Abhishek Kumar

Senior energy & modelling analyst

Abhishek Kumar has several years of analytical experience within the financial markets and elsewhere. He joined Interfax in June 2012, working with Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart to launch Global Gas Analytics in October of that year. Before that, he was a financial analyst at Schneider Trading, where he covered a wide range of asset classes - including commodities, equities, fixed income, and foreign exchange. Abhishek has worked on a number of analytical publications, many of which he helped launch. He has previously worked as a business analyst for Procter & Gamble and as an aerospace researcher for the University of Leicester and the Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe.

Email: abhishek.kumar@interfax.co.ukPhone: +44 (0)20 3004 6212
Winter in Chinatown, New York

Gas price volatility to persist in US northeast

Frigid weather is set to continue in the US northeast, which could further delay the start of LNG exports from the Dominion Cove Point plant.

19 January 2018
GNL Mejillones LNG terminal, Chile

Bleak outlook for LNG imports in Latin America

Although the prospects for Latin America’s LNG demand remain downbeat over the coming years, floating LNG import projects will fare better than land-based terminals.

18 January 2018
Bonny Island LNG, Nigeria.

Nigeria sets sights on greater gas utilisation

Nigeria’s LNG exports and domestic gas consumption will receive support from the government’s policy-based approach to greater commercialisation of the fuel.

3 January 2018
Pecem LNG terminal, Brazil.

Brazil’s LNG demand to shift south during summer

Brazil will face increased LNG demand during summer with only two FSRUs when forecast is for below-average rainfall in parts of the country.

1 December 2017
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico prepares for an upstream revolution

Mexico is looking to become self-sufficient in gas production, and potentially start exporting LNG once its upstream strategy takes shape.

24 November 2017
Cameron LNG plant

US LNG set to embrace tolling agreements

The underuse of capacity at LNG plants in the US will get worse as projects based on tolling structures start to come online in Q4 2017.

14 November 2017
Skyline of Mexico City

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.

9 November 2017
BBLT platform off Angola

OPEC deal a boon to West African LNG exports

OPEC’s oil output cap will continue to support LNG exports from West Africa, but the region’s suppliers are also exploring other ways to boost their LNG trade.

6 November 2017
Transcanada maintenance work

Western Canada’s gas prices will stay at rock bottom

Gas prices in western Canada will remain under pressure because of maintenance issues and the country’s rising gas production.

31 October 2017
The Trinidad Onshore Compression project

Trinidad’s LNG exports to receive upstream boost

Changing fortunes will see Trinidad’s LNG exports increase after years of decline, while gas demand from the petrochemical sector is also set to rise.

24 October 2017
Offshore oil and gas platform

North Africa: Boost in LNG and gas exports on the cards

Rising gas production in North Africa will propel growth in the region’s gas and LNG exports despite increasing gas demand in countries such as Egypt.

29 September 2017
Disouq project, Egypt

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.

22 September 2017
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irma's eye over the Florida Keys

Hurricane season will disrupt LNG trade in the Americas

The LNG trade in the Americas will suffer as the 2017 hurricane season yields major storms such as Harvey, Irma, Jose and Katia.

13 September 2017

Pre-salt will deal a blow to Brazil’s gas imports

Brazil’s imports of gas and LNG will continue to fall as pre-salt output consolidates its position in the country’s supply mix.

25 August 2017

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

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

Kuwait banks on Jurassic gas bonanza

Kuwait’s non-associated gas production is rising, which will reduce the country’s reliance on imported LNG and associated gas output.

2 August 2017

Transco price to rise despite growing Marcellus output

Prospects for above-average temperatures in the northeastern US in early August will support the Transco Z6 price in New York.

26 July 2017

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

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

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