Thousands of protesters hit the streets as corruption allegations continue to dog Brazilian president, Michel Temer. (PA) Supply & Demand

Political crisis engulfs Brazil’s gas and LNG sectors

Brazil’s deteriorating political climate has the potential to reduce the country’s need for imported gas and LNG even further.

By Abhishek Kumar 23 June 2017
Storing natural gas at Changbei, China (Shell) Supply & Demand

China’s gas market to provide an import boom

China’s gas market is set to grow and will become increasingly dependent on imports – this will result in a need for more piped and LNG imports.

22 June 2017
The Foster Creek oilsands project in Alberta, Canada. The global oil supply glut shows no signs of abating soon. (Cenovus) Supply & Demand

Oil prices continue to weaken as global glut grows

International crude oil prices have dropped to their lowest level in six months as the continuing global glut overshadows efforts by OPEC to shore up the market.

21 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Mild weather to weigh on Henry Hub prices

Mild weather and improving stocks in the South Central Region of the United States will cap gains in Henry Hub prices.

14 June 2017
German utility E.On is turning its focus to new energy models. (E.On) Supply & Demand

Companies need to get wise to smart power

Peter Stewart took part in a session on ‘The Coming Revolution in Hyper-smart Power Systems’ at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

12 June 2017
Supply & Demand

US northeast gas prices under pressure as stocks build

Prices in the US northeast will remain under pressure as gas stocks are replenished.

7 June 2017
Qatar’s fallout with its neighbours risks dampening the appetite for its LNG in the Middle East and Africa. (Qatargas) Supply & Demand

Qatari LNG exports embroiled in diplomatic spat

Qatar’s escalating diplomatic fallout with its neighbours risks dampening the appetite for its LNG in the Middle East and Africa.

5 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Further upside to Henry Hub despite mild weather

Henry Hub prices could increase during June because of storage concerns, even though mild weather has been forecast across the US.

31 May 2017
A drilling rig off the Brazilian coast. (Anadarko) Supply & Demand

Brazil’s gas sector lurches from crisis to crisis

A political crisis unfolding in Brazil has the potential to adversely impact the country’s oil and gas sector.

26 May 2017
Combined gas-fired power plant Samsun (OMV) Supply & Demand

European gas-to-power – decline on the horizon

The power sector supported Europe’s gas demand growth last year, but with changes taking place in the gas and power markets that growth is not set to continue.

26 May 2017
Qatargas 4 LNG plant (Shell) Supply & Demand

Qatar will fight to keep its LNG market dominance

The world’s biggest LNG exporter will defend its share of the market as competition among suppliers intensifies amid the global glut of the fuel.

25 May 2017
Supply & Demand

Declines loom for European hub prices

European hub prices are expected to decline over the coming week as demand-side support falls.

17 May 2017
Supply & Demand

Henry Hub hits four-month high ahead of summer

Concerns surrounding the low level of gas stocks in the US will support Henry Hub prices during May.

17 May 2017
Egypt has been struggling to market LNG from Idku since it started allowing Shell to export cargoes from the plant last year. (Shell) Supply & Demand

Egypt makes a comeback with West Nile Delta gas

The startup of Egypt’s West Nile Delta marks a major milestone in the country’s journey to become self-sufficient in gas production.

12 May 2017
LNG storage, Trinidad & Tobago. (Repsol) Supply & Demand

Downbeat outlook for Trinidad’s LNG exports

Trinidad will struggle to boost buyer appetite for its LNG and will face bigger problems as the bulk of its long-term supply contracts start to expire.

4 May 2017
Supply & Demand

East Canada expects to pay more for gas

Consumers in east Canada will pay more for gas as a result of the region’s increasing reliance on imports of the fuel.

3 May 2017
Supply & Demand

Tightening market bumps up NPB day-ahead price

UK prices have been buoyed by strong demand and problems with supplies, but are expected to come under pressure later this week.

3 May 2017
Supply & Demand

Henry Hub prices under pressure from stronger injections

Depleted gas stocks in the US will remain a concern even though flows into the country’s storage facilities are improving.

26 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Stronger offtake supports European prices

Cooler temperatures across Europe have boosted weather-related gas consumption while storage levels have fallen in the UK.

26 April 2017
Shale gas operation in New England (Nexen) Supply & Demand

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.

21 April 2017
LNG carrier Golar Viking delivering LNG at Map Ta Phut LNG terminal, Thailand. (Qatargas) Supply & Demand

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

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