Gas

Algeria’s protests: another wake up call for Europe

By | 2019-03-26T15:17:40+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Algerian president whose candidacy fuelled weeks of protests in his nation, announced on March 11 that he would not seek a 5th (!) term in office. If the reader is not interested in Foreign Politics, this may seem a dull issue, nevertheless it gains another importance if I tell you that Spain imports [...]

MIDCAT: A No go

By | 2019-02-05T16:26:30+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In a time where natural gas is stepping up to become the energy commodity most important in the World towards a Cleaner and more sustainable future, Iberia was forced to take a step back in its goal of becoming a major player in the European gas market. The National Regulatory Authorities of France (CRE) and Spain [...]

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The change in energy policy in China , gas for coal

By | 2018-07-10T09:27:57+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The world's most populous country, with more than 1.3 billion people, is beginning to take a change in its energy policy seriously, adopting a proactive, cleaner and more efficient approach. The Asian country has shares of CO2 emissions well above the average of other countries. In fact, China is the most polluting country on the planet, [...]

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Gas in Spain: towards a more competitive market

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Last Friday, Magnus CMD attended the Gas Industrial Forum 2018, organized by Gas Industrial Association. The most important players of the Iberian gas market were represented in the event, both from large consumers, as well as from regulatory and control bodies such as CNMC, ENAGAS, MIBGAS and MINETAD. In this forum, we had the opportunity to [...]

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Power and gas prices seem to have no roof …¿What now?

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:04+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

As we have already pointed out in previous articles, 2017 was a bullish year in the energy markets. In the previous blog "OMIE Forecast? Place your bets " we detailed the fundamentals that justified these increases. However, this does not mitigate the concern of procurement managers who have the arduous task of optimizing costs year after [...]

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IS EU PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE AGAIN?

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:04+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

The last few weeks have been a real throwback to Cold War years for both Russia and UK, as Prime Minister Theresa May accused Moscow of poisoning a Russian ex-spy with a rare nerve agent in Salisbury, England. The Kremlin rejected the accusation and insisted the UK must prove Russia’s role in the attack or apologise. [...]

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We are approaching the time of gas market injection in Europe, but will we get there unharmed?

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:04+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Like all other markets, natural gas moves upwards when there are more buyers than sellers in the market and moves downwards when the opposite happens. The tough world of "intuitive" operations has been back on its head again last week. The fundamentals, technical analyses and any other form of analysis that we are used to, come [...]

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The Mibgas and The Midcat and more gas.

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:05+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: Energy Markets, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , , , |

We've talked a lot about Mibgas, the hub gas in Spain that should have started in 2014 and was delayed a year. Above all, it has been discussed the potential for Spain as explained in our article "The alternative for our energy island". An article in which Spain is presented as a top league player in [...]

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Rough and the growing effect of LNG in Europe

By | 2017-07-26T09:03:21+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Gas, M·Blog|Tags: |

On June 20th, Centrica announced the permanent closure of Rough gas storage, situated 29km offshore Easington in Great Britain. This news could be overlooked by many if it were not because it accounts for 70% of UK storage capacity, equivalent to 9 days of gas supply, and can supply 10% of peak daily whole country gas [...]

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Natural Gas Demand in Europe: What’s the medium-term scenario?

By | 2017-06-28T13:45:24+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy Policies, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Gas demand in Europe has been characterized by extreme optimism and success when the business started to run in the early 60’s. After the discovery of the Groeningen gas field in the Netherlands in 1959, gas started to be seen as the potential centre of the energy policies not only for the country but for the [...]

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