Interview: CTEC Energy

Interview: CTEC Energy

Interview with Mike Burns, CTEC Energy We interviewed Mike Burns at CTEC Energy in Newhaven Port. The gasifier project converts plastics and biomass into electricity and heat with significantly lower emissions than a traditional...

Energy Journal – Nov 2020

The latest Energy Journal from the International Association of Energy Economics has landed on my doormat with a loud thud. The latest issue is 312 pages long. In Volume 41, Number 6, I was struck by the paper Are Energy Executives Rewarded For Luck? by Lucas Davis...

Energy for a Net Zero Society

The BIEE’s bi-annual research conference will be held on March 30-31, 2021. The conference will focus on building the foundations and policies of the low carbon transition aimed at achieving a net zero carbon society in a way that is fair and just. It will address how we live, work and travel, and how policy, infrastructure and the private sector can respond to enable the transformation of heat, transport and industry.

Concrete Steps (Still) Needed

The article below was carried in the December 2018 edition of Power Fuels Tracker, an Interfax publication of which I was editor. Most of the content is still (sadly) relevant. By Peter Stewart, Interfax Chief Energy Analyst “Don’t divide the skin while it’s still on...

Getting Serious About Net Zero

Energy Policy Conference: Getting Serious About Net Zero The British Institute of Energy Economics held its annual policy conference on 23 September 2019 at the BEIS conference centre near Victoria Station in London. Peter was part of the coordinating committee for...

Gastech 2019

Interfax at Gastech 2019 Houston Peter Stewart spoke on behalf of Interfax at the Gastech conference in Houston, held 17-19 September. Interfax highlighted Global Gas Analytics and Natural Gas Insight...

EAGC 2019

European Autumn Gas Conference 2019 Paris Peter Stewart spoke on behalf of Interfax at the European Autumn Gas Conference in Paris, which was held 5-7 November. Interfax was a sponsor of the conference and highlighted their Global Gas Analytics and Natural Gas Insight...

UK unlikely to incentivise creation of new gas storage

The article below was carried in the 29 November, 2018 edition of Interfax’s Natural Gas Daily publication. The Interfax Gas Analytics service provides daily, weekly and monthly analysis of natural gas and LNG markets.    By Peter Stewart, Interfax Chief...

IEA urges action on gas flaring

The article below was carried in Interfax Natural Gas Daily on 21 November 2018. Interfax runs a gas analytics service with daily, weekly and monthly analysis of the global gas and LNG market. By Peter Stewart, Interfax chief Energy Analyst and Managing Director of...

Scale of Canadian LNG still a bone of contention

The article below was published in Interfax’s Natural Gas Daily when Peter Stewart was chief energy analyst for Interfax. Peter spoke at the Gas Asia Summit held 31 October-1 November in Singapore. LNG Canada took FID on 1 October on a C$40 billion ($32 billion)...

Permian gas growth to underpin US LNG exports

By Peter Stewart, Interfax Chief Energy Analyst Interfax Global Energy held a breakfast briefing with consultancy Baker & O’Brien which posed the question: Permian gas: Pulling the Rug from Under Oil-Indexed Prices. The piece below explores the growth of...

Forecasting

Forecasting The Art of the Probable Forecasting Most people associate forecasting with quantitative methods often lumped under the umbrella designation “number crunching”. But good forecasts can be made based on expert judgement. Asking the right questions, seeing a...

Data

Data Analytics Informed decision-making. Better data, better decisions. That’s the tagline used by the Joint Organisations Data Initiative to flag the need for accurate and transparent energy data. At Resource Economist, we are acutely aware of the variable quality of...

US-China trade tensions ratchet up

The article below by Peter Stewart was published on April 11, 2018 in The Analyst column of Interfax Natural Gas Daily, an analytical newsletter focussed on latest developments in the global gas and LNG market. A trade dispute between the United States and China...

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ACI Refining Strategy 2018

Date: 21 February 2018 Topics: Interfax chief energy analyst Peter Stewart provided an outlook on the European refining sector in light of recent price developments in the oil and gas markets. Link: ACI Refining Strategy...

Platts issues Dated Brent Special Report

The Price Reporting Agency Platts, part of S&P Global, has recently issued a Special Report on the Dated Brent benchmark. The price of Brent crude oil from the North Sea has been used for the last 30-odd years as the pricing reference point for billions of barrels...

LPG Europe 2018

LPG Europe 2018 Date: 7 February 2018 Topics: Peter Stewart delivered a 5-year outlook for the Global LPG market. The conference takes place in Lisbon, Portugal and includes a global line-up of distinguished speakers. Link: LPG Europe...

Iran unrest sparks price volatility

The article below appeared in the 3 January 2018 edition of Natural Gas Daily, published by Interfax Global Energy Services. Civil unrest in Iran has led to at least 21 deaths, and violent clashes between security forces and protesters that began in the northeastern...

Lithium demand soars while supply lags behind

Lithium-ion (Li-i) batteries are the fastest-growing technology in the power storage sector, according to a recent report by Forum for the Future, which tapped insights from half a dozen key executives in the UK energy sector. But the rising cost of lithium and cobalt, which is a component of the cathodes used in Li-i batteries, could slow their progress.

US refiners wean off Venezuelan crude

Faced with the possibility of tighter sanctions on Venezuela, US refiners are switching to lighter crude slates and sourcing more heavy grades from Canada and Mexico. Asian refiners look set to reap the benefit. This has implications for crude differentials in all parts of the world.

Power to the islands

Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean are transitioning from legacy energy supplies based on refined products to renewable sources including solar, wind and biofuels. The region also has significant oil and gas potential, but unresolved border issues have discouraged its exploitation.

Crude oil quality differentials shrink as heavy sour grades tighten

The price differential between light sweet crude oils and heavier sour crudes has narrowed as OPEC and several non-OPEC oil producers’ continue to implement output cuts. Rising sweet crude production in Libya, Nigeria and the US have also contributed to exceptionally narrow sweet/sour differentials, leading refiners in the West to process more sweeter grades in their refineries.

A Central Bank for Energy Innovation

  A Central Bank for Energy Innovation Peter Stewart ______________________________________________ Category: Skills for Innovation. ______________________________________________ Energy is a big industry, and innovation has always been its lifeblood. But meeting...

China’s delicate balancing act on gas market reform

China will continue to prioritise LNG in its energy mix despite the prospect of substantially higher LNG prices after around 2022. The dichotomy between government targets to boost the use of gas and the dynamics of a volatile world market was discussed at an Interfax breakfast seminar in London on 27th June.

Oil prices continue to weaken as global glut grows

Oil prices remain under pressure as rising US production pushes back impact of OPEC-led cuts. International benchmark Brent crude oil futures dropped as low as $45.4 per barrel on Tuesday – their lowest level since November 2016 – and dropped to similar levels early...

Iran’s response crucial in Saudi-Qatar spat

Saudi Arabia’s decision to up the ante in its long-simmering dispute with Qatar is a high-risk strategy. Although all sides are scrambling to defuse the crisis, there is a relatively low but nonetheless real risk that the rift with Qatar will spiral.

More action needed on Asian grid integration

The integration of Asian electricity grids and the potential for Russia to become an ‘energy bridge’ between Asia and Europe were among the biggest of the big ideas discussed at the three-day SPIEF conference in St Petersburg.

Ethane shipments to Europe face hurdles

The article below appeared in the October 5th 2016 edition of Natural Gas Daily, a specialist newsletter published by Interfax, focussed on the global natural gas and LNG industry. Costs may constrain transatlantic ethane trade By Peter Stewart, Chief Energy Analyst,...

OPEC and IEA say prices will stay lower for longer

The article below appeared in the September 14th, 2016 edition of Natural Gas Daily, a specialist newsletter published by Interfax, focussed on the global natural gas and LNG industry.   The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that the pace of global oil...

Energy storage may be a Black Swan for gas demand

The article below appeared in the September 7th, 2016 edition of Natural Gas Daily, a specialist newsletter published by Interfax, focussed on the global natural gas and LNG industry.   Energy storage can be used to bridge the intermittency of renewables such as wind...

Toyota Mirai and Hydrogen Vehicles

On the 15th January 2015 Toyota presented the world’s first Mirai fuel cell vehicle to the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. The Prime Minister heralded the moment “the dawn of the age of hydrogen”, and, with Mirai meaning “future” in Japanese, Toyota...

Course List

Resource Economist Ltd offers training courses in oil and gas, energy fundamentals, price forecasting and the interaction between fossil fuels and the renewable energies. The courses are delivered by Peter Stewart and his associates, who can arrange them on a bespoke basis or through training and consulting companies with which he is associated.

Renewables in Africa

“Africa is not poor. It is a rich continent with many, many poor people,” Kofi Annan said November 17 at Statoil’s Autumn conference in Oslo. Annan said that it had been an exciting period for investment in Africa, and the outlook was more optimistic...

Peter Stewart at WPC in Moscow

Peter Stewart spoke on June 17th at a panel at the World Petroleum Congress in Moscow on the theme of oil and gas prices. Speaking on behalf of Interfax Global Energy Services where he works as Chief Energy Analyst, Peter said that the relative price of oil and gas...

Gas market fundamentals

Course title: Gas market fundamentals Course Code: GASFUN Course summary: The 3-day course Gas Market Fundamentals explains the key drivers of the oil, gas, coal and power markets, and the interactions between the competing fuels. The course outlines the three main...

Forecasting crude oil and oil products prices

Course title: Forecasting crude oil and oil products prices Course Code: FCPP Course summary: The 4-day course Forecasting Crude Oil and Oil Products Prices explains the key drivers of crude oil and oil product prices, and explains how these can be forecast in a...