Supply & Demand

Exports

Equatorial Guinea to face perils of spot LNG

Equatorial Guinea’s overreliance on spot LNG risks deterring interest in the proposed Fortuna FLNG project.

21 August 2017
Exports

Tightening Louisiana market supports Henry Hub

The tightening gas market in Louisiana will buoy prices at the Henry Hub over the coming years, discouraging its use as an index in long-term gas and LNG contracts.

18 August 2017
Exports

Yamal LNG startup to weigh on spot LNG prices

Train 1 at Yamal LNG is set to be commissioned by the end of 2017. This will add volumes to the spot market as the train ramps up in early 2018.

18 August 2017
Exports

Europe’s import mix – slow to change

As Europe becomes increasingly dependent on imports, changes will be seen in the region’s mix of imports. However, the pace of change is likely to be slow.

17 August 2017
Exports

Peruvian LNG exports evolve amid oversupply

LNG from Peru is increasingly being traded on the spot market, encouraging the exporter to explore regions beyond Latin America.

24 July 2017
Production & Consumption

Iran throws down gauntlet on production growth

Iran issued a challenge to its Arab Gulf neighbours by saying it will dramatically boost oil and gas production and exports by 2021.

24 July 2017
Production & Consumption

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.

21 July 2017
Imports

Tough competition for gas in Turkey’s power sector

The growing emphasis on coal and renewables in Turkey’s power sector presents a major challenge for the country’s gas-fired infrastructure.

20 July 2017
Exports

Iran threatens big rise in oil and gas output and exports

Iran has thrown down the gauntlet to its Gulf neighbours, saying it will dramatically boost its hydrocarbon production and exports by 2021.

12 July 2017
Production & Consumption

Japan and South Korea – prospects for coal and gas

The power sectors in Japan and South Korea are currently set on contrasting paths when it comes to nuclear and coal. How the generation mix in both countries develops has implications for gas demand and LNG imports.

11 July 2017
Imports

China’s delicate balancing act on gas market reform

The dichotomy between Beijing’s targets to boost gas use and the dynamics of a volatile world market was discussed at an Interfax breakfast seminar in London on Tuesday.

28 June 2017
Exports

MEA LNG suppliers pin hopes on Latin America

MEA LNG suppliers, led by Qatar, are taking steps to consolidate their positions in Latin America’s LNG market

26 June 2017
Imports

Political crisis engulfs Brazil’s gas and LNG sectors

Brazil’s deteriorating political climate has the potential to reduce the country’s need for imported gas and LNG even further.

23 June 2017
Imports

China’s gas market to provide an import boom

China’s gas market is set to grow and will become increasingly dependent on imports – this will result in a need for more piped and LNG imports.

22 June 2017
Production & Consumption

Oil prices continue to weaken as global glut grows

International crude oil prices have dropped to their lowest level in six months as the continuing global glut overshadows efforts by OPEC to shore up the market.

21 June 2017
Forecasts

Mild weather to weigh on Henry Hub prices

Mild weather and improving stocks in the South Central Region of the United States will cap gains in Henry Hub prices.

14 June 2017
Production & Consumption

Companies need to get wise to smart power

Peter Stewart took part in a session on ‘The Coming Revolution in Hyper-smart Power Systems’ at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

12 June 2017
Production & Consumption

US northeast gas prices under pressure as stocks build

Prices in the US northeast will remain under pressure as gas stocks are replenished.

7 June 2017
Exports

Qatari LNG exports embroiled in diplomatic spat

Qatar’s escalating diplomatic fallout with its neighbours risks dampening the appetite for its LNG in the Middle East and Africa.

5 June 2017
Forecasts

Further upside to Henry Hub despite mild weather

Henry Hub prices could increase during June because of storage concerns, even though mild weather has been forecast across the US.

31 May 2017

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