Investment

Energy, Environment, Gas, Investment, Liquid Natural Gas, North America, Oil

Texas needs a new funding solution for its abandoned oil wells

Press Release QUATRE LTD ESMS (Exit Strategy Management Solutions) products and services provides NEW FUNDING and Environmental Liabilities SOLUTION FOR Texas’s OIL & GAS WELLS. London, March 10 2017:  London-based company Quatre Ltd, has produced a new solution designed to fund the decommissioning of oil and gas fields and rehabilitation of other […]

Australia, Gas, Investment, Liquid Natural Gas, Pipelines

Stepping on the gas

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review December 2016 Australia and the US have accounted for 75% of the 260tn cf gain in proven gas reserves since 2005, according to BP figures. A decade-long investment boom in as exploration and development, coupled with investments in LNG export processing facilities, have turned Australia into a significant exporter. And there is more to come […]

Africa, African Review, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Storage, Eniday, Flame Conference, Gas, Industry Reports, Investment, North America, Northern Europe, Petroleum Review, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines, Trains, Transport, Wind Power

Recent work for clients in June 2016

Nicholas Newman Here are a few examples of my recent energy journalism and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of June 2016. Informa South Africa announces first steps to import LNG A look at the preparations the country is making in importing […]

America, Energy, Gas, Investment, North America, Oil, Pipeline Coating, Pipelines

North America presents a challenge for pipelines

Nicholas Newman Pipeline Coatings Magazine June 2016 The United States and Canada have one of the most extensive integrated oil, gas and petroleum pipeline networks in the world. Canada is the largest foreign supplier of oil to the US. Its 24,000 mile of pipelines moves 3.4 million barrels of crude oil […]

Africa, Gas, Investment, Power, Power Grid, Shipping, South Africa

South Africa announces first step towards imported LNG

  Nicholas Newman Flame Europe’s Leading Natural Gas & LNG Conference June 2016 In response to chronic power shortages, South Africa’s Department of Energy (DOE) plans to expand total generating capacity by 40 GW by 2025, with a mix of more environmentally friendly fuels such as renewables, hydro, nuclear power and natural […]

Eastern Europe, Energy, Europe, Gas, Investment, National Grid, Nuclear, Petroleum Review, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Problem Solved

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review June 2016   Historically, the economies, politics and energy sectors of the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – were highly dependent on their powerful neighbour, Russia.  Between 1990, the year of their independence and 2003, when they joined the European Union, these countries remained […]

Britain, Energy, Gas, Innovation, Investment, Research and development

Velocys at the heart of the GTL revolution!

Energy Journalist Nicholas Newman   visited today the team at Velocys’ Didcot laboratories. Velocys specialises in developing small-scale GTL (Gas To Liquids) technology. GTL  is the process used to convert natural gas, shale gas, waste gas or biogas into premium products, such as diesel, jet fuel, waxes and base oils. Velocys’ expertise  is likely […]

Africa, African Review, African Review of Business and Technology, Investment

Challenge: the project finance

Nicholas Newman African Review March 2016 Sub-Saharan African country’s lack of basic infrastructure is a major constraint on doing business, transporting goods and people and output of energy-intensive industries. The largest infrastructure deficit occurs in power generation, power consumption and security of supply. Over 600 million people live without access […]

Europe, Investment, Petroleum Review

The Project finance challenge for energy infrastructure developers

  Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review February 2016 A shortage of finance has  long  been cited as the main cause of the dearth  and delays in construction of energy infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. However, today  industry insiders more often cite a shortage of “ bankable  projects “ for the  widening […]