Shin Wolsong nuclear power plant control room (KHNP) Supply & Demand

South Korea’s emissions ambitions

South Korea’s new government is rolling out new energy policies – with big implications for the power sector. These changes could create opportunities for gas-fired power generation.

By Catriona Scott 21 July 2017
Supply & Demand

Japan’s LNG imports – land of the rising costs

Japan’s average LNG import prices have been rising, and the cost of importing the fuel looks set to increase further.

22 March 2013
Fragile macroeconomic fundamentals, declining gas production and growing demand have put Egypt’s oil and gas sector under strain. Supply & Demand

Economic pressure intensifies in Egypt

Fragile macroeconomic fundamentals, declining gas production and growing demand have put Egypt’s oil and gas sector under strain. Structural changes are needed, but the government is reluctant to implement unpopular reforms.

20 March 2013
Two years after the Fukushima earthquake, the future of the nuclear power sector in Japan is still being decided,  creating questions about gas demand and the future of the country’s generation mix. Supply & Demand

Japan post-Fukushima – two years on

Two years after the Fukushima earthquake, the future of the nuclear power sector in Japan is still being decided, creating questions about gas demand and the future of the country’s generation mix.

20 March 2013
Supply & Demand

Mexico increases reliance on imported gas despite sufficient gas reserves

Mexico has been failing to exploit its 400 billion cubic metres of proven gas reserves and instead has been increasing its reliance on imported gas.

15 March 2013
Supply & Demand

UK production – declining in 2013

As the economics of gas-fired power generation in the UK continue to be challenging, demand for gas for power generation has declined.

8 March 2013
Supply & Demand

Trinidad and Tobago looks set to boost LNG exports

Trinidad and Tobago holds 6% of the LNG market and is the sixth-largest LNG exporter in the world and has plans to further strengthen its position.

1 March 2013
Supply & Demand

Gas/coal competition intensifies in Japan’s power sector

Figures from the Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) of Japan show gas is facing tough competition from coal in power generation, something which is likely to continue in the medium term.

22 February 2013
Fuel hike protests in Jordan. (PA) Supply & Demand

Subsidy reform in the Middle East & North Africa

Growing deficits are increasing the pressure on Middle Eastern and North African countries to cut energy subsidies, but the road ahead looks long and slow.

19 February 2013
Although Norwegian gas production will fall this year, it will continue to rise in the mid term, if only moderately. Supply & Demand

Norwegian gas – down in 2013 but not out

Although Norwegian gas production will fall this year, it will continue to rise in the mid term, if only moderately.

19 February 2013
Supply & Demand

US capacity constraint limits gas consumption

Although it is Europe that tends to agonise over its imperfectly integrated gas delivery infrastructure, this winter has revealed once again that the United States’ market is anything but perfect.

15 February 2013
Supply & Demand

Norway production to decline in 2013

Gas production from Norway is expected to fall by 8 billion cubic metres in 2013, according to the latest forecast from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

8 February 2013
Supply & Demand

Tightening in the supply/demand balance raises northeastern US gas prices

Tightening in the supply/demand balance in the northeastern United States briefly forced regional gas price differentials to the Henry Hub up to a nine-year high in late January.

1 February 2013
Supply & Demand

The rising cost of Taiwan’s LNG

The cost Taiwan’s LNG imports has risen dramatically over the past few years.

25 January 2013
A glut in the US gas market has raised serious concerns about the sustainability of operations for many NGL producers. Supply & Demand

US NGL market faces growing glut

A glut in the US gas market has spread into the NGL market, weighing on prices. This has raised serious concerns about the sustainability of operations for many producers.

22 January 2013
For most of the world's leading gas markets the winter is a period of peak demand, with weather significantly influencing demand and trade balances. Supply & Demand

Weather data and forecasts

For most of the world's leading gas markets the winter is a period of peak demand, with weather significantly influencing demand and trade balances.

22 January 2013
Yamal pipeline. The rise of independent gas producers in Russia could ultimately challenge Gazprom’s dominant position in the export market. (PA) Supply & Demand

Independents will be game changer for Russia

The rise of independent gas producers in Russia marks a paradigm shift for the domestic market, and could ultimately challenge Gazprom’s dominant position in the export market, according to Danila Bochkarev, senior fellow at the EastWest Institute in Brussels

22 January 2013
Supply & Demand

Brazil strives to avoid an energy crisis

Facing the most severe drought in almost half a century, dams in the northeast Brazil ended December at just 32% of capacity, below the 34% level considered sufficient to guarantee electricity supplies.

18 January 2013
Supply & Demand

UK gas imports – October rise

Gas imports into the UK increased dramatically at the start of Q4 2012.

11 January 2013
Supply & Demand

Argentina's ever-increasing reliance on Bolivia

Domestic gas production in Argentina fell by around 2% in the first 10 months of 2012 compared with the same period a year ago, according to data from the country’s Energy Secretariat.

4 January 2013
Turkey is securing new supplies for its expanding gas market, but must balance this with complicated political relationships. Supply & Demand

Turkey – balancing politics and gas

Turkey is securing new supplies for its expanding gas market, but must balance this with complicated political relationships.

18 December 2012

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