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) Market Drivers

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.

By Abhishek Kumar 2 December 2016
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.

Fessenheim nuclear power plant, France (EDF)

French nuclear outages boost gas generation

The temporary closure of several reactors in France has boosted gas demand, potentially tightening supplies of gas and electricity over the winter in the UK and continental Europe.

Idku LNG. Idku has only exported occasional cargoes since 2014. (BG Group)

Egypt’s insatiable appetite for LNG increases

Egypt’s latest tender for LNG imports for delivery during the 2017-2018 fiscal year will deepen the country’s dependence on the fuel.

Residential and commercial demand support Henry Hub

Increasing gas demand from the residential and commercial sectors in the US will support exchange-traded and regional gas prices in the coming weeks.

Pressure on prices ahead as Rough set to reopen

Warmer weather and the start of withdrawals from the UK's Rough storage facility will put pressure on gas prices in early December.

Heating demand to push up prices in Europe

Greater demand for heating as a result of cold weather is expected to bolster prices at European hubs over the next week.

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.

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.

Tianjin LNG (CNOOC)

Ten things to watch at the start of the gas year

At the start of the 2016/2017 gas year, GGA highlights the top 10 events and issues which will shape the gas markets over the next 12 months.

The United Arab Emirates will be a net importer of LNG by 2020. (Shell)

The UAE sees its future as an LNG importer

The United Arab Emirates will be a net importer of LNG by 2020, but the country is planning to diversify its power-generation portfolio in the medium-to-long term.