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Markets turn volatile on supply outages, OPEC cuts decision

Oil and gas markets became more volatile ahead of the winter peak demand period following a series of supply outages and the latest OPEC decision to extend oil output cuts.

By Peter Stewart 20 December 2017
Exploration & Production

If the ayes have it

If the yes vote triumphs in the Scottish referendum on Thursday, it will put Scotland on the track to independence.

15 September 2014
Gas for Transport

Kickstarting gas in transport

Interfax held a seminar on gas in transport in London in July. Peter Stewart summarises the key issues in the debate.

19 August 2014
Exploration & Production

Argentina faces LNG and investment woes

Argentina’s gas import bill is soaring, and its economic problems mean the situation could worsen.

23 July 2014
Supply & Demand

Can football cause power problems?

GGA chief energy analyst Peter Stewart assesses the odds of power blackouts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup final

19 June 2014
Supply & Demand

Time gradient and US LNG exports

The Henry Hub futures strip provides subtle clues about the market’s expectations of US LNG export levels.

21 May 2014
Supply & Demand

Oil will bear brunt if Japan's nukes restart

Japan will cut oil imports as well as LNG if its nuclear plants come back online later this year

23 April 2014
Supply & Demand

Ukraine flare-up leads to gas uncertainty

Reverse flows from Europe are possible if disruption occurs, but capacity is limited.

19 March 2014
Supply & Demand

Europe faces stock overhang

With the tight winter stock position now reversed, markets are watching how Gazprom will respond.

19 February 2014
Supply & Demand

Oil prices face pressure in 2014

Oil prices face pressure in 2014 but markets will remain volatile in the year ahead.

24 January 2014
Exploration & Production

Speculative buying boosts Henry hub

Gas prices at the Henry Hub in Louisiana cleared the $4/MMBtu hurdle in early December.

17 December 2013
Supply & Demand

Japan braces for a nuke-free winter

As Japan prepares for winter without nuclear power, its LNG procurement strategy is being closely watched.

19 November 2013
Pipelines, Storage & Power

UK vulnerable to winter price spikes

With gas stocks still not fully replenished, Europe faces a tight winter. The UK is among the most vulnerable to price spikes.

22 October 2013

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