Australia, Gas, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines

Mixed Fortunes for Australia’s Gas Pipelines

Nicholas Newman Pipeline Gas Journal April 2015 Australia, with   much of the country, yet to be explored has the largest proven gas reserves  in the Asia-Pacific region,  amounting to some  43 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF) reports EIA Country Analysis August 2014.  Most of the traditional gas reserves, some 92 percent, […]

Africa, African Review, Gas, Oil, Power, Technology, Transport

Are we ready for green buses and trucks?

Nicholas Newman African Review April 2015. Africa, with 16 % of the world’s population and  rapid economic development  relies on  cars, trucks, vans and buses to keep  people and goods moving. Sales of new buses, trucks, and light vehicles  in Africa  reached nearly three-quarters of a million in 2014. The […]

Afrelec, Africa, Energy Policy, Gas, Pipelines, Power, Power Grid, South Africa, Technology

South Africa’s gas-power paradox

Nicholas Newman AfriElec 18 March 2015 South Africa wants more natural gas-fired power generation but lacks domestic production and transmission infrastructure to spur growth The Integrated Resource Plan wants gas to account for 10% of generation by 2022 Gas-fired generation is cheaper than power from coal and renewables SA needs […]

Asia, construction, Eastern Europe, Gas, Northern Europe, Pipelines, South East Europe


Nicholas Newman Pipeline Gas Journal March 2015  Russia is the second-largest producer of dry natural gas and the third-largest liquid fuels producer in the world, and these products are inextricably intertwined with its government. State-controlled company Rosneft dominates oil production while Transneft owns and operates Russia’s oil pipelines. Gazprom is […]

Asia, Gas

Will Indonesia Become a Net Importer of Natural Gas by 2020?

Nicholas Newman Global Business Guide March 2015 – The notion that Indonesia could become a net importer of natural gas by 2020 may seem absurd because it has the eighth largest proven gas reserves in the world; some 108 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), which are enough to power the country […]