Dunkirk LNG. (EDF) Supply & Demand

Gas in France – challenges for future growth

Potential changes in energy strategy will shape both the gas and power sectors in France - but the prospects for gas demand growth will remain weak.

By Catriona Scott 23 March 2017
In-Salah dry gas field. (Statoil) Supply & Demand

Algeria’s gas trade hinges on contract flexibility

Algeria is gradually opting for flexible gas and LNG contracts as competition intensifies and prices remain low.

23 March 2017
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Beihai, Guangxi. (Sinopec) Supply & Demand

Interesting times for gas in China

China’s gas market development will have implications for gas globally. The prospects for development are explored in this contributed feature from Gaffney Cline & Associates.

20 February 2017
Oman is trying to boost its non-associated gas production as the sultanate strives to maintain its position as an LNG exporter. (Oman LNG) Supply & Demand

Oman pins hopes on non-associated gas

Oman is trying to boost its non-associated gas production as the sultanate strives to meet its rising gas demand and maintain its position as an LNG exporter.

17 February 2017
Delays to the commissioning of Australia’s LNG export projects will ease the glut this year. (Chevron) Exploration & Production

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
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station (Tepco) Policy & Regulation

Japan’s uncertain nuclear outlook

Further delays to Japan’s nuclear reactors coming back online look likely, but even a limited number of restarts will affect the country’s gas demand.

19 January 2017
Overemphasis on shale gas production in the US could derail prospects for cheap gas in the country. (Encana) Exploration & Production

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
Growing gas-to-power demand in the MEA region is boosting the popularity of floating LNG import technology. (Höegh LNG) Supply & Demand

Middle East and Africa’s reliance on FSRUs to deepen

Growing gas-to-power demand in the MEA region is boosting the popularity of floating LNG import technology, but they may not be a long-term solution.

20 December 2016
UK gas output is set to decline as low prices, weak investment and political uncertainty threaten to increase pressure on production. (Nexen) Supply & Demand

UK gas production faces increased downside risk

UK gas output is set to decline as low prices, weak investment and political uncertainty threaten to increase pressure on production.

20 December 2016
Mexico's reliance on pipeline gas imports from the US is set to rise until 2018. (Gazprom) Exploration & Production

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
With northern markets expected to potentially face tight supplies, China's need for LNG imports could increase further. (Sinopec) Supply & Demand

China’s regional markets present upside for LNG

China’s LNG imports have been growing rapidly this year. And with northern markets expected to potentially face tight supplies, the country’s need for imports could increase further.

17 November 2016
Tianjin LNG (CNOOC) Supply & Demand

Ten things to watch at the start of the gas year

At the start of the 2016/2017 gas year, GGA highlights the top 10 events and issues which will shape the gas markets over the next 12 months.

21 October 2016
Central and Eastern European countries are benefiting from improving gas infrastructure and better connections. (PGNiG) Supply & Demand

Central and Eastern Europe keeps delicate balance

Central and Eastern European countries are benefiting from improving gas infrastructure and better connections, but will they be enough to ensure secure supplies this winter?

20 October 2016
The United Arab Emirates will be a net importer of LNG by 2020. (Shell) Supply & Demand

The UAE sees its future as an LNG importer

The United Arab Emirates will be a net importer of LNG by 2020, but the country is planning to diversify its power-generation portfolio in the medium-to-long term.

20 October 2016
The unpredictability of hydropower has caused Central America to deepen its reliance on oil products in its power-generation portfolio. (Robert Linder/freeimages.com) LNG

Renewables eclipse Central America’s gas-to-power vision

Gas is losing the race for Central America’s power sector as regional governments avoid expensive infrastructure investment, opting instead for renewables.

22 September 2016
Pakistan has plans to become a world-leading LNG importer within the next five years, but obstacles in the domestic market could stand in its way. (Photobucket) Supply & Demand

Will Pakistan’s LNG ambitions be realised?

Pakistan has plans to become a world-leading LNG importer within the next five years, but obstacles in the domestic market could stand in its way.

22 September 2016
The UK has a new government and a new energy department. These changes and other post-referendum developments are already affecting the gas market. (PA) Exploration & Production

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
The chances that Turkish Stream will be built are low despite the improving relations between Moscow and Ankara. (Russian Presidency) Supply & Demand

Turkish Stream’s potential could be unrealised

The chances that Turkish Stream will be built are low despite the improving relations between Moscow and Ankara. Nevertheless, Russia will remain Turkey’s most reliable gas supplier.

16 August 2016
There has been a recent price convergence between European gas and Asian LNG. (Shell) Global Markets

Is global gas price convergence here to stay?

The recent price convergence between European gas and Asian LNG – and whether there is more to come – is discussed in this contributed feature by Mitun Patel from QED Consulting.

15 August 2016
Mina Al-Ahmadi LNG terminal, Kuwait. (Kuwait Petroleum Corp.) Exploration & Production

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
Greenstream receiving terminal, Sicily. Italy’s dependence on gas imports is set to grow. (Eni) Supply & Demand

Italy – LNG opportunities at risk

Italy’s dependence on gas imports is set to grow. As potential new LNG import projects face delays, opportunities for more diverse and competitive supply could be missed.

21 July 2016

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