Best in Energy – 12 April 2023

India’s railways struggle to move enough coal to industry

EU explores options to end LNG imports from Russia

Steel industry and emissions metrics for decarbonisation

Multilateral development banks and the energy transition

U.S. economy’s twin business and epidemic cycles ($WSJ)

U.S. manufacturing capacity growth is accelerating ($WSJ)

Russia’s crude oil exports close to busting $60 cap ($BBG)

China’s policymakers grapple with pension reforms ($WSJ)

Global energy transition, affordability and reliability ($FA)

NORTHWEST EUROPE’s temperatures were below the long-term seasonal average for much of the first ten days in April, prolonging heating demand and delaying the start of the refill season for gas inventories. Temperatures at Frankfurt in Germany (a proxy for the densely inhabited northwest Europe macro-region) were below normal for seven of the first eight days in April. As a result gas inventories continued to deplete and reached a seasonal low on April 7, which is relatively late. Since 2011, the median date for minimum inventories has been March 30:

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John Kemp

Energy analyst, public policy specialist, amateur historian