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Kårstø processing plant, Norway Production & Consumption

What role for gas in the energy transition?

The outlook for the role of gas in the world's three largest energy markets - China, the US and India - is varied. However, gas demand still looks set to grow in all three.

29 November 2018
CNOOC's Dapeng LNG terminal Imports

China’s US LNG imports to decline

China imported 2 mt of US LNG over the first 10 months of 2018, but US LNG exports to China are set to slump in Q4.

27 November 2018
Natural gas storage at Changbei, China Imports

Beijing backs gas – but what about LNG?

Gas will be critical to China’s energy transition, and the market is set for considerable expansion. However, continued massive LNG import growth is not guaranteed.

26 November 2018
Artist's impression of LNG Canada's liquefaction facility in Britisg Colombia Exports

Freight economics to favour Canadian LNG

Cargoes from liquefaction plants on Canada’s west coast could reach Northeast Asia in 8-9 days compared with 20 days for those from the US Gulf Coast, giving Canadian LNG a significant market advantage.

22 November 2018
Oil rig in Permian Basin, Andrews, Texas Contributed

Permian: Pulling the rug from oil-indexed LNG prices?

The Permian is already changing international LNG pricing. How future production could impact oil-indexation in LNG contracts going forward is examined in this contributed feature by Robert Beck of Baker & O’Brien.

21 November 2018
A thermoelectric power plant in Brazil. Production & Consumption

High oil prices to dent Brazil’s appetite for gas

Brazil will need to reform gas prices to make the fuel more affordable to end-users or else the country’s power mix will diversify further away from gas.

25 October 2018
Mexico’s President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador Exports

Supply security pivotal to Mexico’s gas strategy

Mexico will struggle to reduce its dependence on US LNG and pipeline gas imports in the short-to-medium term despite efforts to boost its domestic gas output.

22 October 2018
Easington receiving terminal for Norwegian gas Imports

UK gas security – changes ahead

As the UK’s gas production declines it will become increasingly dependent on imports at a time when storage capacity is low. Even moderate growth in demand will test the country’s supply options.

19 October 2018
Firefighters attending a wildfire Exports

Key trends to watch during the next gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the essential events and forces at work in the global market over the coming gas year.

17 October 2018
Gas installation Exports

Non-associated gas heralds MENA’s energy transformation

The MENA region's rising gas demand, together with its growing focus on LNG and pipeline gas exports, will further boost the importance of non-associated gas.

4 October 2018
Downtown Kuwait City Production & Consumption

Jurassic gas to dent Kuwait’s LNG needs

Rising non-associated gas production from Kuwait’s Jurassic fields will remain a headwind to the country’s LNG requirements

1 October 2018
Regasification vessels Excelerate and Excelsior (YPF) Production & Consumption

Bangladesh to drive up LNG imports with larger projects

Bangladesh has dropped two small-scale LNG import projects in favour of larger facilities as the government pushes to boost import volumes.

27 September 2018
LNG plant. Sakhalin II project Exports

The rise of Russian LNG

Russia’s LNG capacity is growing, and substantial capacity additions are planned. Russia’s share of the global LNG trade is set to rise, but the full scale of proposed expansions will be challenging to realise.

21 September 2018
Turkish Lira bank notes Imports

Looming recession threatens Turkey’s gas sector

Turkey’s worsening currency crisis poses a significant threat to its economic growth prospects, which in turn will adversely impact investment in the country’s gas sector.

19 September 2018
A Japanese nuclear power plant. Production & Consumption

Reactor restarts boost Japan’s nuclear output

Japan’s nuclear output is rising as more reactors return to service, putting pressure on the country’s gas demand and LNG imports.

6 September 2018
The Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream. Production & Consumption

Turkey’s currency woes to aggravate gas price inflation

Turkey’s deepening currency crisis will continue to make gas more expensive for end-users, dampening demand for the fuel.

5 September 2018
Bukit Merah, Singapore Exports

Trade war threatens prospects of US gas sector

The US risks losing out in its trade war with China, the ramifications of which will be felt far beyond the bilateral trade between the two countries.

24 August 2018
Greenstream receiving terminal, Sicily. (Eni) Imports

Italian gas and future flows in Europe

Italy is already a major European gas market, and as new import infrastructure commissions, its importance as a trading hub and transit country is set to grow.

23 August 2018
Phases 6-8 of Iran’s South Pars project Exports

New US sanctions on Iran will heighten trade worries

Unilateral action by the US in its latest round of sanctions against Iran risks further straining relations with international trading partners.

8 August 2018
Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG plant Exports

LNG in the thick of US-China trade war

The commercial landscape for US LNG is set to become even more challenging as the Sino-US trade war intensifies

7 August 2018

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