Worsening US-China trade relations could significantly reduce the competitiveness of hydrocarbons sourced from the US in the Chinese market.18 June 2018
The initiative aimed to bolster LNG as a fuel for road transport, but seems to have stopped short of its destination.
The start of LNG exports from Cameroon in May could accelerate the development of FLNG projects in Africa and boost domestic gas utilisation in the country.
Argentina’s LNG imports will come under additional pressure from the country’s ongoing currency crisis, its rising gas production and high global oil prices.
Turkey’s currency crisis could significantly affect the country’s gas demand, which in turn will weigh on its need for imported gas and LNG.
The arrival of warmer temperatures in the UK will push down the NBP.
While Egypt’s rising gas output will severely curtail its need for LNG imports, it has the potential to significantly boost its LNG exports.
Australia is set for another substantial increase in its LNG exports. However, output growth will slow dramatically after the next wave of new capacity comes online.
Egypt’s chances of becoming a regional gas hub face major challenges in the form of geopolitical, logistical and technical hurdles.
The outlook for carbon pricing and policy and the impact on gas and power in Europe is analysed in this contributed feature by Daniel Legg from Nexant
German gas demand has been on the rise in recent years, but mid-term growth in the market will need the support of government policies.
Total plans to tap gas resources in Oman to supply an LNG bunkering hub in the region.
The launch of the Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline and other routes could mean Europe’s demand for LNG will drop.
Small-scale LNG has had a positive start in Latin America, but competition and cost will be critical for the technology to become more popular.
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