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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
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Israel's export cap: how will it affect Leviathan?

In an article first published in the August edition of Oxford Energy Forum, Leigh Elston from Natural Gas Daily and Peter Stewart, chief energy analyst of Global Gas Analytics, discuss the impact of Israel's gas export cap on the Leviathan development in the Eastern Mediterranean.

17 September 2013
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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
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Malaysia – an improved market outlook

With an improved production outlook and movement in pricing reforms, supply prospects for Malaysia’s domestic market are getting brighter.

20 August 2013
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Reforms to reinvigorate Mexico’s gas sector

Mexico is embarking on reforms expected to boost gas production in the medium-to-long term, which will be essential for the country to satisfy its growing energy needs.

20 August 2013
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Malaysia – market changes ahead

Malaysia’s gas market was dependent on domestic production and piped imports from Indonesia until LNG imports began in May.

16 August 2013
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Petchem companies oppose US LNG exports

Despite its pro-LNG export policy, the US government will have to finely balance the benefits of LNG exports with those of foreign investment and domestic job creation opportunities offered by the country’s petrochemical sector.

23 July 2013
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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
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Singapore – a gas hub in the making?

Singapore has entered the LNG market and is poised to take a leading position as Asia’s first potential LNG hub. Although the terminal has just been commissioned, it is already set to expand.

21 May 2013
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Shale is on agenda for India’s energy mix

The dominance of coal in India’s energy mix will be a hurdle to the country becoming a gas-based economy, despite its ambitions to develop domestic shale gas resources.

21 May 2013
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US natural gas production at the crossroads

Despite all the bullish forecasts, US gas production growth is anything but a foregone conclusion because of relatively low gas prices and regional capacity constraints.

23 April 2013
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Economic pressure intensifies in Egypt

Fragile macroeconomic fundamentals, declining gas production and growing demand have put Egypt’s oil and gas sector under strain. Structural changes are needed, but the government is reluctant to implement unpopular reforms.

20 March 2013
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Japan post-Fukushima – two years on

Two years after the Fukushima earthquake, the future of the nuclear power sector in Japan is still being decided, creating questions about gas demand and the future of the country’s generation mix.

20 March 2013
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Subsidy reform in the Middle East & North Africa

Growing deficits are increasing the pressure on Middle Eastern and North African countries to cut energy subsidies, but the road ahead looks long and slow.

19 February 2013
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In Amenas terrorist attack may slow investment in Algeria

The terrorist attack on Algeria's In Amenas gas facility had limited impact on the gas market, but may have repercussions for badly needed investment in the country's gas sector.

22 January 2013
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Algeria seeks investment to fuel gas development

Despite ambitious plans to develop its gas exports, Algeria has fallen sharply in the league table of the world’s gas producers.

27 November 2012
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Germany's golden age of coal

As coal and renewables develop supported by economics and policy, growth in the German gas market is a long term prospect at best.

27 November 2012
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Poland shale gas – not now, not of great scale

When shale gas in Poland develops, it will be on a smaller scale than was initially hoped. As investors' focuses are shifted elsewhere and hurdles remain, the long-term outlook for development has diminished.

27 November 2012
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Gas pricing in India: A burning issue

Gas pricing in India has posed the government with the challenge of maintaining political popularity and sustaining growth, and the issue is unlikely to be resolved soon.

23 October 2012
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The burden of market constraining subsidies

Long-term market growth in Malaysia and Indonesia are dependent on reducing subsidies and amending pricing structures. Both countries are making progress, but at varying speeds.

23 October 2012

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