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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.

By Abhishek Kumar 19 January 2018
Supply & Demand

Mexican demand attracts Peruvian LNG cargoes

Peru has become one of the main beneficiaries of Mexico’s growing gas demand, after LNG exports from Peru to Mexico increased by 107% – to 2.6 billion cubic metres – in 2013 from 2012.

31 January 2014
Supply & Demand

Arctic freeze propels Henry Hub into overbought territory

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures have been received a huge boost from the severe Arctic weather fronts sweeping through southern states in the United States, including Texas, Oklahoma an

28 January 2014
Supply & Demand

European gas prices tick up as colder temperatures kick in

Colder weather in most of Europe will continue to support gas prices over the coming week. However, gains are expected to remain relatively moderate as demand levels are getting closer to seasonal norms following a period of prolonged mild weather.

27 January 2014
Supply & Demand

What’s in store for Russian gas exports this year?

Gazprom's profits from sales outside the FSU shot up by nearly 15% in the first nine months of 2013 as a result of a combination of increased volumes and a higher than average sales price.

24 January 2014
Supply & Demand

Oil prices face pressure in 2014

Oil prices face pressure in 2014 but markets will remain volatile in the year ahead.

24 January 2014
Supply & Demand

Fed tapering hurts Latin American LNG buyers

The gradual removal of monetary accommodation by the US Federal Reserve will make imported LNG more expensive for Latin American buyers, and may also deter investment in oil and gas infrastructure.

24 January 2014
Supply & Demand

Low nuclear power outages limit gains in Henry Hub futures

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures averaged around $4.3/MMBtu last week, which was also the average for December 2013 and January 2014

21 January 2014
Supply & Demand

No immediate price impact from Groningen production cut

Mild weather conditions across Europe remained the main factor affecting prices last week, pushing them down overall.

20 January 2014
Supply & Demand

Respite from the cold weather to be short-lived

Weather remains the predominant factor affecting gas prices in North America. The CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures declined by almost 7% – to $4/MMBtu – between 6 and 9 January as the impact of the severe cold front, called the Arctic Vortex, dissipated.

14 January 2014
Supply & Demand

Warmer-than-expected weather reins in European price gains

Gas prices at the UK’s NBP ended last week around half a penny higher than the week before, at 66.65 p/th. With mild weather forecast for the next few days, the price outlook for this week remains bearish, provided there are no significant supply glitches.

13 January 2014
Supply & Demand

The Arctic Vortex boosts US regional gas prices

Gas prices in the United States reached their highest levels in more than a decade this week as a severe cold weather front – called the Arctic Vortex – hit the US northeast and Midwest.

7 January 2014
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Drop in Norwegian flows lifts NBP day-ahead

As 2013 ended with mild temperatures, 2014 saw the bearish trend at European gas markets continue.

6 January 2014
Supply & Demand

Mexican energy reforms a boon for the petrochemical sector

The landmark energy reforms passed by Mexico’s Congress in December will provide a boost to the country’s petrochemical sector, in turn increasing its gas demand.

3 January 2014
Supply & Demand

US gas production needs more than the Marcellus

The growth in gas production from the Marcellus shale is hindering infrastructure investment in the US northeast and limiting production growth in other regions.

17 December 2013
Supply & Demand

Southeast Asia’s growing gas markets – at what pace?

The gas markets of Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines are set to grow, but the extent to which LNG imports develop will depend on the pace of pricing reforms

17 December 2013
Supply & Demand

Challenges ahead for gas in South Africa

Despite its vast shale resources, gas will struggle to gain popularity in South Africa because of the lack of infrastructure and the dominance of coal in the country.

17 December 2013
Supply & Demand

Speculative buying boosts Henry hub

Gas prices at the Henry Hub in Louisiana cleared the $4/MMBtu hurdle in early December.

17 December 2013
Supply & Demand

Argentina and Brazil - high LNG demand, distinct causes

LNG demand remains high in Argentina and Brazil, supporting spot prices in Latin America and constraining the availability of additional spot cargoes for North America. However, there are distinct reasons driving demand in the two countries.

13 December 2013
Supply & Demand

UK gas – the rise of imports

The UK is set to become increasingly dependent on gas imports as domestic production declines and accounts for a reduced share of supply.

19 November 2013
Supply & Demand

Taiwan – a growing need for LNG?

As Taiwan struggles to meet its energy market needs, power sector developments could present opportunities for gas.

19 November 2013

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