In-Salah dry gas field. (Statoil) LNG

Algeria’s gas trade hinges on contract flexibility

Algeria is gradually opting for flexible gas and LNG contracts as competition intensifies and prices remain low.

By Abhishek Kumar 23 March 2017
US LNG has inundated Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal since exports started up at Sabine Pass Train 3. (Samsung C&T) LNG

US LNG floods Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal

US LNG has inundated Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal since exports started up at Sabine Pass Train 3.

17 March 2017
Gorgon's third train will start up before the end of the month. (Chevron) LNG

Gorgon Train 3 ramp-up cargoes to hit market early

The final train at Australia’s Gorgon LNG project is set to start operations ahead of schedule.

9 March 2017
Cameron LNG plant. The US will become a leading exporter of both gas and liquids. (Sempra LNG) LNG

US ratcheting up exports of crude oil and NGLs

US NGL and crude oil exports may have an even bigger impact on global markets than US LNG, Interfax Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart told an LPG conference in London this week.

2 March 2017
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Beihai, Guangxi. (Sinopec) LNG

Interesting times for gas in China

China’s gas market development will have implications for gas globally. The prospects for development are explored in this contributed feature from Gaffney Cline & Associates.

20 February 2017
Oman is trying to boost its non-associated gas production as the sultanate strives to maintain its position as an LNG exporter. (Oman LNG) LNG

Oman pins hopes on non-associated gas

Oman is trying to boost its non-associated gas production as the sultanate strives to meet its rising gas demand and maintain its position as an LNG exporter.

17 February 2017
Delays to the commissioning of Australia’s LNG export projects will ease the glut this year. (Chevron) LNG

Australia LNG – delays will not stop the deluge

Delays to the commissioning of Australia’s LNG export projects will ease the glut this year, but the influx of supply will only be slowed, not stopped.

16 February 2017
Argentina and Brazil are not buying LNG even at the peak of the southern hemisphere summer. (Argentine Ministry of Energy) LNG

Argentine and Brazilian LNG demand dries up

Argentina and Brazil are not buying LNG even at the peak of the southern hemisphere summer, and supplying the fuel to the two markets is set to become even tougher in 2017.

2 February 2017
Fessenheim nuclear plant, France (EDF) LNG

France – pressure on gas ahead

Stronger nuclear output and weaker demand will weigh on French gas prices.

26 January 2017
Sabine Pass LNG (Cheniere) LNG

US LNG targets Asian markets

US LNG is arriving in Asia as demand for the fuel falters in Latin America, but the challenges faced by US exporters will get tougher in 2017.

20 January 2017
Growing gas-to-power demand in the MEA region is boosting the popularity of floating LNG import technology. (Höegh LNG) LNG

Middle East and Africa’s reliance on FSRUs to deepen

Growing gas-to-power demand in the MEA region is boosting the popularity of floating LNG import technology, but they may not be a long-term solution.

20 December 2016
Marmara Ereglisi LNG terminal, Turkey (Botas) LNG

FSRU to diversify Turkey’s gas supply options

Turkey’s first FSRU will further diversify the country’s sources of gas supply and will also encourage greater participation of portfolio players in Turkey’s LNG market.

15 December 2016
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak (left) and his Saudi counterpart, Khalid Al-Falih, after the meeting on 10 December. (PA) LNG

Gas markets may diverge from crude in 2017

A recovery in oil prices will help underpin gas prices in 2017, but the price of the fuels is likely to diverge.

14 December 2016
Ghana is moving ahead with two FSRU projects at the Port of Tema as the country diversifies its power-generation portfolio. (Jonathan Ernst, World Bank) LNG

Ghana leads sub-Saharan Africa’s FSRU race

Ghana is moving ahead with two FSRU projects at the Port of Tema as the country diversifies its power-generation portfolio.

2 December 2016
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Beihai, Guangxi. China could become the world’s largest importer of the fuel by 2025. (Sinopec) LNG

China on way to being second-largest LNG importer

Interfax’s Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart spoke at the International LNG Congress in Hamburg this week on the outlook for Chinese gas demand and LNG import growth.

30 November 2016
Mexico's reliance on pipeline gas imports from the US is set to rise until 2018. (Gazprom) LNG

Mexico’s gas output resurgent in the long term

Mexico intends to eventually become self-sufficient in gas production, but its reliance on pipeline gas imports from the US is set to rise until 2018.

17 November 2016
With northern markets expected to potentially face tight supplies, China's need for LNG imports could increase further. (Sinopec) LNG

China’s regional markets present upside for LNG

China’s LNG imports have been growing rapidly this year. And with northern markets expected to potentially face tight supplies, the country’s need for imports could increase further.

17 November 2016
Trump's protectionist stance could depress global oil and gas demand during his presidential term. (PA) LNG

Price dip from Trump poll victory likely to be short-lived

It is ironic that Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election should have revived talk of $20 per barrel oil. Wasn’t he supposed to revive the fortunes of fossil fuel companies?

17 November 2016
Idku LNG. Idku has only exported occasional cargoes since 2014. (BG Group) LNG

Egypt’s insatiable appetite for LNG increases

Egypt’s latest tender for LNG imports for delivery during the 2017-2018 fiscal year will deepen the country’s dependence on the fuel.

25 October 2016
Tianjin LNG (CNOOC) LNG

Ten things to watch at the start of the gas year

At the start of the 2016/2017 gas year, GGA highlights the top 10 events and issues which will shape the gas markets over the next 12 months.

21 October 2016
The United Arab Emirates will be a net importer of LNG by 2020. (Shell) LNG

The UAE sees its future as an LNG importer

The United Arab Emirates will be a net importer of LNG by 2020, but the country is planning to diversify its power-generation portfolio in the medium-to-long term.

20 October 2016

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