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FSRU Independence in the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania LNG

MEA’s enthusiasm for FSRUs fizzling out

The number of operational FSRUs in the MEA is set to fall sharply over the coming years because of growing gas production, geopolitics and cost considerations.

21 December 2018
Landfall of the Nord Stream pipeline in Germany Supply & Demand

Europe’s weakening gas security

European gas production is forecast to fall while gas demand could be supported by changes in power generation in the mid-term. With flexibility of supply also weakening, there are risks to future winter supply security.

20 December 2018
Natural gas storage at Changbei, China Supply & Demand

Beijing backs gas – but what about LNG?

Gas will be critical to China’s energy transition, and the market is set for considerable expansion. However, continued massive LNG import growth is not guaranteed.

26 November 2018
Aerial view of Freeport LNG regas facility LNG

Project delays to impair US LNG ambitions

Several US liquefaction projects face significant delays as the outlook of global LNG demand becomes uncertain and volumes sourced from the US remain expensive in the Asian market.

23 November 2018
Oil rig in Permian Basin, Andrews, Texas Contributed

Permian: Pulling the rug from oil-indexed LNG prices?

The Permian is already changing international LNG pricing. How future production could impact oil-indexation in LNG contracts going forward is examined in this contributed feature by Robert Beck of Baker & O’Brien.

21 November 2018
Mexico’s President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador Supply & Demand

Supply security pivotal to Mexico’s gas strategy

Mexico will struggle to reduce its dependence on US LNG and pipeline gas imports in the short-to-medium term despite efforts to boost its domestic gas output.

22 October 2018
Easington receiving terminal for Norwegian gas Exploration & Production

UK gas security – changes ahead

As the UK’s gas production declines it will become increasingly dependent on imports at a time when storage capacity is low. Even moderate growth in demand will test the country’s supply options.

19 October 2018
LNG plant. Sakhalin II project Supply & Demand

The rise of Russian LNG

Russia’s LNG capacity is growing, and substantial capacity additions are planned. Russia’s share of the global LNG trade is set to rise, but the full scale of proposed expansions will be challenging to realise.

21 September 2018
Turkish Lira bank notes Supply & Demand

Looming recession threatens Turkey’s gas sector

Turkey’s worsening currency crisis poses a significant threat to its economic growth prospects, which in turn will adversely impact investment in the country’s gas sector.

19 September 2018
Bukit Merah, Singapore Supply & Demand

Trade war threatens prospects of US gas sector

The US risks losing out in its trade war with China, the ramifications of which will be felt far beyond the bilateral trade between the two countries.

24 August 2018
Greenstream receiving terminal, Sicily. (Eni) Exploration & Production

Italian gas and future flows in Europe

Italy is already a major European gas market, and as new import infrastructure commissions, its importance as a trading hub and transit country is set to grow.

23 August 2018
Traffic in New Delhi, India Contributed

Emerging gas markets – Challenges for investors

Emerging gas markets will be key to future gas demand growth. While there are many players ready to invest in these markets, many projects get stuck at the pre-feasibility stage.

26 July 2018
Petronas regas terminal, Malaysia LNG

Southeast Asia set for LNG market growth

The small gas markets of Southeast Asia are growing. And as expansion plans result in more LNG being imported into the region, its importance as a hub is set to rise.

20 July 2018
Sharjar, UAE Supply & Demand

The UAE is set to increase its reliance on gas

The UAE will boost its gas production to meet growing demand for the fuel, but the diversification of its power mix and gas supply sources will also be crucial to fulfil its rising energy needs.

19 July 2018
Argentine peso weakens to an all-time low of 23.5 per dollar on 8 May 2018 Supply & Demand

Currency crisis to hit Argentina’s gas prospects

Argentina’s aim to become self-sufficient in gas production could be jeopardised if the country’s currency crisis worsens.

25 June 2018
Busy night in Hong Kong Supply & Demand

Speculation heating up in China’s gas market

China’s gas market has been undergoing rapid growth, but the current rapid pace of expansion may not be sustainable.

21 June 2018
Ichthys LNG Project onshore facilities under construction Supply & Demand

Australian LNG – beyond the boom

Australia is set for another substantial increase in its LNG exports. However, output growth will slow dramatically after the next wave of new capacity comes online.

29 May 2018
Sunset illuminates the promenade of Alexandria’s waterfront Exploration & Production

Egypt’s gas hub ambitions are a distant prospect

Egypt’s chances of becoming a regional gas hub face major challenges in the form of geopolitical, logistical and technical hurdles.

24 May 2018
Cattenom nuclear power plant, Cattenom, France. Contributed

Europe – carbon pricing and the impact on gas

The outlook for carbon pricing and policy and the impact on gas and power in Europe is analysed in this contributed feature by Daniel Legg from Nexant

22 May 2018
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

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