Qatar’s fallout with its neighbours risks dampening the appetite for its LNG in the Middle East and Africa. (Qatargas) Supply & Demand

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.

By Abhishek Kumar 5 June 2017
A drilling rig off the Brazilian coast. (Anadarko) Exploration & Production

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
Egypt has been struggling to market LNG from Idku since it started allowing Shell to export cargoes from the plant last year. (Shell) Exploration & Production

Egypt makes a comeback with West Nile Delta gas

The startup of Egypt’s West Nile Delta marks a major milestone in the country’s journey to become self-sufficient in gas production.

12 May 2017
LNG storage, Trinidad & Tobago. (Repsol) Supply & Demand

Downbeat outlook for Trinidad’s LNG exports

Trinidad will struggle to boost buyer appetite for its LNG and will face bigger problems as the bulk of its long-term supply contracts start to expire.

4 May 2017
Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant. Reactors 3 and 4 are scheduled to restart in the next few months. (PA) LNG

Japan’s nuclear output to rise this summer

Reactors 3 and 4 at the Takahama nuclear power plant are set to restart by early Q3, boosting Japanese generation capacity.

27 April 2017
Ras Laffan in Qatar. Qatar’s liquefaction plants are running at capacity. (Statoil) Exploration & Production

Qatar eyes greater exports as North Dome moratorium ends

Qatar is intent on defending its share of LNG and gas exports after lifting a self-imposed moratorium on North Dome.

7 April 2017
US LNG has inundated Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal since exports started up at Sabine Pass Train 3. (Samsung C&T) Supply & Demand

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
Futtsu thermal power station. Gas faces challenges in the power sector from nuclear in both Japan and South Korea. (Tepco) Exploration & Production

Warm summer weather in NE Asia to boost demand

A hot summer in Northeast Asia will boost demand for air conditioning, supporting requirements for gas-fired power generation and total gas consumption.

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

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) Exploration & Production

France – pressure on gas ahead

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

26 January 2017
Sabine Pass LNG (Cheniere) Supply & Demand

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
Marmara Ereglisi LNG terminal, Turkey (Botas) Supply & Demand

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
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) Supply & Demand

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
Methanol plant, Trinidad & Tobago (Methanex) Supply & Demand

Gas supply tightness in Trinidad boosts methanol prices

Methanol exports from Trinidad & Tobago are expected to remain tight in 2016 and 2017 as the country faces gas supply issues.

3 November 2016
Fessenheim nuclear power plant, France (EDF) Global Markets

French nuclear outages boost gas generation

The temporary closure of several reactors in France has boosted gas demand, potentially tightening supplies of gas and electricity over the winter in the UK and continental Europe.

28 October 2016
Idku LNG. Idku has only exported occasional cargoes since 2014. (BG Group) Supply & Demand

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
South Korea has six nuclear power plants. Supply & Demand

Korea’s temporary nuclear shutdowns not yet boosting LNG demand

The temporary shutdown of four nuclear reactors in South Korea is not expected to provide a boost to the country's LNG demand over the coming months.

6 October 2016
Global Markets

OPEC output cap: new alliances, fresh strategies

The chances of OPEC capping oil production in November remain low as some of its member countries have not agreed to freeze their output.

3 October 2016
Centrica has announced the permanent closure of six wells at Rough. (Centrica) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Six wells at Rough to be permanently closed

Centrica has announced the permanent closure of six wells at Rough.

12 September 2016
Oil and gas infrastructure in Nigeria remains susceptible to sabotage by groups such as the Niger Delta Avengers. (PA) Supply & Demand

Nigerian LNG exports under pressure

Infrastructure sabotage and maintenance, combined with weak LNG demand from Northeast Asia and Latin America, are weighing on Nigerian LNG exports.

9 September 2016

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