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?…

Evolution in the LNG garden

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Modern man with all his marvels is roaming the planet because…

Alaska LNG - no lessons learned from Australia

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There is something exciting up in the north. Its big, it’s…

Where is the oil-price headed?

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If one does a long-term project, one needs good forecasts. But…

LNG, CNG and electric vehicles - what’s doing what

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I cannot remember how many times I had the issue on the table.…

80 USD oil is not cheap

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I am feeling a little like in a warp bubble - don't you? Browsing…

The last wonderland for LPG and condensate exporters

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The world of those who trade liquefied gasses and light condensate…

The real hybrid car - not just a Prius

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Since Toyota has bequeathed the Prius on us, all eyes are on…

The demise of the dinosaurs - some parallels

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65 million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the planet. They had conquered…

Peak everything is bullshit - how about peak idiots

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It's incredible how some old, bad ideas linger on in human minds…

The smart grid lie - why the real smart grid will blow your mind

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Already in 2008, Smart Grids were all the rage. Everything was…

How about lunar strawberries?

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Humanity is capable of astonishing feats from making atoms visible to landing probes on saturnian moons. In business though, there are limits of what should be done - or not.

Use LNG or lose money - the example of Iran

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Let me give you some figures straight. Iran consumes a little…

The unholy alliance

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In September 1815, 3 leading powers of the 19th century Europe…

FLNG - great technology, wrong business model

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This blog is almost two years old now and I have been asked multiple…