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An Excelerate FSRU at Argentina's Escobar terminal LNG

Argentina’s FSRUs: one down, one to go

The departure of Excelerate’s Exemplar FSRU from Argentina is a setback for Latin America’s LNG import prospects, but a victory for the government’s energy policy.

9 November 2018
A thermoelectric power plant in Brazil. Supply & Demand

High oil prices to dent Brazil’s appetite for gas

Brazil will need to reform gas prices to make the fuel more affordable to end-users or else the country’s power mix will diversify further away from gas.

25 October 2018
Novatek's Yamal LNG plant in the Russian Arctic. LNG

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 Supply & Demand

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
The Excelerate FSRU at Bahía Blanca LNG

Argentina aspires to join the LNG export club

Argentina’s LNG demand is set to drop sharply as it ramps up domestic gas production, but the country is also mulling becoming an exporter of LNG.

18 October 2018
Mexico's Manzanillo LNG terminal LNG

US to remain Mexico’s dominant gas supplier

Mexico’s dependence on pipeline gas imports from the US is set to increase further as new projects come online.

2 August 2018
An FSRU at Argentina's Escobar LNG terminal. LNG

Weather favours Argentine and Brazilian gas demand

Cold weather will support gas demand in Argentina and Brazil during the winter, meaning both countries will import more LNG and pipeline gas.

17 July 2018
Argentine peso weakens to an all-time low of 23.5 per dollar on 8 May 2018 Supply & Demand

Currency crisis to hit Argentina’s gas prospects

Argentina’s aim to become self-sufficient in gas production could be jeopardised if the country’s currency crisis worsens.

25 June 2018
A ship in the Panama Canal LNG

Panama no panacea for Latin America’s weak LNG demand

Panama’s LNG imports will not be sufficient to boost Latin America’s demand for the fuel, but they will provide an opportunity for small-scale LNG in the region.

22 June 2018
Bahia Blanca LNG terminal, Argentina LNG

Argentina’s currency woes to dampen LNG demand

Argentina’s LNG imports will come under additional pressure from the country’s ongoing currency crisis, its rising gas production and high global oil prices.

31 May 2018
Charts showing LNG exports to Latin America and the Caribbean from the US and Trinidad Supply & Demand

Trinidad and US LNG battle it out in Latin America

Competition between Trinidad and the United States is ratcheting up in Latin America and the Caribbean as both LNG suppliers strive to consolidate their market shares

23 March 2018
Pipeline connecting Venezuela and Colombia Supply & Demand

Latin American LNG taking a hit from pipeline gas

Latin America’s growing gas production will promote pipeline gas trading, which is expected to further dampen the region’s appetite for imported LNG.

22 March 2018
Gas arrives in Kingston, Jamaica aboard the Golar Arctic. Supply & Demand

Small-scale LNG in Latin America set for a bumpy ride

Small-scale LNG has had a positive start in Latin America, but competition and cost will be critical for the technology to become more popular.

8 March 2018
Drillship operating off Mexico Exploration & Production

Mexico’s deepwater auction heralds oil prospects

Mexico’s latest deepwater auction has brightened long-term prospects for oil production, but the country has not given up on gas.

5 February 2018
GNL Mejillones LNG terminal, Chile Supply & Demand

Bleak outlook for LNG imports in Latin America

Although the prospects for Latin America’s LNG demand remain downbeat over the coming years, floating LNG import projects will fare better than land-based terminals.

18 January 2018
Pecem LNG terminal, Brazil. Supply & Demand

Brazil’s LNG demand to shift south during summer

Brazil will face increased LNG demand during summer with only two FSRUs when forecast is for below-average rainfall in parts of the country.

1 December 2017
Mexico City, Mexico Exploration & Production

Mexico prepares for an upstream revolution

Mexico is looking to become self-sufficient in gas production, and potentially start exporting LNG once its upstream strategy takes shape.

24 November 2017
Skyline of Mexico City Supply & Demand

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
The Trinidad Onshore Compression project Exploration & Production

Trinidad’s LNG exports to receive upstream boost

Changing fortunes will see Trinidad’s LNG exports increase after years of decline, while gas demand from the petrochemical sector is also set to rise.

24 October 2017
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irma's eye over the Florida Keys Supply & Demand

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

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