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Pipelines to China – still room for LNG?

With the outlook for piped gas imports from Russia looking more positive than in the past, what could additional piped supplies mean for the future of LNG imports into China?

23 April 2013
Exploration & Production

Spain: better times ahead for gas?

Although the gas market in Spain has suffered and declined recently, prospects for the market could be set to improve in the mid term.

23 April 2013
Exploration & Production

US natural gas production at the crossroads

Despite all the bullish forecasts, US gas production growth is anything but a foregone conclusion because of relatively low gas prices and regional capacity constraints.

23 April 2013
Contributed

Oil indexation in European gas: Quo Vadis?

The European gas contracting space is undergoing a transformation, says Ashutosh Shastri, founder of EnerStrat Consulting.

23 April 2013
Supply & Demand

Economic pressure intensifies in Egypt

Fragile macroeconomic fundamentals, declining gas production and growing demand have put Egypt’s oil and gas sector under strain. Structural changes are needed, but the government is reluctant to implement unpopular reforms.

20 March 2013
EU Energy Policy

The LCPD – impending changes in the UK

As the UK’s generation mix changes over the coming years, so too will the legislation and economics of thermal power generation.

20 March 2013
Supply & Demand

Japan post-Fukushima – two years on

Two years after the Fukushima earthquake, the future of the nuclear power sector in Japan is still being decided, creating questions about gas demand and the future of the country’s generation mix.

20 March 2013
Policy & Regulation

Subsidy reform in the Middle East & North Africa

Growing deficits are increasing the pressure on Middle Eastern and North African countries to cut energy subsidies, but the road ahead looks long and slow.

19 February 2013
Supply & Demand

Norwegian gas – down in 2013 but not out

Although Norwegian gas production will fall this year, it will continue to rise in the mid term, if only moderately.

19 February 2013
LNG

EU plan will boost use of LNG in shipping

A tightening of sulphur and nitrous oxide emission limits in marine fuels will trigger vessels to switch from liquid fuels to LNG in the coming years. The EU is trying to speed up the process by developing the marine fuel supply infrastructure.

19 February 2013
Contributed

Will there be a move to hub-based pricing in Asia?

The debate on Asian gas price indexation is gathering pace. LNG consultant Andy Flower, who has worked in the gas business for more than 30 years, says Asia will see a mix of oil-linked and hub-based pricing over the next decade.

19 February 2013
Exploration & Production

US NGL market faces growing glut

A glut in the US gas market has spread into the NGL market, weighing on prices. This has raised serious concerns about the sustainability of operations for many producers.

22 January 2013
Supply & Demand

Weather data and forecasts

For most of the world's leading gas markets the winter is a period of peak demand, with weather significantly influencing demand and trade balances.

22 January 2013
Contributed

Independents will be game changer for Russia

The rise of independent gas producers in Russia marks a paradigm shift for the domestic market, and could ultimately challenge Gazprom’s dominant position in the export market, according to Danila Bochkarev, senior fellow at the EastWest Institute in Brussels

22 January 2013
Policy & Regulation

In Amenas terrorist attack may slow investment in Algeria

The terrorist attack on Algeria's In Amenas gas facility had limited impact on the gas market, but may have repercussions for badly needed investment in the country's gas sector.

22 January 2013
Supply & Demand

Turkey – balancing politics and gas

Turkey is securing new supplies for its expanding gas market, but must balance this with complicated political relationships.

18 December 2012
Global Markets

Interview: CEGH switches to virtual hub

The Vienna-based Central European Gas Hub (CEGH) is set to switch to a Virtual Trading Point in 2013. Global Gas Analytics interviewed CEGH Chief Executive Gottfried Steiner on what the change means for the industry.

18 December 2012
Global Markets

Gas to maintain dominant position in US power

The share of gas in the US power sector is unlikely to diminish despite recent rises in Henry Hub futures price as power generation using coal or nuclear offer limited incentives

18 December 2012
Contributed

Patrick Heren on role of price reporting agencies

Many gas contracts are indexed to oil and gas prices published by price reporting agencies, whose methods are under increasing scrutiny. Patrick Heren says the PRAs still have relevance, despite the growth in electronic trading.

18 December 2012
Exploration & Production

Algeria seeks investment to fuel gas development

Despite ambitious plans to develop its gas exports, Algeria has fallen sharply in the league table of the world’s gas producers.

27 November 2012

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