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Trends shaping the market this gas year

Global Gas Analytics highlights the issues that will set the agenda for the 2017-2018 gas year.

By Peter Stewart 20 October 2017
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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
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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
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Speculative buying boosts Henry hub

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

17 December 2013
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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
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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
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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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Japan braces for a nuke-free winter

As Japan prepares for winter without nuclear power, its LNG procurement strategy is being closely watched.

19 November 2013
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China – rising demand, rising share of imports

With new LNG terminals being commissioned this year, along with new pipeline supplies from Myanmar, both LNG and piped imports are rising.

8 November 2013
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Future for gas is bright in Wisconsin

An increasing number of coal-fired power plant closures in the US state of Wisconsin, are presenting an opportunity for gas.

1 November 2013
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Will Norwegian production rise in 2014?

The Norwegian government has estimated the country’s gas production will reach around 110 billion cubic metres in 2014. While this would represent an increase of 3% from the forecast for 2013, according to production data and GAA estimates, this figure could reflect a decline in output.

25 October 2013
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A bitter winter in store for Europe?

With relatively low levels of gas in store, Europe will be at risk of supply shortages if winter is especially cold.

22 October 2013
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Libra to disappoint Brazilian ambitions

Brazil’s dependence on imported gas looks set to grow, after a disappointing result at the latest auction of pre-salt acreage.

22 October 2013
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China – a bigger role for gas ahead

Global Gas Analytics interviews Lu Huaibin, president and founder of Chinese energy consultancy firm 3E, on his views on current trends and the future of China’s gas market.

22 October 2013
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Indonesia – no imports in the short term

The Indonesian government faces the challenge of balancing growing domestic demand and LNG exports. However, imports are not expected to be required before 2020.

22 October 2013
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Taiwan’s LNG import prices fall in July

The average cost of Taiwan’s LNG imports dropped in July to the lowest level since December 2012. This followed a jump in cost, volume and average price in June.

11 October 2013
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Austrian gas storage – low heading into winter

Austria and other key gas markets in Central Europe are highly likely to go into the start of winter with low levels of gas in store.

27 September 2013
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Renewables advance on gas in Chile, but coal’s the winner

Persistent declines in domestic gas production and growing demand for energy in the country have made Chile reliant on imported LNG among other fossil fuels.

20 September 2013
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India’s appetite for LNG wanes as rupee weakens

The relentless decline in the value of the Indian rupee is stifling LNG demand in the country, and will be supportive of coal consumption.

17 September 2013
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Gas to remain lucrative for Trinidad and Tobago

Gas is crucial for Trinidad and Tobago's economy, providing the feedstock for large LNG and petrochemicals industries. But the expansion of the Panama Canal could be a game changer for the country's LNG exports.

17 September 2013

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