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Large shipping containers on a cargo ship in a port Global Markets

Trade friction may complicate LNG hedging tools

Exchanges in the US and the UK are developing indexes to help traders balance risks when buying LNG, but the state of the global market is making this difficult.

22 August 2018
Traffic in New Delhi, India Contributed

Emerging gas markets – Challenges for investors

Emerging gas markets will be key to future gas demand growth. While there are many players ready to invest in these markets, many projects get stuck at the pre-feasibility stage.

26 July 2018
OPEC’s ministerial meeting in November 2017 Global Markets

Iran-Saudi tensions may limit OPEC’s options

Geopolitical strife may keep OPEC members from reaching an agreement on the oil production cut at their upcoming meeting.

20 June 2018
Trump presents his signature on ending the Iran nuclear deal Global Markets

Oil prices surge as Trump scuttles Iran nuclear deal

The US president’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran has already sent oil prices spiralling.

9 May 2018
A cargo being loaded at the Sabine Pass plant in the US LNG

US-China trade dispute will not dent LNG exports

President Donald Trump’s threatened trade war with China looks unlikely to hit fossil fuel exports from the US to the energy-hungry Asian superpower.

11 April 2018
LPG storage, Perafita Park Supply & Demand

LPG could dent LNG use in power and industrial sectors

Growth in global LPG output in recent years – led by the US – could see the fuel provide an alternative to LNG in the power and industrial sectors.

21 March 2018
LPG cylinders Alternative Fuels

LPG glut could lead to growing competition with LNG

LPG could rival LNG as a fuel in developing countries, Global Gas Analytics told the ACI LPG conference in Lisbon this week.

8 March 2018
The Melkøya Snøhvit LNG plant. LNG

Catch 22 for Shell’s bullish LNG outlook?

The LNG market needs investment in liquefaction capacity to meet projected demand, but the future demand itself depends on the investment being made.

28 February 2018
Grangemouth oil refinery Pipelines, Storage & Power

Markets turn volatile on supply outages, OPEC cuts decision

Oil and gas markets became more volatile ahead of the winter peak demand period following a series of supply outages and the latest OPEC decision to extend oil output cuts.

20 December 2017
Members of OPEC Alternative Fuels

OPEC production deal buoys oil prices

Markets have responded warmly to the agreement by OPEC and non-OPEC countries to extend the oil output cut for another nine months.

6 December 2017
An FSRU at Porto de Pecém. LNG

Smaller scale in vogue as LNG market diversifies

Interfax and MJM Energy discussed the future of FSRUs in a seminar this week.

29 November 2017
COP23 in Bonn. Gas for Transport

Cities set the pace on decarbonisation and air quality

Cities are increasingly finding themselves at the forefront of combating climate change as they work to improve their air quality.

15 November 2017
Interfax’s discussion with Norton Rose on the future of gas in the post-COP23 world. Policy & Regulation

Carbon pricing under scrutiny as COP23 begins

Carbon pricing is struggling to deliver the decarbonisation needed for countries to meet their targets under the Paris agreement.

8 November 2017
Tanker at Gorgon LNG Companies & Finance

Majors see improved results, but volatility lies ahead

IOCs are continuing to keep a tight rein on spending despite better earnings, which could make prices more volatile.

1 November 2017
Mt Owen coal mine, Australia Global Markets

JODI continues to monitor adding coal data

The Joint Organisations Data Initiative is still considering adding statistics on coal fundamentals to the datasets it distributes, but delegates at JODI’s biannual conference were told that limited resources remain a constraint.

26 October 2017
Assorted oil barrels. Global Markets

Crude oil prices buoyant as stocks fall

Rising demand is gradually absorbing the glut in crude oil supplies, keeping prices close to recent highs.

25 October 2017
Docked LNG tankers Supply & Demand

Trends shaping the market this gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the issues that will set the agenda for the 2017-2018 gas year.

20 October 2017
The JODI database. Global Markets

JODI to allow agencies to distribute its oil and gas data

JODI’s move to allow agencies access to its data will open it up to more extensive analysis as well as greater scrutiny.

11 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Lithium battery demand soars while supply lags behind

Soaring lithium demand for batteries has led to fears supply may fall short, prompting a surge in investment in production of the mineral.

9 August 2017
LNG

Choke points critical for global trade in LNG and NGLs

Most of the world’s LNG is shipped via a small number of strategic locations, which could affect prices if disrupted.

2 August 2017

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