Gas storage in Poland Features

Poland – increasing gas diversity, within limits

While Poland will increase the volume and flexibility of its gas trade, it will struggle to achieve its goal of ending direct Russian imports.

By Catriona Scott 23 October 2017

Analysis & Forecasts

Executive summary

Overview of the fundamental and technical factors underpinning our global forecasts

More Executive Summary

Regional analysis

Focus on economic trends, gas demand & production, storage, prices and trade

Market Drivers

Wheatston LNG plant

Australia’s Wheatstone LNG starts operations

Wheatstone’s first train will offer ramp-up cargoes to the spot market in time for the peak winter demand period in Northeast Asia.

Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irma's eye over the Florida Keys

Hurricane season will disrupt LNG trade in the Americas

The LNG trade in the Americas will suffer as the 2017 hurricane season yields major storms such as Harvey, Irma, Jose and Katia.

Features

Kochi LNG terminal, India Contributed

LNG: South Asia in the driving seat

LNG imports are on the rise in South Asia. The outlook for future growth of LNG in the region is provided in this contributed feature by Ehsan Ul-Haq.

Merlion Park, Singapore

Singapore and the rise of small markets

With new capacity and facilities set to commission, Singapore is moving forward as a regional trading hub. This will help emerging markets in Southeast Asia to expand.

Disouq project, Egypt

Egypt’s LNG trade turning full circle

Key upstream projects coming online ahead of schedule mean Egypt will be self-sufficient in gas production sooner than anticipated, which will also favour its LNG exports.

Tightening Louisiana market supports Henry Hub

The tightening gas market in Louisiana will buoy prices at the Henry Hub over the coming years, discouraging its use as an index in long-term gas and LNG contracts.

Research Notes

North Africa: Boost in LNG and gas exports on the cards

Rising gas production in North Africa will propel growth in the region’s gas and LNG exports despite increasing gas demand in countries such as Egypt.

Japan and South Korea – prospects for coal and gas

The power sectors in Japan and South Korea are currently set on contrasting paths when it comes to nuclear and coal. How the generation mix in both countries develops has implications for gas demand and LNG imports.

Gas to dominate the GCC’s power sector

Gas demand by the GCC’s power sector is set to grow over the coming years despite plans to diversify the region’s power-generation mix.

Emission reductions: supportive of gas

Increasing gas use is key to emissions reductions plans in some of the world’s largest gas markets.