Phase 12 of the South Pars field. Iran’s plans to develop the offshore Durra field have met objections. (Pars O&G)
Exploration & Production

Offshore gas fields heighten Iran-GCC tensions

Kuwait has objected to Iranian plans to develop a gas field that straddles several maritime borders, and other GCC states may follow suit.

CNOOC, Sinopec and PetroChina have so far stayed out of the wave of deal making spurred on by low oil prices. (CNOOC)
Companies & Finance

Low oil prices lure China’s NOCs back into M&A

The allure of the lowest crude oil prices in six years could tempt China’s energy giants to spend again on overseas acquisitions, despite a sharp decline in profit in the first half of 2015.

Barcelona’s regasification facility. Spain is set to import more LNG. (Enagas)
Supply & Demand

Cheaper LNG set to reach UK and Spain first

The UK and Spain are offering much more attractive markets for the expected influx of LNG volumes than their southern European neighbours.

Brazil’s Itaipu Dam. Hydro generation in the country has been crippled by drought. (Itaipu Binacional)
Supply & Demand

Brazil considers re-exporting surplus LNG

Rising reservoir levels and a reduction in demand could leave Brazil with enough surplus LNG to re-export.

Bergensfjord LNG-powered ferry. LNG looks set to take off as a bunkering fuel over the next 10 years. (LMG Marin) Features

LNG bunkering – full steam ahead?

LNG looks set to take off as a bunkering fuel over the next 10 years, but there are still significant risks to the pace of development.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, from left, address the media after closed-door talks on the Iranian nuclear program in Vienna, Austria, 14 July 2015. (© European Union, 2015) Features

Nuclear deal heralds a new era for Iranian gas

If the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries is successfully implemented it will boost Iran’s gas production and exports in the medium-to-long term.

The EU must seize the opportunity of domestic shale gas to help meet its emissions goals and reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers. (3Legs Resources) Features

Europe needs more gas, so should develop shale gas

The EU must seize the opportunity of domestic shale gas to help meet its emissions goals and reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers, writes climate and energy consultant Stephen Tindale.

European Markets

NBP day-ahead dips below 40 p/th on strong supply

Day-ahead prices at the UK’s NBP hub dipped below 40 p/th ($6.27/MMBtu) on Tuesday for the first time since mid-August last year.

North American Markets

Limited upside in sight for Henry Hub price

Improving gas supplies in the United States and Canada are dampening hopes for the recovery of the Henry Hub futures price any time soon.

Special Reports

The Rumble in Rovuma: Mozambique takes on the LNG heavyweights

Exploring the development of Mozambique LNG and how this potentially game-changing project could affect the global LNG industry.

Be Careful What You Wish For: The LNG Market in 2015

Independent estimates of LNG project startup dates and a look at how the market is likely to develop over the next five years.

Keeping Out The Cold: Europe's Winter Gas Supply Security

A look at the global LNG supply situation in addition to projections for when new sources could reach the terminals of Europe.

Terminal Velocity: The Race for Regas

How global LNG regasification capacity is set to develop over the course of this decade and what this will do to change the supply/demand balance in the global LNG market.

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