A gas-fired distributed generation project in Shanghai’s Hongqiao area. (Interfax) Supply & Demand

China bets on coal switch to drive gas growth

China is aiming to increase its use of gas in the power sector and promote it in place of coal in a move that should help revive the country’s flagging consumption of the fuel.

By Tang Tian 25 May 2016

Analysis & Forecasts

Regional Focus: Americas

The Analyst

Upstream cuts create potential for supply shock

Oil and gas companies are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain finance for upstream projects, but a lack of investment now could spell a supply shock later.

Market Drivers

Egypt shines as an LNG importer

Egypt has become the biggest LNG importer in the Middle East and Africa, but the long-term prospects for the country’s LNG imports are not so promising.


South Korea’s gas decline – time for a turnaround

South Korea’s gas demand and LNG imports have been in decline, and although they will continue to fall this year, demand could grow between now and the end of the decade.


LNG exports from Trinidad and Peru losing steam

Trinidad and Peru are exploring new LNG markets as competition from Australia and the US ratchets up. However, attracting upstream investment could be a more significant challenge.


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Gas Trends

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