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Loading an LNG cargo at the Sabine Pass LNG plant in the United States Market Drivers

Trade war threatens US-China energy diplomacy

Worsening US-China trade relations could significantly reduce the competitiveness of hydrocarbons sourced from the US in the Chinese market.

By Abhishek Kumar 18 June 2018
The Blue Corridor rally in 2012

EU Blue Corridors project to close

The initiative aimed to bolster LNG as a fuel for road transport, but seems to have stopped short of its destination.

A well in the Etinde permit

Cameroon heralds a new era of African LNG exports

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.

Bahia Blanca LNG terminal, Argentina

Argentina’s currency woes to dampen LNG demand

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.

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

A gas power plant in Turkey.

Turkey’s currency crisis threatens gas demand

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.

A cold day on London's Millennium Footbridge.

NBP day-ahead prices expected to ease

The arrival of warmer temperatures in the UK will push down the NBP.

Idku LNG plant, Egypt

Egypt aspires to be a net LNG exporter again

While Egypt’s rising gas output will severely curtail its need for LNG imports, it has the potential to significantly boost its LNG exports.

Features

Ichthys LNG Project onshore facilities under construction

Australian LNG – beyond the boom

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.

Sunset illuminates the promenade of Alexandria’s waterfront

Egypt’s gas hub ambitions are a distant prospect

Egypt’s chances of becoming a regional gas hub face major challenges in the form of geopolitical, logistical and technical hurdles.

Contributed

Europe – carbon pricing and the impact on gas

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

Lippendorf lignite-fired power plant, Saxony, Germany.

Germany’s energy transition and its gas outlook

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.

The Analyst

Editorial

Research Notes

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