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An LNG tanker off Qatar. (Equinor) Liquefaction

Qatar aims high for LNG after leaving OPEC

Qatar sees a brighter future for its energy sector once it leaves OPEC, especially by further consolidating its position as an LNG supplier.

6 December 2018
CNOOC's Dapeng LNG terminal Regasification

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
Natural gas storage at Changbei, China Regasification

Beijing backs gas – but what about LNG?

Gas will be critical to China’s energy transition, and the market is set for considerable expansion. However, continued massive LNG import growth is not guaranteed.

26 November 2018
Aerial view of Freeport LNG regas facility Liquefaction

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 Liquefaction

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
An Excelerate FSRU at Argentina's Escobar terminal Regasification

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
The LNG Canada FID ceremony in October 2018 Liquefaction

More FIDs expected to follow LNG Canada

Canada is set for a series of FIDs on LNG export projects as the LNG Canada development shows there is a path through the obstacles.

7 November 2018
An LNG-fuelled ferry in Norway. Shipping & Transport

LNG to benefit from IMO and EU sulphur regulations

The restrictions could cause a spike in oil prices in 2020 and are forcing shippers to look again at LNG as a marine fuel.

1 November 2018
Mina Al-Ahmadi terminal, Kuwait Regasification

MEA LNG imports facing sharp downturn

The Middle East and Africa’s declining LNG demand is defining a new norm in the global LNG trade, which will be a concern for key suppliers of the fuel.

29 October 2018
Loading a cargo at Sabine Pass LNG Liquefaction

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. Regasification

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 Liquefaction

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 Liquefaction

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
Firefighters attending a wildfire Liquefaction

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
Gas installation Liquefaction

Non-associated gas heralds MENA’s energy transformation

The MENA region's rising gas demand, together with its growing focus on LNG and pipeline gas exports, will further boost the importance of non-associated gas.

4 October 2018
LNG plant. Sakhalin II project Liquefaction

The rise of Russian LNG

Russia’s LNG capacity is growing, and substantial capacity additions are planned. Russia’s share of the global LNG trade is set to rise, but the full scale of proposed expansions will be challenging to realise.

21 September 2018
Turkish Lira bank notes Regasification

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 Liquefaction

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
The Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream. Regasification

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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