markets.
New Asian LNG buyers (outside the JKT and China) have a problem. They are perceived to be in the “I will pay any price for LNG” club by sellers. Many of them face vastly different situations from each other in their home markets. Not an enviable position but one that can be dealt with.
Superstorm Sandy has blackened out large parts of the American East coast. Electricity generation was not the problem but rather power lines on wooden poles. Distributed generation offers a solution. We all have followed the news on super-storm Sandy while it laid waste to a large swathe of the American North Eastern Seaboard. This time New York […]
OMV’s Gerhard Roiss makes the case for shale gas in Europe. He is right as Europe needs the resource and cannot allow itself to fall behind. I was planning to have a post on shale gas for Europe in December but current news pushed me to this one. Those who know me will not be […]
Sky-high CAPEX plus cost overruns and a fundamental shift in the LNG market mean trouble for some LNG projects. Some will scratch by but I bet there will be a couple of very high profile failures. Just a couple of days ago I have used the Black Mamba metaphor for LNG CAPEX cost explosion and we are handed […]
High fuel prices have caused the shale gas boom and there is no end in sight. When the dust settles, sheer entrepreneurial forces will have transformed the planet. The golden age of gas is just about to begin. The EIA predicts that the US will be the biggest oil producer worldwide by 2020. And by […]
Some companies in Europe have built up massive regasification portfolios with no supply coming forward. They are exposed. They could turn vice into virtue and become the next generation of LNG players rather than doing what did never really work in a market. Assume that you are getting a phone call from a lawyer in a […]
Mr. Obama – you are in your second term now. There is an entrepreneurial spirit under the Natural Gas hood. Being friends with them will help America a lot. Congratulations Mr. Obama, Now that the celebrations are over – back to work. And there is one item that is dear to us Natural Gas fans. […]
LNG has a mystery reputation. This is undeserved. This blog is here to shed light on some of the issues. Many points are mere opinions. You are invited to discuss and disagree if you do so. To those new to it, LNG must be a bedeviled business. As soon as someone just feels confident enough […]
The combination of LNG and Africa has always been regarded with awe. The continent certainly is challenging in many respects. But it’s also incredibly rewarding. LNG is a topic that gives most energy professionals cold shivers. I cover the reasons for that in other articles. It gets really crazy when LNG is combined with the […]
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The world is in a double bind. We cannot go on polluting the planet as we have done in the past as it will kill us. Dieselgate has shown us how bad things are in transportation only but this is the tip of the iceberg.
Then again, radical environmentalists with an agenda shove untested, unfit and horribly expensive solutions down our throats. May the taxpayer pay.
Methane is green enough and can be made even greener in time and is economically sound. The technology is tried and tested and the results are proven.
What are we waiting for?
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