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Australia LNG – delays will not stop the deluge

Delays to the commissioning of Australia’s LNG export projects will ease the glut this year, but the influx of supply will only be slowed, not stopped.

16 February 2017
Unconventional Gas

France – pressure on gas ahead

Stronger nuclear output and weaker demand will weigh on French gas prices.

26 January 2017
Unconventional Gas

Trump and China: on a collision course?

The new US president has threatened to boost coal, cut emissions regulations and introduce tariffs on Chinese goods. His counterpart in Beijing, meanwhile, has stressed the need to do exactly the opposite.

24 January 2017
Unconventional Gas

US reliance on shale gas a risky strategy

Overemphasis on shale gas production in the US could derail prospects for cheap gas in the country by boosting Henry Hub prices over the coming years.

18 January 2017
Discoveries & Reserves

Next year’s well completions may boost US oil and gas

The US has more than 5,000 wells drilled but not completed, meaning production could be in for a boost if the oil market rebalances in 2017.

19 December 2016
Unconventional Gas

OPEC decision will boost US production

OPEC’s decision to cut production in the first half of 2017 marks an end to Saudi Arabia’s two-year experiment with unrestrained output. Ironically, shale production in the US looks set to benefit.

7 December 2016
Licensing Rounds

Mexico’s gas output resurgent in the long term

Mexico intends to eventually become self-sufficient in gas production, but its reliance on pipeline gas imports from the US is set to rise until 2018.

17 November 2016
Unconventional Gas

Price dip from Trump poll victory likely to be short-lived

It is ironic that Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election should have revived talk of $20 per barrel oil. Wasn’t he supposed to revive the fortunes of fossil fuel companies?

17 November 2016
Discoveries & Reserves

Bangladesh climate plan gives mixed message for gas

Bangladesh urgently needs to solve its gas and power supply problems, but its plans to reduce emissions under the Paris agreement appear to prioritise coal over gas.

16 November 2016
Unconventional Gas

Costs may constrain transatlantic ethane trade

Transatlantic ethane shipments look set to grow, but shipping and plant constraints may limit the petrochemical feedstock’s market share.

5 October 2016
Tupi field, Santos pre-salt basin Unconventional Gas

Latin America’s structural shift away from LNG

Latin America’s dependence on LNG imports is set to diminish in the coming years as key regional consumers move away from the fuel.

29 September 2016
Unconventional Gas

UK energy: new government, new policies

The UK has a new government and a new energy department. These changes and other post-referendum developments are already affecting the gas market.

16 August 2016
Unconventional Gas

US oil and gas production to decline in year ahead

A decline in US oil and gas production will tighten the market this winter, but the trend could reverse towards the end of next year as rig counts are improving.

10 August 2016
Discoveries & Reserves

Camisea contract renegotiation back on agenda

Peru’s new administration wants to renegotiate gas production and LNG export contracts to boost revenues, but doing so will pose commercial and constitutional challenges.

5 August 2016
Discoveries & Reserves

Statoil’s pre-salt deal will boost role of IOCs in Brazil

Statoil’s purchase of a majority stake in the BM-S-8 block offshore Brazil is a pivotal moment for IOCs’ ambitions to acquire a piece of the country’s pre-salt acreage.

3 August 2016
Projects

The future is bright for LNG in Kuwait

Kuwait’s increasing dependence on LNG imports will force traditional suppliers such as Qatar to become more competitive with LNG coming from the US and Australia.

21 July 2016
Discoveries & Reserves

Kuwait sees intense inter-sector competition for gas

Kuwait focuses on increasing LNG imports and boosting domestic gas production as inter-sector competition for gas increases.

26 May 2016
Unconventional Gas

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
Discoveries & Reserves

Saudi power sector sees future in gas

Saudi Arabia is promoting greater use of gas in its power sector to reduce its reliance on oil, but it will keep direct crude burns as a strategic option until at least 2020.

17 March 2016
Discoveries & Reserves

Reforms will curb LNG’s future in Argentina

Structural reforms by the Argentine government will curb energy subsidies and boost domestic gas production, reducing the country’s reliance on imported LNG.

22 January 2016

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