Tagged With UK
Brexit: fear and volatility
22 June 2016
The UK will probably vote to stay – but until that’s clear, markets will gyrate
UK awards first fracking license in five years
2 June 2016
Independent firm Third Energy has been awarded the first UK license for hydraulic fracturing since 2011. It’s a boost for the nascent industry but don’t expect an imminent shale gas revolution
Nuclear power in the EU has fallen out of fashion
25 May 2016
Nuclear is more prone to popularity peaks and troughs than many other energy sources, and it’s not looking good at the moment
European gas prices on the slide
6 April 2016
A gas glut is hitting prices, and the continent’s buyers are benefiting
The storm nears in the North Sea
25 February 2016
UK and Norwegian oil output has defied gravity for the past year, but the slowdown will become plain in 2016
UK targets switch to gas
7 December 2015
The UK Conservative government is to consult on phasing out coal completely by 2025, but it must find ways to trigger investment in gas-fired plant
UK to close coal power stations by 2025 says energy minister
18 November 2015
The UK Conservative government is to consult on phasing out coal completely by 2025 – but only if new gas capacity is advancing fast enough
China joins EDF in UK Hinkley Point nuclear deal
23 October 2015
The UK has admitted China into its power-generation market, allowing it to take a stake in the Hinkley Point nuclear plant
Balfour Beatty bids $93m for UK Alkane
21 September 2015
A subsidiary of Balfour Beatty, Barbican Bidco, has made a £61.37mn ($93m) bid for AIM-listed UK gas and power producer Alkane
Total sells UK midstream assets
27 August 2015
After the sudden drop in oil prices last year, Total is cutting costs to raise funds
How to tackle corruption risk in M&A transactions
14 August 2015
Energy companies often conduct business in emerging markets, some of which may have a historically poor record of dealing with corruption. In this article, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright considers the risks of entering such markets; and how companies can protect the value of the deal
UK enforces faster shale applications
13 August 2015
Shale gas planning applications will be fast-tracked through a new, dedicated planning process, under UK government measures announced 13 August
Cuadrilla appeals Lancashire council decision
23 July 2015
The UK explorer is challenging the council's decision to refuse permission to explore gas in two sites in the county
Smaller drillers face tough financing conditions
26 March 2015
All firms are looking for financing, but some will face more difficult times than others
Uncertainties face the UK if Scotland says yes to independence
17 September 2014
Mayer Brown looks at some of the possible implications of Scottish independence on the energy sector
UK predicted to emerge as Europe's shale gas leader
21 August 2014
Promising reserves numbers and juicy terms have lured developers. But prospectors must overcome a number of hurdles before exploration begins in earnest
Shale gas development a priority for UK government
18 August 2014
Promising reserves combined with increased tightening on carbon emissions mean the move to shale gas seems logical
Industry welcomes UK North Sea tax review
14 July 2014
The government has launched a 12 week consultation period on oil and gas tax rates
UK’s upper house calls on government to step up shale efforts
8 May 2014
A House of Lords report recommended that the government do more to push exploratory drilling
The end of the road for UK Coal as government aids closure
14 April 2014
UK Coal will close Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire
Fading hopes for UK's Milford Haven refinery as sale collapses
8 April 2014
Greybull Stewardship private-equity fund have pulled out of talks with the refinery's owner
UK budget freezes carbon tax to cut energy bills
24 March 2014
In the 2014 UK budget announcement, George Osborne said that tax on carbon would not increase from 2016 to 2020
Committee warns UK of low-carbon investment shortage
13 March 2014
A parliamentary committee which audits energy policy has issued a stern warning
Ignore the protesters at your peril
19 December 2013
Hard-core opposition to fracking isn’t going away. But transparency and engagement can win approval for shale gas from the broader public
Michael Fallon is optimistic about the UK shale industry
11 December 2013
Michael Fallon is bullish about the prospects for Britain's shale-gas sector. And, as he tells Conal Urquhart, while there's a lot of work to be done, the rewards will make the effort worthwhile
North Sea decommissioning to offer new market to contractor
11 December 2013
Field decommissioning work, particularly in UK waters, is due to accelerate over the next few years, offering a large new market for offshore contractors