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Recent work completed for clients in January

Here are a few examples listing some of my recent industrial, business, energy journalism, copy editing, copy writing, and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of January.

CDE Industries

Provision of marketing, public relations, brand development and content strategies consultancy services.


Oil and gas companies see good investment prospects for 2018

Since 2015, the world’s oil and gas companies have been cutting back on the volume of investment in oil and gas projects. However, the current news suggests that 2018 will be a bright new year for new investment as Brent oil prices reach $70 the highest since 2014.

The market in strategic commodities

A commodity broker is a firm or individual who executes orders to buy or sell commodity contracts on behalf of clients and charges them a commission. A firm or individual who trades for his own account is called a trader. Such trading often takes place on the commodity exchanges in London, Frankfurt, Chicago and New York.

How block-chain is bringing new opportunities to the energy business

Block-chain is a digitized, distributed public ledger technology, able to record transactions as they occur in successive blocks. Offshore this technology has the potential to transform maritime insurance and perhaps, even more significantly, in an age of globalisation, customs clearing and documentation.


What next for China gas imports?

China’s industrialisation drive has already made it the world’s third largest market for gas after the US and Russia. With consumption reaching 206bcm (billion cubic meters) in 2016, China is on the threshold of “take-off”, with demand expected to rise to 300bcm by 2020 doubling to 600 bcm by 2040 as the transition away from coal progresses, according to a research note by Neil Beveridge at Bernstein.

Pipeline Gas Journal

Forties Pipeline Situation

On December 11th, after a hairline crack some 5 to 6 inch long was detected during a routine check inspecting the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) near Netherley, just south of Aberdeen. As a result, the pipeline’s new owner Ineos announced a shut- down, anticipating weeks for repairs.  The suspension of this pipeline, with an average daily throughput in 2016 was 445,000 barrels a day, according to Ineos from 80 plus fields in the North Sea, caused future prices for Brent crude deliverable in February and March to rise above $65 a barrel, before falling back.


Corrosion is the biggest threat to the integrity of the steel pipelines which commonly transmit oil and gas from fields to markets, refineries and storage facilities. The market for protective coatings applied to new build pipes, maintenance and refurbishment is estimated by Noru Tsali, consultant at Ami Consulting, to be worth $5 billion a year globally and is forecast to grow to $14 billion by 2021 according to a report by Markets and Markets, spurred by the need to connect new gas finds with power plants in Asia, Latin America, North America, Australia and New Zealand, the Gulf region and many countries in Africa.

Quatre Ltd

Provision of marketing, public relations, brand development and content strategies consultancy services.

Utility Week

Water Theft

In many parts of the UK, water companies like Thames Water, Seven Trent and South West Water are finding the issue of water theft a growing problem in terms of its impact on lost revenue and growing political and regulatory concerns. Water Theft is the accessing and or unauthorized use of water from water supplies provided by water utilities. To take water without consent from the water company is a criminal offence under the Water Industry Act 1991.

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