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Bangladesh gas

Bangladesh gas tariff hike hits power plants, consumers

Last year the Bangladeshi government already raised gas tariffs for power plants by 178.88% cent to Tk 14 per cubic meter.

Asia renewables

SE Asian renewables gains offset by continued gas build-out

Lack of progress in breaking ground on new projects, coupled with a challenging regulatory environment for Asian renewables, is hindering the region’s progress, the report said.

Senegal

Senegal well-positioned to achieve energy transition: report

Senegal's latest Energy Policy Review outlines progress in renewable energy, highlighting challenges and emphasising the inclusive governance needed for sustainable economic growth.

Trafigura, Greenergy deal opens up biofuels, road fuels synergies

The Trafigura-Greenergy deal highlights the growing importance of biofuels in the UK and European landscape, experts said.

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Ecopetrol

Arpel-Naturgas Week: Pursuit of Venezuelan gas won’t breach sanctions, says Ecopetrol

Future imports from Venezuela align with the Colombian government’s strategy, the chief executive of Ecopetrol told conference delegates.

global LNG

Methane import taxes could influence global LNG market

A new report finds that EU levies on imported methane could help clean up gas operations, but may also lead to a two-tiered global LNG market.

U.S. SEC finalises new climate disclosure rules

The climate disclosure requirements are far weaker than originally outlined by the financial regulator two years ago.

Red Sea

Shipping markets shrug at Houthi attacks in Red Sea

Disruptions from the Red Sea have already been priced in and are unlikely to cause further price hikes, one analyst said.

U.S. LNG

Biden steps up scrutiny of U.S. LNG, new projects risk delay

According to The New York Times, the Biden administration is set to announce a major review of how it permits new U.S. LNG projects, potentially delaying more than a dozen proposed facilities for a year or more.

Shell

Activist shareholders target Shell

A group of 27 investors, including Europe’s largest asset manager, have filed a shareholder resolution that calls on Shell to align its operations with the Paris Climate agreement.

COP28

Oil kingdom COP28: the gamble that paid off?

When delegates gathered in Dubai just a fortnight ago for the opening of COP28, the chances of progress seemed slim, but these oil state climate talks delivered a transition away from fossil fuels that no previous COP managed to achieve.

COP28

At COP28 the UAE softens, now Saudi Arabia must follow

Saudi Arabia remains a thorn in the side of COP28. Only one solution remains – that the Gulf petrostate host its own COP, and face up to global scrutiny as the United Arab Emirates has done.

Al Jaber

Drama in the desert: Al Jaber backtracks on fossil fuel science

It is less than a week since COP28, the largest ever U.N climate summit, began in the oil kingdom city of Dubai, but drama is already at a peak after Sultan Al Jaber questioned the science behind phasing out fossil fuels.

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LNG expands on Louisiana’s vanishing coastline

Already scarred by climate change, southwest Louisiana is on the frontlines of the rush to build new LNG.

Louisiana LNG

Louisiana LNG could be “nail in the coffin” for local fishermen

Commercial fishing in southwest Louisiana is already facing hard times. But the rush to build Louisiana LNG export terminals may put an end to a once-vibrant industry.

Woodfibre LNG

Canada’s Woodfibre LNG rests on shaky financial prospects

The proposed Woodfibre LNG project has seen costs soar, and is not competitive with larger LNG projects on the U.S. Gulf Coast, despite generous public subsidies. Critics say it will not offer the economic benefit for which British Columbia is hoping.

Woodfibre LNG

Woodfibre LNG in Canada threatens UNESCO reserve

The scenic Howe Sound, in British Columbia, has seen a stunning improvement in marine life. But this “success story” is under threat from the proposed Woodfibre LNG project, critics say.