Tupi field, Santos pre-salt basin. Increasing pre-salt gas output in Brazil is having an impact on LNG demand in the country. (Petrobras) Research Note

Latin America’s structural shift away from LNG

Latin America’s dependence on LNG imports is set to diminish in the coming years as key regional consumers move away from the fuel.

By Abhishek Kumar 29 September 2016
Pakistan has plans to become a world-leading LNG importer within the next five years, but obstacles in the domestic market could stand in its way. (Photobucket)

Will Pakistan’s LNG ambitions be realised?

Pakistan has plans to become a world-leading LNG importer within the next five years, but obstacles in the domestic market could stand in its way.

The unpredictability of hydropower has caused Central America to deepen its reliance on oil products in its power-generation portfolio. (Robert Linder/freeimages.com)

Renewables eclipse Central America’s gas-to-power vision

Gas is losing the race for Central America’s power sector as regional governments avoid expensive infrastructure investment, opting instead for renewables.

The chances that Turkish Stream will be built are low despite the improving relations between Moscow and Ankara. (Russian Presidency)

Turkish Stream’s potential could be unrealised

The chances that Turkish Stream will be built are low despite the improving relations between Moscow and Ankara. Nevertheless, Russia will remain Turkey’s most reliable gas supplier.

The UK has a new government and a new energy department. These changes and other post-referendum developments are already affecting the gas market. (PA)

UK energy: new government, new policies

The UK has a new government and a new energy department. These changes and other post-referendum developments are already affecting the gas market.

A drillship off the Brazilian coast. (Anadarko)

When will oil prices bounce?

Low prices are starting to hit global oil and gas production and are stoking demand. Prices will eventually bounce, but only when the overhang of stocks is absorbed.

Following the result of the UK’s referendum on its membership of the EU, considerable uncertainty looks likely to persist in the short term. (PA)

The implications of Brexit

Following the result of the UK’s referendum on its membership of the EU, considerable uncertainty looks likely to persist in the short term.

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Middle East & African consumers desire more LNG

LNG imports in the region are expected to see double-digit growth in 2016, resulting in floating LNG import solutions becoming more popular and increased participation by portfolio players.