A drilling rig in the Khazzan gas field, Oman Exports

Brighter prospects in store for MEA’s LNG exports

LNG supplies from the Middle East and Africa are set to increase over the coming years as countries in the region strive to defend their market shares amid growing competition.

By Abhishek Kumar 20 April 2018
SDF fighting in Raqqa Production & Consumption

Iran sanctions loom as Middle East conflict worsens

As tensions ratchet up over Syria and other pressure points, it looks more likely the US will attempt to reimpose sanctions on Iran.

18 April 2018
Charts showing LNG exports to Latin America and the Caribbean from the US and Trinidad Exports

Trinidad and US LNG battle it out in Latin America

Competition between Trinidad and the United States is ratcheting up in Latin America and the Caribbean as both LNG suppliers strive to consolidate their market shares

23 March 2018
LNG tanker arriving in Japan Imports

Japan LNG – slipping into second place

Japan could lose its top spot as the world’s largest LNG importer by the end of the decade. But with questions surrounding the outlook for nuclear, LNG imports could remain high.

23 March 2018
Pipeline connecting Venezuela and Colombia Exports

Latin American LNG taking a hit from pipeline gas

Latin America’s growing gas production will promote pipeline gas trading, which is expected to further dampen the region’s appetite for imported LNG.

22 March 2018
LPG storage, Perafita Park Imports

LPG could dent LNG use in power and industrial sectors

Growth in global LPG output in recent years – led by the US – could see the fuel provide an alternative to LNG in the power and industrial sectors.

21 March 2018
Gas arrives in Kingston, Jamaica aboard the Golar Arctic. Exports

Small-scale LNG in Latin America set for a bumpy ride

Small-scale LNG has had a positive start in Latin America, but competition and cost will be critical for the technology to become more popular.

8 March 2018
Downtown Kuwait City Production & Consumption

Kuwait’s gas strategy hinges on supply diversification

Kuwait plans to meet its growing gas demand by focusing on boosting domestic gas production, complemented by LNG and gas imports.

26 February 2018
Gas pipelines Imports

European imports – stiff competition for LNG

Weak European gas demand could limit the scope for growth in the region’s LNG imports – even in the long term.

23 February 2018
Sabine Pass LNG plant Exports

Cheniere LNG deal heralds new US push for Chinese market

China’s ever-increasing demand for LNG is good news for US exporters of the fuel.

22 February 2018
FSRU Challenger Imports

Turkey’s underuse of gas import capacity to worsen

The underutilisation of Turkey’s gas and LNG import infrastructure could worsen as it moves ahead with projects such as Turkish Stream and TANAP.

16 February 2018
EU flags Production & Consumption

European energy policy and the impact on gas

The policies shaping European energy markets will determine future gas demand growth. What happens with policies and gas demand in Europe’s three largest gas markets will drive changes in the region.

30 January 2018
Taiwanese nuclear protests Imports

Taiwan’s government is pushing for gas

Taiwan has ambitious plans to increase its gas use and change its energy mix. New LNG infrastructure will be essential to meeting these targets.

22 January 2018
Winter in Chinatown, New York Exports

Gas price volatility to persist in US northeast

Frigid weather is set to continue in the US northeast, which could further delay the start of LNG exports from the Dominion Cove Point plant.

19 January 2018
GNL Mejillones LNG terminal, Chile Imports

Bleak outlook for LNG imports in Latin America

Although the prospects for Latin America’s LNG demand remain downbeat over the coming years, floating LNG import projects will fare better than land-based terminals.

18 January 2018
Bonny Island LNG, Nigeria. Exports

Nigeria sets sights on greater gas utilisation

Nigeria’s LNG exports and domestic gas consumption will receive support from the government’s policy-based approach to greater commercialisation of the fuel.

22 December 2017
Groningen gas field, Netherlands Exports

Future of Dutch production in question

The Netherlands is facing an uncertain gas future, and a dramatic reduction in Dutch supply will have long-term implications for the country and for Europe.

21 December 2017
Pecem LNG terminal, Brazil. Imports

Brazil’s LNG demand to shift south during summer

Brazil will face increased LNG demand during summer with only two FSRUs when forecast is for below-average rainfall in parts of the country.

1 December 2017
Kochi LNG terminal, India Imports

India – flexible LNG will be key to growth

While new players and smaller markets are taking advantage of more flexible LNG, so too is India. One of the world’s leading importers, it is on the verge of a major LNG expansion.

27 November 2017
Mexico City, Mexico Exports

Mexico prepares for an upstream revolution

Mexico is looking to become self-sufficient in gas production, and potentially start exporting LNG once its upstream strategy takes shape.

24 November 2017
Yangon, Myanmar Contributed

Myanmar’s energy issue – Mind the gap

As its market grows, Myanmar faces a looming gas shortage. The potential for LNG to provide a solution is assessed in this contributed feature by Mike Madden and Chris Brooks of MJM Energy.

23 November 2017

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