European Energy Policy Conference
Leigh Bolton was pleased to present a key paper on the future medium and long term position of LNG in the developing European energy mix and sit on the discussion panel at this high level conference held on 16th & 17th October. Key issues covered by the top speakers, including the EU Commission, OPEC and others covered security of supply, LNG, investment climates, emerging markets, global energy consumption, renewables, energy efficiency, EU ETS and current projects in place that are helping to drive forward cleaner production of energy.
State of Alaska Regulatory Commission Hearing
Leigh Bolton’s comments on tightening Asian LNG supplies were referenced in the transcript of this hearing regarding potential local gas sales from sources supplying the Kenai LNG export plant in Alaska.
Leigh Bolton quoted in this article concerning Asian LNG market implications, following presentation made at the SEAAOC 2006 conference, published by Bloomberg Beijing China and reprinted in The India Bullion, the Jakarta Post, Financial Express Beijing and ZOOM China Energy Intelligence published on 29th and 30th June 2006.
The Bloomberg report of the SEAAOC 2006 conference focuses heavily on comments by Jane Liao, General Manager – LNG Purchase Division, Chinese Petroleum Corporation Taiwan and Leigh Bolton regarding the developing and future Asian LNG effects. This article was reprinted widely including in the Gulf Times, Doha Qatar.
“Down Under” and “Up Top” in Darwin
In the international section of this high level 2-day conference, Leigh Bolton was privileged to be specifically invited to present the international featured presentation on “LNG Developments in Europe and the Atlantic Basin” reflecting the increasing linkage to Asian markets and growth of the global LNG market. The event had a heavy emphasis on offshore gas and LNG developments in Australia, including a site visit to the recently commissioned Darwin LNG liquefaction plant and export terminal. It also featured sessions on other strategic gas developments in the neighbouring nations of Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea. Keynote presentations were made by the Chief Minister of Australia’s Northern Territories, the Deputy Prime Minister of PNG and various other regional dignitaries plus internationally recognised industry players from Taiwan, Korea, China, Japan and India. This year’s 2006 SEAAOC was extremely well attended with around 300 delegates and over 38 key industry speakers from 10 nations including many senior delegates from the oil and gas industries of Australia and the Asian region.
Corporate Strategies along the LNG Value Added Chain – an Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Vertical Integration
Leigh Bolton’s LNG expertise is used as a reference in this academic study conducted at the University of Dresden, Germany by S. Ruster and A. Neumann.
Leigh Bolton speaks out on the Russian-Ukraine gas row and says that EU has over-reacted to the current situation in an interview for an article by Dow Jones Newswires published Monday 16th January. Not reported in the article per se were additional comments made that the EU nations should be focussing more on the development of diversity of gas supply sources and cementing relationships along the transit routes, as well as taking more urgent steps to address the lack of available gas storage.