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A New International Energy Charter fit for the 21st Century

June 2, 2015

Howard Chase, Director of Government Affairs for Dow Europe and Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Energy Charter.
In 1991 when the European Energy Charter was first ... More

The budding Chinese-Polish shale cooperation

December 17, 2014

Chinese shale determination
In only a few years China has become the third country extracting shale gas in commercial quantities. According to the Chinese news service Xinhua, ... More

Oil prices heading down to new range

April 18, 2013

In early trading on the morning of April 16, the value of Brent crude oil slipped below $100/bbl, the first time the price has fallen to this psychologically important level since mid-July 2012. This ... More

French thermal generation capacity closures gather pace

April 16, 2013

In 2011 E.ON France announced that it intended to close at least five coal-generation plants in 2013 due to narrow dark spreads, the reduction of free CO2 allowances from January 2013, and the EU Large ... More

Innovations boost EU bioliquids

February 20, 2013

Successful research and experimentation to improve technologies for converting the many forms of biomass feedstock into usable fuels is opening the floodgates for the biomass energy industry to produce ... More

Europe: unmanned service station numbers are set to increase out to 2013

October 20, 2011

Verdict research has revealed that while Europe's network of manned service stations has contracted by 3%, or 3,622 stations, since 2008, the number of unmanned stations has increased by almost 5%. Fuel ... More

BP: the UK, Germany, and Switzerland go contactless

June 28, 2011

Germany will see the biggest roll-out, with all 2,410 Aral sites becoming equipped with the technology, while in the UK and Switzerland, 1,174 and 400 BP sites, respectively, will also go contactless. ... More

UK: Centrica's South Morecambe gas field may remain closed

May 6, 2011

Centrica is closing three fields in Morecambe Bay for maintenance purposes, and may not reopen one of them, as higher taxes make profitability at its South Morecambe field "marginal," depending on gas ... More

The potential of global shale gas resources is likely to drive upstream investments

April 27, 2011

Global recoverable gas reserves, which are currently estimated by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) at 16,000 trillion cubic feet (tcf) as of 2010, have the potential to grow by nearly 40% ... More