Malabo, Equatorial Guinea's capital. The country’s overreliance on spot LNG risks deterring interest in the proposed Fortuna FLNG project. (Wikipedia) Supply & Demand

Equatorial Guinea to face perils of spot LNG

Equatorial Guinea’s overreliance on spot LNG risks deterring interest in the proposed Fortuna FLNG project.

By Abhishek Kumar 21 August 2017
The tightening gas market in Louisiana will buoy prices at the Henry Hub over the coming years. (BG Group) Exploration & Production

Tightening Louisiana market supports Henry Hub

The tightening gas market in Louisiana will buoy prices at the Henry Hub over the coming years, discouraging its use as an index in long-term gas and LNG contracts.

18 August 2017
Train 1 at Yamal LNG is set to be commissioned by the end of 2017. (Novatek) Supply & Demand

Yamal LNG startup to weigh on spot LNG prices

Train 1 at Yamal LNG is set to be commissioned by the end of 2017. This will add volumes to the spot market as the train ramps up in early 2018.

18 August 2017
As Europe becomes increasingly dependent on imports, changes will be seen in the region’s mix of imports. (Alex Schmidt) Supply & Demand

Europe’s import mix – slow to change

As Europe becomes increasingly dependent on imports, changes will be seen in the region’s mix of imports. However, the pace of change is likely to be slow.

17 August 2017
The Panama Canal will become increasingly critical for the global LNG trade as US liquefaction plants ramp up production towards the end of the decade. (US Department of Transport) LNG

Panama Canal to increase in importance for world LNG trade

The Panama Canal will become increasingly critical for the global LNG trade as US liquefaction plants ramp up production towards the end of the decade.

16 August 2017
A Tesla utility-scale battery block. (Tesla) Pipelines, Storage & Power

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
Kuwait’s non-associated gas production is rising, which will reduce the country’s reliance on imported LNG and associated gas output. (freeimages.com) LNG

Kuwait banks on Jurassic gas bonanza

Kuwait’s non-associated gas production is rising, which will reduce the country’s reliance on imported LNG and associated gas output.

2 August 2017
Most of the world’s LNG is shipped via a small number of chokepoints. (Höegh) LNG

Choke points critical for global trade in LNG and NGLs

Most of the world’s LNG is shipped via a small number of strategic locations, which could affect prices if disrupted.

2 August 2017
The Point Fortin plant can deliver LNG to the Caribbean, but only at a comparatively high price. (Shell) LNG

Power to the islands in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is trying to develop its hydrocarbon potential while cutting dependence on refined product imports by boosting use of renewables. Gas may play a role in the transition, but it is likely to be a small one.

31 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Transco price to rise despite growing Marcellus output

Prospects for above-average temperatures in the northeastern US in early August will support the Transco Z6 price in New York.

26 July 2017
Global Markets

Higher Norwegian flows could dampen NBP prices

Prices at the NBP have risen over the past week but could come under pressure over the latter part of this week.

26 July 2017
LNG from Peru is increasingly being traded on the spot market, encouraging the exporter to explore regions beyond Latin America. (Repsol) Supply & Demand

Peruvian LNG exports evolve amid oversupply

LNG from Peru is increasingly being traded on the spot market, encouraging the exporter to explore regions beyond Latin America.

24 July 2017
South Pars Phase 12 (Pars O&G) Exploration & Production

Iran throws down gauntlet on production growth

Iran issued a challenge to its Arab Gulf neighbours by saying it will dramatically boost oil and gas production and exports by 2021.

24 July 2017
Shin Wolsong nuclear power plant control room (KHNP) Policy & Regulation

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
Gas-to-power station in Bandirma, Turkey. (Enerjisa) Supply & Demand

Tough competition for gas in Turkey’s power sector

The growing emphasis on coal and renewables in Turkey’s power sector presents a major challenge for the country’s gas-fired infrastructure.

20 July 2017
Volvo plans to increase its focus on electric and hybrid vehicles. (Volvo) Gas for Transport

Hybrids will dominate in drive to electrify vehicle fleets

As emissions standards tighten, car manufacturers are promoting both hybrids and electric vehicles. This may slow the switch away from traditional fuels such as petrol and diesel.

19 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

West Canada’s gas to garner wider appeal

Gas from West Canada will remain popular in Canada's Dawn market as AECO hub prices will stay cheaper than those at the Transco Z6.

19 July 2017
Global Markets

NBP sees renewed price support

Prices at the UK hub have seen supply-side support as a result of further production outages in Norway.

19 July 2017
A platform at the South Pars field. (Statoil) Supply & Demand

Iran threatens big rise in oil and gas output and exports

Iran has thrown down the gauntlet to its Gulf neighbours, saying it will dramatically boost its hydrocarbon production and exports by 2021.

12 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Storage concerns to boost Henry Hub prices

Lower gas stocks in the US will support Henry Hub prices during July, and storage concerns will persist even during August.

12 July 2017
Global Markets

Unexpected outage to provide some support to the NBP

Technical problems at Norway’s Kollsnes plant will help support UK prices, but not for long.

12 July 2017

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