Author: Peter Ramsay
Could Boris Johnson drop a Cop bombshell on UK oil and gas?
14 October 2021
Industry figures warn the quixotic British prime minister might choose Glasgow talks to make a grand gesture on the UKCS’ future
Greenpeace makes further UK anti-oil protest after court defeat
12 October 2021
The beleaguered E&P sector can breathe easier after legal ruling against the environmental NGO. But it has taken its message directly to the heart of the political establishment
Saudi Arabia and Iraq could join the LNG export party
12 October 2021
In the longer term, the two Gulf heavyweights may become gas exporters. But Egypt’s return to the table could be in doubt
Uniper ups capacity in Gate LNG terminal
11 October 2021
The German utility now owns the largest share of access to the Dutch terminal. But the deal offers little guarantee of supply security
Gas price spike delivers trading volume record
5 October 2021
Exchange Ice reports a slew of new highs as traders try to navigate unprecedented TTF price levels
Brent heads for $82/bl as Opec+ holds steady
4 October 2021
The cartel dashes expectations it might boost production ahead of schedule
Serica factors ESG into North Sea M&A ambitions
30 September 2021
The firm has added environmental footprint into its criteria when assessing potential buys
Shell and Octopus join ‘Big Six’ in backstopping UK supplier collapses
30 September 2021
Oil major and established independent step in as smaller new gas and power market entrants flounder
Harbour talks up acquisition options
28 September 2021
The UK-listed independent hails a “pretty good” M&A landscape
Clock ticks on Romgaz Black Sea deal
23 September 2021
The state-owned firm has just over three weeks left on an exclusivity agreement for a transaction key to unlocking Romania’s offshore potential
‘Gas crisis’ brings UKCS supply into focus
21 September 2021
The UK’s vulnerability to high international prices may offer an opportunity to remake the argument for domestic production
UK parliamentarians take aim at Russian gas politics
21 September 2021
Fingers pointed at the Kremlin as the primary driver of spiking European gas prices
Equinor promises more Norwegian gas
20 September 2021
The supplier hails expanded Troll and Oseberg production permits. But the latter is already far exceeding its quota
Ukraine trumpets carbonates potential
16 September 2021
State-owned oil firm heralds success in the Dnieper-Donetsk basin. But there could be even greater deeper potential for those with risk appetite and deep pockets
North Sea buyers wanted
10 September 2021
The UKCS in particular has a pipeline of assets for sale. But who will the purchasers be?
Why the SNP is wrong about Cambo
9 September 2021
Scotland’s largest party stands accused of failing to see the big picture on the UK oil and gas industry’s contribution to the energy transition
BP content with West of Shetland portfolio
7 September 2021
The major pronounces itself satisfied with the assets it holds in the UKCS frontier region
Enquest seeks more low-cost deals
2 September 2021
The UK and Malaysia-focused producer is in the market for assets, but ideally those without a price tag
OGUK issues North Sea investment warning
2 September 2021
The industry lobby group is concerned that a slowdown in UKCS spending does not translate into a stop
JOG looks towards UKCS regional electrification
31 August 2021
Power-from-shore for the GBA project could be significantly expanded
Electrifying Europe’s heat will not halt gas demand growth – TSE
31 August 2021
Heat pumps replacing gas for space heating will be offset by the need for the fuel to meet rising power demand
LNG projects aim to shrug off challenging year
31 August 2021
Progress has been slow on both the liquefaction and regasification sides over the past 12 months, but numerous new developments are planned
Petrochina targets two LNG terminal startups in H2
27 August 2021
The state-controlled Chinese firm is boosting import capacity as domestic demand continues to rise
IOG rebrands project Saturn Banks
26 August 2021
The UK independent has a new name for its UKCS complex as it gears up for first gas in Q4
Spirit boosts Grove reserves
26 August 2021
Successful drilling should significantly extend the UKCS field’s life
Does the UK North Sea have a ‘majors’ problem?
23 August 2021
Three of the basin’s largest players insist it is core. But it is hard to conclude that BP’s and Shell’s positions are fully optimised
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