Eastern Europe, Energy Policy, Europe, Exploration and Production, Gas, Northern Europe, Power, Shale Gas Guide

The importance of gas in the EU energy mix

Nicholas Newman-  The Shale Gas Guide  Summer (May) 2015  – The importance of gas in the EU energy mix rose from just 18.0 percent in 1990 to 24.0 percent in 2012, due to a switch from coal to gas. In contrast, during the same period, total primary energy consumption rose […]

Asia, Central Asia, Gas, Gulf States, Pipelines

Uncertain Prospects for India’s Pipeline Ambitions

Nicholas Newman Pipeline Gas Journal May 2015 India, the second-most populous country in the world and fourth-largest energy consumer after China, the United States, and Russia, is home to abundant supplies of coal, oil and natural gas. Nevertheless, according to the International Energy Administration, India’s per capita energy consumption remains […]

Africa, Gas, Oil

How is the American Shale Revolution affecting Africa?

  Nicholas Newman Oil Review Africa April 2015 The boom in America’s shale oil and gas production has caused a serious loss of dollar earnings for those African energy-exporting states which produce high-quality crude, similar in character to that now coming from the new shale oil fields of North Dakota, […]

Fusion, Gas, Nuclear

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

Nicholas Newman H Edition Magazine April 2015 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-watering expensive! In addition, […]

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, […]