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Features

Looming recession threatens Turkey’s gas sector

Turkey’s worsening currency crisis poses a significant threat to its economic growth prospects, which in turn will adversely impact investment in the country’s gas sector.

By Abhishek Kumar 19 September 2018
Tanker loading LNG in Oman Market Drivers

Oman mulls expanding LNG export capacity

Oman is looking to boost its LNG export capacity via debottlenecking measures as the sultanate’s gas production ramps up

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia The Analyst

Aramco IPO decision may slow economic reform

Saudi Arabia has decided to postpone the IPO of its national oil and gas company, a move that could be a result of political factors.

A Japanese nuclear power plant. Market Drivers

Reactor restarts boost Japan’s nuclear output

Japan’s nuclear output is rising as more reactors return to service, putting pressure on the country’s gas demand and LNG imports.

Analysis & Forecasts

Finance

Executive summary

Overview of the fundamental and technical factors underpinning our global forecasts

Regional analysis

Focus on macroeconomic trends, gas demand data, storage trends, the outlook for production, and trade movements

Market Drivers

Supply & Demand

Turkey’s currency woes to aggravate gas price inflation

Turkey’s deepening currency crisis will continue to make gas more expensive for end-users, dampening demand for the fuel.

Exploration & Production

New Groningen output cap proposed

The Dutch government has proposed a cap of 19.4 bcm for production from the giant Groningen field for the 2018/2019 gas year.

Supply & Demand

LNG in the thick of US-China trade war

The commercial landscape for US LNG is set to become even more challenging as the Sino-US trade war intensifies

Analytical Features

Bukit Merah, Singapore Features

Trade war threatens prospects of US gas sector

The US risks losing out in its trade war with China, the ramifications of which will be felt far beyond the bilateral trade between the two countries.

Greenstream receiving terminal, Sicily. (Eni) Features

Italian gas and future flows in Europe

Italy is already a major European gas market, and as new import infrastructure commissions, its importance as a trading hub and transit country is set to grow.

Large shipping containers on a cargo ship in a port Opinion

Trade friction may complicate LNG hedging tools

Exchanges in the US and the UK are developing indexes to help traders balance risks when buying LNG, but the state of the global market is making this difficult.

Phases 6-8 of Iran’s South Pars project The Analyst

New US sanctions on Iran will heighten trade worries

Unilateral action by the US in its latest round of sanctions against Iran risks further straining relations with international trading partners.

Research Notes

Kochi LNG terminal, India

South Asia’s growing gas markets and the role of LNG

The LNG markets of South Asia are expected to undergo substantial expansion over the next few years. While LNG will be essential to gas market expansion in the region, challenges remain.

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Economic Calendar

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Special Report

Emerging gas markets – challenges for investors

Poland LNG terminal (Interfax)

Emerging gas markets will account for a growing share of global LNG trade going forward. However, challenges to the growth of small gas and LNG markets remain.

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