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Kårstø processing plant, Norway Policy & Politics

What role for gas in the energy transition?

The outlook for the role of gas in the world's three largest energy markets - China, the US and India - is varied. However, gas demand still looks set to grow in all three.

29 November 2018
CNOOC's Dapeng LNG terminal Price Drivers

China’s US LNG imports to decline

China imported 2 mt of US LNG over the first 10 months of 2018, but US LNG exports to China are set to slump in Q4.

27 November 2018
Aerial view of Freeport LNG regas facility Price Drivers

Project delays to impair US LNG ambitions

Several US liquefaction projects face significant delays as the outlook of global LNG demand becomes uncertain and volumes sourced from the US remain expensive in the Asian market.

23 November 2018
Artist's impression of LNG Canada's liquefaction facility in Britisg Colombia Price Drivers

Freight economics to favour Canadian LNG

Cargoes from liquefaction plants on Canada’s west coast could reach Northeast Asia in 8-9 days compared with 20 days for those from the US Gulf Coast, giving Canadian LNG a significant market advantage.

22 November 2018
Oil rig in Permian Basin, Andrews, Texas Contributed

Permian: Pulling the rug from oil-indexed LNG prices?

The Permian is already changing international LNG pricing. How future production could impact oil-indexation in LNG contracts going forward is examined in this contributed feature by Robert Beck of Baker & O’Brien.

21 November 2018
A liquefied natural gas storage facility in Massachusetts Price Drivers

Markets stunned as Henry Hub approaches $5/MMBtu

The Henry Hub front-month futures price is rising towards $5/MMBtu, rattling gas and LNG markets given the US has yet to see the worst of the winter weather.

20 November 2018
Loading a cargo at Sabine Pass LNG Fundamentals

Permian gas growth to underpin US LNG exports

Surging production from the Permian Basin will underpin growth in US LNG exports and have implications for pricing, delegates at a roundtable hosted by Interfax and Baker & O’Brien heard this week.

24 October 2018
Novatek's Yamal LNG plant in the Russian Arctic. Price Drivers

Challenges ahead for Russian LNG in Latin America

The weakness in Latin America’s LNG demand is set to persist despite a recent increase in supplies from Russia.

22 October 2018
Mexico’s President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador Policy & Politics

Supply security pivotal to Mexico’s gas strategy

Mexico will struggle to reduce its dependence on US LNG and pipeline gas imports in the short-to-medium term despite efforts to boost its domestic gas output.

22 October 2018
Firefighters attending a wildfire Price Drivers

Key trends to watch during the next gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the essential events and forces at work in the global market over the coming gas year.

17 October 2018
UK and European flags in front of the European Commission Policy & Politics

EUA prices slide as Brexit talks falter

Concerns that the UK’s exit from the EU could leave a surplus of unallocated carbon allowances have seen EUA prices drop.

17 October 2018
The In Salah dry gas field in Algeria Fundamentals

Increased demand boosts non-associated gas in MENA

The MENA region’s rising gas demand is set to boost the importance of non-associated gas development.

10 October 2018
LPG cylinders Fundamentals

LPG offers low-carbon option for developed countries

The World LPG Association has argued that LPG could play a bigger role in transitioning developed countries to low-carbon energy sources.

3 October 2018
Downtown Kuwait City Price Drivers

Jurassic gas to dent Kuwait’s LNG needs

Rising non-associated gas production from Kuwait’s Jurassic fields will remain a headwind to the country’s LNG requirements

1 October 2018
Regasification vessels Excelerate and Excelsior (YPF) Price Drivers

Bangladesh to drive up LNG imports with larger projects

Bangladesh has dropped two small-scale LNG import projects in favour of larger facilities as the government pushes to boost import volumes.

27 September 2018
Turkish Lira bank notes Policy & Politics

Looming recession threatens Turkey’s gas sector

Turkey’s worsening currency crisis poses a significant threat to its economic growth prospects, which in turn will adversely impact investment in the country’s gas sector.

19 September 2018
Tanker loading LNG in Oman Price Drivers

Oman mulls expanding LNG export capacity

Oman is looking to boost its LNG export capacity via debottlenecking measures as the sultanate’s gas production ramps up

17 September 2018
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Policy & Politics

Aramco IPO decision may slow economic reform

Saudi Arabia has decided to postpone the IPO of its national oil and gas company, a move that could be a result of political factors.

12 September 2018
A Japanese nuclear power plant. Price Drivers

Reactor restarts boost Japan’s nuclear output

Japan’s nuclear output is rising as more reactors return to service, putting pressure on the country’s gas demand and LNG imports.

6 September 2018
The Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream. Price Drivers

Turkey’s currency woes to aggravate gas price inflation

Turkey’s deepening currency crisis will continue to make gas more expensive for end-users, dampening demand for the fuel.

5 September 2018

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