US oil production is rising and a backlog of uncompleted wells raises the risk of further price weakness later in the year. (Stockvault) Global Markets

OPEC cuts fuel US production growth

US oil production is rising and a backlog of uncompleted wells raises the risk of further price weakness later in the year.

By Peter Stewart 22 March 2017
The IEA report says that, by 2050, seven out of 10 new cars will need to be electric. (Tesla) Global Markets

IEA at odds with industry consensus on EV growth

Divergent forecasts of fossil fuel demand over the next 20-30 years reflect sharply different perceptions of how many electric cars will be on the roads.

22 March 2017
Global Markets

Urgency to refill US gas stocks increases

Storage operators in the US and Canada will be under pressure during the 2017 gas injection season to refill gas stocks quickly.

22 March 2017
Global Markets

Cold spell provides support to NBP hub prices

Colder temperatures have provided demand-side support to the NBP day-ahead this week after a drop in prices last week.

22 March 2017
US LNG has inundated Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal since exports started up at Sabine Pass Train 3. (Samsung C&T) Global Markets

US LNG floods Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal

US LNG has inundated Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal since exports started up at Sabine Pass Train 3.

17 March 2017
Global Markets

European supply-side price support will be short-lived

A drop in flows supported a slight rise in the NBP day-ahead price at the start of the week, but the trend is not expected to last.

15 March 2017
Global Markets

Snowstorms boost price volatility in the US northeast

Gas prices will remain volatile in the northeastern US over the coming weeks as the region has been hit by severe snowstorms.

15 March 2017
Global Markets

Power and industry demand to support Henry Hub prices

Strong gas demand from the power and industrial sectors will support Henry Hub prices this month.

8 March 2017
Global Markets

Weaker demand increases pressure on European prices

Prices at some leading European hubs are expected to continue to fall given weaker demand in the region.

8 March 2017
A young girl cooking a meal in Lahore, 1979.  (UN) Global Markets

Gender may drive future gas demand growth

Women will account for a rising share of world primary energy use by 2050, and will be key to gas and power demand growth in Africa and other emerging markets.

8 March 2017
Global Markets

Prices ease in Europe but UK storage issues mount

Colder-than-average temperatures have pushed up seasonal consumption in parts of Europe, and UK demand is forecast to be above seasonal norms on Wednesday.

1 March 2017
Futtsu thermal power station. Gas faces challenges in the power sector from nuclear in both Japan and South Korea. (Tepco) Global Markets

Warm summer weather in NE Asia to boost demand

A hot summer in Northeast Asia will boost demand for air conditioning, supporting requirements for gas-fired power generation and total gas consumption.

27 February 2017
Global Markets

European hub prices decline, with further falls likely

Mild temperatures across Europe have reduced demand and put pressure on hub prices, a situation expected to continue over the coming week.

22 February 2017
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Beihai, Guangxi. (Sinopec) Global Markets

Interesting times for gas in China

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.

20 February 2017
Oman is trying to boost its non-associated gas production as the sultanate strives to maintain its position as an LNG exporter. (Oman LNG) Global Markets

Oman pins hopes on non-associated gas

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.

17 February 2017
President Trump (left) and former national security adviser Michael Flynn (middle). (PA) Global Markets

US energy strategy may affect oil and gas trade flows

Three strands of US president Donald Trump’s evolving energy strategy have potential implications for the oil and gas market.

15 February 2017
Global Markets

Mild weather pushes Henry Hub below $3/MMBtu

Mild weather will limit gains in Henry Hub front-month futures and spot prices during February, but the prices will still be high year on year.

15 February 2017
Global Markets

European hub prices will come under further pressure

Mild weather over the coming week will weaken gas demand and put European prices under pressure.

15 February 2017
Global Markets

US gas storage drawdowns to remain high in February

The growing popularity of gas in the US and Canada will keep gas-drawdown rates high in the two countries during February.

8 February 2017
Global Markets

Colder weather will support European hub prices

Supply tightness has supported European hub price rises and sustained colder weather could drive further gains.

8 February 2017
Argentina and Brazil are not buying LNG even at the peak of the southern hemisphere summer. (Argentine Ministry of Energy) Global Markets

Argentine and Brazilian LNG demand dries up

Argentina and Brazil are not buying LNG even at the peak of the southern hemisphere summer, and supplying the fuel to the two markets is set to become even tougher in 2017.

2 February 2017

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