Gas pipelines Features

European imports – stiff competition for LNG

Weak European gas demand could limit the scope for growth in the region’s LNG imports – even in the long term.

By Catriona Scott 23 February 2018
Wintry conditions

Late winter cold hits Europe

By Catriona Scott

Severe cold temperatures are boosting hub prices in Europe.

Sabine Pass LNG plant

Cheniere LNG deal heralds new US push for Chinese market

By Peter Stewart

China’s ever-increasing demand for LNG is good news for US exporters of the fuel.

FSRU Challenger

Turkey’s underuse of gas import capacity to worsen

By Abhishek Kumar

The underutilisation of Turkey’s gas and LNG import infrastructure could worsen as it moves ahead with projects such as Turkish Stream and TANAP.

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Drillship operating off Mexico

Mexico’s deepwater auction heralds oil prospects

Mexico’s latest deepwater auction has brightened long-term prospects for oil production, but the country has not given up on gas.

Groningen gas field, the Netherlands

Risk of further cuts to Groningen production

The Dutch regulator has proposed further cuts of up to 50% in output at the Groningen field.

Ras Laffan, Qatar

Diplomatic spat dampens Dubai’s zeal for LNG

Dubai is looking for alternative sources of energy as its ongoing dispute with Qatar is making LNG less attractive.

Eschweiler wind farm

NBP day-ahead under pressure from weak demand

NBP prices have been hit by mild temperatures and weak gas-fired generation.


Taiwanese nuclear protests

Taiwan’s government is pushing for gas

Taiwan has ambitious plans to increase its gas use and change its energy mix. New LNG infrastructure will be essential to meeting these targets.

GNL Mejillones LNG terminal, Chile

Bleak outlook for LNG imports in Latin America

Although the prospects for Latin America’s LNG demand remain downbeat over the coming years, floating LNG import projects will fare better than land-based terminals.

Bonny Island LNG, Nigeria.

Nigeria sets sights on greater gas utilisation

Nigeria’s LNG exports and domestic gas consumption will receive support from the government’s policy-based approach to greater commercialisation of the fuel.

Groningen gas field, Netherlands

Future of Dutch production in question

The Netherlands is facing an uncertain gas future, and a dramatic reduction in Dutch supply will have long-term implications for the country and for Europe.

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