Natural Gas

UK to close major natural gas storage site

UK to close major natural gas storage site

The UK’s largest natural gas storage site is due to be closed, in a move which will raise serious questions about the security of the UK’s energy supply. Centrica announced that it would be closing its Rough storage site off the Yorkshire coast in June. The Energy & Utilities Alliance […]

FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, file photo shows Exxon Mobil's Billings Refinery in Billings, Mont. Exxon Mobil Corp. is reporting fourth-quarter profit of $1.68 billion on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Shell and Exxon Mobil censured by Dutch advertising watchdog

Shell and Exxon Mobil are to be censured by the Dutch advertising watchdog over misleading claims about gas. This is the second time that the watchdog has ruled against the companies attempting to portray gas as a clean fuel, also ruling against Statoil in June. Exxon and Shell had dubbed […]

UK to support power projects in Iraq

UK to support power projects in Iraq

The UK is to support the construction of two 750 megawatt gas fired power stations in Iraq. This comes as news that Japan is set to lend Iraq $195 million to repair a power station. Instability in Iraq has led to severe energy shortages in an energy rich nation. Greg […]

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US becomes net exporter of natural gas

The US has become a net exporter of natural gas. In three out of the first five months in 2017 the US was a net exporter of natural gas according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Since 1958 the US has been a net importer of natural gas. President Trump […]

BP hits shale in New Mexico

BP hits shale in New Mexico

BP believes it has found a new shale gas field in New Mexico. The discovery is in the Mancos Shale, a part of the San Juan Basin. The head of Shale Gas at BP Dave Lawler said: “This result supports our strategic view that significant resource potential exists in the […]

First gas has been struck at North Sea field extension

First gas has been struck at North Sea field extension

First gas has been achieved from an extension of the largest single gas field in the North Sea. Engie exploration and Production last night announced that they had achieved first gas from the Bravo satellite, part of the Cygnus development in the Southern North Sea. Overall the main alpha development […]

Bangladesh to increase LNG imports

Bangladesh to increase LNG imports

Bangladesh is to increase LNG imports as it looks to double its power capacity and to boost its economy. The minister for energy and power Nasrul Hamid has said that Bangladesh could import up to 2500 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of LNG, or 17.5 million tonnes per year […]

Blackpool fracking site to begin drilling

Blackpool fracking site to begin drilling

The UK’s first commercial fracking site will begin drilling within weeks. The site is near Blackpool and is operated by Cuadrilla. The chief executive of Cuadrilla, Francis Egan, said: “Developing an indigenous source of natural gas is critical for UK energy security, our economy, jobs and the environment.” It is […]