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.

abhishek.kumar@interfax.co.uk +44 (0)20 3004 6212
Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG plant

LNG in the thick of US-China trade war

The commercial landscape for US LNG is set to become even more challenging as the Sino-US trade war intensifies

7 August 2018
Mexico's Manzanillo LNG terminal

US to remain Mexico’s dominant gas supplier

Mexico’s dependence on pipeline gas imports from the US is set to increase further as new projects come online.

2 August 2018
Nigeria's Bonny Island LNG plant

Non-associated gas to buoy Nigeria’s LNG exports

Nigeria’s focus on non-associated gas means brighter prospects are in store for its production and exports of the fuel.

31 July 2018
Sharjar, UAE

The UAE is set to increase its reliance on gas

The UAE will boost its gas production to meet growing demand for the fuel, but the diversification of its power mix and gas supply sources will also be crucial to fulfil its rising energy needs.

19 July 2018
An FSRU at Argentina's Escobar LNG terminal.

Weather favours Argentine and Brazilian gas demand

Cold weather will support gas demand in Argentina and Brazil during the winter, meaning both countries will import more LNG and pipeline gas.

17 July 2018
Abengoa employees doing construction work on a transmission tower in Chile.

Renewables going from strength to strength in Chile

Chile’s improving electricity distribution infrastructure and the government’s emphasis on clean power will boost the country’s development of renewables and CCS.

3 July 2018
Argentine peso weakens to an all-time low of 23.5 per dollar on 8 May 2018

Currency crisis to hit Argentina’s gas prospects

Argentina’s aim to become self-sufficient in gas production could be jeopardised if the country’s currency crisis worsens.

25 June 2018
A ship in the Panama Canal

Panama no panacea for Latin America’s weak LNG demand

Panama’s LNG imports will not be sufficient to boost Latin America’s demand for the fuel, but they will provide an opportunity for small-scale LNG in the region.

22 June 2018
Loading an LNG cargo at the Sabine Pass LNG plant in the United States

Trade war threatens US-China energy diplomacy

Worsening US-China trade relations could significantly reduce the competitiveness of hydrocarbons sourced from the US in the Chinese market.

18 June 2018
A well in the Etinde permit

Cameroon heralds a new era of African LNG exports

The start of LNG exports from Cameroon in May could accelerate the development of FLNG projects in Africa and boost domestic gas utilisation in the country.

5 June 2018
Bahia Blanca LNG terminal, Argentina

Argentina’s currency woes to dampen LNG demand

Argentina’s LNG imports will come under additional pressure from the country’s ongoing currency crisis, its rising gas production and high global oil prices.

31 May 2018
A gas power plant in Turkey.

Turkey’s currency crisis threatens gas demand

Turkey’s currency crisis could significantly affect the country’s gas demand, which in turn will weigh on its need for imported gas and LNG.

25 May 2018
Sunset illuminates the promenade of Alexandria’s waterfront

Egypt’s gas hub ambitions are a distant prospect

Egypt’s chances of becoming a regional gas hub face major challenges in the form of geopolitical, logistical and technical hurdles.

24 May 2018
Idku LNG plant, Egypt

Egypt aspires to be a net LNG exporter again

While Egypt’s rising gas output will severely curtail its need for LNG imports, it has the potential to significantly boost its LNG exports.

24 April 2018
A drilling rig in the Khazzan gas field, Oman

Brighter prospects in store for MEA’s LNG exports

LNG supplies from the Middle East and Africa are set to increase over the coming years as countries in the region strive to defend their market shares amid growing competition.

20 April 2018
A rig in Oman's Khazzan field

Oman inundated by gas supply choices

Oman’s upstream gas projects could face delays or be under-utilised as the sultanate has limited scope to significantly boost LNG exports or domestic gas demand.

6 April 2018
Downtown Kuwait City

Gas will consolidate position in Kuwait’s power sector

The popularity of gas in the Kuwaiti power sector is set to grow over the coming years, but the use of oil products will continue and the evolution of renewables will be slow.

3 April 2018
Charts showing LNG exports to Latin America and the Caribbean from the US and Trinidad

Trinidad and US LNG battle it out in Latin America

Competition between Trinidad and the United States is ratcheting up in Latin America and the Caribbean as both LNG suppliers strive to consolidate their market shares

23 March 2018
Pipeline connecting Venezuela and Colombia

Latin American LNG taking a hit from pipeline gas

Latin America’s growing gas production will promote pipeline gas trading, which is expected to further dampen the region’s appetite for imported LNG.

22 March 2018
Gas arrives in Kingston, Jamaica aboard the Golar Arctic.

Small-scale LNG in Latin America set for a bumpy ride

Small-scale LNG has had a positive start in Latin America, but competition and cost will be critical for the technology to become more popular.

8 March 2018

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