The tightening gas market in Louisiana will buoy prices at the Henry Hub over the coming years. (BG Group) 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.

By Abhishek Kumar 18 August 2017
As Europe becomes increasingly dependent on imports, changes will be seen in the region’s mix of imports. (Alex Schmidt) 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
Shin Wolsong nuclear power plant control room (KHNP) Policy & Regulation

South Korea’s emissions ambitions

South Korea’s new government is rolling out new energy policies – with big implications for the power sector. These changes could create opportunities for gas-fired power generation.

21 July 2017
Gas-to-power station in Bandirma, Turkey. (Enerjisa) Supply & Demand

Tough competition for gas in Turkey’s power sector

The growing emphasis on coal and renewables in Turkey’s power sector presents a major challenge for the country’s gas-fired infrastructure.

20 July 2017
Thousands of protesters hit the streets as corruption allegations continue to dog Brazilian president, Michel Temer. (PA) Supply & Demand

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.

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
The UK gas sector will face short- and medium-term challenges and opportunities as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU. Contributed

Post-Brexit implications for the UK gas industry

Following the triggering of Article 50, the key short- and medium-term challenges and opportunities facing the UK gas sector are examined in this contributed feature from Zuzana Princova of IPA Advisory.

24 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
Gate LNG terminal, Netherlands. (Gate LNG) Contributed

The LNG supply glut – the role of Europe

The outlook for global LNG supply and demand and Europe’s future as an LNG market is explored in this contributed feature by Mike Fulwood from Nexant.

20 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) Contributed

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

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