A drilling rig off the Brazilian coast. (Anadarko) Exploration & Production

Brazil’s gas sector lurches from crisis to crisis

A political crisis unfolding in Brazil has the potential to adversely impact the country’s oil and gas sector.

By Abhishek Kumar 26 May 2017
Combined gas-fired power plant Samsun (OMV) Pipelines, Storage & Power

European gas-to-power – decline on the horizon

The power sector supported Europe’s gas demand growth last year, but with changes taking place in the gas and power markets that growth is not set to continue.

26 May 2017
Qatargas 4 LNG plant (Shell) Supply & Demand

Qatar will fight to keep its LNG market dominance

The world’s biggest LNG exporter will defend its share of the market as competition among suppliers intensifies amid the global glut of the fuel.

25 May 2017
The UK gas sector will face short- and medium-term challenges and opportunities as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU. Global Markets

Post-Brexit implications for the UK gas industry

Following the triggering of Article 50, the key short- and medium-term challenges and opportunities facing the UK gas sector are examined in this contributed feature from Zuzana Princova of IPA Advisory.

24 May 2017
Global Markets

NBP sees steady declines as pressure mounts

The NBP is under pressure while Continental hubs have seen small gains.

24 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Heatwave to boost US west coast gas prices

US west coast gas prices are set to receive support from record-breaking temperatures, low gas stocks and limited supplies from Canada.

24 May 2017
An oil rig in Permian Basin. The United States is exporting oil to world markets in increasing volumes. (Devon Energy) Global Markets

OPEC, non-OPEC align to back oil price status quo

Oil prices look set to remain moderate as OPEC gathers in Vienna to discuss extending – and even deepening – the latest round of output cuts.

24 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Declines loom for European hub prices

European hub prices are expected to decline over the coming week as demand-side support falls.

17 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Henry Hub hits four-month high ahead of summer

Concerns surrounding the low level of gas stocks in the US will support Henry Hub prices during May.

17 May 2017
Egypt has been struggling to market LNG from Idku since it started allowing Shell to export cargoes from the plant last year. (Shell) Exploration & Production

Egypt makes a comeback with West Nile Delta gas

The startup of Egypt’s West Nile Delta marks a major milestone in the country’s journey to become self-sufficient in gas production.

12 May 2017
Global Markets

Unseasonal cold supports US gas prices

Forecast cold weather for the western half of the US over the coming week will support regional gas prices.

10 May 2017
Global Markets

Pressure increases on European hub prices

Temperatures are expected to rise following unseasonably cold weather over the past week, reducing demand-side support for prices.

10 May 2017
Wildervank station, Groningen gas field, Netherlands. (Skitterphoto) Global Markets

Gas trading slowdown may hit TTF

Gas trading on the Dutch TTF has been resilient as the prospect of Brexit causes volumes to move from the UK to the Continent. But this picture may be about to change.

10 May 2017
LNG storage, Trinidad & Tobago. (Repsol) Supply & Demand

Downbeat outlook for Trinidad’s LNG exports

Trinidad will struggle to boost buyer appetite for its LNG and will face bigger problems as the bulk of its long-term supply contracts start to expire.

4 May 2017
Supply & Demand

East Canada expects to pay more for gas

Consumers in east Canada will pay more for gas as a result of the region’s increasing reliance on imports of the fuel.

3 May 2017
Supply & Demand

Tightening market bumps up NPB day-ahead price

UK prices have been buoyed by strong demand and problems with supplies, but are expected to come under pressure later this week.

3 May 2017
The US has seen a 17.5% increase in coal production so far this year. (PA) Global Markets

Coal is main beneficiary of Trump deregulation

While the revival of fossil fuel production in the United States has coincided with Donald Trump’s presidency, there is little evidence it has been driven by it.

3 May 2017
Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant. Reactors 3 and 4 are scheduled to restart in the next few months. (PA) LNG

Japan’s nuclear output to rise this summer

Reactors 3 and 4 at the Takahama nuclear power plant are set to restart by early Q3, boosting Japanese generation capacity.

27 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Henry Hub prices under pressure from stronger injections

Depleted gas stocks in the US will remain a concern even though flows into the country’s storage facilities are improving.

26 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Stronger offtake supports European prices

Cooler temperatures across Europe have boosted weather-related gas consumption while storage levels have fallen in the UK.

26 April 2017
Electricity pylons in the UK. Theresa May's government will struggle to reduce carbon emissions if it introduces a domestic energy price cap. (National Grid) Policy & Regulation

UK energy price cap will be a tricky balancing act

The UK government has pledged to cap domestic energy prices, but it will struggle to protect consumers while encouraging investment in low-carbon generation.

26 April 2017

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