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
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
Downtown Kuwait City

Kuwait’s gas strategy hinges on supply diversification

Kuwait plans to meet its growing gas demand by focusing on boosting domestic gas production, complemented by LNG and gas imports.

26 February 2018
FSRU Challenger

Turkey’s underuse of gas import capacity to worsen

The underutilisation of Turkey’s gas and LNG import infrastructure could worsen as it moves ahead with projects such as Turkish Stream and TANAP.

16 February 2018
Drillship operating off Mexico

Mexico’s deepwater auction heralds oil prospects

Mexico’s latest deepwater auction has brightened long-term prospects for oil production, but the country has not given up on gas.

5 February 2018
Ras Laffan, Qatar

Diplomatic spat dampens Dubai’s zeal for LNG

Dubai is looking for alternative sources of energy as its ongoing dispute with Qatar is making LNG less attractive.

29 January 2018
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.

22 December 2017
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

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