Global Markets

Skyline of Mexico City Price Drivers

Mexico’s LNG imports to resume downward trend

Mexico’s LNG imports will come under pressure in 2018 as technical issues affecting pipeline gas supplies from the US dissipate.

9 November 2017
Interfax’s discussion with Norton Rose on the future of gas in the post-COP23 world. Fundamentals

Carbon pricing under scrutiny as COP23 begins

Carbon pricing is struggling to deliver the decarbonisation needed for countries to meet their targets under the Paris agreement.

8 November 2017
The UK's Rough storage facility. Price Drivers

NBP day-ahead likely to see gains

Colder temperatures across the UK in November could provide a boost to the NBP day-ahead.

2 November 2017
Transcanada maintenance work Price Drivers

Western Canada’s gas prices will stay at rock bottom

Gas prices in western Canada will remain under pressure because of maintenance issues and the country’s rising gas production.

31 October 2017
Mt Owen coal mine, Australia Price Drivers

JODI continues to monitor adding coal data

The Joint Organisations Data Initiative is still considering adding statistics on coal fundamentals to the datasets it distributes, but delegates at JODI’s biannual conference were told that limited resources remain a constraint.

26 October 2017
Assorted oil barrels. Fundamentals

Crude oil prices buoyant as stocks fall

Rising demand is gradually absorbing the glut in crude oil supplies, keeping prices close to recent highs.

25 October 2017
Gas storage in Poland Market Trading

Poland – increasing gas diversity, within limits

While Poland will increase the volume and flexibility of its gas trade, it will struggle to achieve its goal of ending direct Russian imports.

23 October 2017
Docked LNG tankers Price Drivers

Trends shaping the market this gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the issues that will set the agenda for the 2017-2018 gas year.

20 October 2017
An LNG tanker docked at Singapore's LNG terminal. Market Trading

The Asian LNG market is diversifying

The LNG market is developing on more fragmented lines than the oil market, with a range of contenders for price benchmarks emerging in Asia.

18 October 2017
The JODI database. Fundamentals

JODI to allow agencies to distribute its oil and gas data

JODI’s move to allow agencies access to its data will open it up to more extensive analysis as well as greater scrutiny.

11 October 2017
Wheatston LNG plant Price Drivers

Australia’s Wheatstone LNG starts operations

Wheatstone’s first train will offer ramp-up cargoes to the spot market in time for the peak winter demand period in Northeast Asia.

9 October 2017
A photo of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. Fundamentals

Oil prices strengthen as market rebalances

Turkey’s threat to Kurdish oil flows sent crude up to near $60/bbl this week, and tightening fundamentals could drive prices up even higher.

27 September 2017
Merlion Park, Singapore Market Trading

Singapore and the rise of small markets

With new capacity and facilities set to be commissioned, Singapore is moving forward as a regional trading hub. This will help emerging markets in Southeast Asia to expand.

25 September 2017
A man rides a bicycle past a public TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea's launch of a missile over Japan Policy & Politics

US-China tensions simmer as North Korean sanctions bite

Tensions between the US and China are being stoked further as the two clash over how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear threats.

21 September 2017
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irma's eye over the Florida Keys Price Drivers

Hurricane season will disrupt LNG trade in the Americas

The LNG trade in the Americas will suffer as the 2017 hurricane season yields major storms such as Harvey, Irma, Jose and Katia.

13 September 2017
Test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in August Policy & Politics

North Korea crisis could alter energy trade flows

The diplomatic tensions in Northeast Asia are having an effect on the coal market and could also disrupt the flow of other fuels.

11 September 2017
A rig drilling for shale gas in Pennsylvania Price Drivers

Overhang of DUCs in US to keep lid on prices

The number of uncompleted wells in US shale plays represents an overhang of potential production that will cap any rallies in the oil price.

6 September 2017
Singapore’s LNG terminal Price Drivers

Singapore LNG progress will boost spot LNG demand

SLNG’s deal with Pavilion Gas is another step forward for Singapore in its attempt to become an LNG trading hub.

4 September 2017
Price Drivers

Norwegian maintenance to support NBP prices

Maintenance work at Norwegian infrastructure will support the NBP day-ahead as temperatures cool and demand rises.

30 August 2017
Price Drivers

Pre-salt will deal a blow to Brazil’s gas imports

Brazil’s imports of gas and LNG will continue to fall as pre-salt output consolidates its position in the country’s supply mix.

25 August 2017

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