A sustained recovery in oil prices will be hampered by the strength of the United States dollar. (SXC) The Analyst

Oil price recovery: slow train coming

Oil and gas prices have risen since OPEC’s decision to cut production, but recent strength in the US dollar means a recovery will take time.

By Peter Stewart 11 January 2017
Marmara Ereglisi LNG terminal, Turkey (Botas)

FSRU to diversify Turkey’s gas supply options

Turkey’s first FSRU will further diversify the country’s sources of gas supply and will also encourage greater participation of portfolio players in Turkey’s LNG market.

Ghana is moving ahead with two FSRU projects at the Port of Tema as the country diversifies its power-generation portfolio. (Jonathan Ernst, World Bank)

Ghana leads sub-Saharan Africa’s FSRU race

Ghana is moving ahead with two FSRU projects at the Port of Tema as the country diversifies its power-generation portfolio.

Methanol plant, Trinidad & Tobago (Methanex)

Gas supply tightness in Trinidad boosts methanol prices

Methanol exports from Trinidad & Tobago are expected to remain tight in 2016 and 2017 as the country faces gas supply issues.

Higher demand to support European hub prices

Colder weather is set to hit major European markets over the coming week, boosting heating-related demand and supporting gas prices.

Henry Hub looks ahead to a frigid February

Cold weather is set to return to the US and Canada in February, increasing withdrawal rates in both countries.

Demand-side support for prices set to ease in Europe

Weaker demand is expected to limit gains at most major European hubs next week. However, more price rises could be seen in southern France as the market looks subject to further tightening.

Analysis & Forecasts

Executive summary

Overview of the fundamental and technical factors underpinning our global forecasts

Regional analysis

Focus on economic trends, gas demand & production, storage, prices and trade

Research Notes

Emission reductions: supportive of gas

Increasing gas use is key to emissions reductions plans in some of the world’s largest gas markets.

Latin America’s structural shift away from LNG

Latin America’s dependence on LNG imports is set to diminish in the coming years as key regional consumers move away from the fuel.

The implications of Brexit

Following the result of the UK’s referendum on its membership of the EU, considerable uncertainty looks likely to persist in the short term.

Middle East & African consumers desire more LNG

LNG imports in the region are expected to see double-digit growth in 2016, resulting in floating LNG import solutions becoming more popular and increased participation by portfolio players.

Growing gas-to-power demand in the MEA region is boosting the popularity of floating LNG import technology. (Höegh LNG)

Middle East and Africa’s reliance on FSRUs to deepen

Growing gas-to-power demand in the MEA region is boosting the popularity of floating LNG import technology, but they may not be a long-term solution.

UK gas output is set to decline as low prices, weak investment and political uncertainty threaten to increase pressure on production. (Nexen)

UK gas production faces increased downside risk

UK gas output is set to decline as low prices, weak investment and political uncertainty threaten to increase pressure on production.

With northern markets expected to potentially face tight supplies, China's need for LNG imports could increase further. (Sinopec)

China’s regional markets present upside for LNG

China’s LNG imports have been growing rapidly this year. And with northern markets expected to potentially face tight supplies, the country’s need for imports could increase further.

Mexico's reliance on pipeline gas imports from the US is set to rise until 2018. (Gazprom)

Mexico’s gas output resurgent in the long term

Mexico intends to eventually become self-sufficient in gas production, but its reliance on pipeline gas imports from the US is set to rise until 2018.