Thousands of protesters hit the streets as corruption allegations continue to dog Brazilian president, Michel Temer. (PA) Supply & Demand

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.

By Abhishek Kumar 23 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Weaker demand increases pressure on European prices

Prices at some leading European hubs are expected to continue to fall given weaker demand in the region.

8 March 2017
Cameron LNG plant. The US will become a leading exporter of both gas and liquids. (Sempra LNG) Supply & Demand

US ratcheting up exports of crude oil and NGLs

US NGL and crude oil exports may have an even bigger impact on global markets than US LNG, Interfax Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart told an LPG conference in London this week.

2 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Prices ease in Europe but UK storage issues mount

Colder-than-average temperatures have pushed up seasonal consumption in parts of Europe, and UK demand is forecast to be above seasonal norms on Wednesday.

1 March 2017
Futtsu thermal power station. Gas faces challenges in the power sector from nuclear in both Japan and South Korea. (Tepco) Supply & Demand

Warm summer weather in NE Asia to boost demand

A hot summer in Northeast Asia will boost demand for air conditioning, supporting requirements for gas-fired power generation and total gas consumption.

27 February 2017
A Tesla utility-scale battery block. The efficiency of energy storage has improved exponentially in recent years.  (Tesla) Supply & Demand

Gas and renewables: Back to the future?

Interfax Global Gas Analytics Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart spoke at an investment conference in London this week on the interface between gas and renewables, and what it means for energy demand.

22 February 2017
Supply & Demand

European hub prices decline, with further falls likely

Mild temperatures across Europe have reduced demand and put pressure on hub prices, a situation expected to continue over the coming week.

22 February 2017
Sinopec's LNG terminal in Beihai, Guangxi. (Sinopec) Supply & Demand

Interesting times for gas in China

China’s gas market development will have implications for gas globally. The prospects for development are explored in this contributed feature from Gaffney Cline & Associates.

20 February 2017
Oman is trying to boost its non-associated gas production as the sultanate strives to maintain its position as an LNG exporter. (Oman LNG) Supply & Demand

Oman pins hopes on non-associated gas

Oman is trying to boost its non-associated gas production as the sultanate strives to meet its rising gas demand and maintain its position as an LNG exporter.

17 February 2017
Delays to the commissioning of Australia’s LNG export projects will ease the glut this year. (Chevron) Supply & Demand

Australia LNG – delays will not stop the deluge

Delays to the commissioning of Australia’s LNG export projects will ease the glut this year, but the influx of supply will only be slowed, not stopped.

16 February 2017
President Trump (left) and former national security adviser Michael Flynn (middle). (PA) Supply & Demand

US energy strategy may affect oil and gas trade flows

Three strands of US president Donald Trump’s evolving energy strategy have potential implications for the oil and gas market.

15 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Mild weather pushes Henry Hub below $3/MMBtu

Mild weather will limit gains in Henry Hub front-month futures and spot prices during February, but the prices will still be high year on year.

15 February 2017
Supply & Demand

European hub prices will come under further pressure

Mild weather over the coming week will weaken gas demand and put European prices under pressure.

15 February 2017
The Brigg gas-fired power station. Gas took the biggest share in the UK's recent capacity auction. (Centrica) Supply & Demand

Gas and coal are winners in UK capacity auction

Fossil fuels could provide as much as two-thirds of the UK’s power next winter during periods when renewables fall short, if the provisional results of a UK capacity auction concluded earlier this month are confirmed.

8 February 2017
Supply & Demand

US gas storage drawdowns to remain high in February

The growing popularity of gas in the US and Canada will keep gas-drawdown rates high in the two countries during February.

8 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Colder weather will support European hub prices

Supply tightness has supported European hub price rises and sustained colder weather could drive further gains.

8 February 2017
Argentina and Brazil are not buying LNG even at the peak of the southern hemisphere summer. (Argentine Ministry of Energy) Supply & Demand

Argentine and Brazilian LNG demand dries up

Argentina and Brazil are not buying LNG even at the peak of the southern hemisphere summer, and supplying the fuel to the two markets is set to become even tougher in 2017.

2 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Tighter supply supports European hub prices

Milder weather has returned to Europe and prompted a drop in demand, but supplies are still tight and are buoying hub prices.

1 February 2017
Supply & Demand

Mild US weather weighs on Henry Hub prices

Henry Hub gas prices are expected to remain bearish at the start of February, but they will receive support as cold weather returns in the second half of the month.

1 February 2017
Fessenheim nuclear plant, France (EDF) Supply & Demand

France – pressure on gas ahead

Stronger nuclear output and weaker demand will weigh on French gas prices.

26 January 2017
Supply & Demand

US SCR storage drawdowns support Henry Hub

Persistently high gas drawdown rates in the South Central Region of the US will support Henry Hub prices in the coming weeks.

25 January 2017

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