EU Gas Regulation, First Directive: Reported on issues during development of the first Gas Directive and recommended solutions, many of which were adopted in the Second Gas Directive.
Feasibility study, market studies and analyses, financial and project structuring for conversion of the island economy from LPG to natural gas: we conducted a full economic feasibility into the diversification of energy in the Isle of Man, through gas from an offtake from the UK-Ireland gas interconnector and through electricity interconnectors with the UK mainland. We developed a report analysing the market, the availability and cost of supplies, the required investments, the environmental and regulatory issues, and an economic appraisal of the project both from an investor and government viewpoint. We delivered a copy of the project evaluation model developed for this study. We carried out a full market study, including power generation, commercial and residential, including the existing LPG market and the natural gas market in the Isle of Man. We subsequently advised the Manx Government on the financial and project structure. We subsequently managed the conversion of the island from LPG to natural gas usage.
Supervising complex modelling, advising on electricity and gas markets and prices.
For Spanish gas transport company, advised on international transport tariffs and suggested methodologies for transport tariffs in Spain (with London Economics)
Prepared a high profile study into the development of gas trading after implementation of the EU Gas Directive (with Rambøll).
For a UK energy acquisition, conducted full due diligence studies, market studies, full regulatory case analysis, data room management, drafted the due diligence report.
PNG is involved in gas distribution in Northern Ireland. As part of its plans to develop the business (in particular opportunities along the route of the N-W gas transmission pipeline (Belfast to Londonderry) and the North-South Ireland pipeline) Energy Markets carried out various studies. We carried out a detailed gas market study along the pipeline route from Belfast to Londonderry. We also reviewed the potential for financing from different sources including EU, EIB and UK government programmes.
Review of regulatory regimes in a number of countries, including California, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey.
For a major international gas company, analysed and valued the InterconnectorUK (the UK to Belgium gas interconnector), using a variety of valuation methods.
Strategy development workshop and study on gas sector and restructuring of Bulgargaz: For State Energy Agency, Bulgaria, advised on strategy development for restructuring of the Bulgarian gas sector, through a strategy development workshop with Director of State Energy, senior executives from State Energy Agency and Balgargaz.
For a major European gas utility, carried out a number of separate studies into aspects of the UK gas sector and how lessons could be applied in continental Europe, also on opportunities for business development in the British gas sector, including transportation pricing, distribution, auctions (especially capacity auctions).
For a large Spanish industrial consumer, analysed and described options for gas purchasing direct from producers overseas, including supplies contracting, international and Spanish gas transport and LNG options, and LNG and gas price forecasts.