Shale gas operation in New England (Nexen) Exploration & Production

Challenges ahead for Canadian gas

Canada’s struggle to find customers for its gas will persist as growing shale output in the US provides tough competition.

By Abhishek Kumar 21 April 2017
LNG carrier Golar Viking delivering LNG at Map Ta Phut LNG terminal, Thailand. (Qatargas) Exploration & Production

Thailand faces a growing need for LNG

Thailand is set to become increasingly dependent on imported LNG and could be vulnerable to price spikes as the market tightens.

21 April 2017
Gate LNG terminal, Netherlands. (Gate LNG) Supply & Demand

The LNG supply glut – the role of Europe

The outlook for global LNG supply and demand and Europe’s future as an LNG market is explored in this contributed feature by Mike Fulwood from Nexant.

20 April 2017
A Canadian oilsands refinery. OPEC production cuts and global political issues mean the supply of oil is starting to tighten. (Nexen) Global Markets

The oil and gas risk premium is back

After nearly three years in which geopolitical tensions have barely affected the pulse of the market, the last few weeks have seen a risk premium being built into the oil price. If this trend continues, it will have the potential to boost LNG prices.

19 April 2017
Supply & Demand

High Henry Hub prices dent US gas-to-power demand

Coal is becoming more competitive than gas in the US power sector as Henry Hub prices remain high.

19 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Colder weather gives European prices temporary support

Below-average temperatures are forecast for many of the continent’s large markets over the next week, supporting demand.

19 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Henry Hub prices moderate as injection season sets in

The pace of US gas injections into storage over the coming weeks will determine how low Henry Hub prices fall during the shoulder months.

12 April 2017
Supply & Demand

European hub prices in decline

Day-ahead prices at Europe’s major hubs have fallen over the past week, with demand weaker despite tighter supply.

12 April 2017
Sur Independent Power Plant (Phoenix Power Oman) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Middle East greens while the US turns to brown

While US President Donald Trump has taken steps to boost the use of highly polluting coal in power generation, the Middle East is increasingly moving towards cleaner fuels in its power sector.

10 April 2017
Ras Laffan in Qatar. Qatar’s liquefaction plants are running at capacity. (Statoil) Exploration & Production

Qatar eyes greater exports as North Dome moratorium ends

Qatar is intent on defending its share of LNG and gas exports after lifting a self-imposed moratorium on North Dome.

7 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Storage concerns boost Henry Hub prices

Henry Hub prices remain buoyant at the start of the 2017 gas injection season because of concerns surrounding depleted gas stocks in the United States.

5 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Support for European prices unlikely to last

European hub prices have received support from lower levels of supply and increased demand in some markets, but this trend is not set to last.

5 April 2017
An oil rig in the Permian Basin. US production is offsetting OPEC cuts. (Devon Energy) Exploration & Production

OPEC should be worried about dollar strength

US oil production and the strength of the dollar could prove a double whammy for OPEC when the oil producers group meets in May.

5 April 2017
Combined gas-fired power plant. Gas will remain the dominant fuel in the GCC’s power domain for the foreseeable future. (OMV) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas to dominate the GCC’s power sector

Gas demand by the GCC’s power sector is set to grow over the coming years despite plans to diversify the region’s power-generation mix.

3 April 2017
Thierry Bros, senior research fellow at the OIES, speaking at Interfax’s seminar. (Interfax) Supply & Demand

Brexit may harm UK energy security

UK gas supplies may be less secure when the country leaves the EU, Interfax Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart told a seminar at the Brussels Press Club hosted by Interfax on Wednesday.

29 March 2017
Supply & Demand

European hub prices slide under pressure

Hub prices across Europe have fallen below 40 p/th as a result of pressure from supply/demand fundamentals.

29 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas competition intensifies at Canada’s Dawn Hub

Gas from the US will continue to back out gas from western Canada in Ontario’s Dawn market.

29 March 2017
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.

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

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