As a Japanese standard university student in the 20th century, I entered Osaka Gas as soon as I graduated. I wanted to do something important for Japan with poor energy resources. At the time of my graduation, Japanese oil companies and upstream companies were not well known among university students and I chose a utility company which had established close and good relationships with end users.
Energy projects in Brazil and their sponsors remain virtually isolated from access to competitive international sources of project finance, as they are denominated in USD, which increase the FX risk.
There are various ways that public and private entities can contribute to the development of an industry; these could be stand-alone solutions and/or collaborative partnerships aligned to national and regional entities, as well as national agencies of the home governments.
The gas industry needs to overcome the current glut in supply and open up new markets. It needs to build a coherent narrative on how natural gas can support economic development in emerging and development markets and provide a basis for industrialisation in these markets.
Mozambique will go through a steep development curve over the next decade and it will be both a challenge and opportunity for our industry to support the Government of Mozambique on this journey. Shell has a long history of partnering with governments and has a lot of experience to share in this regard.
In my view the monetization of the region’s natural gas resources remains the single biggest challenge for Southern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Coupled with that is the need for increased investment R&D, human capital development and how to use the region’s significant natural gas resources for industrialisation.
Securing sale and purchase agreements for new LNG, managing Mozambique risk and ensuring Mozambique is competitive in global LNG. Standard Bank has been in Mozambique for 127 years and well understands each of the country and global LNG dynamics
I was engaged in the industry due to its fascinating dynamic I have been seeing throughout the years. I truly thought developing projects to make a difference to society would be possible in this industry
Lionel Bony is in charge of the Mexico, Central America and Caribbean region for Neoen, a leading solar, wind and storage IPP.
I was born into the industry, having lived in oil fields and processing facilities across México. In the past decade I was involved in structuring investments and financings for service providers and long term projects for the leading Mexican firms in México.
After graduating from Stanford with a Petroleum Engineering degree, I went to work for Amoco’s drilling department in Houston. It turned out to be a wonderful spot for developing operational skills and experience.
Having spent over 24 years investing in and analysing energy companies I became interested in putting that experience to work. The oil price downturn was the cyclical ‘nudge’ to get on and do it.
Very accidentally. Upon joining University of Houston to pursue graduate studies in Chemical Engineering, I came across a larger-than-life couple…
I have always been fascinated by the size, technology and spirit of the industry. It was my goal from starting university to join the energy industry for my career path.