LNG

Idku LNG plant, Egypt Liquefaction

Egypt aspires to be a net LNG exporter again

While Egypt’s rising gas output will severely curtail its need for LNG imports, it has the potential to significantly boost its LNG exports.

24 April 2018
A drilling rig in the Khazzan gas field, Oman Liquefaction

Brighter prospects in store for MEA’s LNG exports

LNG supplies from the Middle East and Africa are set to increase over the coming years as countries in the region strive to defend their market shares amid growing competition.

20 April 2018
A cargo being loaded at the Sabine Pass plant in the US Supply Contracts

US-China trade dispute will not dent LNG exports

President Donald Trump’s threatened trade war with China looks unlikely to hit fossil fuel exports from the US to the energy-hungry Asian superpower.

11 April 2018
A rig in Oman's Khazzan field Liquefaction

Oman inundated by gas supply choices

Oman’s upstream gas projects could face delays or be under-utilised as the sultanate has limited scope to significantly boost LNG exports or domestic gas demand.

6 April 2018
Charts showing LNG exports to Latin America and the Caribbean from the US and Trinidad Liquefaction

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
LNG tanker arriving in Japan Regasification

Japan LNG – slipping into second place

Japan could lose its top spot as the world’s largest LNG importer by the end of the decade. But with questions surrounding the outlook for nuclear, LNG imports could remain high.

23 March 2018
Pipeline connecting Venezuela and Colombia Liquefaction

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
LPG storage, Perafita Park Regasification

LPG could dent LNG use in power and industrial sectors

Growth in global LPG output in recent years – led by the US – could see the fuel provide an alternative to LNG in the power and industrial sectors.

21 March 2018
Gas arrives in Kingston, Jamaica aboard the Golar Arctic. Regasification

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
The Melkøya Snøhvit LNG plant. Liquefaction

Catch 22 for Shell’s bullish LNG outlook?

The LNG market needs investment in liquefaction capacity to meet projected demand, but the future demand itself depends on the investment being made.

28 February 2018
Downtown Kuwait City Regasification

Kuwait’s gas strategy hinges on supply diversification

Kuwait plans to meet its growing gas demand by focusing on boosting domestic gas production, complemented by LNG and gas imports.

26 February 2018
Gas pipelines Supply Contracts

European imports – stiff competition for LNG

Weak European gas demand could limit the scope for growth in the region’s LNG imports – even in the long term.

23 February 2018
Sabine Pass LNG plant Supply Contracts

Cheniere LNG deal heralds new US push for Chinese market

China’s ever-increasing demand for LNG is good news for US exporters of the fuel.

22 February 2018
FSRU Challenger Regasification

Turkey’s underuse of gas import capacity to worsen

The underutilisation of Turkey’s gas and LNG import infrastructure could worsen as it moves ahead with projects such as Turkish Stream and TANAP.

16 February 2018
Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG plant. Liquefaction

Cheniere’s China deals may help Corpus Christi expand

Cheniere has become the first US LNG exporter to sign a long-term deal with China, helping to underpin the development of a third train at Corpus Christi.

14 February 2018
Ras Laffan, Qatar Regasification

Diplomatic spat dampens Dubai’s zeal for LNG

Dubai is looking for alternative sources of energy as its ongoing dispute with Qatar is making LNG less attractive.

29 January 2018
Taiwanese nuclear protests Regasification

Taiwan’s government is pushing for gas

Taiwan has ambitious plans to increase its gas use and change its energy mix. New LNG infrastructure will be essential to meeting these targets.

22 January 2018
Winter in Chinatown, New York Liquefaction

Gas price volatility to persist in US northeast

Frigid weather is set to continue in the US northeast, which could further delay the start of LNG exports from the Dominion Cove Point plant.

19 January 2018
GNL Mejillones LNG terminal, Chile Regasification

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
Bonny Island LNG, Nigeria. Liquefaction

Nigeria sets sights on greater gas utilisation

Nigeria’s LNG exports and domestic gas consumption will receive support from the government’s policy-based approach to greater commercialisation of the fuel.

22 December 2017

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