Disouq project, Egypt Supply & Demand

Egypt’s LNG trade turning full circle

Key upstream projects coming online ahead of schedule mean Egypt will be self-sufficient in gas production sooner than anticipated, which will also favour its LNG exports.

By Abhishek Kumar 22 September 2017
A man rides a bicycle past a public TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea's launch of a missile over Japan Supply & Demand

US-China tensions simmer as North Korean sanctions bite

Tensions between the US and China are being stoked further as the two clash over how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear threats.

21 September 2017
Kurdish independence rally in Beirut, Lebanon. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Rosneft announces pipeline plan ahead of Kurdish vote

The agreement for the Russian company to finance construction of the gas pipeline comes just a week before Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence poll.

20 September 2017
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irma's eye over the Florida Keys Supply & Demand

Hurricane season will disrupt LNG trade in the Americas

The LNG trade in the Americas will suffer as the 2017 hurricane season yields major storms such as Harvey, Irma, Jose and Katia.

13 September 2017
Test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in August Global Markets

North Korea crisis could alter energy trade flows

The diplomatic tensions in Northeast Asia are having an effect on the coal market and could also disrupt the flow of other fuels.

11 September 2017
A rig drilling for shale gas in Pennsylvania Global Markets

Overhang of DUCs in US to keep lid on prices

The number of uncompleted wells in US shale plays represents an overhang of potential production that will cap any rallies in the oil price.

6 September 2017
Singapore’s LNG terminal Supply & Demand

Singapore LNG progress will boost spot LNG demand

SLNG’s deal with Pavilion Gas is another step forward for Singapore in its attempt to become an LNG trading hub.

4 September 2017
Supply & Demand

Norwegian maintenance to support NBP prices

Maintenance work at Norwegian infrastructure will support the NBP day-ahead as temperatures cool and demand rises.

30 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Pre-salt will deal a blow to Brazil’s gas imports

Brazil’s imports of gas and LNG will continue to fall as pre-salt output consolidates its position in the country’s supply mix.

25 August 2017
Supply & Demand

Philippine LNG terminal suffers delays

The Philippines will need to develop LNG imports to meet gas market needs. However, recent government moves have delayed a potential terminal.

23 August 2017
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.

21 August 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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