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OPEC’s ministerial meeting in November 2017 Fundamentals

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
Loading an LNG cargo at the Sabine Pass LNG plant in the United States Price Drivers

Trade war threatens US-China energy diplomacy

Worsening US-China trade relations could significantly reduce the competitiveness of hydrocarbons sourced from the US in the Chinese market.

18 June 2018
The Blue Corridor rally in 2012 Fundamentals

EU Blue Corridors project to close

The initiative aimed to bolster LNG as a fuel for road transport, but seems to have stopped short of its destination.

6 June 2018
The Oman LNG facility in Qalhat near Sur Fundamentals

Oman bunkering hub faces hurdles

Total plans to tap gas resources in Oman to supply an LNG bunkering hub in the region.

30 May 2018
Cattenom nuclear power plant, Cattenom, France. Contributed

Europe – carbon pricing and the impact on gas

The outlook for carbon pricing and policy and the impact on gas and power in Europe is analysed in this contributed feature by Daniel Legg from Nexant

22 May 2018
Trump presents his signature on ending the Iran nuclear deal Fundamentals

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 cold day on London's Millennium Footbridge. Price Drivers

NBP day-ahead prices expected to ease

The arrival of warmer temperatures in the UK will push down the NBP.

3 May 2018
The launch of China’s yuan-dominated crude oil futures contracts at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange Fundamentals

Real-time trading to boost China’s power liberalisation

While the liberalisation of China’s power sector is still far off, efforts in energy trading are making important progress.

26 April 2018
Idku LNG plant, Egypt Fundamentals

Egypt aspires to be a net LNG exporter again

While Egypt’s rising gas output will severely curtail its need for LNG imports, it has the potential to significantly boost its LNG exports.

24 April 2018
SDF fighting in Raqqa Policy & Politics

Iran sanctions loom as Middle East conflict worsens

As tensions ratchet up over Syria and other pressure points, it looks more likely the US will attempt to reimpose sanctions on Iran.

18 April 2018
A cargo being loaded at the Sabine Pass plant in the US Fundamentals

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
A rig in Oman's Khazzan field Fundamentals

Oman inundated by gas supply choices

Oman’s upstream gas projects could face delays or be under-utilised as the sultanate has limited scope to significantly boost LNG exports or domestic gas demand.

6 April 2018
A nuclear power plant in France Fundamentals

European carbon price floors and the effect on gas

Interfax hosted a seminar with Nexant on 28 March to discuss the outlook for carbon pricing in Europe. The discussion included debate on the future of coal, gas and power.

4 April 2018
Charts showing LNG exports to Latin America and the Caribbean from the US and Trinidad Price Drivers

Trinidad and US LNG battle it out in Latin America

Competition between Trinidad and the United States is ratcheting up in Latin America and the Caribbean as both LNG suppliers strive to consolidate their market shares

23 March 2018
The Melkøya Snøhvit LNG plant. Fundamentals

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
Wintry conditions Fundamentals

Late winter cold hits Europe

Severe cold temperatures are boosting hub prices in Europe.

22 February 2018
FSRU Challenger Fundamentals

Turkey’s underuse of gas import capacity to worsen

The underutilisation of Turkey’s gas and LNG import infrastructure could worsen as it moves ahead with projects such as Turkish Stream and TANAP.

16 February 2018
EU flags Policy & Politics

European energy policy and the impact on gas

The policies shaping European energy markets will determine future gas demand growth. What happens with policies and gas demand in Europe’s three largest gas markets will drive changes in the region.

30 January 2018
Ras Laffan, Qatar Price Drivers

Diplomatic spat dampens Dubai’s zeal for LNG

Dubai is looking for alternative sources of energy as its ongoing dispute with Qatar is making LNG less attractive.

29 January 2018
Eschweiler wind farm Price Drivers

NBP day-ahead under pressure from weak demand

NBP prices have been hit by mild temperatures and weak gas-fired generation.

25 January 2018

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