Are those low oil prices the best chance Africa had in a long time?

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We are halfway through 2016 and Africa looks set for despair…

The first LNG Market Maker - born when the world was not looking

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For the longest time (about a decade or so) the LNG world was…

LNG in South Africa

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The new situation we have with comparatively cheaper LNG is sharpening…

Why we could see less than 30 USD oil again - part 2

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Last week we have seen that there is more and more oil coming…

Why we could see less than 30 USD oil again - part 1

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So, OPEC has met and decided that the world is good as it is…

The first German LNG terminal

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Looking at the North Western European coastlines one can see…

Iran / India - an energy partnership?

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Iran's sanctions have been lifted a couple of months now and…

South Africa’s LPG dilemma

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About 2 years ago I was contacted in order to work on the South…

DieselGate - why the US drew first blood and how to get out

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No matter how many years I blast the message to the world, nothing…

Floating Regasification - a reality check

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Many years ago, an old sea bear and meanwhile a good friend told…

What would happen to OPEC if it won the oil price war

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We are living in weird times. OPEC floods the market with crude…

How anarchy works for shale oil

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It's a bit obscene - for years we have watched the meteoric rise…

What effect would the dismemberment of Russia have to European security of Gas Supply

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Here is a warning - this article is speculation as many others…

My lost 28 USD oil price wager

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In June 2014, I made a wager with a friend (here is the full…

Pakistan - the manacled LNG player

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The last 12 months have seen 3 new LNG consumers added to the…

Henry Hub in Europe - Gazproms magic kingdom of sunk cost simulations

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The mother of all battles is on in the gas industry. Don't see…

Fukushima and why we cling on to ruins

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It's a bit late to write about Fukushima, don't you agree? If…

Wanna get into LNG? A reality check.

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Back in early 2012, I dashed down some thoughts I had with a…

News from the deathbed - how marginal technologies may enjoy a revival because of low oil prices

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Free falling oil prices are blamed for much of the ills of the…

A rude awakening for NWE regasification terminal customers and operators

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In the dying days of 2008, a bunch of renegade gas players congregated…

Shale, not shallow - the ghosts of hardship

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Who knows the tale of Heracles who - for a moment - carries the…

Why the African LNG projects boom fades (will be different)

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Until about one year ago, every time I went to Sub-Saharan Africa,…

The value of the anchor customer in LNG projects

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When Nigeria LNG started operations in 1999, it had become the…

LNG pricing - the enemy within (and the one at the door)

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I am just getting out of the thick of the Central European Gas…

Why there won't be a rush for Iranian oil investments - just now

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Poor Iranians are really in bad luck. Or are they? Their agreement…

Could The Comoros be a base for hydrocarbon products to Africa

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Everyone holds his breath as one of the most important hydrocarbon…

The Energy Industrial Complex is dead

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Who remembers what's this on the picture above. That's right,…

World - meet Methanumorphosis

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It's almost 9 years ago that I was asked to perform an in-company…

The end of diesel

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This article was written in summer 2015, before the break of…

Drowning in LPG

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Anyone checking regularly on the oil price must blush from time…

Fighting the wrong war

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It’s a staple of the green movement. CO2 is bad for the planet.…

The end of the oil price cycle

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Since my very earliest days in the Natural Gas business, I have…

Are diesel emissions a human rights violation?

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The European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) was born on September…

Unpredictable energy markets – or just the turn of the architect

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In the second installment of the famous Matrix trilogy, Neo meets…

Persian gas for the emerging Gulf gas market

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One of the first assignments I had, when I joined the gas world,…

LNG in Africa - LNG is not a rich man’s fuel

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I have been writing about LNG in Africa for years now. Remember?…

For our children - and ourselves

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Its more than 3 years now that I am fighting for some improved…

In the crosshairs - how diesel makes us mutants

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We all believe that protecting the environment around us is something…

Use it or lose it for African flares

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Africa - just like many other regions on earth - suffers from…

The great EURO 6 scam

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Now it's official. Since September 1st this year, all new diesel…

Microbial Coal Conversion - putting lignite coal to good use

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Good ideas are incredibly frequent and it’s even more astonishing…

My 28 Dollar WTI wager

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In July 2014 I made a wager. I said that before March 2016 (don’t…

Cold energy - how Stirling can help energy efficiency

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Who knows what a Stirling engine is? Most of us won’t. Well,…

Is your energy job safe?

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A couple of days ago I had a conversation with a trader friend…

Is shale a blessing in disguise for OPEC

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How many times have I written about the implications of shale…

LPG in Africa - may the games commence

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It is difficult not to be stunned by what happens in energy nowadays.…

Don't try to avoid the F-word in LNG

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There is a German saying. He, who does a voyage, shall have stories…

Iranian LNG for Europe - reality or pipe dream?

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Since my earliest days in LNG, I have lived with the specter…

Why pigs should not sing

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After nearly a decade in LNG I tend to believe that I should…

Is the Nigerian fuel crisis the mother of energy opportunities?

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The news about the current Nigerian fuels crisis is already spreading…

Micro generation - the next African mobile phone revolution

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When I was exposed to Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time in…

OPEC’s catch 22

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This is not my first post on the current oil price dilemma and…

Could the Emirates be to the Middle Eastern gas market what the UK was to European one

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In the mid Nineties, the UK transformed its gas market unleashing liberalization.…

Was shale a frackin bubble?

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Those who have spent the last 10 years in oil and gas were in…

The third reign of life – clean energy from another realm

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Most of us will remember from our time at school that life divides…

AGRI and a new energy future for the Black Sea region

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2011 I was briefly involved in a project called AGRI - the Azerbaijan,…

How to beat chicken and egg in LNG bunkering

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Just imagine it’s Christmas but nobody is there. That’s a…

Ragnarok for oil sellers – and you thought the mayhem is over

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All those interested in Norse mythology (I am sure there are…

The real reason for the (so called) low oil price

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So we have lived through the last OPEC meeting in Vienna holding…

The Pharaoh dimension - LNG in Egypt

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One in 3 Arabs worldwide lives on the banks of the Nile river?…