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Energy, Europe, Gas, Oil, Pipeline Coating, Pipelines, Western Europe

Global Shale Set to Take Off?

Nicholas Newman Pipeline Coatings Magazine December 2016 A winning combination of large shale formations, rising oil and gas prices and easy credit laid the foundations of the North American shale energy revolution. Technological innovations in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing and record high Henry Hub natural gas prices during 2005 […]

Energy, Europe, Exploration and Production, Gas, Ingenia magazine, Northern Europe, Western Europe

In deep water: the UK’s first subsea-to-shore gas plant

Nicholas Newman Ingenia magazine September  2016 Lying 125 kilometres west of the Shetland Islands, the Laggan-Tormore project involved the development of two gas fields and construction of a gas-processing plant and export pipeline in some challenging circumstances. David Hainsworth, Operations Manager of Exploration and Production at Total UK, speaks to Nicholas […]

Energy, Energy Saving, Eniday, Oil, Renewables, Research and development, Shipping, Technology, Transport, Western Europe, Wind Power

US military’s cleantech

Nicholas Newman Eniday February 2016 With an annual energy bill of $20 billion the US Department of Defence is under pressure to cut its bills and improve energy security. According to Pew’s new report, “Power Surge”, the DOD aims to satisfy 25 percent of its energy consumption from renewable sources in the […]

Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Book Review, Britain, Caribbean, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Gas, Gulf States, Middle East, North America, Pipelines, Power, South Africa, South America, South East Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

MJM ENERGY LNG Supply Handbook 2015-2035

A book review by Nicholas Newman It would seem that we are in the best of times for LNG trading, there are many exciting LNG projects being completed, constructed or proposed around the world. According to the MJM ENERGY LNG Supply Handbook 2015-2035, that by 2035, twenty-eight counties will be […]

Eastern Europe, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Europe, European Energy Review, Power, Power Grid, South East Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

Will the Market Stability Reserve do the trick?

Nicholas Newman European Energy Review March 2015 In February 2015, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted for reform of the European Union’s flagship Emission Trading System (ETS). To address the chronic problem of an oversupply of carbon allowances, and to signal that it is serious about fighting climate change, the […]

Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Europe, Fusion, Gas, National Grid, Northern Europe, Nuclear, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Western Europe

What if nuclear power becomes as cheap as gas generation by 2050?

By Nicholas Newman http://www.nicnewmanoxford.com/ Over the past few decades we have heard the promise that nuclear power will become so cheap, it will be not worth metering. The trouble is, although the operational costs are competitive, the capital costs of nuclear power, remain eye wateringly expensive! In addition, despite the […]

Energy Security, Energy Storage, Europe, National Grid, Northern Europe, Power, Power Grid, Technology, Western Europe

How much energy storage does the UK need?

“A look at the case for large scale energy storage” By: Nicholas Newman Many promoters of large-scale energy storage argue that the main case for it is to store excess renewable electricity for use during times of undersupply; for instance, when the wind does not blow or the sun fails […]