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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…

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…

Where is the oil-price headed?

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

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 demise of the dinosaurs - some parallels

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

The value of bad news - only good news is toxic

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Too much good news can kill an otherwise perfectly healthy project as it raises a lot of alarm bells. Those problems are not to be taken lightly and need careful planning and constant calibrating of the project. But denying that it’s there is not going to make things better as educated partners, customers, officials and investors will not miss out on it.

LNG on rails - networking fuel

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Road transport might offer ultimate flexibility as one can easily bring anything just about anywhere but when that flexibility is not even needed it comes at a horrendous price. The main difference between a network model and point to point transport is that the network is a loose system of different nodal points between which lumps of whatever (in our case LNG) zip zap around. These nodal points supply smaller satellite distributors which in turn are the backbone of the supply system.

Business Development in Natural Gas - get the Frontschwein out

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Business Developers have to become a Frontschwein in order to face the challenges of the European Natural Gas business. That's no easy feat for companies that are still pretty monopolistic - and stiff - in spirit.

The power of pain - LNG newbies in trouble

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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.

Mr. Obama, could this be your LNG term?

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Mr. Obama - you are in your second term now. There is an entrepreneurial…

LNG from Africa

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The combination of LNG and Africa has always been regarded with…

LNG Supply

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Willing LNG buyers in Europe look at a bleak supply picture.…

LNG - the Black Mamba principle

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LNG projects are on the expensive side but some are more expensive…