Global Markets

Price Drivers

Philippine LNG terminal suffers delays

The Philippines will need to develop LNG imports to meet gas market needs. However, recent government moves have delayed a potential terminal.

23 August 2017
Price Drivers

Equatorial Guinea to face perils of spot LNG

Equatorial Guinea’s overreliance on spot LNG risks deterring interest in the proposed Fortuna FLNG project.

21 August 2017
Price Drivers

Tightening Louisiana market supports Henry Hub

The tightening gas market in Louisiana will buoy prices at the Henry Hub over the coming years, discouraging its use as an index in long-term gas and LNG contracts.

18 August 2017
Price Drivers

Yamal LNG startup to weigh on spot LNG prices

Train 1 at Yamal LNG is set to be commissioned by the end of 2017. This will add volumes to the spot market as the train ramps up in early 2018.

18 August 2017
Price Drivers

Kuwait banks on Jurassic gas bonanza

Kuwait’s non-associated gas production is rising, which will reduce the country’s reliance on imported LNG and associated gas output.

2 August 2017
Price Drivers

Transco price to rise despite growing Marcellus output

Prospects for above-average temperatures in the northeastern US in early August will support the Transco Z6 price in New York.

26 July 2017
Price Drivers

Higher Norwegian flows could dampen NBP prices

Prices at the NBP have risen over the past week but could come under pressure over the latter part of this week.

26 July 2017
Policy & Politics

Iran throws down gauntlet on production growth

Iran issued a challenge to its Arab Gulf neighbours by saying it will dramatically boost oil and gas production and exports by 2021.

24 July 2017
Policy & Politics

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.

20 July 2017
Price Drivers

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
Price Drivers

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
Price Drivers

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
Price Drivers

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
Price Drivers

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
Policy & Politics

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
Market Trading

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
Market Trading

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
Price Drivers

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
Price Drivers

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
Fundamentals

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

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