Shale gas operation in New England (Nexen) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Challenges ahead for Canadian gas

Canada’s struggle to find customers for its gas will persist as growing shale output in the US provides tough competition.

By Abhishek Kumar 21 April 2017
LNG carrier Golar Viking delivering LNG at Map Ta Phut LNG terminal, Thailand. (Qatargas) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Thailand faces a growing need for LNG

Thailand is set to become increasingly dependent on imported LNG and could be vulnerable to price spikes as the market tightens.

21 April 2017
Gate LNG terminal, Netherlands. (Gate LNG) Pipelines, Storage & Power

The LNG supply glut – the role of Europe

The outlook for global LNG supply and demand and Europe’s future as an LNG market is explored in this contributed feature by Mike Fulwood from Nexant.

20 April 2017
Sur Independent Power Plant (Phoenix Power Oman) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Middle East greens while the US turns to brown

While US President Donald Trump has taken steps to boost the use of highly polluting coal in power generation, the Middle East is increasingly moving towards cleaner fuels in its power sector.

10 April 2017
Combined gas-fired power plant. Gas will remain the dominant fuel in the GCC’s power domain for the foreseeable future. (OMV) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas to dominate the GCC’s power sector

Gas demand by the GCC’s power sector is set to grow over the coming years despite plans to diversify the region’s power-generation mix.

3 April 2017
Thierry Bros, senior research fellow at the OIES, speaking at Interfax’s seminar. (Interfax) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Brexit may harm UK energy security

UK gas supplies may be less secure when the country leaves the EU, Interfax Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart told a seminar at the Brussels Press Club hosted by Interfax on Wednesday.

29 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas competition intensifies at Canada’s Dawn Hub

Gas from the US will continue to back out gas from western Canada in Ontario’s Dawn market.

29 March 2017
In-Salah dry gas field. (Statoil) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algeria’s gas trade hinges on contract flexibility

Algeria is gradually opting for flexible gas and LNG contracts as competition intensifies and prices remain low.

23 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Urgency to refill US gas stocks increases

Storage operators in the US and Canada will be under pressure during the 2017 gas injection season to refill gas stocks quickly.

22 March 2017
The potential for technological change has created uncertainty over how large the gas market can become, and in what time frame. (Statoil) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas investment may be shifting down a gear

The potential for technological change has created uncertainty over how large the gas market can become, and in what time frame. This is changing the pattern of investment in gas infrastructure.

24 February 2017
A Tesla utility-scale battery block. The efficiency of energy storage has improved exponentially in recent years.  (Tesla) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas and renewables: Back to the future?

Interfax Global Gas Analytics Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart spoke at an investment conference in London this week on the interface between gas and renewables, and what it means for energy demand.

22 February 2017
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Beihai, Guangxi. (Sinopec) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Interesting times for gas in China

China’s gas market development will have implications for gas globally. The prospects for development are explored in this contributed feature from Gaffney Cline & Associates.

20 February 2017
Oman is trying to boost its non-associated gas production as the sultanate strives to maintain its position as an LNG exporter. (Oman LNG) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Oman pins hopes on non-associated gas

Oman is trying to boost its non-associated gas production as the sultanate strives to meet its rising gas demand and maintain its position as an LNG exporter.

17 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mild weather pushes Henry Hub below $3/MMBtu

Mild weather will limit gains in Henry Hub front-month futures and spot prices during February, but the prices will still be high year on year.

15 February 2017
The Brigg gas-fired power station. Gas took the biggest share in the UK's recent capacity auction. (Centrica) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas and coal are winners in UK capacity auction

Fossil fuels could provide as much as two-thirds of the UK’s power next winter during periods when renewables fall short, if the provisional results of a UK capacity auction concluded earlier this month are confirmed.

8 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

US gas storage drawdowns to remain high in February

The growing popularity of gas in the US and Canada will keep gas-drawdown rates high in the two countries during February.

8 February 2017
Argentina and Brazil are not buying LNG even at the peak of the southern hemisphere summer. (Argentine Ministry of Energy) Pipelines, Storage & Power

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
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Mild US weather weighs on Henry Hub prices

Henry Hub gas prices are expected to remain bearish at the start of February, but they will receive support as cold weather returns in the second half of the month.

1 February 2017
Fessenheim nuclear plant, France (EDF) Pipelines, Storage & Power

France – pressure on gas ahead

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

26 January 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

US SCR storage drawdowns support Henry Hub

Persistently high gas drawdown rates in the South Central Region of the US will support Henry Hub prices in the coming weeks.

25 January 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Canadian gas prices rise as glut dissipates

Gas prices are expected to climb higher in Canada over the coming weeks as the country increases its storage withdrawal rate.

18 January 2017

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