Low prices are starting to hit global oil and gas production and are stoking demand. (PA) Global

When will oil prices bounce?

Low prices are starting to hit global oil and gas production and are stoking demand. Prices will eventually bounce, but only when the overhang of stocks is absorbed.

If Brazil does suffer electricity cuts during the Olympic Games in August, it will not be for lack of gas. (PA) Latin America & Caribbean

Brazil won’t buy gas to meet Olympic Games power demand

If Brazil does suffer electricity cuts during the Olympic Games in August, it will not be for lack of gas.

Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada, Qatar's energy and industry minister, addresses journalists at the end of a summit in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday, 17 April 2016. (PA) Global

Doha fiasco reflects geopolitical tensions

The meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC producers in the Qatari capital has only worsened the tensions between oil exporters.

21 April 2016
Cameron LNG project. (Sempra) North America

US LNG exports unlikely to compete in Europe

With the first LNG shipment from the US now delivered, the sustainability of the country’s export model has come under scrutiny.

17 March 2016
Lower gas prices and cheaper floating regasification technologies have improved the economics of using gas for power generation. (Eleco) Global

Gas makes headway in power sector

Lower gas prices and cheaper floating regasification technologies have improved the economics of using gas for power generation, despite the simultaneous decline in coal prices.

17 February 2016
Tuba oil field, Iraq. Oil prices have continued to plunge so far this year, bringing many grades of crude close to their operating cost breakeven price. (PA) Global

Oil price rout continues

Oil prices have continued to plunge so far this year, bringing many grades of crude close to their operating cost breakeven price.

21 January 2016
Kuwait oilfield. The latest drop in oil prices is making gas more competitive against fuels such as coal, and COP21 may give it a further boost. (PA) Global

Oil price drop may boost gas in long run

The latest drop in oil prices is making gas more competitive against fuels such as coal, and COP21 may give it a further boost.

16 December 2015
The International Energy Agency’s latest World Energy Outlook suggests gas consumption will increase by 50% by 2040. (OMV) Global

Is the IEA underestimating the potential of gas?

IEA analysis suggests gas consumption will increase by 50% by 2040. But is this based on a view of renewable energy’s potential that is too optimistic?

18 November 2015
Peterhead CCS project, United Kingdom. With prices low, gas should be making bigger inroads against coal in the power sector with the help of carbon capture and storage. (Shell) Global

COP21 to spur energy innovation

With prices low, gas should be making bigger inroads against coal in the power sector. CCS could make the difference.

22 October 2015
BP’s gas trading floor in Houston, Texas. Developing LNG futures in Asia has been talked about for years. (BP plc) Asia Pacific

The race is on

Developing LNG futures in Asia has been talked about for years. Now the plans have become more concrete.

17 September 2015
Short-term disadvantages of low oil prices may encourage longer term investment into gas and LNG. (Microsoft) Global

Low oil prices not all doom and gloom

Short-term disadvantages of low oil prices may encourage longer term investment into gas and LNG.

19 August 2015
Chinese investors monitoring stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. While the prospect of a Grexit has grabbed the headlines recently, a potentially bigger crisis in China could be a greater threat to energy markets. (PA) China

The China syndrome

The prospect of a Greek exit from the euro has garnered most of the headlines over the past month, but a potentially bigger crisis on the other side of the world could be a greater threat to energy markets.

15 July 2015
World leaders around the negotiating table at the G7 conference at Schloss Elmau, Germany. (PA) Global

Gas as a transition fuel

There has been a flurry of activity promoting the role of gas in the transition to a fossil-free future.

17 June 2015
Cameron LNG plant, USA. Contrary to received wisdom, Europe may become a more attractive destination than Asia for US LNG exports. (GDF Suez) North America

US LNG: Asia or Europe?

Contrary to received wisdom, Europe may become a more attractive destination than Asia for US LNG exports.

20 May 2015
Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden (left) and BG’s Andrew Gould confirmed the deal on 8 April. (PA) Global

Shell’s mega-merger with BG Group will trigger more industry consolidation

The biggest merger in the oil and gas sector in more than a decade has the potential to transform the industry.

21 April 2015
Prices may be down and the oil and gas rig count falling, but the effect on global output has been minimal so far. (Statoil) Global

Lower rig use fails to cut oil and gas supply

Prices may be down and the oil and gas rig count falling, but the effect on global output has been minimal so far.

18 March 2015
The degree of backwardation or contango in oil and gas markets provides important clues about where prices might be heading in the short-to-medium term. (Microsoft) Global

What the curves are saying

The degree of backwardation or contango in oil and gas markets provides important clues about where prices might be heading in the short-to-medium term.

17 February 2015
How will the global economy respond to the recent halving of oil prices? (PA) Global

Economic growth may struggle despite energy price drops

How will the global economy respond to the recent halving of oil prices?

21 January 2015
Shale gas rigs, Horn River Basin, Canada. The more than 40% drop in world oil prices between June and December is putting enormous pressure on US shale producers. (Nexen) Global

Oil price drop may hit shale gas

The more than 40% drop in world oil prices between June and December is putting enormous pressure on US shale producers.

17 December 2014
Construction of the Serbian section of South Stream. The project has now been abandoned in favour of a pipeline through Turkey. (Gazprom) Europe

South Stream cancelled – Global Gas Analytics view

South Stream is dead, but Russia could yet carry out the project’s aims of increasing the gas supply to southeast Europe, through another planned pipeline that will use Turkey as a conduit.

2 December 2014
Oil pumps in North Dakota. The recent oil price drop has important implications for future LNG prices and the viability of planned LNG projects. (PA) Global

Oil price drop may affect LNG investment

The recent oil price drop has important implications for future LNG prices and the viability of planned LNG projects.

18 November 2014
Crude oil prices have collapsed in recent weeks. (PA) Asia Pacific

Asian gas buyers scent lower prices

Lower crude oil prices and new LNG supplies from Australia and the US in 2015 have fuelled buyers’ hopes of lower prices.

22 October 2014

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