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Abhishek Kumar

Head of analytics

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.

Disouq, Egypt

No smooth sailing for Egypt’s LNG exports

Upstream issues, rising domestic gas demand and regional geopolitics will remain obstacles to Egypt’s ambition of becoming a major LNG and pipeline gas supplier.

3 days ago Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
Aguada Federal block in Argentina's Neuquén Province

Argentina’s perilous path to gas riches

Argentina’s efforts to become self-sufficient in gas and boost its exports of LNG and pipeline gas will be thoroughly tested as the country’s economy deteriorates.

12 April 2019 Americas / Exploration & Production
An Algerian pipeline

Algerian pipeline gas losing competitiveness

Exports of oil-indexed pipeline gas and LNG from Algeria are facing a difficult trading environment as rising crude prices deter buyers.

9 April 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG
LNG tanker at loading terminal in Trinidad

Trinidad facing difficult LNG terrain

Trinidad has high hopes for upstream projects such as Angelin, but the country will need to do much more to defend its share of the LNG market amid growing competition.

21 March 2019 Americas / Supply & Demand
The PG&E logo at the new York stock exchange

Price volatility to persist in the US Pacific Region

Gas prices will remain volatile in the PR even during the injection season, with the Northwest Sumas hub having already seen a high of $200/MMBtu in early March.

7 March 2019 Americas / Global Markets
The Hibiscus platform off Trinidad

Trinidad’s gas output to get Angelin boost

The Angelin project will provide yet another boost for Trinidad’s gas production, but the country has even more ambitious upstream plans.

28 February 2019 Americas / Exploration & Production
Docked LNG tankers

Qatar plots LNG market dominance via expansion

Qatar is marching on with a multifaceted LNG strategy that will enable Doha to maintain its market share and remain a reliable supplier of the fuel in Asia and Europe alike.

26 February 2019 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
Beregovaya compressor station, starting point of Blue Stream gas pipeline

Turkey curtails reliance on gas imports

Turkey’s ambition to diversify its energy mix away from gas will intensify competition among suppliers as they seek to defend their share of the country’s market.

22 February 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Italy's Rovigo LNG terminal.

Golden Pass to be a conduit for US LNG into Europe

Golden Pass, an FID on which was taken in early February, will be Qatar Petroleum’s strategic project to serve the European LNG market while freeing up more Ras Laffan volumes for key Asian customers.

7 February 2019 Americas / LNG
The Golar Viking delivering Qatari LNG at Thailand's Map Ta Phut terminal

Asia will remain central to Qatar’s LNG strategy

Qatar is implementing LNG trading strategies that will further consolidate its position in the Asian market.

31 January 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG
The Excelerate FSRU at Argentina's Escobar terminal

Argentina on the cusp of exporting LNG

Argentina is poised to start exporting LNG in 2019, but challenges lie ahead for the country’s ambition to become Latin America’s biggest LNG supplier.

28 January 2019 Americas / LNG
Atlantic LNG, Trinidad

Latin America’s LNG buyers contemplate exports

The prospects of Latin America becoming a major LNG supplier remain bleak despite proposed export projects in Argentina, Chile and Mexico.

24 January 2019 Americas / Supply & Demand
FSRU Independence in the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania

MEA’s enthusiasm for FSRUs fizzling out

The number of operational FSRUs in the MEA is set to fall sharply over the coming years because of growing gas production, geopolitics and cost considerations.

21 December 2018 Middle East & Africa / LNG
An LNG tanker off Qatar. (Equinor)

Qatar aims high for LNG after leaving OPEC

Qatar sees a brighter future for its energy sector once it leaves OPEC, especially by further consolidating its position as an LNG supplier.

6 December 2018 Middle East & Africa / LNG
Itaipu dam, Brazil

Brazil’s hydropower addiction will be hard to break

Non-hydro renewables have a bright future in Brazil’s generation portfolio, but it will be no mean feat for the country to rein in the dominance of hydro.

3 December 2018 Americas / Supply & Demand
Aerial view of Freeport LNG regas facility

Project delays to impair US LNG ambitions

Several US liquefaction projects face significant delays as the outlook of global LNG demand becomes uncertain and volumes sourced from the US remain expensive in the Asian market.

23 November 2018 Americas / LNG
A liquefied natural gas storage facility in Massachusetts

Markets stunned as Henry Hub approaches $5/MMBtu

The Henry Hub front-month futures price is rising towards $5/MMBtu, rattling gas and LNG markets given the US has yet to see the worst of the winter weather.

20 November 2018 Americas / Global Markets
An Excelerate FSRU at Argentina's Escobar terminal

Argentina’s FSRUs: one down, one to go

The departure of Excelerate’s Exemplar FSRU from Argentina is a setback for Latin America’s LNG import prospects, but a victory for the government’s energy policy.

9 November 2018 Americas / LNG
Mina Al-Ahmadi terminal, Kuwait

MEA LNG imports facing sharp downturn

The Middle East and Africa’s declining LNG demand is defining a new norm in the global LNG trade, which will be a concern for key suppliers of the fuel.

29 October 2018 Middle East & Africa / LNG
A thermoelectric power plant in Brazil.

High oil prices to dent Brazil’s appetite for gas

Brazil will need to reform gas prices to make the fuel more affordable to end-users or else the country’s power mix will diversify further away from gas.

25 October 2018 Americas / Supply & Demand

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