Taiwanese nuclear protests Features

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.

By Catriona Scott 22 January 2018

Market Drivers

Winter in Chinatown, New York

Gas price volatility to persist in US northeast

By Abhishek Kumar

Frigid weather is set to continue in the US northeast, which could further delay the start of LNG exports from the Dominion Cove Point plant.

Pecem LNG terminal, Brazil.

Brazil’s LNG demand to shift south during summer

Brazil will face increased LNG demand during summer with only two FSRUs when forecast is for below-average rainfall in parts of the country.

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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.

Kochi LNG terminal, India

India – flexible LNG will be key to growth

While new players and smaller markets are taking advantage of more flexible LNG, so too is India. One of the world’s leading importers, it is on the verge of a major LNG expansion.

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Research Notes

Hoegh LNG FSRU at jetty
Special Report

The outlook for FSRUs and flexible LNG

As rising domestic demand outstrips existing sources of gas supply in emerging markets, countries are taking advantage of the more flexible options that FSRUs have to offer.

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