Merlion Park, Singapore LNG

Singapore and the rise of small markets

With new capacity and facilities set to commission, Singapore is moving forward as a regional trading hub. This will help emerging markets in Southeast Asia to expand.

By Catriona Scott 25 September 2017
Disouq project, Egypt LNG

Egypt’s LNG trade turning full circle

Key upstream projects coming online ahead of schedule mean Egypt will be self-sufficient in gas production sooner than anticipated, which will also favour its LNG exports.

22 September 2017
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irma's eye over the Florida Keys LNG

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
Singapore’s LNG terminal LNG

Singapore LNG progress will boost spot LNG demand

SLNG’s deal with Pavilion Gas is another step forward for Singapore in its attempt to become an LNG trading hub.

4 September 2017
LNG

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
LNG

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
LNG

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
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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
LNG

Europe’s import mix – slow to change

As Europe becomes increasingly dependent on imports, changes will be seen in the region’s mix of imports. However, the pace of change is likely to be slow.

17 August 2017
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Panama Canal to increase in importance for world LNG trade

The Panama Canal will become increasingly critical for the global LNG trade as US liquefaction plants ramp up production towards the end of the decade.

16 August 2017
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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
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Choke points critical for global trade in LNG and NGLs

Most of the world’s LNG is shipped via a small number of strategic locations, which could affect prices if disrupted.

2 August 2017
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Power to the islands in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is trying to develop its hydrocarbon potential while cutting dependence on refined product imports by boosting use of renewables. Gas may play a role in the transition, but it is likely to be a small one.

31 July 2017
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Peruvian LNG exports evolve amid oversupply

LNG from Peru is increasingly being traded on the spot market, encouraging the exporter to explore regions beyond Latin America.

24 July 2017
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Qatar’s liquefaction plans will extend LNG glut

Qatar’s decision to boost export capacity could limit the potential for a recovery in global LNG prices.

5 July 2017
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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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MEA LNG suppliers pin hopes on Latin America

MEA LNG suppliers, led by Qatar, are taking steps to consolidate their positions in Latin America’s LNG market

26 June 2017
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Political crisis engulfs Brazil’s gas and LNG sectors

Brazil’s deteriorating political climate has the potential to reduce the country’s need for imported gas and LNG even further.

23 June 2017
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China’s gas market to provide an import boom

China’s gas market is set to grow and will become increasingly dependent on imports – this will result in a need for more piped and LNG imports.

22 June 2017
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Qatari LNG exports embroiled in diplomatic spat

Qatar’s escalating diplomatic fallout with its neighbours risks dampening the appetite for its LNG in the Middle East and Africa.

5 June 2017
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Brazil’s gas sector lurches from crisis to crisis

A political crisis unfolding in Brazil has the potential to adversely impact the country’s oil and gas sector.

26 May 2017

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