Author: Alex Forbes
Turkmenistan sees light at the end of the tunnel
10 June 2019
Turkmenistan must overcome economic crisis and political hurdles to reverse its gas exports decline
LNG spot trading on a roll
4 June 2019
Growth in “true” LNG spot trading is set to continue, with an emergent role for portfolio players and traders
Novatek targets huge Arctic gas resources
7 May 2019
The firm intends to become one of the world's largest LNG producers by 2030 via projects in the inhospitable Arctic environment
Chinese shale struggles to get moving
30 April 2019
The Asian giant is having difficulties emulating the US shale gas revolution, but is determined to keep developing its own resources
Russia’s hunger for second eastern gas outlet grows
15 February 2019
China’s rampant gas growth revives talk in Russia of Power of Siberia 2 pipeline project
Wintershall-DEA: The anatomy of a merger
23 November 2018
The Wintershall-DEA deal brings together businesses that in 2017 had combined sales of €4.7bn
Wintershall and DEA: A merger with ‘major’ aspirations
23 November 2018
The Wintershall and DEA merger, the largest upstream deal in Europe for over a decade, will be heavily weighted to gas, putting it at the centre of a heated gas debate in Germany
China: Enter the smokeless dragon
25 September 2018
Part of China’s blue-sky strategy is the switch from coal to natural gas—with an unexpected impact on the global LNG market
Pakistan gagging for more gas
24 July 2018
Declining domestic natural gas production and delayed import schemes could cause problems
India embraces gas and renewables
6 July 2018
With prime minister Narendra Modi now less than a year away from a general election, his energy successes and failures will be in the spotlight
Europe waits on Germany
29 May 2018
Despite being a leader in renewables, the country can't kick its coal habit
Qatar's LNG resurgence
25 May 2018
The country is expanding its liquefied natural gas export capacity
Middle East LNG imports set to soar
2 March 2018
Gas shortages will prompt expansion in regional demand for liquefied natural gas
Shell's bid to stave off Japan energy crisis after tsunami
31 March 2011
With LNG capacity set to increase, Shell is guaranteeing supply to disaster-hit Japan
What Japan's Fukushima crisis means for gas
31 March 2011
Fukushima's setback for nuclear power creates new opportunities for natural gas – now and in the future
Shell's Pearl promises a new dawn for GTL
24 February 2011
Market fundamentals have never looked better for GTL and if Shell's Pearl plant works as expected, it will be a huge breakthrough for the industry
GTL: a glut-inspired idea for North America’s shale-gas abundance
6 January 2011
Weak gas prices and strong oil market could underpin GTL development; world-leader Sasol bullish about prospects
A postcard from Ras Laffan
1 April 2008
With Qatargas nearing completion of its first 7.8m t/y LNG mega-train and another five under construction, Alex Forbes visited Ras Laffan Industrial City to see how construction is progressing