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Kochi LNG terminal, India Coal

South Asia’s growing gas markets and the role of LNG

The LNG markets of South Asia are expected to undergo substantial expansion over the next few years. While LNG will be essential to gas market expansion in the region, challenges remain.

29 June 2018
OPEC’s ministerial meeting in November 2017 Crude oil

Iran-Saudi tensions may limit OPEC’s options

Geopolitical strife may keep OPEC members from reaching an agreement on the oil production cut at their upcoming meeting.

20 June 2018
Cattenom nuclear power plant, Cattenom, France. 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

22 May 2018
The CCS research centre in Mongstad, Norway Coal

Norway’s FEED decision may boost prospects of CCS

The Norwegian government has given the green light for a study on a full-scale CCS project, bolstering the prospects of the much-vaunted technology.

17 May 2018
Trump presents his signature on ending the Iran nuclear deal Crude oil

Oil prices surge as Trump scuttles Iran nuclear deal

The US president’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran has already sent oil prices spiralling.

9 May 2018
The launch of China’s yuan-dominated crude oil futures contracts at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange Coal

Real-time trading to boost China’s power liberalisation

While the liberalisation of China’s power sector is still far off, efforts in energy trading are making important progress.

26 April 2018
Lippendorf lignite-fired power plant, Saxony, Germany. Coal

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.

23 April 2018
A nuclear power plant in France Coal

European carbon price floors and the effect on gas

Interfax hosted a seminar with Nexant on 28 March to discuss the outlook for carbon pricing in Europe. The discussion included debate on the future of coal, gas and power.

4 April 2018
LNG tanker arriving in Japan Coal

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.

23 March 2018
LPG storage, Perafita Park LPG

LPG could dent LNG use in power and industrial sectors

Growth in global LPG output in recent years – led by the US – could see the fuel provide an alternative to LNG in the power and industrial sectors.

21 March 2018
LPG cylinders LPG

LPG glut could lead to growing competition with LNG

LPG could rival LNG as a fuel in developing countries, Global Gas Analytics told the ACI LPG conference in Lisbon this week.

8 March 2018
Drillship operating off Mexico Crude oil

Mexico’s deepwater auction heralds oil prospects

Mexico’s latest deepwater auction has brightened long-term prospects for oil production, but the country has not given up on gas.

5 February 2018
EU flags Coal

European energy policy and the impact on gas

The policies shaping European energy markets will determine future gas demand growth. What happens with policies and gas demand in Europe’s three largest gas markets will drive changes in the region.

30 January 2018
Taiwanese nuclear protests Coal

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.

22 January 2018
The Republican National Convention, July 2016. Coal

Trump energy policy fails to derail gas

The president of the United States has loudly voiced his support for the coal industry, but his efforts have resulted in little success.

17 January 2018
Members of OPEC Crude oil

OPEC production deal buoys oil prices

Markets have responded warmly to the agreement by OPEC and non-OPEC countries to extend the oil output cut for another nine months.

6 December 2017
Gas storage in Poland Coal

Poland – increasing gas diversity, within limits

While Poland will increase the volume and flexibility of its gas trade, it will struggle to achieve its goal of ending direct Russian imports.

23 October 2017
Docked LNG tankers Crude oil

Trends shaping the market this gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the issues that will set the agenda for the 2017-2018 gas year.

20 October 2017
Solar

Lithium battery demand soars while supply lags behind

Soaring lithium demand for batteries has led to fears supply may fall short, prompting a surge in investment in production of the mineral.

9 August 2017
Coal

South Korea’s emissions ambitions

South Korea’s new government is rolling out new energy policies – with big implications for the power sector. These changes could create opportunities for gas-fired power generation.

21 July 2017

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