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Both America’s left and right have failed on environmental legislation
The United States needs a balanced, consistent approach to environmental policy making, not one prone to U-turns every election cycle....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 19 Apr 17
Under the Radar: Are you ready for the Middle East’s solar gold rush?
The MENA region saw over 2 GW of new solar capacity tendered in 2016, and 2017 looks to easily surpass this level as hundreds of billions of dollars begin to flow into green energy in the Arab world....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 10 Apr 17
Mexico taps into renewables, with wind power leading the charge
Uncertain natural gas imports from the US are helping promote the rapid expansion of wind power throughout Mexico in the short to medium term....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 13 Mar 17
Why energy reforms are Algeria’s biggest challenge yet
Algeria has begun a series of energy reforms that have provoked deep social unrest in one of the last bastions of stability in North Africa. ...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 27 Feb 17
Under the Radar: How sandalwood is transforming crime and commerce in Asia
The boom in sandalwood prices is creating opportunities in Australia, India and beyond but high prices are also driving a boom in crime as well....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 24 Feb 17
Australia’s energy mix: still room for coal?
Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 13 Feb 17
Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?
The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 24 Jan 17
Trump can easily undo Obama’s Arctic Drilling Bans
Obama’s “permanent” bans on offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska are actually “indefinite” and could end as soon as January 20....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 20 Jan 17
Africa going off the grid
Despite President Obama’s Power Africa strategy falling short of its goal of 30,000 megawatts of new and clean power generation, African alternative energy initiatives are lighting up the continent....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 11 Jan 17
2017 Preview: Russia takes aim at China
Russia and China have appeared to edge closer together of late, yet Kremlin-backed deals from Rosneft are countering China. This trend will accelerate as Trump comes into office and the...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 2 Jan 17
Tougher times ahead for Africa’s oil and gas
The drop in oil prices has a profound impact on economic development and growth prospects in Africa....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 21 Nov 16
Green dreams: Duterte and the Philippine mining industry
Throughout its history, the Philippine mining industry has been defined by its diverse set of political risks relating to governance, inequality, elitism, foreign export and absent contribution toward...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 7 Nov 16
India-Pakistan tensions: Would India really abrogate the Indus Waters Treaty?
New Delhi has not ruled out the possibility of abrogating Indus Waters Treaty: what would be the consequences of such a move, and how likely is it?...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 25 Oct 16
Siberian Tigers: Rosneft expands in India
A Rosneft-led group of buyers just closed a deal for 98% of the Indian firm Essar Oil’s Vadinar refinery and oil terminal facility. In conjunction with the Dutch oil firm Trafigura and Russian fund ...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 22 Oct 16
Leading with Lukoil: Russia’s economic diplomacy in Iran
The approval of the Iranian Petroleum Contract is the culmination of a summer of economic diplomacy between Moscow and Tehran — with Lukoil at the center....
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 13 Oct 16
India’s systemic water crisis: Political and economic risks loom large
An ongoing Indian dispute over the Cauvery river is indicative of the broad and growing water crisis facing India. ...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 3 Oct 16
Excelerate and DUSUP complete first gas-up operation at Jebel Ali LNG import terminal
Excelerate Energy and Dubai Supply Authority have completed the first commercial gas-up operation at DUSUP’s Jebel Ali LNG import terminal via Excelerate’s Explorer FSRU....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Main power generation start-up on Ichthys two offshore facilities
The INPEX-led Ichthys LNG Project’s Central Processing Facility and FPSO facility have safely started up their main power generators....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
DW: LNG expenditure to grow by 50%
A new forecast from Douglas-Westwood suggests that global LNG expenditure will total US$284 billion between 2017 and 2021....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Engie to supply LNG to Beijing
Engie has announced that it will deliver 10 cargoes of LNG to Beijing Gas Group this winter....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Fortuna FLNG looking to Europe as its next key market
According to Reuters, Equatorial Guinea is discussing pricing terms with possible offtakers from its 2.2 million tpy Fortuna floating LNG project, with Europe being eyed as its next key market....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
ABB provides upgrade solution for LNG terminal
TEPCO Fuel & Power, Inc. has contracted ABB to upgrade the control and I/O systems for the Futtsu LNG terminal....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Alaska officials visit South Korea
Governor Bill Walker recently met with the US Ambassador in South Korea and company officials to discuss potential partnership opportunities in Alaska’s LNG project....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
IndianOil and GAIL sign MoU to take equity in Dhamra LNG terminal
Indian Oil Corp. Ltd and GAIL (India) Ltd have signed an MoU with Dhamra LNG Terminal Private Ltd for taking equity in the LNG receiving terminal that is being developed at Dhamra Port, India....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Alaska Railroad to carry out LNG transportation demonstration
The Alaska Railroad has announced that it will demonstrate its ability to safely transport LNG in containers by rail from south-central to interior Alaska, US, in early Autumn 2016....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Two Lithuanian companies sign small scale LNG agreement with Statoil
Litgas has announced that, alongside Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas, it has signed an agreement with Statoil ASA enabling reliable and flexible wholesale LNG supplies at the Klaipeda LNG terminal....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
World’s largest LNG importer resells LNG cargo to South Korean buyer
Japan’s Jera Co. has resold an LNG cargo to South Korea, signalling a major step towards the expansion of the company’s trading business....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
LNG trade: an agent’s perspective
Nick Elliott, Inchcape Shipping Services, UK, presents a round-up of LNG activity from around the world....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Sailing in the right direction
MAN Rollo, the Netherlands, outline the challenges and advantages of using LNG as a marine fuel to meet IMO Tier III emission standards....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Teekay enters 15-year time-charter contract with Yamal LNG
Teekay LNG Partners has announced that it has entered into a 15-year time-charter contract with the Yamal LNG project to provide conventional LNG transportation services....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Sirius Shipping orders two LNG-ready oil/chemical tankers
Sirius Shipping has released a statement claiming that it has placed an order for two LNG-ready oil/chemical tankers....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
General Dynamics Nassco lays keel for LNG-conversion-ready tanker
General Dynamics Nassco has held a keel laying ceremony for the Palmetto State – an LNG-conversion-ready tanker for American Petroleum Tankers....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
DNV GL grants AIP for new LNG bunker vessel design
DNV GL has granted Vard Engineering Brevik AS Approval in Principle for its new LNG bunker vessel design. ...
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Elengy and Gate sign MoU to develop LNG truck loading and bunkering services
Elengy has released a statement claiming that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Gate terminal to cooperate in the development of LNG related services, such as truck loading and bunkerin...
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Alaska officials visit South Korea
Governor Bill Walker recently met with the US Ambassador in South Korea and company officials to discuss potential partnership opportunities in Alaska’s LNG project....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Teekay enters 15-year time-charter contract with Yamal LNG
Teekay LNG Partners has announced that it has entered into a 15-year time-charter contract with the Yamal LNG project to provide conventional LNG transportation services....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Engie to supply LNG to Beijing
Engie has announced that it will deliver 10 cargoes of LNG to Beijing Gas Group this winter....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Fortuna FLNG looking to Europe as its next key market
According to Reuters, Equatorial Guinea is discussing pricing terms with possible offtakers from its 2.2 million tpy Fortuna floating LNG project, with Europe being eyed as its next key market....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
PNW LNG approved by Canadian government
The Pacific NorthWest LNG project in British Columbia, Canada, has been approved by the federal government....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
General Dynamics Nassco delivers LNG-conversion-ready tanker to APT
General Dynamics Nassco has announced that it has delivered the fourth of five ECO Class product tankers to American Petroleum Tankers....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Clean Energy opens public LNG and CNG station in Oregon
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has released a statement claiming that it has opened its first public natural gas station in Oregon, US....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Sirius Shipping orders two LNG-ready oil/chemical tankers
Sirius Shipping has released a statement claiming that it has placed an order for two LNG-ready oil/chemical tankers....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
FLNG performance test completed
Wison Offshore & Marine has completed the performance test for Exmar’s FLNG production facility. ...
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Alaska officials visit South Korea
Governor Bill Walker recently met with the US Ambassador in South Korea and company officials to discuss potential partnership opportunities in Alaska’s LNG project....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
PNW LNG approved by Canadian government
The Pacific NorthWest LNG project in British Columbia, Canada, has been approved by the federal government....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
World’s largest LNG importer resells LNG cargo to South Korean buyer
Japan’s Jera Co. has resold an LNG cargo to South Korea, signalling a major step towards the expansion of the company’s trading business....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Fortuna FLNG looking to Europe as its next key market
According to Reuters, Equatorial Guinea is discussing pricing terms with possible offtakers from its 2.2 million tpy Fortuna floating LNG project, with Europe being eyed as its next key market....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Emerson awarded new Shell Prelude contract
Shell has awarded Emerson a new contract to provide automation maintenance and reliability services for the Prelude FLNG facility....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Clean Energy opens public LNG and CNG station in Oregon
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has released a statement claiming that it has opened its first public natural gas station in Oregon, US....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16
Sirius Shipping orders two LNG-ready oil/chemical tankers
Sirius Shipping has released a statement claiming that it has placed an order for two LNG-ready oil/chemical tankers....
http://www.lngindustry.com/ 29 Sep 16