LNG tanker in Ras Laffin, Qatar. Qatar is the leading MEA LNG supplier to Latin America. (PA) Supply & Demand

MEA LNG suppliers pin hopes on Latin America

MEA LNG suppliers, led by Qatar, are taking steps to consolidate their positions in Latin America’s LNG market

By Abhishek Kumar 26 June 2017
Thousands of protesters hit the streets as corruption allegations continue to dog Brazilian president, Michel Temer. (PA) Supply & Demand

Political crisis engulfs Brazil’s gas and LNG sectors

Brazil’s deteriorating political climate has the potential to reduce the country’s need for imported gas and LNG even further.

23 June 2017
Storing natural gas at Changbei, China (Shell) Supply & Demand

China’s gas market to provide an import boom

China’s gas market is set to grow and will become increasingly dependent on imports – this will result in a need for more piped and LNG imports.

22 June 2017
Operations at the South Pars field in Iran. (Pars Oil and Gas) Global Markets

Iran’s response crucial in Saudi-Qatar spat

The move by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt to isolate Qatar has thrown the Middle East’s geopolitical fault lines into stark relief. Everything hangs on Iran’s response.

22 June 2017
Global Markets

Henry Hub prices to get a summer boost in July

Henry Hub prices will receive support in July as rising temperatures in the US boost air conditioning-related gas demand.

21 June 2017
Global Markets

Rough’s permanent closure will increase price volatility

The permanent closure of the UK's Rough storage facility will cause major volatility in gas prices at the NBP during winter.

21 June 2017
The Foster Creek oilsands project in Alberta, Canada. The global oil supply glut shows no signs of abating soon. (Cenovus) Global Markets

Oil prices continue to weaken as global glut grows

International crude oil prices have dropped to their lowest level in six months as the continuing global glut overshadows efforts by OPEC to shore up the market.

21 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Mild weather to weigh on Henry Hub prices

Mild weather and improving stocks in the South Central Region of the United States will cap gains in Henry Hub prices.

14 June 2017
German utility E.On is turning its focus to new energy models. (E.On) Supply & Demand

Companies need to get wise to smart power

Peter Stewart took part in a session on ‘The Coming Revolution in Hyper-smart Power Systems’ at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

12 June 2017
Exploration & Production

European hub prices hold steady

The NBP day-ahead price was down to 36 p/th on Tuesday, a 6% decline from the highs seen last week.

7 June 2017
Supply & Demand

US northeast gas prices under pressure as stocks build

Prices in the US northeast will remain under pressure as gas stocks are replenished.

7 June 2017
Electricity pylons in China. (China Southern Power Grid) Alternative Fuels

More action needed on Asian grid integration

A panel at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum called for “more action rather than talking” on plans for regional electricity grid integration in the Far East.

7 June 2017
Qatar’s fallout with its neighbours risks dampening the appetite for its LNG in the Middle East and Africa. (Qatargas) Supply & Demand

Qatari LNG exports embroiled in diplomatic spat

Qatar’s escalating diplomatic fallout with its neighbours risks dampening the appetite for its LNG in the Middle East and Africa.

5 June 2017
German utility E.On is turning its focus to new energy models. (E.On) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Companies need to get wise to smart power systems

Peter Stewart took part in a session on ‘The Coming Revolution in Hyper-smart Power Systems’ at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum this week.

1 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Further upside to Henry Hub despite mild weather

Henry Hub prices could increase during June because of storage concerns, even though mild weather has been forecast across the US.

31 May 2017
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.

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

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