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LNG still in transit

Change continues in the LNG industry, but the pace is evolution, not revolution

The LNG industry finds itself today in a very different situation than was expected 10 years ago. Several key disruptions have occurred: shale gas turned the US from an LNG importer into an LNG exporter, imports to Japan boomed to replace nuclear electricity production after Fukushima, and European...
Oil & gas

Digitalization can make energy more affordable

An interview with Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO, TotalPatrick Pouyanné has been chief executive officer of Total since 2014, after the death of his predecessor, Christophe de Margerie, in Moscow. A year after, he became chairman of the board of directors. During his career at...
Oil & gas, Digital company transformation

Economic impact on Europe of the Nord Stream 2 project

Analysis of effects on job creation and GDP

The Nord Stream 2 project aims to provide the means for safe and secure supplies of natural gas to the European gas market. The EU market, covering 28 countries, is characterized by decreasing indigenous production, an increasing requirement for gas to support the transition to sustainable energy...
Oil & gas

In praise of perpetuity

National oil companies manifesto

Perpetuity is every national oil company’s mission. Their articles of incorporation proclaim that they must toil for future generations. While international operators can wander from one country to the next according to the circumstances and various regulatory frameworks of producing countries,...
Oil & gas

Energy Journal – Oil & Gas

Perspectives on the Oil & Gas Industry 2017

The energy industry, from oil and gas to utilities, is going through an unprecedented change. It’s a change similar to when the world moved from wood to coal, with the steam machine, or from coal to oil, when utilities centralized and the car industry took off early last century. Today, the shift...
Oil & gas