Power generation
Letter from the Middle East: Gas faces headwinds
19 August 2020
The received wisdom that gas would be the region’s main growth fuel for generation is being challenged
Southeast Europe bets on gas
13 August 2020
Greece and Bulgaria plan dashes for gas to fuel cleaner energy futures
Myanmar LNG projects overcome pandemic and sceptics
3 July 2020
China and Hong Kong-led consortium has started operating first of three planned facilities as Yangon targets nationwide electrification
France risks gas undershoot
22 May 2020
The need for flexible back-up for renewables and nuclear plants may mean the country needs more gas than it thinks
US electricity prices turn negative
4 May 2020
Plunging domestic energy demand is raising concerns that Covid-19 will slow the growth of renewables
UK retail power faces up to reconsolidation
31 March 2020
The market share of challengers hits a landmark figure, but M&A could remake a hegemony, simply with different actors
Nigeria puts money into gas drive
19 March 2020
A state guarantee for the bulk of the financing needed for a big pipeline project suggests Nigeria is serious about boosting domestic gas supplies
Electricity production is on a sustained charge
13 January 2020
Renewable cost reductions and increasing storage availability will fuel exponential electricity growth
Powerful new players enter the utilities sector
2 January 2020
Oil and gas companies are entering the utilities market—aiming to take advantage of rapid market transformation
Is South Africa heading to a gas-powered future?
13 December 2019
The ambitious Integrated Resource Plan may struggle to convince investors and overcome vested interests. The reality could include a far greater dependence on gas than envisaged
South Africa eyes industrial boost through IRP
14 November 2019
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe outlines the benefits expected from the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019 beyond energy security
Backsolving the residential puzzle
1 November 2019
Existing housing stock offers big efficiency wins but also presents the hardest challenges
Gas and renewables boost power efficiency
31 October 2019
The metrics are very different, but global power market’s two growth engines are making efficiency gains
Majors see opportunity in utility fragmentation
17 July 2019
PWC sees value for IOCs as the traditional utility model becomes less relevant
Who will lead the gas-to-power charge?
2 July 2019
Low LNG prices and pressing environmental challenges are becoming key drivers for the gas-to-power sector. But widespread adoption faces political and technological hurdles
EV revolution could stall due to mineral shortages
12 June 2019
More planning is required to ensure adequate supply, researchers say
Another hot summer in prospect for Iraq
11 June 2019
Protests could return this summer, against a background of political fragmentation
RWE warns on European gas demand
7 June 2019
The German utility paints a sobering picture for the future of the fuel, even in a lower price environment
Coal and CCGT help support steam turbine market
7 May 2019
The global trend towards the use of renewables is not denting the demand for older methods of power generation
Gas-to-power facing socio-economic challenges
1 May 2019
Vested interest opposition to wider natural gas use for electricity generation discussed as Petroleum Economist holds its first Gas to Power forum in London
Caribbean energy: devastation and opportunity
13 April 2018
Governments want to remake their electric grids
India's new oil-supply strategy
27 November 2017
The first shipment of US crude to the country signals a new era in US-Indian relations. It also sends a clear message to Opec that the world's third-largest consumer has other supply options
Filling China's tanks
10 November 2017
Beijing is working hard to put its SPR expansion programme back on track
Technology and new business models boost electricity access
10 November 2017
More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report
Jordan—pick and mix
28 September 2017
Jordan needs to expand its power-distribution system as it becomes one of the most advanced Arab states in developing renewables
Jordan—rocks to watts
28 September 2017
Jordan is hoping that burning oil shale to create power will be a significant step towards greater energy independence