Middle East

Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Trading, Gas, Middle East, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines

Natural Gas Putting Israel and Egypt on Energy Leader Board

Nicholas Newman Pipeline Gas Journal August 2017 Israeli Pipeline Prospects Politically, Economically Complex Israel’s desire for increased energy security, alongside the opportunity of importing natural gas through the planned Arish-Ashkelon gas-pipeline in the 1990s, encouraged the adoption of that fuel. Between 2008 and 2012, the Arish-Ashkelon pipeline brought Egyptian gas […]

Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Britain, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, North America, South Africa, South America, South East Asia, South East Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

Maritime boundary disputes

Nicholas Newman Eniday July 2017 Of the world’s 512 potential maritime boundaries, fewer than half have been agreed, creating uncertainty and room for disputes for the remainder. In addition, Maritime boundary disputes regularly occur over commercial, economic and security interests and are a common but underrated investment risk in the energy […]

Africa, Central Asia, Energy, Energy Trading, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Middle East, North America, Northern Europe

A round-up of issues debated at the Flame, Europe’s premier gas and LNG conference.

By Nicholas Newman Flame Amsterdam May 2017 For me, there were three key issues covered. The US-China gas deal, the New business model needed and the end of OPEC, and Global LNG prospects. US CHINA DEAL This year’s Flame was animated by the prospect of a trade deal between 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 […]

Gas, Middle East, Oil, Pipeline Coating, Pipelines

Middle East turns to domestic expansion

Nicholas Newman  Magazine Summer (May 2015) Pipelines are the main artery of energy transfers from the Middle East to Western and Asian markets. According to Pipeline & Gas Journal’s 2014 International Construction Report, the prospects for pipeline construction businesses in the world’s leading oil and gas producing region are looking good, with […]

America, Energy Management, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Middle East, North America, Petroleum Review, Renewables

Getting More for your Bucks!

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review May 2015 With an annual energy bill of  $20 billion the Department of Defence is under pressure to cut its bills and improve energy security.  During 2015, the organisation is expected to spend  $15 billion on fuel for its military operations and $5 billion on power […]

Africa, Baker Hughes Worldwide Rig Count, Fire Prevention, Gulf States, Health and Safety, Middle East

Using effective HSE Training to mitigate risk

Nicholas Newman Oil Review Africa Issue six 2014 -Drilling for oil and gas, whether onshore or offshore, carries potential considerable risks ranging from   small incidents like pipeline leak, fires, massive explosions leading to loss of life. This record of incidents demonstrates that the industry must always be aware of rig […]