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New entrants are engaging utility customers directly and claiming revenues that utilities otherwise could have retained.
The KPMG Global Energy Institute is proud to announce the release of the 2016 Global Energy Conference Recap. The recap highlights the trends and issues brought forward throughout the conference via the breakout, keynote, and general sessions.
The KPMG Global Energy Conference is one of the firm’s most distinguished events, bringing together hundreds of energy executives and professionals from around the world to examine, discuss and debate the industry’s top issues and trends. It is through this renowned event that energy industry professionals can gain insight on emerging business trends driving change and transforming the industry.
The KPMG Energy Business Outlook, which reflects the viewpoints of senior energy executives in the United States, found that continued volatility in commodity pricing is requiring them to focus more closely on growth strategies and changing their business models.
Historically, the world’s biggest oil producers closely guarded their role as operator of their own fields — convinced they alone could deliver the engineering necessary to extract their oil on time and on budget. Increasingly, however, over recent decades those producers have been ceding that role — opting in many cases to manage their assets at arm’s length, and allowing the world’s increasingly sophisticated oilfield services companies to deliver cost-efficient production and, crucially, the oil-field innovation that Big Oil has long assumed it alone could deliver. The speed and manner in which this has occurred varies somewhat by geographic market.
The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market is transforming. In early 2016, the US is expected to start LNG exports from the Gulf coast, a plot twist that was unthinkable even 10 years ago. Australia will soon be an exporter on a scale to rival Qatar. LNG importers are becoming exporters and vice versa, but low prices threaten new projects and the profitability of existing ones.
Information technology (IT) has enabled energy companies to enhance operations through solutions that provide, among others, near real-time visibility, data-driven analysis and decision making, and mobility.
The power and utilities (P&U) industry is evolving in a way that requires utilities to excel at customer understanding and service excellence.
Taxes and Incentives for Renewable Energy is designed to help energy companies, investors and other entities stay current with government policies and programs that support renewable energy from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydropower.
An industry discontinuity has been unleashed through the combination of horizontal drilling with advances in well fracturing and completion techniques, creating a new asset class commonly referred to as Unconventional – extracting gas and light tight oil from shale source rock.
Although the ultimate goal of natural gas pipeline operators should be zero pipeline failures, significant incidents continue to occur within the U.S. pipeline system. This paper discusses the key questions every pipeline operator must ask when trying to determine how best to mitigate risk in its pipeline system.
The focus of this white paper is on preparing for public utility commission prudency hearings related to the development and construction of large capital projects.
Companies in the energy and natural resources (ENR) sector face an increasingly complex operating environment around the world, not least in the field of compliance – and especially in the area of anti-bribery and corruption (ABC).
The onset of renewable generation, distributed generation, energy storage, and peak demand reduction technologies pose significant challenges to effective grid management.
The United States electric utility industry has undergone significant change in recent years, but is on the cusp of even further transformation.
The development of North America’s unconventional oil and gas resources has brought new life to the region’s midstream sector. The infrastructure necessary to gather and transport commodities to resurgent downstream and chemicals sectors, new gas fired power generation, and other new demand requires investment approaching a trillion dollars by some estimates.
The KPMG Global Energy Institute is proud to announce the release of the 2015 Global Energy Conference Recap.
The KPMG Energy Business Outlook, which reflects the viewpoints of senior energy executives in the United States, found the unprecedented decline in crude oil prices has pushed oil and gas executives to focus on more innovative cost optimization efforts, new growth strategies and implementing significant changes to their business models.
The KPMG Energy Business Outlook, which reflects the viewpoints of senior energy executives in the United States, found the power and utilities sector is focused on grid resilience and distributed energy supply growth, increasing cost pressures, and a challenging regulatory environment.
Across the globe, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and floating LNG (FLNG) opportunities are rapidly emerging as fast, cost-effective means of unlocking new gas resources.
You probably don’t recall what you had for breakfast, but it’s worth your while to remember what happened in 1906 because it helps to explain consolidation in this sector.
Julie Luecht with KPMG can sum up how she got into risk management on the utilities side of the equation (with fuels and power gen) in one acronym, one command and three numbers: FERC Order 888.
This ongoing publication series summarises all recent activity in the global oil and gas market, analyzes key issues affecting underlying economic developments and takes a forward look at oil prices.
An industry discontinuity has been unleashed through the combination of horizontal drilling with advances in well fracturing and completion techniques, creating a rapidly emerging asset class commonly referred to as “unconventional”, which refer to the extraction of gas and light tight oil (LTO) from shale source rock.
The energy sector as a whole is going through a significant transformation. Today’s executives are focused on improving performance and consolidating operations as they seek out access to new technology and portfolio optimization.
In an economic environment where change moves faster than ever while growth takes time and focus, business leaders must look beyond the immediate horizon.
The downturn in crude oil prices in recent months will not last forever, and what the market is experiencing now is not the old boom and bust period, an energy industry analyst told Rigzone.
The Professional Development Institute (PDI) has released the 2014 Edition of Income Taxation of Natural Resources, an essential reference for all tax professionals and practitioners in the natural resources industries.
The KPMG Global Energy Conference is one of the firm’s most distinguished events, bringing together hundreds of energy executives and professionals from around the world to examine, discuss and debate the industry’s top issues and trends.
The KPMG Global Energy Conference (GEC), hosted by the KPMG Global Energy Institute, continues to provide an opportunity for energy executives to examine, discuss, and debate the industry's top issues while networking with peers and continuing their professional education.
An industry discontinuity has been unleashed through the combination of horizontal drilling with advances in well fracturing and completion techniques, creating a new asset class commonly referred to as Unconventional -- extracting gas and light tight oil (LTO) from shale source rock.
Today’s utility company has never operated in such a dynamic, challenging and uncertain environment. The long-term growth outlook is promising but filled with uncertainties. A number of significant transformational forces are changing the industry in profound yet unpredictable ways.
The boom period for the U.S. energy sector continues, spurred by a stabilizing economy, surging global energy demand, and emerging technologies that facilitate more efficient and economical exploration and production of traditional and alternative energy supplies.
Officials working to protect the nation from online threats are casting a wide net as they seek to guard against hackers and foreign governments targeting the United States.
The U.S. and Canadian renewable energy market is poised for a further upswing in M&A activity.