Month: May 2018

A share in the Future

A share in the Future

The opportunities for new approaches to the energy business have never been greater yet energy start-ups – just like most new businesses – often have trouble raising up-front capital. Many energy start-ups require little in terms of money or supplies at the beginning since their ideas have gone no further […]

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Iran’s Future Clearly Points to Gas

With the lessening of U.N. sanctions and expected inflow of foreign capital and technology, it is predicted that gas will be the basis of Iran’s future prosperity and foreign exchange earnings. The country is home to 33.5 Tcf of natural gas, equivalent to 18% of the world’s total gas reserves, […]

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Flame Debate 2018

Day Two of the Flame Conference: Leading Insights

Today’s sessions discussed the impact of technological, market, environmental and regulatory changes on the industry. Radical thinker Professor Dieter Helm gave his latest observations on the gas sector. David Wells, President of Shell Energy Europe, presented his view on how Shell sees its future in gas, whilst gas as transport […]

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Day One of the Flame Conference: Region-by-Region

Day one of the Flame conference, on the 15th May 2018, covered a range of topics, including everything from gas production and transport, to delivery of gas and technological improvements, with insights into how gas is traded and paid for. Here is a snapshot of a few of the topics covered. Egypt In […]

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transneft oil pipeline map

Despite the sanctions Transneft keeps on growing

Transneft is the world’s leading operator of around 70,000 kilometres of oil pipeline in a network linking oil fields and refineries across the European continent, as well as to markets in Central Asia and China. See Table 1.  Indeed, Transneft shifts eight times the amount of crude oil compared with […]

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