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
Malacca LNG terminal, Malaysia. (Petronas) LNG

LNG pricing – all change!

Changes in LNG pricing – with sellers under pressure, and buyers gaining power and what it could mean for Asia is assessed in this contributed feature from Nicholas Fulford and Ryan Pereira of Gaffney, Cline & Associates.

19 July 2016
Gas pipelines, Indonesia. (PA) Supply & Demand

Indonesia facing up to future of LNG imports

Indonesia, one of the world’s leading LNG exporters, is on the path to becoming a potential net importer of gas. As domestic demand rises, production levels are likely to fall short.

23 June 2016
Bahia Blanca LNG terminal, Argentina. (Enarsa) Supply & Demand

Argentina attempts to wean itself off LNG

Argentina’s plan to end its dependence on LNG presents difficult questions for suppliers such as Trinidad, the US and Australia.

23 June 2016
Trinidad and Peru are exploring new LNG markets as competition from Australia and the US ratchets up. (BP plc) Supply & Demand

LNG exports from Trinidad and Peru losing steam

Trinidad and Peru are exploring new LNG markets as competition from Australia and the US ratchets up. However, attracting upstream investment could be a more significant challenge.

19 May 2016
South Korea’s gas demand and LNG imports have been in decline, and will continue to fall this year. (Kogas) Supply & Demand

South Korea’s gas decline – time for a turnaround

South Korea’s gas demand and LNG imports have been in decline, and although they will continue to fall this year, demand could grow between now and the end of the decade.

19 May 2016
Melkøya Snøhvit LNG-plant, Norway. With strong piped supplies expected to grow, the market for LNG could be limited. (Statoil) Supply & Demand

Europe – time for an LNG boom?

Europe’s supply/demand gap is set to widen, making the region more dependent on imports. But with strong piped supplies expected to grow, the market for LNG could be limited.

21 April 2016
Contract flexibility and stakes in export projects lie at the heart of Qatar’s LNG strategy. (Shell) Supply & Demand

Qatar boosts LNG flexibility to fend off competition

Contract flexibility and stakes in export projects lie at the heart of Qatar’s LNG strategy as it defends its market share amid intense competition from the likes of Australia.

21 April 2016
Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada, Qatar's energy and industry minister, addresses journalists at the end of a summit in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday, 17 April 2016. (PA) Exploration & Production

Doha fiasco reflects geopolitical tensions

The meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC producers in the Qatari capital has only worsened the tensions between oil exporters.

21 April 2016
Expanded gas processing capacity at Saudi Aramco. (Saudi Aramco) Exploration & Production

Saudi power sector sees future in gas

Saudi Arabia is promoting greater use of gas in its power sector to reduce its reliance on oil, but it will keep direct crude burns as a strategic option until at least 2020.

17 March 2016
Restarted nuclear reactors are displacing gas in Japan’s power sector. (Wikicommons) Supply & Demand

Nuclear in Asia – not all doom and gloom for gas

Restarted nuclear reactors are displacing gas in Japan’s power sector, and although a similar picture can be seen in South Korea, the story is different elsewhere in Asia.

17 March 2016
Peterhead CCS project (Shell) Policy & Regulation

Former UK energy minister lambasts poor policy

Sir Ed Davey, former secretary of state for energy and climate change, speaks to GGA about the prospects and challenges for gas in the UK and European energy markets.

16 March 2016
The individually small LNG markets of Southeast Asia are set to go through a period of significant growth at a time when the market needs it. (Petronas) Supply & Demand

Southeast Asian LNG – strength in numbers

The individually small LNG markets of Southeast Asia – existing and emerging – are set to go through a period of significant growth at a time when the market needs it.

18 February 2016
Cameron LNG project. (Sempra) Supply & Demand

US LNG exports in troubled waters

The US LNG export capacity under construction is facing a real threat of being severely underutilised until at least 2020 despite the growing influence of portfolio players.

18 February 2016
Structural reforms by the Argentine government will curb energy subsidies and boost domestic gas production. (PA) Exploration & Production

Reforms will curb LNG’s future in Argentina

Structural reforms by the Argentine government will curb energy subsidies and boost domestic gas production, reducing the country’s reliance on imported LNG.

22 January 2016
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, left, shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, second left, Pakistani Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, second right, and Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari during the ground breaking ceremony for the TAPI pipeline in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Exploration & Production

TAPI – life in the line?

Construction on the long-delayed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline has begun. But some of the drivers of progress could support more than TAPI.

22 January 2016
Langage gas fired power station, Devon, United Kingdom. The prospects for gas-fired power generation are looking brighter in the UK thanks to new government policies and lower prices. (Centrica) Policy & Regulation

UK power sector – a new path for gas?

The prospects for gas-fired power generation are looking brighter in the UK thanks to new government policies and lower prices.

17 December 2015
Renewables are expected to consolidate their position in Chile’s baseload power generation mix in the coming years. (Endesa Chile) Supply & Demand

Chile looks beyond gas-to-power

Renewables are expected to consolidate their position in Chile’s baseload power generation mix in the coming years, while the role of gas as a peak-load fuel will diminish.

17 December 2015
Growing GCC gas demand is prompting feedstock diversification in the fertiliser sector. (PA) Supply & Demand

GCC fertiliser industry drifting away from gas

The Gulf Cooperation Council’s growing domestic demand for gas will reduce the fuel’s use in the region’s fertiliser industry and force the sector to diversify its feedstock.

19 November 2015
Infrastructure developments are changing flows and pricing dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe. (Nord Stream) Supply & Demand

Gas in CEE countries: reducing supply risk?

Central and Eastern European gas markets have been dependent on the flow of Russian gas via Ukraine for years. However, improvements to infrastructure and supplies are changing that.

19 November 2015
Singapore is building the infrastructure and contracting supplies as it prepares to be Asia’s first LNG trading hub. (Singapore LNG Corporation) Supply & Demand

Singapore – moving towards being a gas hub?

Singapore is building the infrastructure and contracting supplies as it prepares to be Asia’s first LNG trading hub.

22 October 2015

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