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Italy's Rovigo LNG terminal. Liquefaction

Golden Pass to be a conduit for US LNG into Europe

Golden Pass, an FID on which was taken in early February, will be Qatar Petroleum’s strategic project to serve the European LNG market while freeing up more Ras Laffan volumes for key Asian customers.

7 February 2019
The Golar Viking delivering Qatari LNG at Thailand's Map Ta Phut terminal Liquefaction

Asia will remain central to Qatar’s LNG strategy

Qatar is implementing LNG trading strategies that will further consolidate its position in the Asian market.

31 January 2019
The Excelerate FSRU at Argentina's Escobar terminal Liquefaction

Argentina on the cusp of exporting LNG

Argentina is poised to start exporting LNG in 2019, but challenges lie ahead for the country’s ambition to become Latin America’s biggest LNG supplier.

28 January 2019
Atlantic LNG, Trinidad Liquefaction

Latin America’s LNG buyers contemplate exports

The prospects of Latin America becoming a major LNG supplier remain bleak despite proposed export projects in Argentina, Chile and Mexico.

24 January 2019
Taipei, Taiwan Regasification

Taiwan – limits for gas growth

After years of steady increases, Taiwan’s gas demand growth is expected to face challenges. Capacity limitations and potential policy changes could hit the outlook for growth.

24 January 2019
FSRU Independence in the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania Regasification

MEA’s enthusiasm for FSRUs fizzling out

The number of operational FSRUs in the MEA is set to fall sharply over the coming years because of growing gas production, geopolitics and cost considerations.

21 December 2018
Novatek’s Yamal LNG project Regasification

Saudi Arabia extends its Russian connections

Saudi Arabia’s growing cooperation with Russia on oil production will help speed up the kingdom’s plans to invest in LNG.

19 December 2018
Saudi energy  minister Khalid  al-Falih (left) and  his UAE counterpart Suhail Mohamed  al-Mazrouei (PA) Supply Contracts

Fuel oil strength could support LNG demand

The unexpected strength in fuel oil prices could prompt generators in Northeast Asia to buy more gas over the winter.

12 December 2018
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

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