A man rides a bicycle past a public TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea's launch of a missile over Japan Global Markets

US-China tensions simmer as North Korean sanctions bite

Tensions between the US and China are being stoked further as the two clash over how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear threats.

By Peter Stewart 21 September 2017
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irma's eye over the Florida Keys Global Markets

Hurricane season will disrupt LNG trade in the Americas

The LNG trade in the Americas will suffer as the 2017 hurricane season yields major storms such as Harvey, Irma, Jose and Katia.

13 September 2017
Test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in August Global Markets

North Korea crisis could alter energy trade flows

The diplomatic tensions in Northeast Asia are having an effect on the coal market and could also disrupt the flow of other fuels.

11 September 2017
A rig drilling for shale gas in Pennsylvania Global Markets

Overhang of DUCs in US to keep lid on prices

The number of uncompleted wells in US shale plays represents an overhang of potential production that will cap any rallies in the oil price.

6 September 2017
Singapore’s LNG terminal Global Markets

Singapore LNG progress will boost spot LNG demand

SLNG’s deal with Pavilion Gas is another step forward for Singapore in its attempt to become an LNG trading hub.

4 September 2017
Global Markets

Norwegian maintenance to support NBP prices

Maintenance work at Norwegian infrastructure will support the NBP day-ahead as temperatures cool and demand rises.

30 August 2017
Global Markets

Pre-salt will deal a blow to Brazil’s gas imports

Brazil’s imports of gas and LNG will continue to fall as pre-salt output consolidates its position in the country’s supply mix.

25 August 2017
Global Markets

Philippine LNG terminal suffers delays

The Philippines will need to develop LNG imports to meet gas market needs. However, recent government moves have delayed a potential terminal.

23 August 2017
Global Markets

Equatorial Guinea to face perils of spot LNG

Equatorial Guinea’s overreliance on spot LNG risks deterring interest in the proposed Fortuna FLNG project.

21 August 2017
Global Markets

Tightening Louisiana market supports Henry Hub

The tightening gas market in Louisiana will buoy prices at the Henry Hub over the coming years, discouraging its use as an index in long-term gas and LNG contracts.

18 August 2017
Global Markets

Yamal LNG startup to weigh on spot LNG prices

Train 1 at Yamal LNG is set to be commissioned by the end of 2017. This will add volumes to the spot market as the train ramps up in early 2018.

18 August 2017
Global Markets

Kuwait banks on Jurassic gas bonanza

Kuwait’s non-associated gas production is rising, which will reduce the country’s reliance on imported LNG and associated gas output.

2 August 2017
Global Markets

Transco price to rise despite growing Marcellus output

Prospects for above-average temperatures in the northeastern US in early August will support the Transco Z6 price in New York.

26 July 2017
Global Markets

Higher Norwegian flows could dampen NBP prices

Prices at the NBP have risen over the past week but could come under pressure over the latter part of this week.

26 July 2017
Global Markets

Iran throws down gauntlet on production growth

Iran issued a challenge to its Arab Gulf neighbours by saying it will dramatically boost oil and gas production and exports by 2021.

24 July 2017
Global Markets

Tough competition for gas in Turkey’s power sector

The growing emphasis on coal and renewables in Turkey’s power sector presents a major challenge for the country’s gas-fired infrastructure.

20 July 2017
Global Markets

West Canada’s gas to garner wider appeal

Gas from West Canada will remain popular in Canada's Dawn market as AECO hub prices will stay cheaper than those at the Transco Z6.

19 July 2017
Global Markets

NBP sees renewed price support

Prices at the UK hub have seen supply-side support as a result of further production outages in Norway.

19 July 2017
Global Markets

Iran threatens big rise in oil and gas output and exports

Iran has thrown down the gauntlet to its Gulf neighbours, saying it will dramatically boost its hydrocarbon production and exports by 2021.

12 July 2017
Global Markets

Storage concerns to boost Henry Hub prices

Lower gas stocks in the US will support Henry Hub prices during July, and storage concerns will persist even during August.

12 July 2017
Global Markets

Unexpected outage to provide some support to the NBP

Technical problems at Norway’s Kollsnes plant will help support UK prices, but not for long.

12 July 2017

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