Supply & Demand

Imports

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
Imports

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
Contributed

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
Exports

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
Imports

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
Production & Consumption

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
Production & Consumption

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
Imports

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
Exports

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
Exports

Russian LNG – we have lift off?

The new players on Russia's LNG export scene could be the ones to open up the sector, while the prospect of other proposed projects are becoming increasingly distant.

17 September 2013
Exports

Israel's export cap: how will it affect Leviathan?

In an article first published in the August edition of Oxford Energy Forum, Leigh Elston from Natural Gas Daily and Peter Stewart, chief energy analyst of Global Gas Analytics, discuss the impact of Israel's gas export cap on the Leviathan development in the Eastern Mediterranean.

17 September 2013
Imports

LNG imports in Thailand jump by 65%

Over the first seven months of the year, Thailand’s LNG imports have risen by around 65% on an annual basis with costs increasing by approximately 63%.

13 September 2013
Production & Consumption

The going gets tougher for nuclear in the US

The decision to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Q4 2014 has refocused attention on the strain facing the nuclear industry in the United States. Nuclear has lost the largest share of generation capacity this year.

6 September 2013
Production & Consumption

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
Imports

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
Exports

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
Exports

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
Imports

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
Production & Consumption

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
Production & Consumption

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

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