Natural Gas Analysis & Forecasts

Petrobras's Urucu oil and gas plant, Brazil. (PA) Features

Petrobras’s woes will dent Brazil’s gas output

The state oil and gas company’s financial pain will restrict gas production growth in Brazil. But a slew of financial, technical and economic issues are also potential hurdles for gas output.

The low oil price is delaying the development of gas as a transport fuel in Europe, but the situation will not last. (Gazprom) Features

Gas in transport – still driving forward

The low oil price is delaying the development of gas as a transport fuel in Europe, but the situation will not last.

Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden (left) and BG’s Andrew Gould confirmed the deal on 8 April. (PA) Comment

Shell’s mega-merger with BG Group will trigger more industry consolidation

The biggest merger in the oil and gas sector in more than a decade has the potential to transform the industry.

European Markets

Californian drought has a varying effect on gas prices

California has entered its fifth year of drought, which has caused more gas and renewables to be used in the state’s power-generation mix to fill the gap left by hydropower.

North American Markets

Cooler temperatures fail to push up European hub prices

Cool weather across much of Europe at the end of last week failed to trigger a surge in hub prices. Instead, prices fell over the past week.

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What to expect in 2015

Low oil prices, floating liquefaction and new supply routes – Interfax looks at what the global gas market should expect in 2015.

Podcast

Adios Cristina – Argentinian players await change in the political guard

Interfax explains why Argentina's oil and gas players will not be sorry to see the back of President Cristina Kirchner when the country goes to the polls in October.

Number Crunch

Groningen production plummeting

Production from the giant Groningen gas field in the Netherlands declined by 33% in the first three month of this year.

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