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Mexico’s LNG imports to resume downward trend

Mexico’s LNG imports will come under pressure in 2018 as technical issues affecting pipeline gas supplies from the US dissipate.

By Abhishek Kumar 9 November 2017
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Petchem companies oppose US LNG exports

Despite its pro-LNG export policy, the US government will have to finely balance the benefits of LNG exports with those of foreign investment and domestic job creation opportunities offered by the country’s petrochemical sector.

23 July 2013
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Japan – LNG cost and price rising

Japan’s 2013 LNG import bill in yen could be its highest ever. LNG imports into Japan during the first five months of the year fell on an annual basis.

19 July 2013
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Regulatory battle continues in North Carolina’s gas sector

Hydraulic fracturing has been a divisive issue among lawmakers and regulators in North Carolina. The state currently has a moratorium on fracking until 2015.

12 July 2013
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Continued decline in Spanish gas demand

Gas demand rose in several key European markets in H1 2013, but not in Spain.

5 July 2013
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Peruvian LNG exports increasingly destined for a select few

Peru’s decision to market its LNG more selectively may limit its appeal and even deter upstream investment in the longer term.

28 June 2013
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Thailand LNG imports – rising in 2013

Thailand’s LNG imports shot up in March and April, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Energy’s Energy Policy and Planning Office.

21 June 2013
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US coal consumption and gas-to-coal switching

The tail end of winter saw coal consumption rise and gas fall in the US, but it is too simple to conclude utilities are switching away from the blue fuel. It will make a comeback this summer when air conditioning demand peaks.

18 June 2013
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Argentina, Brazil to stay reliant on Bolivian gas

Structural reforms are needed in the Brazilian and Argentine energy sectors to meet rising gas demand. While Brazil will have to reduce its reliance on hydropower, Argentina’s stringent government control is stagnating the sector.

18 June 2013
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Decline in Canadian gas exports limits US consumption

Canadian gas exports to the United States declined by 5.3% to 26.7 billion cubic metres in the first four months of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012.

14 June 2013
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Gazprom prices into Europe set to fall in 2013

The average price of Russian gas sold into Europe will be lower in 2013 than in 2012.

7 June 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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