Global gas prices are more connected now more than ever. What does this mean for each country's own gas prices?
With plenty of natural gas in storage, and new options for buying it from other sources, Europe could go without Russian gas for the rest of the year, Grealy writes. Brussels might even benefit from going on the energy offensive by cutting off a dominant source of Russia's revenue.
The US shale gas and oil revolution has shown that hydrocarbons are almost everywhere, Grealy writes, and we no longer need to go to the ends of the earth or spend or spend a ton of capital to find them. The new energy paradigm is a world where the most attractive projects are those closest to markets.
Shale oil is poised to go international, Grealy writes. It’s already happening in Argentina, Australia and China, but the big prize is in Russia’s Bazhenov shale in Western Siberia.
Protests against fracking tend to focus on natural gas, even though the potential for oil from fracking is significant. Would talking about oil change the debate?
Mexico’s energy reform will unfortunately only isolate Europe further from the shale oil and gas revolution taking place in North America, Grealy writes. Funds desperately needed for the European energy sector will flow to governments that are truly serious about shale.
Germany's energy portfolio may not be as green as you think, Grealy writes. Coal-fired power plants made up 52 percent of Germany's electricity demand in the first half of 2013, while output from natural gas and wind turbines is falling.
It’s obvious that any attempt to ridicule UK estimates of shale gas resources as inconsequential is absurd, Grealy writes.
Fracking and shale gas are often portrayed as black or white issues, Grealy writes, when in reality there is a need for shades of gray. And the urgency of the climate change issue means that, with natural gas from shale, we have to make a choice between the perfect and the good.
The world has plenty of shale resources, a report showed last week. Europe can either access their own, or buy someone else’s, but shale is the future either way, Grealy writes.
Average unit of energy is 'basically as dirty' as two decades ago, says new IEA report, despite boom in renewables. Among its recommendations: Encourage move from coal to gas by developing unconventional gas.
Shale gas is already having an impact as Japan looks to import suddenly plentiful natural gas from the US. Natural gas from shale should force Europe to recalibrate its own energy future.
Promoting natural gas properly will make the blessings and virtues of natural gas more evident so we can balance risks properly, Grealy writes.
Protests against the Keystone XL pipeline needs to be seen in a broader, economic light, Grealy writes. Canadian tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline will be a mere sideshow, he adds, and future investment in it will have to fight shale oil, a battle that's already been lost.
North America will continue to show the world the way on shale gas and oil, Grealy writes, but we're only at the first baby steps of shale.
Shale predictions move from the outrageous, through far fetched to conservative within two years, Grealy writes.
Could President Obama use a second term to burnish his legacy on the climate not only to his country, but also to the planet?
The world is on the cusp of dramatic reductions in greenhouse gases if China replaces coal power with shale gas. But Greens are fighting the technology to do that.