Features

Lippendorf lignite-fired power plant, Saxony, Germany. Policy & Regulation

Germany’s energy transition and its gas outlook

German gas demand has been on the rise in recent years, but mid-term growth in the market will need the support of government policies.

23 April 2018
A drilling rig in the Khazzan gas field, Oman Supply & Demand

Brighter prospects in store for MEA’s LNG exports

LNG supplies from the Middle East and Africa are set to increase over the coming years as countries in the region strive to defend their market shares amid growing competition.

20 April 2018
LNG tanker arriving in Japan Supply & Demand

Japan LNG – slipping into second place

Japan could lose its top spot as the world’s largest LNG importer by the end of the decade. But with questions surrounding the outlook for nuclear, LNG imports could remain high.

23 March 2018
Pipeline connecting Venezuela and Colombia Supply & Demand

Latin American LNG taking a hit from pipeline gas

Latin America’s growing gas production will promote pipeline gas trading, which is expected to further dampen the region’s appetite for imported LNG.

22 March 2018
Downtown Kuwait City LNG

Kuwait’s gas strategy hinges on supply diversification

Kuwait plans to meet its growing gas demand by focusing on boosting domestic gas production, complemented by LNG and gas imports.

26 February 2018
Gas pipelines Supply & Demand

European imports – stiff competition for LNG

Weak European gas demand could limit the scope for growth in the region’s LNG imports – even in the long term.

23 February 2018
Taiwanese nuclear protests Supply & Demand

Taiwan’s government is pushing for gas

Taiwan has ambitious plans to increase its gas use and change its energy mix. New LNG infrastructure will be essential to meeting these targets.

22 January 2018
GNL Mejillones LNG terminal, Chile Supply & Demand

Bleak outlook for LNG imports in Latin America

Although the prospects for Latin America’s LNG demand remain downbeat over the coming years, floating LNG import projects will fare better than land-based terminals.

18 January 2018
Bonny Island LNG, Nigeria. Supply & Demand

Nigeria sets sights on greater gas utilisation

Nigeria’s LNG exports and domestic gas consumption will receive support from the government’s policy-based approach to greater commercialisation of the fuel.

22 December 2017
Groningen gas field, Netherlands Supply & Demand

Future of Dutch production in question

The Netherlands is facing an uncertain gas future, and a dramatic reduction in Dutch supply will have long-term implications for the country and for Europe.

21 December 2017
Kochi LNG terminal, India Supply & Demand

India – flexible LNG will be key to growth

While new players and smaller markets are taking advantage of more flexible LNG, so too is India. One of the world’s leading importers, it is on the verge of a major LNG expansion.

27 November 2017
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.

24 November 2017
Yangon, Myanmar Contributed

Myanmar’s energy issue – Mind the gap

As its market grows, Myanmar faces a looming gas shortage. The potential for LNG to provide a solution is assessed in this contributed feature by Mike Madden and Chris Brooks of MJM Energy.

23 November 2017
The Trinidad Onshore Compression project Exploration & Production

Trinidad’s LNG exports to receive upstream boost

Changing fortunes will see Trinidad’s LNG exports increase after years of decline, while gas demand from the petrochemical sector is also set to rise.

24 October 2017
Gas storage in Poland Supply & Demand

Poland – increasing gas diversity, within limits

While Poland will increase the volume and flexibility of its gas trade, it will struggle to achieve its goal of ending direct Russian imports.

23 October 2017
Kochi LNG terminal, India Contributed

LNG: South Asia in the driving seat

LNG imports are on the rise in South Asia. The outlook for future growth of LNG in the region is provided in this contributed feature by Ehsan Ul-Haq.

19 October 2017
Merlion Park, Singapore Supply & Demand

Singapore and the rise of small markets

With new capacity and facilities set to be commissioned, Singapore is moving forward as a regional trading hub. This will help emerging markets in Southeast Asia to expand.

25 September 2017
Disouq project, Egypt Supply & Demand

Egypt’s LNG trade turning full circle

Key upstream projects coming online ahead of schedule mean Egypt will be self-sufficient in gas production sooner than anticipated, which will also favour its LNG exports.

22 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Tightening Louisiana market supports Henry Hub

The tightening gas market in Louisiana will buoy prices at the Henry Hub over the coming years, discouraging its use as an index in long-term gas and LNG contracts.

18 August 2017
Supply & Demand

Europe’s import mix – slow to change

As Europe becomes increasingly dependent on imports, changes will be seen in the region’s mix of imports. However, the pace of change is likely to be slow.

17 August 2017

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