Power

Australia, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Petroleum Review, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Power Prices Climb

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review December 2014. Australian power prices have doubled in the past five years. Today, the nation’s households pay just under 30.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (c/kWh) for electricity, compared to 11.69 c/kWh in Canada and Germany 36.25 c/kWh, according to the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Australian power prices are well above the Eurostat 2014 EU average […]

Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy World, Europe, Power, Power Grid

Europe’s disunited grid

Nicholas Newman Energy World November 2014 There’s a clear need for the development of a more connected electricity grid in Europe to facilitate maximum flexibility in the use of power generated across the continent by consumers wherever they are. A better-linked grid is also essential for the operation of a […]

Energy Policy, Energy Security, Europe, Gas, Power

The decline in gas demand – a European problem?

20 November 2014 by Nicholas Newman European Energy Review  Ever since the global financial crisis and the onset of recession the demand for gas in Europe – particularly from the power generation sector – has steadily declined. In 2010 gas consumption in the EU and Switzerland was equivalent to 522 […]

Asia, Gas, Pipelines, Power

REDUCING MARKET BARRIERS SEEN AS KEY TO CHINA’S GAS PIPE DREAM

By Nicholas Newman, Contributing Editor | November 2014, Vol. 241, No. 11  Pipeline and Gas Journal China’s domestic natural gas production is expected to rise from 120 Bcm to 172 Bcm in 2018. In parallel, the nation is pressing ahead with drilling for unconventional gas and expects to reach its […]

Asia, Country Reports, Energy Policy, Energy Security, Gas, Industry Reports, Oil, Pipelines, Power, Reports

COULD INDONESIA RUN OUT OF GAS BY 2030?

By Nicholas Newman October 2014 Indonesia contains large reserves of natural gas. Currently, the country contains the third-largest gas reserves in the Asia Pacific region, after Australia and China, accounting for 1.4 percent of total global gas reserves. Indonesia is the tenth largest global gas producer and 24th biggest consumer […]