The 24 blocks on offer in Israel’s offshore licensing round. Exploration & Production

Israel to offer 24 blocks in first offshore round

Israel's first offshore licensing round is offering exploration blocks near existing finds and away from disputed borders. Even so, it may struggle to drum up interest.

By Verity Ratcliffe 24 August 2016 11:28 GMT

Analysis & Forecasts

Regional Focus: Middle East & Africa

Market Roundup

More wells at Rough expected to be operating this winter

The UK’s Rough storage facility will have more wells in operation for withdrawals during the winter but no injections will take place, helping to support prices.

Market Roundup

Weather limits US gas exports to Mexico

Pipeline gas exports from the US to Mexico are under pressure from floods in Louisiana and high demand for air conditioning in the southern states.

Market Drivers

Qatari LNG targets South Asia

The South Asian spot market is becoming attractive for Qatari LNG as demand for the fuel from Northeast Asia remains weak.

Market Drivers

Japan restarts Ikata nuclear reactor

Ikata 3 restarted commercial operations this week, making it the fifth Japanese reactor to return online since the 2011 Fukushima disaster but one of only three currently operational.


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Bear market hall of fame

Natural Gas Daily examines reactions to the new bear market reality in eight countries and reviews what NOCs and IOCs are doing to limit their losses.

24 February 2016 13:13 GMT