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
Supply & Demand

UK – heading for a tight winter?

The UK faces the risk of being short of supply this winter. Production has been declining and is expected to continue to do so for the remainder of H2 2013.

30 August 2013
Supply & Demand

Tight supply stifles Chilean gas sector

The gas sector in Chile is facing a supply crunch. Gas production in the country is in freefall, and difficulties in securing additional supplies from abroad are curbing gas consumption.

23 August 2013
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? (PA) Supply & Demand

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
LNG regasification terminal in Malaysia (Petronas) Supply & Demand

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
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. (iStockphoto) Supply & Demand

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
Supply & Demand

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
Supply & Demand

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
Supply & Demand

Gas growing popular in Mexico’s power sector

Electricity generation in Mexico has traditionally been dominated by fuel oil and coal. Gas has started to gain ground in the power mix recently, however, forcing the government to impose gas rationing for big industries.

26 July 2013
Pluto LNG plant (Woodside) Supply & Demand

Australia LNG set for massive growth

As Australia brings unprecedented LNG liquefaction capacity online over the next several years, the future for the country’s more tentative projects remains uncertain.

23 July 2013
Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall shale gas well in Lancashire (Cuadrilla) Supply & Demand

Shale gas in Europe: big resources, timing is key

With the potential resources of shale gas in Europe looking larger, could prospects for commercial developments be more positive than ever?

23 July 2013
Freeport was the second applicant for US LNG exports after Sabine Pass. (Cheniere Energy) Supply & Demand

Herbert Smith Freehills on LNG export licences

Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills explains what's involved in getting a licence to export LNG from the United States.

23 July 2013
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. (Microsoft) Supply & Demand

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
Supply & Demand

Japan – LNG cost and price rising

Japan’s 2013 LNG import bill in yen could be its highest ever. LNG imports into Japan during the first five months of the year fell on an annual basis.

19 July 2013
Supply & Demand

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
Supply & Demand

Continued decline in Spanish gas demand

Gas demand rose in several key European markets in H1 2013, but not in Spain.

5 July 2013
Supply & Demand

Peruvian LNG exports increasingly destined for a select few

Peru’s decision to market its LNG more selectively may limit its appeal and even deter upstream investment in the longer term.

28 June 2013
Supply & Demand

Thailand LNG imports – rising in 2013

Thailand’s LNG imports shot up in March and April, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Energy’s Energy Policy and Planning Office.

21 June 2013
The tail end of winter saw coal consumption rise and gas fall in the US, but it is too simple to conclude utilities are switching away from the blue fuel. (PA) Supply & Demand

US coal consumption and gas-to-coal switching

The tail end of winter saw coal consumption rise and gas fall in the US, but it is too simple to conclude utilities are switching away from the blue fuel. It will make a comeback this summer when air conditioning demand peaks.

18 June 2013
Structural reforms are needed in the Brazilian and Argentine energy sectors to meet rising gas demand.  (PA) Supply & Demand

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
Supply & Demand

Decline in Canadian gas exports limits US consumption

Canadian gas exports to the United States declined by 5.3% to 26.7 billion cubic metres in the first four months of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012.

14 June 2013

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