Mexico is looking to become self-sufficient in gas production, and potentially start exporting LNG once its upstream strategy takes shape.
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.
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?
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.
Gas is losing the race for Central America’s power sector as regional governments avoid expensive infrastructure investment, opting instead for renewables.
Pakistan has plans to become a world-leading LNG importer within the next five years, but obstacles in the domestic market could stand in its way.
The UK has a new government and a new energy department. These changes and other post-referendum developments are already affecting the gas market.
The chances that Turkish Stream will be built are low despite the improving relations between Moscow and Ankara. Nevertheless, Russia will remain Turkey’s most reliable gas supplier.
The recent price convergence between European gas and Asian LNG – and whether there is more to come – is discussed in this contributed feature by Mitun Patel from QED Consulting.
Kuwait’s increasing dependence on LNG imports will force traditional suppliers such as Qatar to become more competitive with LNG coming from the US and Australia.
Italy’s dependence on gas imports is set to grow. As potential new LNG import projects face delays, opportunities for more diverse and competitive supply could be missed.
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.
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