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Fifty years of LNG, the actors involved

October 2014
Editorial Staff

In September 1964, Algeria’s first plant for the liquefaction of gases began operating. A month later, the Methane Princess sailed to the UK for the first commercial transport of LNG. Fifty years later, there are over 400 worldwide routes

Morales points strongly toward energy

October 2014
John L. Still

Statist in economy and energy interventionist: from its first settlement in 2006 as president of Bolivia, Evo Morales played his best cards. And he does not change them, even at the dawn of his third term



Rabat's energy ambitions

October 2014
Nicoló Sartori

The North African country, remote from the Arab Spring, produces electricity from coal and hydroelectric power, while combined oil and natural gas only contribute a further 20 percent. Buoyed by a series of reforms that has protected it from the global crisis, Morocco is currently aiming to become an energy hub for the Mediterranean



The advance of the Houthis in Yemen

October 2014
Daniel Atzori

Sana'a has fallen under the control of the militia of Shiite Houthi, considered close to Iran. The port of al-Hudeida, strategically located on the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb, passed under the control of the Houthi. After decades of Saudi influence, then Teheran seems on the verge of becoming the true dominus of the country



The growth of Africa could drive the global energy

October 2014
John L. Still

The most recent international report from the International Monetary Fund at the World Bank, through the International Energy Agency, confirms a robust growth of the Sub-Saharan region, due to the investments of industrialized countries and the discovery of natural resources



A man of great passions

October 2014
Editorial Staff

Oil would like to pay tribute to Christophe de Margerie, head of the French company Total, who passed away recently, by reproducing an interview which appeared in our June edition in 2011



More "economical" oil goods for India

October 2014
James Crabtree

The low crude prices and its positive effect on the New Delhi trade balance and state energy companies’ accounts could persuade Prime Minister Modi to initiate a number of reforms that could breathe life back into the public coffers



The Dragon in the conquest of the earth of the ice

October 2014
John L. Still

As of some time, the "Polar rush" has started: the race to exploit the resources of the Arctic, more and more accessible due to the continuous and progressive melting of ice. China is also carving out a place in the front row of the race.



The Mexican energy reform accelerates

October 2014
John L. Still

The restructuring of the energy sector in Mexico is taking shape, with the enactment of secondary legislation. With operating assets assigned in Round Zero to the state company Pemex, the next step will be an auction open to foreign investors



The importance of shale revolution for relations between Europe and Asia

October 2014
Yao Jin

The advent of shale gas is emphasizing the importance of the geography of the countries that have underground shale and those that will determine power relations. The future will be greatly influenced by what is available underground



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