Mexico City, Mexico Exploration & Production

Mexico prepares for an upstream revolution

Mexico is looking to become self-sufficient in gas production, and potentially start exporting LNG once its upstream strategy takes shape.

By Abhishek Kumar 24 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Improving supplies pressure North American gas prices

Gas storage levels in the United States and Canada are being supported by increasing gas output from key shale plays in the US. This is also pressuring gas prices in North America.

16 September 2015
Contributed

Europe needs more gas, so should develop shale gas

The EU must seize the opportunity of domestic shale gas to help meet its emissions goals and reduce its dependence on foreign suppliers, writes climate and energy consultant Stephen Tindale.

20 August 2015
Exploration & Production

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
Exploration & Production

Pipeline imports dampen Mexico’s upstream zeal

Improving pipeline connections with the United States will reduce Mexico’s dependence on LNG imports, but is unlikely to help upstream investment.

18 June 2015
Exploration & Production

Stability at risk in the South China Sea

Tensions are escalating in the South China Sea. The area may become unstable, and oil and gas reserves are potentially at stake.

18 June 2015
Exploration & Production

Myanmar: future promise, short-term problems

In the long run, Myanmar has serious gas production and export potential, but supply problems threaten to constrain short-term development of the country’s domestic market.

21 May 2015
Exploration & Production

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
Exploration & Production

Supply crunch looms in Colombia and Venezuela

High domestic gas demand in Colombia and Venezuela, where there is limited flexibility to increase production, will make the two countries reliant on imported gas and LNG in coming years.

19 March 2015
Exploration & Production

Lower rig use fails to cut oil and gas supply

Prices may be down and the oil and gas rig count falling, but the effect on global output has been minimal so far.

18 March 2015
Exploration & Production

UK imports more gas, less coal as prices drop

The global low oil price environment means oil-linked gas is becoming more competitive against coal for some customers.

18 February 2015
Exploration & Production

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
Exploration & Production

Oil price drop hitting Nigerian LNG

Nigeria’s market share of LNG is threatened by a prolonged period of low oil prices, which will also dent IOCs interest in the country’s oil and gas sector.

22 January 2015
Exploration & Production

Oil price drop may hit shale gas

The more than 40% drop in world oil prices between June and December is putting enormous pressure on US shale producers.

17 December 2014
Exploration & Production

UK shale: more questions than answers

The UK government intends to speed up the development of shale resources in the country but, beyond the planning and environmental hurdles, there is no guarantee the UK holds as much shale promise as the US.

24 September 2014
Exploration & Production

Algerian gas prospects face regulatory hurdles

Unfavourable clauses in Algeria’s hydrocarbon law remain obstacles to the increased participation of IOCs in the country’s oil and gas sector.

24 September 2014
Exploration & Production

If the ayes have it

If the yes vote triumphs in the Scottish referendum on Thursday, it will put Scotland on the track to independence.

15 September 2014
Exploration & Production

Argentina faces LNG and investment woes

Argentina’s gas import bill is soaring, and its economic problems mean the situation could worsen.

23 July 2014
Exploration & Production

US condensate exports will not benefit gas

While the recent condensate export ruling in the United States will encourage oil and NGL production, it may not have an incremental impact on gas production growth.

23 July 2014
Exploration & Production

Argentine shale strategy needs structural reform

Argentina will struggle to exploit the full potential of its shale gas resources without significant restructuring, which appears to be a distant prospect.

19 June 2014
Exploration & Production

Qatar to maintain North Dome moratorium

The problem of condensate blockage associated with Khuff reserves, and the availability of alternative sources of gas supplies will keep Qatar’s North Dome moratorium intact.

21 May 2014

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