Thousands of protesters hit the streets as corruption allegations continue to dog Brazilian president, Michel Temer. (PA) Global Markets

Political crisis engulfs Brazil’s gas and LNG sectors

Brazil’s deteriorating political climate has the potential to reduce the country’s need for imported gas and LNG even further.

By Abhishek Kumar 23 June 2017
Storing natural gas at Changbei, China (Shell) Supply & Demand

China’s gas market to provide an import boom

China’s gas market is set to grow and will become increasingly dependent on imports – this will result in a need for more piped and LNG imports.

22 June 2017
Combined gas-fired power plant Samsun (OMV) Pipelines, Storage & Power

European gas-to-power – decline on the horizon

The power sector supported Europe’s gas demand growth last year, but with changes taking place in the gas and power markets that growth is not set to continue.

26 May 2017
Qatargas 4 LNG plant (Shell) Supply & Demand

Qatar will fight to keep its LNG market dominance

The world’s biggest LNG exporter will defend its share of the market as competition among suppliers intensifies amid the global glut of the fuel.

25 May 2017
Shale gas operation in New England (Nexen) Exploration & Production

Challenges ahead for Canadian gas

Canada’s struggle to find customers for its gas will persist as growing shale output in the US provides tough competition.

21 April 2017
LNG carrier Golar Viking delivering LNG at Map Ta Phut LNG terminal, Thailand. (Qatargas) Exploration & Production

Thailand faces a growing need for LNG

Thailand is set to become increasingly dependent on imported LNG and could be vulnerable to price spikes as the market tightens.

21 April 2017
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.

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

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