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

Henry Hub prices under pressure from stronger injections

Depleted gas stocks in the US will remain a concern even though flows into the country’s storage facilities are improving.

26 April 2017
Shale gas operation in New England (Nexen)

Challenges ahead for Canadian gas

Canada’s struggle to find customers for its gas will persist as growing shale output in the US provides tough competition.

21 April 2017

High Henry Hub prices dent US gas-to-power demand

Coal is becoming more competitive than gas in the US power sector as Henry Hub prices remain high.

19 April 2017

Henry Hub prices moderate as injection season sets in

The pace of US gas injections into storage over the coming weeks will determine how low Henry Hub prices fall during the shoulder months.

12 April 2017
Ras Laffan in Qatar. Qatar’s liquefaction plants are running at capacity. (Statoil)

Qatar eyes greater exports as North Dome moratorium ends

Qatar is intent on defending its share of LNG and gas exports after lifting a self-imposed moratorium on North Dome.

7 April 2017

Storage concerns boost Henry Hub prices

Henry Hub prices remain buoyant at the start of the 2017 gas injection season because of concerns surrounding depleted gas stocks in the United States.

5 April 2017
Combined gas-fired power plant. Gas will remain the dominant fuel in the GCC’s power domain for the foreseeable future. (OMV)

Gas to dominate the GCC’s power sector

Gas demand by the GCC’s power sector is set to grow over the coming years despite plans to diversify the region’s power-generation mix.

3 April 2017

Gas competition intensifies at Canada’s Dawn Hub

Gas from the US will continue to back out gas from western Canada in Ontario’s Dawn market.

29 March 2017
In-Salah dry gas field. (Statoil)

Algeria’s gas trade hinges on contract flexibility

Algeria is gradually opting for flexible gas and LNG contracts as competition intensifies and prices remain low.

23 March 2017

Urgency to refill US gas stocks increases

Storage operators in the US and Canada will be under pressure during the 2017 gas injection season to refill gas stocks quickly.

22 March 2017
US LNG has inundated Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal since exports started up at Sabine Pass Train 3. (Samsung C&T)

US LNG floods Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal

US LNG has inundated Mexico’s Manzanillo terminal since exports started up at Sabine Pass Train 3.

17 March 2017

Snowstorms boost price volatility in the US northeast

Gas prices will remain volatile in the northeastern US over the coming weeks as the region has been hit by severe snowstorms.

15 March 2017

Power and industry demand to support Henry Hub prices

Strong gas demand from the power and industrial sectors will support Henry Hub prices this month.

8 March 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)

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

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

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
Argentina and Brazil are not buying LNG even at the peak of the southern hemisphere summer. (Argentine Ministry of Energy)

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

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

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
Sabine Pass LNG (Cheniere)

US LNG targets Asian markets

US LNG is arriving in Asia as demand for the fuel falters in Latin America, but the challenges faced by US exporters will get tougher in 2017.

20 January 2017

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