Gas-to-power station in Bandirma, Turkey. (Enerjisa) 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.

By Abhishek Kumar 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
A platform at the South Pars field. (Statoil) 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
Sungrow floating solar plant. (Sungrow) Global Markets

China leads the world in renewables drive

Despite a switch to gas in power, China will need a quantum leap in renewables to meet its COP21 targets. The latest REN21 report suggests that this transition is under way despite a drop in investment in 2016.

6 July 2017
Global Markets

Improving supplies to weigh on AECO hub price

Improving gas supplies from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin will weigh on gas prices in the region.

5 July 2017
Global Markets

Low flows from Norway support UK prices

Problems with the SEGAL pipeline system are affecting flows from Norway, providing a floor for prices at the NBP.

5 July 2017
Global Markets

US SCR storage withdrawals to support Henry Hub prices

Net gas drawdowns in the South Central Region of the US will further boost Henry Hub prices during July.

28 June 2017
Global Markets

Unexpected supply tightness pushes up prices in the UK

An unexpected outage at the SEGAL pipeline has hit exports from Norway, pushing up the NBP price.

28 June 2017
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Beihai. Chinese LNG imports will also be squeezed by increasing volumes of piped supplies. (Sinopec) Global Markets

China’s delicate balancing act on gas market reform

The dichotomy between Beijing’s targets to boost gas use and the dynamics of a volatile world market was discussed at an Interfax breakfast seminar in London on Tuesday.

28 June 2017
LNG tanker in Ras Laffin, Qatar. Qatar is the leading MEA LNG supplier to Latin America. (PA) Global Markets

MEA LNG suppliers pin hopes on Latin America

MEA LNG suppliers, led by Qatar, are taking steps to consolidate their positions in Latin America’s LNG market

26 June 2017
Thousands of protesters hit the streets as corruption allegations continue to dog Brazilian president, Michel Temer. (PA) Global Markets

Political crisis engulfs Brazil’s gas and LNG sectors

Brazil’s deteriorating political climate has the potential to reduce the country’s need for imported gas and LNG even further.

23 June 2017
Operations at the South Pars field in Iran. (Pars Oil and Gas) Global Markets

Iran’s response crucial in Saudi-Qatar spat

The move by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt to isolate Qatar has thrown the Middle East’s geopolitical fault lines into stark relief. Everything hangs on Iran’s response.

22 June 2017
Global Markets

Henry Hub prices to get a summer boost in July

Henry Hub prices will receive support in July as rising temperatures in the US boost air conditioning-related gas demand.

21 June 2017
Global Markets

Rough’s permanent closure will increase price volatility

The permanent closure of the UK's Rough storage facility will cause major volatility in gas prices at the NBP during winter.

21 June 2017
The Foster Creek oilsands project in Alberta, Canada. The global oil supply glut shows no signs of abating soon. (Cenovus) Global Markets

Oil prices continue to weaken as global glut grows

International crude oil prices have dropped to their lowest level in six months as the continuing global glut overshadows efforts by OPEC to shore up the market.

21 June 2017
Global Markets

Mild weather to weigh on Henry Hub prices

Mild weather and improving stocks in the South Central Region of the United States will cap gains in Henry Hub prices.

14 June 2017
Global Markets

European hub prices hold steady

The NBP day-ahead price was down to 36 p/th on Tuesday, a 6% decline from the highs seen last week.

7 June 2017
Qatar’s fallout with its neighbours risks dampening the appetite for its LNG in the Middle East and Africa. (Qatargas) Global Markets

Qatari LNG exports embroiled in diplomatic spat

Qatar’s escalating diplomatic fallout with its neighbours risks dampening the appetite for its LNG in the Middle East and Africa.

5 June 2017

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