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A bitter winter in store for Europe?

With relatively low levels of gas in store, Europe will be at risk of supply shortages if winter is especially cold.

22 October 2013
Gas to Power

Libra to disappoint Brazilian ambitions

Brazil’s dependence on imported gas looks set to grow, after a disappointing result at the latest auction of pre-salt acreage.

22 October 2013
Contributed

China – a bigger role for gas ahead

Global Gas Analytics interviews Lu Huaibin, president and founder of Chinese energy consultancy firm 3E, on his views on current trends and the future of China’s gas market.

22 October 2013
Pipelines

Indonesia – no imports in the short term

The Indonesian government faces the challenge of balancing growing domestic demand and LNG exports. However, imports are not expected to be required before 2020.

22 October 2013
Storage

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
Pipelines

Ramones tender jeopardises Mexico’s gas import plans

Pemex’s decision this week to void the tender for the second phase of Mexico’s biggest gas pipeline project has raised questions about the country’s ability to boost gas imports from the United States.

18 October 2013
Storage

Canadian storage portrays growing discrepancy

A growing discrepancy in the gas storage capacity between the east and west consuming regions of Canada, could result in severe supply constraints in parts of the country and the neighbouring United States.

4 October 2013
Storage

Austrian gas storage – low heading into winter

Austria and other key gas markets in Central Europe are highly likely to go into the start of winter with low levels of gas in store.

27 September 2013
Gas to Power

Renewables advance on gas in Chile, but coal’s the winner

Persistent declines in domestic gas production and growing demand for energy in the country have made Chile reliant on imported LNG among other fossil fuels.

20 September 2013
Pipelines

Iran’s leadership change may spur policy reforms

Iran has the largest proven gas reserves in the world, yet remains a net importer of the fuel. Will a new president facilitate the reform needed to aid its oil and gas sector?

20 August 2013
Gas to Power

Nuclear’s pain is gas’s gain in Florida

Gas has cemented its place in Florida’s power generation mix accounting for more than 60% of the state’s total power generation.

9 August 2013
Storage

European gas storage – still more storage left to fill

For leading markets in Northern Europe, the gap to be filled ahead of winter remains larger than in previous years.

2 August 2013
Gas to Power

Regulatory battle continues in North Carolina’s gas sector

Hydraulic fracturing has been a divisive issue among lawmakers and regulators in North Carolina. The state currently has a moratorium on fracking until 2015.

12 July 2013
Pipelines

Argentina, Brazil to stay reliant on Bolivian gas

Structural reforms are needed in the Brazilian and Argentine energy sectors to meet rising gas demand. While Brazil will have to reduce its reliance on hydropower, Argentina’s stringent government control is stagnating the sector.

18 June 2013
Contributed

Sub-Saharan African gas markets face obstacles

Uneven distribution of gas reserves in Sub-Saharan African countries has posed logistical and cost-related challenges. Graham Duxbury, a gas specialist with the Africa-focused consulting firm CITAC, examines these issues in a contributed viewpoint.

21 May 2013
Storage

France – net storage injections as demand falls

The requirements for restocking gas storage facilities in France are likely to put some upwards pressure on demand over the spring/summer injection season.

10 May 2013
Pipelines

Pipelines to China – still room for LNG?

With the outlook for piped gas imports from Russia looking more positive than in the past, what could additional piped supplies mean for the future of LNG imports into China?

23 April 2013
Gas to Power

Spain: better times ahead for gas?

Although the gas market in Spain has suffered and declined recently, prospects for the market could be set to improve in the mid term.

23 April 2013
Pipelines

Bolivia to remain a key gas supplier in Latin America

Total Bolivian gas pipeline exports to Brazil and Argentina rose by 21% to 1.47 billion cubic metres in March on an annual basis.

19 April 2013
Storage

European gas storage – some markets very low

At four of Europe’s six major markets, the levels of gas in store have hit three-year lows in recent days. At the start of Q2, across the major gas markets in Europe, gas storage levels are low compared with previous years.

12 April 2013

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