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Shale gas a distant prospect?

By Nicholas Newman European Energy Review 8 January 2015 In 2013 the US Energy Administration estimated that Europe contained 470 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of potentially recoverable shale gas, equivalent to 80% of US reserves. Given the size of Europe’s potential shale gas reserves and the EU’s declared intent to […]

Africa, Pipelines


Nicholas Newman Pipeline Gas Journal January 2015 – Africa’s importance as a major energy supplier will grow with the development of recently discovered oil and gas fields, most notably in West and East Africa, which will generate 8,558 miles of additional oil and gas pipelines. According to the Organization for […]

Eastern Europe, Energy Policy, Energy Security, Europe, Gas

European Shale Gas Challenges

By Nicholas Newman It is increasingly clear that Europe is unlikely to repeat the American the shale gas revolution in the short term. There are a number of reasons for this: The current price is not right Shale gas must be price competitive against rival fuels such as natural gas, […]

Europe, Gas

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) […]