Marmara Ereglisi LNG terminal, Turkey (Botas) Middle East & East Mediterranean

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.

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) Africa

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.

Methanol plant, Trinidad & Tobago (Methanex) Latin America & Caribbean

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) Europe

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) Middle East & East Mediterranean

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. Asia Pacific

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

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) Europe

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) Africa

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
Latin America & Caribbean

Brazil enters era of structural reforms

Brazil’s oil and gas sector is poised to undergo structural reforms as new President Michel Temer takes charge.

1 September 2016
Europe

Norway expected to cut upstream spending

Cuts in Norway’s upstream investment could mean the country’s output will also drop, despite forecasts for record production.

30 August 2016
Latin America & Caribbean

LNG over-commitment haunts Argentina

Argentina is struggling to fulfil its LNG import commitments as a result of weakening gas demand and rising domestic output of the fuel.

25 August 2016
Asia Pacific

Qatari LNG targets South Asia

The South Asian spot market is becoming attractive for Qatari LNG as demand for the fuel from Northeast Asia remains weak.

22 August 2016
Asia Pacific

Japan restarts Ikata nuclear reactor

Ikata 3 restarted commercial operations this week, making it the fifth Japanese reactor to return online since the 2011 Fukushima disaster but one of only three currently operational.

19 August 2016
Middle East & East Mediterranean

Abu Dhabi joins the LNG import club

The arrival of Abu Dhabi’s first FSRU at Ruwais reflects the UAE’s growing dependence on LNG imports amid rising gas demand.

18 August 2016
Camisea project, Peru (Repsol) Latin America & Caribbean

Camisea contract renegotiation back on agenda

Peru’s new administration wants to renegotiate gas production and LNG export contracts to boost revenues, but doing so will pose commercial and constitutional challenges.

5 August 2016
The Manzanillo LNG terminal in Mexico is attracting shipments from various sources, but its medium-to-long-term prospects remain weak. (Samsung C&T) Latin America & Caribbean

Manzanillo – a glimmer of hope for LNG suppliers?

The Manzanillo LNG terminal in Mexico is attracting shipments from various sources, but its medium-to-long-term prospects remain weak.

28 July 2016
Turkey’s political situation following the failed coup is expected to adversely affect the country’s long-term gas-to-power ambitions. (PA) Asia Pacific

Politics clouds Turkey’s gas-to-power ambitions

Turkey’s political situation following the failed coup is expected to adversely affect the country’s long-term gas-to-power ambitions.

22 July 2016
The Brazilian government wants to end Petrobras’s monopoly over Brazil’s pre-salt acreage. (PA) Latin America & Caribbean

Petrobras’s pre-salt monopoly nears end

The Brazilian government wants to end Petrobras’s monopoly over Brazil’s pre-salt acreage, a move that will limit the popularity of LNG in the country.

11 July 2016
The success of Angolan LNG will hinge on oil prices because of the country’s excessive dependence on associated gas feedstock for LNG production. (BP plc) Africa

Angolan LNG susceptible to oil prices

The success of Angolan LNG will hinge on oil prices because of the country’s excessive dependence on associated gas feedstock for LNG production.

7 July 2016
Mejillones LNG terminal, Chile. (GNL Mejillones) Latin America & Caribbean

US LNG testing Chilean shores

US LNG is trying to reach Argentina via Chile, but neither Chile nor Argentina is expected to be a reliable customer for US LNG.

13 June 2016
Middle East & East Mediterranean

Oil price rise dampens hopes for OPEC output cap

It looks increasingly unlikely that OPEC will reintroduce a production ceiling at its 2 June meeting given recovering oil prices.

1 June 2016

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