Viewpoint: State Clarity Needed for New Investments

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The door could be opening slightly for a return of government-led global natural gas financing in the wake of a reappraisal of energy security needs following the war in Ukraine. Most of the favorable language has come from governments reassessing their previous positions, which could filter through state funds going to overseas energy projects. Could this mean a sea change on ESG requirements on natural gas from multilateral development banks (MDBs) and — potentially — from private investors?

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