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Read our latest interviews with key Gastech stakeholders and influencers from across the energy sector

Making the East Mediterranean a main player in the gas industry worldwide

At Gastech 2018 in Barcelona, Lebanon’s Energy Minister, Cesar Abi Khalil, revealed that the Lebanese government will be making natural gas the primary source of energy in its power sector by 2030. With natural gas accounting for ‘effectively zero at present’ this is a huge step for the country and an exciting area for the global market to keep an…

The growing role LNG will play in the next half-century: Interview with GIIGNL

As we enter a new year, the industry is full of questions about the global LNG market; what key trends will we see in 2019 and will this year be another breakthrough year? With 2018 seeing a 29% growth of LNG supply in just three years, it will be interesting to see if this increase will continue and if the demand can keep up. At Gastech 2018 in B…

Financiers and the gas industry: Gaining a mutual understanding to grow

As the Shell 2018 Outlook highlights that the world's demand for energy is expected to grow by 30% between 2015 and 2040, supply investment is required to meet long-term demand growth. Ahead of the 2018 Gastech Exhibition and Conference taking place 17-20 September in Barcelona, Gastech Insights spoke with Governing Body Member and Executive Direc…

How Reganosa are innovating to develop natural gas storage and infrastructure

As reported in the BP Energy Outlook 2018, the EU energy mix will continue to evolve with the share of natural gas increasing from 24% to 27% by 2040. As Spanish natural gas demand continues to grow year-on-year, companies operating in the country are evolving to match the growing demand. Reganosa's Mugardos terminal provides the system with a natu…

Interview with Shell: Strong gas demand growth set to continue

As stated in Shell's 2018 Outlook, LNG demand growth will be driven by the demand for Floating Storage Regasification Units, which enable fast, flexible and economically competitive options. With their offshore floating facility currently in the commissioning phase (Prelude FLNG), once in operation, the project will deliver enough LNG to satisfy th…

Interview with Tellurian: Taking huge steps forward in LNG trading

When looking at the U.S. natural gas industry we can see that on the demand-side, growth remains robust with pipeline exports surging. As well as this, LNG exports reached 2 billion cubic feet/day by the end of 2017- and they continue to increase. Once complete, Tellurian's Driftwood LNG terminal will be able to export over 26 million tonnes of LN…

Investing and developing LNG infrastructure to meet the 2020 sulphur cap

The IMO has set a global limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on-board ships of 0.5% from 2020, which will significantly reduce the amount of emissions emanating from ships. With the sulphur cap looming, the LNG industry is gain traction as a fuel of choice for ships. As Gastech 2018 approaches, Gastech Insights spoke with Director LNG at Simpson Sp…

KBR's technical perspective on FLNG and reducing project costs

It has been said by industry experts that the performance of floating LNG projects will form the shape of the industry to come, which is why they are such a key area to look at when analysing the growing natural gas market. With the attraction of providing companies with lower-cost facilities than onshore and with more flexibility, FLNG will be a k…

LNG in merchant ships: Welcoming the perfect opportunity

With the shipping industry cracking down on carbon emissions and strongly encouraging the use of alternative and cleaner fuels, LNG has witnessed an accelerated growth in demand. During the first half of 2017, LNG fuelled vessels expanded to over 500 and this fleet increase is set to continue. Co-Chairman of Gastech 2018 and Group Fleet Director a…

New gas & LNG supply/demand dynamics: JERA’s Hiroki Sato discusses

Hiroki Sato, Chief Fuel Transactions Officer, Senior Executive Vice President at JERA Co, Inc has over 20 years of experience in LNG procurement and trading. At Gastech 2017 in Japan, Gastech News spoke with Mr Sato on the key growth opportunities for gas and LNG in a complex environment and gained his insights on how Asia will move beyond oil-ind…

SIGTTO: Ensuring the safety around LNG shipping

The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) was formed as an international organisation to address common problems and derive agreed on criteria for best practice and acceptable standards. Gastech Insights spoke with 2018 Gastech Governing Body Member, Andrew Clifton, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at SIGTT…

Steelhead LNG share 2 liquefaction techniques to reduce the carbon footprint

Canadian gas and LNG has been a hot topic within the global industry for many years now. With an abundant amount of gas and in an ideal location, it would seem Canada has many factors backing its development. As natural gas continues to grow, supported by the wide-ranging demand and the expansion of LNG, 2018 could be the year for the region. With…

What the Panama Canal route means for LNG shipping

Simpson Spence Young is a leading global shipbroking firm focusing on a variety of markets, including LNG and LPG projects, striving to address the dynamic world of shipping and global trade. Maritime LNG trade is a crucial link in the natural gas supply chain for many nations where domestic demand exceeds available supply, making the market key to…

Why the industry must explain LNG technicalities to the wider world

As more emerging markets in complex locations come online, the natural gas industry has had to evolve to meet the growing demand and supply the countries not connected to pipeline infrastructure. Small-scale LNG is now increasingly deployed to satisfy the evolving market and their need for natural gas. Ahead of the Gastech Exhibition and Conferenc…

Maintaining cost discipline with digitisation: McDermott CEO on an industry shift-change

A key question being asked in the industry is, how can EPCs deliver new gas and LNG projects in low-cost, low-margin times? Demands from operators for greater efficiency, streamlining of costs and improved ROI has made the challenges facing EPCs greater than ever which is why we were keen to hear from an expert. David Dickson, President & CEO of M…

Available, affordable and dependable: Cheniere on how gas can establish itself as the fuel of choice

The shale gas drilling boom over the last decade has transformed the United States from importers to exporters and it has been predicted by IEA that by 2022, the country will be responsible for 40% of the world's extra gas production. Around 60% of the new LNG export capacity is being built in the U.S., including Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG termina…

New technologies and increased efficiency: Changing the industry model to effectively reduce cost

As the world’s first and only fullstream company, Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE) is transforming the oil and gas industry across the entire value chain. As the industry evolves, it is crucial the key energy players embrace the latest technologies to keep up with the market dynamics. At Gastech 2018 in Barcelona, Gastech Insights had the pleasur…

Waiting and ready: Jordan Cove LNG on reaching FID

The Jordan Cove Project will feature an LNG export terminal in Coos County, Oregon, as well as a pipeline for the transportation of natural gas sources from the United States and Canada. Following the US shale revolution, new projects in the region are helping reshape the global gas and LNG industry, so it is an exciting time to see how they will p…

Cepsa: Defining the role of natural gas in the coming decades

With Europe expected to require approximately 45 billion additional cubic meters of gas imports over the next 5 years, as reported by McKinsey, Gastech Insights was keen to speak to one of the leading Spanish energy companies to hear more about the evolving dynamics. At the 2018 Gastech Exhibition & Conference, Gastech Insights spoke with Antonio…

Enagás CEO on investing heavily to further develop and promote renewable gas

With global energy demand expected to grow by 30% between 2015 and 2040, LNG provides a new form of energy security for the global markets. And, as the fastest growing gas supply source, LNG is now pivotal in all regions energy mix, especially Europe. As a European leader in LNG terminals, Enagás CEO, Marcelino Oreja Arburúa, spoke to Gastech Insi…

Creating a true European gas market: Reganosa on increasing interconnection capacity

In the European Commission’s low-carbon economy roadmap, it is suggested that by 2050 the EU should cut greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels. Which is why it is now imperative for energy players to advocate the role gas will play in driving Europe’s carbon emissions down. At Gastech 2018 in Barcelona, Gastech Insights spoke with Emili…

Interview with SMBC: The new ways of financing energy projects

The LNG industry is experiencing a change in project financing. With supplies racing ahead of demand, the market is seeing more shorter-term contracts which are making project financing a more complex issue. As more emerging markets are in need of reliable infrastructure, a key question for the industry is; what are the new ways of financing these…

Hanas on long-term deals: Should LNG buyers be signing them?

Until recently, LNG projects have been able to attract long-term contracts which have led to security for both banks and other lenders. However, with the market dynamics ever-changing, the LNG market faces an era of short-term contracts which may prove to be a challenge when trying to raise money for new projects. At Gastech 2018 in Barcelona, Gas…

Improving decision-making with digital: How Maana is accelerating the energy industry

As the market dynamics continue to evolve in the gas industry, the sector is looking for new technologies, including digitalisation, in order to improve the entire supply chain. With digitalisation helping industry players optimise, reduce costs and time spent on projects, it is no surprise more and more digital platforms are emerging. The Maana K…

Transforming transactions in the energy industry with Blockchain: Interview with IBM

As new technologies continue to arise in the energy sector, one that is making a lot of noise with both technology players and oil and gas players is Blockchain. A smart trading platform for efficient and reliable execution of energy trades, IBM states that Blockchain can do for business what the internet did for communication. With a leading Bloc…

3 developments needed in the market to better embrace electric vehicles

The electric vehicle market continues to grow, with IEA’s 2018 Global Electric Vehicle Outlook reporting that over 1 million EVs were sold in 2017 and by 2040 55% of new car sales and 33% of the global fleet will be electric. At the 2018 Gastech Exhibition and Conference in Barcelona, Gastech Insights spoke with Chairman and Chief Analyst at Wood…

Natural gas' prominent role to play: Interview with Shell's Maarten Wetselaar

Being described by Mr Wetselaar as the “backbone for the changing energy system”, it is clear that natural gas has a crucial role to play going forward in the energy transition. From reducing emissions and improving air quality to becoming a reliable partner for renewable energy sources, natural gas will continue to be a central component in the gl…

Reducing GHG emissions with a growing population: Interview with UNECE

With growing international concern over energy and environmental security, natural gas, and more specifically LNG, has long been considered a game-changer in the market and a catalyst for development. The Group of Experts on Gas at UNECE looks further into the role of gas in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and provides b…

Why regulations will be key in ensuring a cleaner energy mix: Interview with A.T. Kearney

In order to navigate through the rapidly changing energy landscape, it is crucial for organisations to have a strong understanding of key trends and technological advances so they may best capture the arising opportunities. A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute provides leading insights on global trends in the energy transition which is why Gas…

Tellurian's President & CEO on liquidity and flexibility: Responding to the market changes

As the industry searches for alternatives to fossil fuels, natural gas continues to grow, dominating the American energy scene. With the expansion of LNG projects in North America, either operating, under construction or approved for construction, the EIA forecasts that US LNG capacity will rise from 14 bcm per annum to 110 bcm per annum by 2020. …

Interview with Total: Becoming the responsible energy major

With the world turning towards renewables, Total identify gas-fired power plants as an ideal complement to facilities that generate electricity from these sources. With neither wind nor solar able to ensure an uninterrupted supply of power, gas-fired power plants allow the industry to respond to rising energy demand while keeping emissions to a min…

Grupo Energía Bogotá on advancing sustainable transportation with natural gas

Many cities are promoting the use of natural gas vehicles and electric energy in their mass transit systems in an effort to decrease pollution. One organisation helping to reach cleaner air targets in Colombia is Grupo Energía Bogotá, who promotes and supplies the clean fuel to the only public transportation system in the region that has a fleet ru…

CEO of Enagás explains the role of Spain in the global gas business

The LNG trade is changing to meet the evolving needs of buyers, including shorter-term and lower-volume contracts, and by 2021 the global gas market is expected to have 55% more LNG than in 2015. Offering liquidity and available regasification capacity, Europe is set to absorb a large proportion of the new supply. Enagás is Spain's leading natural…

Exclusive interview with ConocoPhillips’ CEO at Gastech 2017

In this exclusive interview, conducted at Gastech 2017- in Chiba - Tokyo, Mr. Ryan M. Lance, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips talks about ConocoPhillips' global natural gas initiatives and the impact of US LNG on the global gas market.

BP discusses its major projects and how to invest in emerging LNG markets

According to BP's Energy Outlook 2017, natural gas grows faster than both oil and coal, growing 1.6% each year between 2015 and 2035. The strength of natural gas demand is reflected by the help of government policies supporting the growth of gas. BP is one of the world's six oil and gas majors, with operations in 72 countries worldwide. With numer…

Exploring the changing global gas and LNG industry with Repsol

Natural gas demand is expected to grow faster than oil or coal, helped by the rapid growth of liquefied natural gas increasing the accessibility of gas across the globe. Repsol is an integrated energy company present across the entire hydrocarbon value chain; with natural gas as very important part in their growing portfolio. Boasting projects in…

Inspiring Leaders: Charif Souki, Chairman at Tellurian

Charif Souki was the Chief Executive Officer & President at Cheniere Energy Inc for 19 years and guided the company from being unknown to one that revolutionised the LNG market. Now serving as Co-founder and Chairman at Tellurian, Charif Souki, has revealed his plans to develop the gas industry even further with their $12 billion project, Driftwood…

Técnicas Reunidas discusses how energy companies can successfully develop people and projects

According to Shell's LNG Outlook, gas has been the fastest growing hydrocarbon for the past decade, with demand rising 2% each year since 2000. As such, gas will become even more crucial as the world seeks to meet rising energy demands while making the transition to a low-carbon energy future. Técnicas Reunidas is the leader for engineering and co…

Jordan Cove LNG President discusses project updates and U.S LNG exports

Bringing over 30 years of experience, Elizabeth Spomer has been President and CEO of Jordan Cove LNG for over two years. In an interview with Gastech News conducted at Gastech Tokyo - Chiba 2017, Ms Spomer gave us a glimpse of the latest updates on the Jordan Cove LNG project as well as sharing insights on what she believes is next for US LNG.

Chiyoda Corporation on the global gas industry and how to enhance technological innovation

Gastech Insights had the opportunity to speak to President and Chief Executive Officer of Chiyoda Corporation, Shogo Shibuya at Gastech Tokyo 2017. In this interview Mr Shibuya gave us a glimpse into Chiyoda's plans to ensure stable energy supplies in the long term and shared his knowledgeable insights on how energy companies can successfully deve…

Exclusive interview with Tellurian's Chairman, Charif Souki

Gastech News had the pleasure of conducting an exclusive interview with Tellurian'sChaiman, Charif Souki, at the 2017 Gastech Conference and Exhibition in Chiba - Tokyo. In this interview Mr Souki shared his vast industry knowledge on how Tellurian will deliver low cost LNG to the global market, the key growth opportunities in a complex environmen…

Exclusive interview with Total’s CEO at Gastech 2017

In an exclusive interview conducted at Gastech 2017- in Chiba - Tokyo, Gastech News had the pleasure of speaking with Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total, to discuss the global energy mix and Total's forecast for LNG and natural gas demand. We asked Mr.Patrick Pouyanné the following questions.