Blog Posts - Lng

Episode 46 – A Summary of LNG18 for Darwin, NT

LNG 18, a global conference about the LNG sector, has left Australia for China, but what were the key messages from the conference? This episode is a recording of a presentation I made to the Petroleum Club of the Northern Territory on May 11, 2016,.
by Fuel Up! on May 17, 2016

When Saudi Arabia Abandons Oil. Now what?

Saudi Arabia has embarked on the impossible and intends to wean itself off its addiction to oil. What effect could this have on global LNG markets? Read on.   We’re not out of stones yet     Western business people would see noth...
by Fuel Up! on May 15, 2016

Episode 45 – Australian pipeline reversal to fuel LNG exports

One of Australia’€™s major gas pipelines reversed flow recently, and it creates a path for gas from the populous eastern states to feed the export industry in Gladstone. Why would the industry reverse flow on a key pipeline? Here’s my...
by Fuel Up! on May 10, 2016

Episode 44 – 8 Ways Analytics Can Help Unconventional Gas

Many industries today benefit from applying analytics to their more vexing problems. Queensland’s coal seam gasindustry (and likely shale gas industries elsewhere) has all the ingredients to make it an ideal place to apply analytics to its ke...
by Fuel Up! on May 3, 2016

Five key take aways from LNG18

The LNG 18 Conference has come and gone, and with it the delegates, booths, journalists and industry executives. The content will live on in the 100mb of zipped presentations and papers available for download, but if you haven’t the time nor th...
by Fuel Up! on May 2, 2016

Episode 43 – Obama, U.S. Oil Exports and LNG: More Pain for Longer

I was very surprised recently by the fresh US Congress and Presidential approval to reinstate crude oil exports from the US. This is an unexpected decision by a US president who has come to endorse a green agenda and it changes oil economics and...
by Fuel Up! on Apr 26, 2016

What will LNG look like in 10 years?

Major trends are in motion that will render the global LNG industry very different in 10 years time from what it looked like 10 years ago. To quote Sun Tzu, from time to time it’s helpful to take a close up view of things distant... The post Wh...
by Fuel Up! on Apr 25, 2016

Will Japan Become The World’s Largest LNG Trader?

  For the past decade, particularly after the Fukushima disaster, Japan has purchased LNG in enormous volumes to meet its energy needs. But a variety of factors are converging to push Japan into the world of LNG trading. What’s behind thi...
by Fuel Up! on Apr 17, 2016

Episode 41 – Paris Climate Talks and Impacts on LNG

A timely podcast for the week of #LNG18 taking place in Perth. In Paris last year, world leaders made serious public commitments to stem the rising levels of green house gases. And it was about time. Now that the direction of travel has been made...
by Fuel Up! on Apr 12, 2016

Episode 40 – Critical Questions Facing Global LNG

What will be some of the critical questions facing the global LNG sector? The upcoming LNG18 conference in Perth will be the setting for global leaders in this important industry to discuss the future. This rare event is like the Olympics of the LN...
by Fuel Up! on Apr 5, 2016

How FERC has bent the LNG sector

I’ve not been too alarmed about the number of LNG projects falling by the wayside of late. Low oil and gas prices provide just the right kind of Darwinian process by which only the very best projects get sanctioned. But the situation with one p...
by Fuel Up! on Apr 3, 2016

What questions will get asked at LNG18?

The world’s most important LNG conference is coming to Australia, and with it, the most important LNG producers, the biggest LNG traders, most important LNG consumers, the largest suppliers to the industry, government officials, regulators, ana...
by Fuel Up! on Mar 28, 2016

Episode 39 – Transforming Gladstone

On March 17, I was invited to present to the Gladstone Engineering Alliance at an event dedicated to showcasing the supply chain capabilities of the membership.   The essence of my remarks are that: Australia has made a far reaching decision to...
by Fuel Up! on Mar 22, 2016

The misplaced gloom about LNG

Last week journalists and analysts from all over spilled a fair supply of ink decrying the supply and demand problems of the LNG sector. I thought the articles lacked balance and did not paint any alternative views of the industry. So here’s 5...
by Fuel Up! on Mar 20, 2016

Episode 38 – China #LNG Demand Sparks to Life

by Fuel Up! on Mar 16, 2016

Could a merger of Queensland’s LNG projects work?

Is a tie up of the LNG projects in Queensland something to consider? I wondered about this when I heard that one of Queensland’s LNG industry executives and some investment bankers were in the media speculating about the possibility of the LNG...
by Fuel Up! on Mar 6, 2016

Episode 36 – OPEC Meetings and Impacts on LNG

December rolls around and OPEC holds its semi-annual gabfest to argue out its oil market quota. They went into the meeting in a tizzy and came out in tatters. Are you wondering what happens to LNG now that the dessert plates have been cleared away...
by Fuel Up! on Mar 1, 2016

LNG18: Great Debates About the Future of #LNG

What will be some of the great debates at the upcoming LNG18 conference in Perth? This rare event is like the Olympics of the LNG world, and comes around only every 4 years. This year will prove to be a pivotal one, as the challenges facing... The p...
by Fuel Up! on Feb 28, 2016

Episode 35 – Technologies That Might Transform The Gas Industry

Technology is advancing at a great pace, but which technologies could have an outsized impact on Australia’s LNG sector, particularly the high cost east coast gas projects? We’re soon to be the world’s biggest exporter of LNG, we’re a technol...
by Fuel Up! on Feb 23, 2016

Eight Australian Gas Mysteries

  You’ve heard of the 7 Ancient Mysteries, about vanished civilisations, forgotten languages, lost tombs and secret treasures? Well, in my various travels around Australia’s gas industry, I’m frequently asked about these eight...
by Fuel Up! on Feb 21, 2016

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