Disouq project, Egypt Supply & Demand

Egypt’s LNG trade turning full circle

Key upstream projects coming online ahead of schedule mean Egypt will be self-sufficient in gas production sooner than anticipated, which will also favour its LNG exports.

By Abhishek Kumar 22 September 2017
Supply & Demand

Trinidad aims to boost gas exports to China

China’s new President Xi Jinping was due to begin a three-day state visit to Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, as part of a tour of the Americas that will also include visits to Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States.

31 May 2013
Supply & Demand

China – imports rising faster than prices

Chinese LNG import volumes rose faster than average prices at the start of 2013. During the first four months of the year, the volume of China’s LNG imports increased by at least 12% on an annual basis each month.

24 May 2013
Supply & Demand

Singapore – a gas hub in the making?

Singapore has entered the LNG market and is poised to take a leading position as Asia’s first potential LNG hub. Although the terminal has just been commissioned, it is already set to expand.

21 May 2013
Contributed

NGVs in Europe – considerable potential

With the right government support, the potential for NGVs in Europe is significant.

21 May 2013
Supply & Demand

Shale is on agenda for India’s energy mix

The dominance of coal in India’s energy mix will be a hurdle to the country becoming a gas-based economy, despite its ambitions to develop domestic shale gas resources.

21 May 2013
Contributed

Sub-Saharan African gas markets face obstacles

Uneven distribution of gas reserves in Sub-Saharan African countries has posed logistical and cost-related challenges. Graham Duxbury, a gas specialist with the Africa-focused consulting firm CITAC, examines these issues in a contributed viewpoint.

21 May 2013
Supply & Demand

WSC representative of the US gas production trend

Marketed gas production in the United States declined by 1.3% in the first two months of 2013 on an annual basis, according to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration.

17 May 2013
Supply & Demand

Pipelines to China – still room for LNG?

With the outlook for piped gas imports from Russia looking more positive than in the past, what could additional piped supplies mean for the future of LNG imports into China?

23 April 2013
Supply & Demand

Spain: better times ahead for gas?

Although the gas market in Spain has suffered and declined recently, prospects for the market could be set to improve in the mid term.

23 April 2013
Supply & Demand

US natural gas production at the crossroads

Despite all the bullish forecasts, US gas production growth is anything but a foregone conclusion because of relatively low gas prices and regional capacity constraints.

23 April 2013
Supply & Demand

Bolivia to remain a key gas supplier in Latin America

Total Bolivian gas pipeline exports to Brazil and Argentina rose by 21% to 1.47 billion cubic metres in March on an annual basis.

19 April 2013
Supply & Demand

Gas set to dominate the US power sector

The recent rise in Henry Hub futures prices to $4/MMBtu has led to speculation that a drop in gas consumption relative to coal marks a structural change in United States utilities’ fuel consumption choices.

5 April 2013
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
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
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
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

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