The decline in gas demand – a European problem?

The decline in gas demand – a European problem?

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 billion cubic metres (bcm) […]

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Energy Industry Predictions for 2015

Energy Industry Predictions for 2015

By Nicholas Newman Despite the prospects for some in the industry looking bleak, 2015 for consumers is likely to be a good year, which should aid Europe and North America in its recovery. Reductions in energy costs in 2015 are likely to encourage new investment and jobs in OECD countries, […]

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Skills Gap in the Marine Maintenance Energy Sector To Worsen?

Skills Gap in the Marine Maintenance Energy Sector To Worsen?

By: Nicholas Newman Not having the right people can cause the industry delays and cost millions in lost income. A typical rig, as leased from Transocean Ltd, the world’s largest owner of offshore rigs, can cost operators such as BP at least $3-5 million a week. “The current shortage is […]

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The World is Desperate for Energy Engineers!!!

The World is Desperate for Energy Engineers!!!

By Nicholas Newman   It’s not a scarcity of oil the world should be worried about but more importantly a desperate skills shortage of engineers. This is especially so for the global energy industry. For many jobs, the number of vacancies exceeds the number of skilled experienced engineers that are […]

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The future of shale gas in Africa

The future of shale gas in Africa

Nicholas Newman Oil Review Africa Issue six 2014. Across Africa, there is much excitement about the possibility of replicating in Africa the American shale gas revolution. African states with suitable geology are hoping they can attract the interest of shale gas investors, such as Royal Dutch Shell, Repsol and ExxonMobil […]

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