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Australia #gas pipeline reversal could fuel up #LNG

One of Australia’s major gas pipelines reversed flow recently, and when I tweeted the story, it prompted no end of inflammatory commentary from the green fringe whose only and incorrect conclusion was that NSW gas development was entirely for...
by Fuel Up! on Feb 14, 2016

Episode 33 – My predictions for #LNG for 2016

It’s customary at the dawn of a new year to make predictions you have no idea will come true. And true to the season, at a recent meeting I was asked whether I thought the price of oil would get to $20 a barrel in... The post Episode 33 – My...
by Fuel Up! on Feb 11, 2016

Episode 32 – Introduction to Queensland’s #LNG Industry

Queensland Australia is now a serious #LNG player, with 3 producing projects. This podcast provides a good overview of the sector and its key challenges.   The state has 6 LNG trains and more than 24 million tonnes of annual production, all fro...
by Fuel Up! on Feb 3, 2016

Obama and US oil exports: More LNG hardship

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 geop...
by Fuel Up! on Jan 24, 2016

Sparks of life in China LNG demand

by Fuel Up! on Jan 17, 2016

Episode 30 – What are Japanese Oil and Gas Companies Thinking About

I recently spent two weeks in Japan on a tour of major Japanese oil and gas companies. I was curious how the nation was dealing with these low oil and gas prices, a shrinking population and the need for significant structural changes to the marketpla...
by Fuel Up! on Jan 12, 2016

What does 2016 hold for the LNG industry?

It’s customary at the dawn of a new year to make predictions you have no idea will come true. And true to the season, at a recent meeting I was asked whether I thought the price of oil would get to $20 a barrel in... The post What does 2016 hold fo...
by Fuel Up! on Jan 10, 2016

Episode 28 – Is The LNG Market Oversupplied?

There’s been a recent spate of analyst reports pointing disapproving fingers at the global LNG sector with stern warnings about impending oversupply, falling demand, lackluster pricing, looming fresh competition. Really? Did such a promising se...
by Fuel Up! on Dec 30, 2015

Episode 27 – LNG and Australian Geopolitics

Is Australia’s place in the world changing, now that we’re becoming a big-time energy exporter? We’ve always been a serious force in the coal export world, but gas is different. Perhaps Australia will become more influential given o...
by Fuel Up! on Dec 22, 2015

Those Crazy Guys at OPEC Are At It Again!

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 Dec 20, 2015

Episode 25: LNG Demand and Australia’s Unconventionals

The world of LNG is having one of its occasional bouts of uncertainty, which was the subject of a presentation I recently gave to the DUG Conference in Brisbane. DUG stands for Developing Unconventional Gas, and is a forum devoted specifically to the...
by Fuel Up! on Nov 10, 2015

Which New Technologies 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 Nov 1, 2015

Aussie gas M&A rearranges the deck chairs

  What a whirl-wind week in Australia’s oil and gas sector! A sizeable number of transactions, added to those already announced, have hit the press and should they all close, we’ll see a significant amount of change in the number and...
by Fuel Up! on Oct 25, 2015

Episode 22 – Surviving the Services Recession

Australia’s onshore oil and gas services sector is experiencing its very own recession, thanks to gyrating oil and gas prices. And it’s going to last a while, if my calculations are correct. I haven’t seen conditions this bad sinc...
by Fuel Up! on Oct 20, 2015

Is the LNG market oversupplied?

There’s been a recent spate of analyst reports pointing disapproving fingers at the global LNG sector with stern warnings about impending oversupply, falling demand, lackluster pricing, looming fresh competition. Really? Did such a promising se...
by Fuel Up! on Oct 18, 2015

DUG Speech: LNG Demand and Australia’s Unconventional Resources

  As Australia’s new LNG projects move toward start up, low oil prices and increased competition have altered the outlook. Which countries will have the biggest demand for future LNG?   I was invited to address the DUG conference in l...
by Fuel Up! on Oct 14, 2015

Episode 21 – Where is Australia on the Oil and Gas Trend Line?

Originally published on July 13, 2015, this story explores how the big and sweeping trends in the global oil and gas industry come home to roost in Australia. It’s based partially on Deloitte’s recently published annual review of the glo...
by Fuel Up! on Sep 30, 2015

Episode 20 – Could Australia Run Out of Gas?

Australia has hedged the security of its energy supply, and now that the country is about to become the world’s largest supplier of LNG, it is time to check in. Australia has fallen well behind in securing its own energy (specifically oil) independ...
by Fuel Up! on Sep 23, 2015

Episode 19 – Out of Work in Oil and Gas? Now What?

Have you been laid off from your great job in the oil and gas industry? Are you wondering what to do next? Is it time to write the industry off and move on, or is there still work to be had, if you knew where to look? This podcast looks into the cau...
by Fuel Up! on Sep 15, 2015

Carl Icahn Eyes Potential in Cheniere Energy (LNG); Is it Time to Take a Look at BHP Billiton (BHP)?

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) According to a regulatory filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), funds controlled by billionaire investor Carl Icahn now hold 22,682,159 shares of LNG, or about 9.59% stake in the company, having ra...
by CRWE-PR Finance on Sep 14, 2015


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