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Storengy looks east for long-term business

With European energy policy still in limbo, Storengy – the storage arm of France’s GDF Suez – is diversifying its risks by building positions in China. GGA speaks to Jean-Marc Leroy, Storengy’s chief executive

19 February 2014
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Weather and storage boost speculation on Henry Hub

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures traded around $5.5/MMBtu on Tuesday, a 14% increase from the level seen at the close of last Tuesday’s trading session.

18 February 2014
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European hubs see more of the same price weakness

European spot gas prices continued to fall over the past week, pressured by milder-than-average weather and generally ample supplies.

17 February 2014
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Henry Hub spot, futures diverge with milder weather in sight

The differential between the CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures and Henry Hub spot prices in Louisiana has widened.

11 February 2014
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Supply issues boost prices amid bearish fundamentals

With temperatures forecast to drop in the UK, heating demand from the residential sector is expected to support spot gas prices this week.

10 February 2014
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Milder weather to reduce volatility in Henry Hub prices

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub futures remained volatile last week as southern parts of the United States – including Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma – experienced severe cold weather.

4 February 2014
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European gas prices hold little upside in store

The prospect of weak, weather-related demand combined with healthy gas stocks across the EU has gradually reduced chances of prices showing any dramatic upside this winter.

3 February 2014
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Arctic freeze propels Henry Hub into overbought territory

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures have been received a huge boost from the severe Arctic weather fronts sweeping through southern states in the United States, including Texas, Oklahoma an

28 January 2014
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European gas prices tick up as colder temperatures kick in

Colder weather in most of Europe will continue to support gas prices over the coming week. However, gains are expected to remain relatively moderate as demand levels are getting closer to seasonal norms following a period of prolonged mild weather.

27 January 2014
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Oil prices face pressure in 2014

Oil prices face pressure in 2014 but markets will remain volatile in the year ahead.

24 January 2014
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An Asian hub will take at least 10 years – IEA

Developing a gas trading hub in Asia would bring prices closer to regional supply and demand fundamentals. But this will take time, says Anne-Sophie Corbeau, senior gas analyst at the International Energy Agency.

24 January 2014
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Low nuclear power outages limit gains in Henry Hub futures

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures averaged around $4.3/MMBtu last week, which was also the average for December 2013 and January 2014

21 January 2014
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No immediate price impact from Groningen production cut

Mild weather conditions across Europe remained the main factor affecting prices last week, pushing them down overall.

20 January 2014
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Respite from the cold weather to be short-lived

Weather remains the predominant factor affecting gas prices in North America. The CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures declined by almost 7% – to $4/MMBtu – between 6 and 9 January as the impact of the severe cold front, called the Arctic Vortex, dissipated.

14 January 2014
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Warmer-than-expected weather reins in European price gains

Gas prices at the UK’s NBP ended last week around half a penny higher than the week before, at 66.65 p/th. With mild weather forecast for the next few days, the price outlook for this week remains bearish, provided there are no significant supply glitches.

13 January 2014
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The Arctic Vortex boosts US regional gas prices

Gas prices in the United States reached their highest levels in more than a decade this week as a severe cold weather front – called the Arctic Vortex – hit the US northeast and Midwest.

7 January 2014
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Drop in Norwegian flows lifts NBP day-ahead

As 2013 ended with mild temperatures, 2014 saw the bearish trend at European gas markets continue.

6 January 2014
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EC proposal is Pandora’s box for pricing

A new EC proposal on benchmarks is important – it seeks to regulate oil and gas price assessments widely referenced in physical gas supply contracts.

17 December 2013
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Southeast Asia’s growing gas markets – at what pace?

The gas markets of Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines are set to grow, but the extent to which LNG imports develop will depend on the pace of pricing reforms

17 December 2013
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Speculative buying boosts Henry hub

Gas prices at the Henry Hub in Louisiana cleared the $4/MMBtu hurdle in early December.

17 December 2013

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