Tanker at Gorgon LNG Results

Majors see improved results, but volatility lies ahead

IOCs are continuing to keep a tight rein on spending despite better earnings, which could make prices more volatile.

By Peter Stewart 1 November 2017
Docked LNG tankers Project Finance

Trends shaping the market this gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the issues that will set the agenda for the 2017-2018 gas year.

20 October 2017

Downbeat outlook for Trinidad’s LNG exports

Trinidad will struggle to boost buyer appetite for its LNG and will face bigger problems as the bulk of its long-term supply contracts start to expire.

4 May 2017

Mild US weather weighs on Henry Hub prices

Henry Hub gas prices are expected to remain bearish at the start of February, but they will receive support as cold weather returns in the second half of the month.

1 February 2017

US SCR storage drawdowns support Henry Hub

Persistently high gas drawdown rates in the South Central Region of the US will support Henry Hub prices in the coming weeks.

25 January 2017

Canadian gas prices rise as glut dissipates

Gas prices are expected to climb higher in Canada over the coming weeks as the country increases its storage withdrawal rate.

18 January 2017

Henry Hub looks ahead to a frigid February

Cold weather is set to return to the US and Canada in February, increasing withdrawal rates in both countries.

11 January 2017

Henry Hub starts 2017 on a bearish note

Forecasts for mild temperatures in the US are weighing on the Henry Hub front-month futures price, but regional prices in the country’s northeast remain volatile.

4 January 2017

Price volatility to persist in northeast US

Regional gas prices in the New England and Middle Atlantic regions of the US will remain volatile in the coming weeks despite recent pipeline capacity additions.

21 December 2016

Canadian gas prices rise despite glut

A cold start to the winter in Canada has supported regional gas prices so far in December despite the country being in a gas glut.

14 December 2016
Project Finance

Oil majors to keep tight rein on capex in 2017

US and European oil and gas majors intend to keep a lid on capital spending in 2017 as oil prices are expected to remain low. This could have consequences for prices and the companies’ market shares.

2 November 2016

Gloomy Q2 results expected for oil and gas majors

The release of Q2 results by major oil and gas companies will offer insight into how they are coping with the current low price environment.

27 July 2016

Upstream cuts create potential for supply shock

Oil and gas companies are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain finance for upstream projects, but a lack of investment now could spell a supply shock later.

25 May 2016

Saudi market share drive intact despite change at top

Saudi Arabia is continuing to pump at full throttle, and the appointment of a new oil minister is unlikely to reverse the kingdom’s policy any time soon.

18 May 2016
Project Finance

TAPI – life in the line?

Construction on the long-delayed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline has begun. But some of the drivers of progress could support more than TAPI.

22 January 2016
Project Finance

Nuclear deal heralds a new era for Iranian gas

If the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries is successfully implemented it will boost Iran’s gas production and exports in the medium-to-long term.

20 August 2015

Gazprom to go forth and diversify – Komlev

Gazprom Export’s Sergei Komlev talks to Global Gas Analytics about US LNG exports, Europe’s falling gas demand and the company’s plans for greater diversification into Asia and the LNG sector.

15 July 2015

Petrobras’s woes will dent Brazil’s gas output

The state oil and gas company’s financial pain will restrict gas production growth in Brazil. But a slew of financial, technical and economic issues are also potential hurdles for gas output.

22 April 2015
Mergers & Acquisitions

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

Canada’s LNG export appeal is fading

Numerous challenges mean the future looks bleak for Canada’s LNG export projects – which could mean a boost in demand for supplies of the fuel from the US.

18 February 2015

Russia-China deal unlocks Far East strategy

Interfax chief energy analyst Peter Stewart looks at Russia’s eastern strategy and finds its plans are far more ambitious than the 38 bcm deal alone.

19 June 2014

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