LNG supplies from the Middle East and Africa are set to increase over the coming years as countries in the region strive to defend their market shares amid growing competition.
Brazil’s deteriorating political climate has the potential to reduce the country’s need for imported gas and LNG even further.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canada’s struggle to find customers for its gas will persist as growing shale output in the US provides tough competition.
Thailand is set to become increasingly dependent on imported LNG and could be vulnerable to price spikes as the market tightens.
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.
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.
Algeria is gradually opting for flexible gas and LNG contracts as competition intensifies and prices remain low.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UK gas output is set to decline as low prices, weak investment and political uncertainty threaten to increase pressure on production.
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.
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.
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.
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