A drilling rig off the Brazilian coast. (Anadarko) Global Markets

Brazil’s gas sector lurches from crisis to crisis

A political crisis unfolding in Brazil has the potential to adversely impact the country’s oil and gas sector.

By Abhishek Kumar 26 May 2017
The UK gas sector will face short- and medium-term challenges and opportunities as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU. Global Markets

Post-Brexit implications for the UK gas industry

Following the triggering of Article 50, the key short- and medium-term challenges and opportunities facing the UK gas sector are examined in this contributed feature from Zuzana Princova of IPA Advisory.

24 May 2017
Global Markets

NBP sees steady declines as pressure mounts

The NBP is under pressure while Continental hubs have seen small gains.

24 May 2017
Global Markets

Heatwave to boost US west coast gas prices

US west coast gas prices are set to receive support from record-breaking temperatures, low gas stocks and limited supplies from Canada.

24 May 2017
An oil rig in Permian Basin. The United States is exporting oil to world markets in increasing volumes. (Devon Energy) Global Markets

OPEC, non-OPEC align to back oil price status quo

Oil prices look set to remain moderate as OPEC gathers in Vienna to discuss extending – and even deepening – the latest round of output cuts.

24 May 2017
Global Markets

Declines loom for European hub prices

European hub prices are expected to decline over the coming week as demand-side support falls.

17 May 2017
Global Markets

Henry Hub hits four-month high ahead of summer

Concerns surrounding the low level of gas stocks in the US will support Henry Hub prices during May.

17 May 2017
Global Markets

Unseasonal cold supports US gas prices

Forecast cold weather for the western half of the US over the coming week will support regional gas prices.

10 May 2017
Global Markets

Pressure increases on European hub prices

Temperatures are expected to rise following unseasonably cold weather over the past week, reducing demand-side support for prices.

10 May 2017
Wildervank station, Groningen gas field, Netherlands. (Skitterphoto) Global Markets

Gas trading slowdown may hit TTF

Gas trading on the Dutch TTF has been resilient as the prospect of Brexit causes volumes to move from the UK to the Continent. But this picture may be about to change.

10 May 2017
LNG storage, Trinidad & Tobago. (Repsol) Global Markets

Downbeat outlook for Trinidad’s LNG exports

Trinidad will struggle to boost buyer appetite for its LNG and will face bigger problems as the bulk of its long-term supply contracts start to expire.

4 May 2017
Global Markets

East Canada expects to pay more for gas

Consumers in east Canada will pay more for gas as a result of the region’s increasing reliance on imports of the fuel.

3 May 2017
Global Markets

Tightening market bumps up NPB day-ahead price

UK prices have been buoyed by strong demand and problems with supplies, but are expected to come under pressure later this week.

3 May 2017
The US has seen a 17.5% increase in coal production so far this year. (PA) Global Markets

Coal is main beneficiary of Trump deregulation

While the revival of fossil fuel production in the United States has coincided with Donald Trump’s presidency, there is little evidence it has been driven by it.

3 May 2017
Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant. Reactors 3 and 4 are scheduled to restart in the next few months. (PA) Global Markets

Japan’s nuclear output to rise this summer

Reactors 3 and 4 at the Takahama nuclear power plant are set to restart by early Q3, boosting Japanese generation capacity.

27 April 2017
Global Markets

Henry Hub prices under pressure from stronger injections

Depleted gas stocks in the US will remain a concern even though flows into the country’s storage facilities are improving.

26 April 2017
Global Markets

Stronger offtake supports European prices

Cooler temperatures across Europe have boosted weather-related gas consumption while storage levels have fallen in the UK.

26 April 2017
Shale gas operation in New England (Nexen) Global Markets

Challenges ahead for Canadian gas

Canada’s struggle to find customers for its gas will persist as growing shale output in the US provides tough competition.

21 April 2017
Gate LNG terminal, Netherlands. (Gate LNG) Global Markets

The LNG supply glut – the role of Europe

The outlook for global LNG supply and demand and Europe’s future as an LNG market is explored in this contributed feature by Mike Fulwood from Nexant.

20 April 2017
A Canadian oilsands refinery. OPEC production cuts and global political issues mean the supply of oil is starting to tighten. (Nexen) Global Markets

The oil and gas risk premium is back

After nearly three years in which geopolitical tensions have barely affected the pulse of the market, the last few weeks have seen a risk premium being built into the oil price. If this trend continues, it will have the potential to boost LNG prices.

19 April 2017
Global Markets

High Henry Hub prices dent US gas-to-power demand

Coal is becoming more competitive than gas in the US power sector as Henry Hub prices remain high.

19 April 2017

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