Idku LNG plant, Egypt Market Drivers

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.

By Abhishek Kumar 24 April 2018
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.

A drilling rig in the Khazzan gas field, Oman

Brighter prospects in store for MEA’s LNG exports

LNG supplies from the Middle East and Africa are set to increase over the coming years as countries in the region strive to defend their market shares amid growing competition.

A US shale gas well.

US DUC well numbers hit record high

The record high number of shale wells that have been drilled but not completed in the US could put a dampener on oil price gains.

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 rig in Oman's Khazzan field

Oman inundated by gas supply choices

Oman’s upstream gas projects could face delays or be under-utilised as the sultanate has limited scope to significantly boost LNG exports or domestic gas demand.

Charts showing LNG exports to Latin America and the Caribbean from the US and Trinidad

Trinidad and US LNG battle it out in Latin America

Competition between Trinidad and the United States is ratcheting up in Latin America and the Caribbean as both LNG suppliers strive to consolidate their market shares

Wintry conditions

Late winter cold hits Europe

Severe cold temperatures are boosting hub prices in Europe.

FSRU Challenger

Turkey’s underuse of gas import capacity to worsen

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

Features

LNG tanker arriving in Japan

Japan LNG – slipping into second place

Japan could lose its top spot as the world’s largest LNG importer by the end of the decade. But with questions surrounding the outlook for nuclear, LNG imports could remain high.

Pipeline connecting Venezuela and Colombia

Latin American LNG taking a hit from pipeline gas

Latin America’s growing gas production will promote pipeline gas trading, which is expected to further dampen the region’s appetite for imported LNG.

Downtown Kuwait City

Kuwait’s gas strategy hinges on supply diversification

Kuwait plans to meet its growing gas demand by focusing on boosting domestic gas production, complemented by LNG and gas imports.

Gas pipelines

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.

The Analyst

Editorial

Research Notes

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