Dunkirk LNG. (EDF) Supply & Demand

Gas in France – challenges for future growth

Potential changes in energy strategy will shape both the gas and power sectors in France - but the prospects for gas demand growth will remain weak.

By Catriona Scott 23 March 2017
In-Salah dry gas field. (Statoil) Supply & Demand

Algeria’s gas trade hinges on contract flexibility

Algeria is gradually opting for flexible gas and LNG contracts as competition intensifies and prices remain low.

23 March 2017
US oil production is rising and a backlog of uncompleted wells raises the risk of further price weakness later in the year. (Stockvault) Exploration & Production

OPEC cuts fuel US production growth

US oil production is rising and a backlog of uncompleted wells raises the risk of further price weakness later in the year.

22 March 2017
The IEA report says that, by 2050, seven out of 10 new cars will need to be electric. (Tesla) Supply & Demand

IEA at odds with industry consensus on EV growth

Divergent forecasts of fossil fuel demand over the next 20-30 years reflect sharply different perceptions of how many electric cars will be on the roads.

22 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Urgency to refill US gas stocks increases

Storage operators in the US and Canada will be under pressure during the 2017 gas injection season to refill gas stocks quickly.

22 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Cold spell provides support to NBP hub prices

Colder temperatures have provided demand-side support to the NBP day-ahead this week after a drop in prices last week.

22 March 2017
US LNG has inundated Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal since exports started up at Sabine Pass Train 3. (Samsung C&T) Supply & Demand

US LNG floods Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal

US LNG has inundated Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal since exports started up at Sabine Pass Train 3.

17 March 2017
Global Markets

European supply-side price support will be short-lived

A drop in flows supported a slight rise in the NBP day-ahead price at the start of the week, but the trend is not expected to last.

15 March 2017
Global Markets

Snowstorms boost price volatility in the US northeast

Gas prices will remain volatile in the northeastern US over the coming weeks as the region has been hit by severe snowstorms.

15 March 2017
Drilling for oil in the Permian Basin. (Devon Energy) Exploration & Production

Permian drives US oil and gas production growth

The Permian Basin is at the epicentre of oil and gas production growth in the US, accounting for nearly half the wells drilled in the country this year.

15 March 2017
Gorgon's third train will start up before the end of the month. (Chevron) LNG

Gorgon Train 3 ramp-up cargoes to hit market early

The final train at Australia’s Gorgon LNG project is set to start operations ahead of schedule.

9 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Power and industry demand to support Henry Hub prices

Strong gas demand from the power and industrial sectors will support Henry Hub prices this month.

8 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Weaker demand increases pressure on European prices

Prices at some leading European hubs are expected to continue to fall given weaker demand in the region.

8 March 2017
A young girl cooking a meal in Lahore, 1979.  (UN) Global Markets

Gender may drive future gas demand growth

Women will account for a rising share of world primary energy use by 2050, and will be key to gas and power demand growth in Africa and other emerging markets.

8 March 2017
Cameron LNG plant. The US will become a leading exporter of both gas and liquids. (Sempra LNG) Exploration & Production

US ratcheting up exports of crude oil and NGLs

US NGL and crude oil exports may have an even bigger impact on global markets than US LNG, Interfax Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart told an LPG conference in London this week.

2 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Prices ease in Europe but UK storage issues mount

Colder-than-average temperatures have pushed up seasonal consumption in parts of Europe, and UK demand is forecast to be above seasonal norms on Wednesday.

1 March 2017
Futtsu thermal power station. Gas faces challenges in the power sector from nuclear in both Japan and South Korea. (Tepco) Exploration & Production

Warm summer weather in NE Asia to boost demand

A hot summer in Northeast Asia will boost demand for air conditioning, supporting requirements for gas-fired power generation and total gas consumption.

27 February 2017
The potential for technological change has created uncertainty over how large the gas market can become, and in what time frame. (Statoil) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas investment may be shifting down a gear

The potential for technological change has created uncertainty over how large the gas market can become, and in what time frame. This is changing the pattern of investment in gas infrastructure.

24 February 2017
A Tesla utility-scale battery block. The efficiency of energy storage has improved exponentially in recent years.  (Tesla) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas and renewables: Back to the future?

Interfax Global Gas Analytics Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart spoke at an investment conference in London this week on the interface between gas and renewables, and what it means for energy demand.

22 February 2017
Supply & Demand

European hub prices decline, with further falls likely

Mild temperatures across Europe have reduced demand and put pressure on hub prices, a situation expected to continue over the coming week.

22 February 2017
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Beihai, Guangxi. (Sinopec) Supply & Demand

Interesting times for gas in China

China’s gas market development will have implications for gas globally. The prospects for development are explored in this contributed feature from Gaffney Cline & Associates.

20 February 2017

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