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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.

Oil refineries in Kuwait

Kuwait mulls an end to direct crude burn

Gas is driving the move away from crude oil in Kuwait’s power sector, but the country will need a helping hand from oil products to complete the transition.

5 June 2019 Middle East & Africa / Alternative Fuels
Manzanillo LNG terminal in Mexico

Mexico’s LNG imports face existential threat

Mexican LNG imports are facing an insurmountable challenge from US pipeline gas, which could see Mexico stop buying LNG altogether.

29 May 2019 Americas / LNG
A Qatari LNG vessel

US LNG set to gain from Qatari-Saudi turf war

Saudi Arabia’s aim of challenging Qatar’s dominance of the LNG market will present the United States with an opportunity to commercialise its LNG.

24 May 2019 Americas / LNG
Gas arrives in Kingston August 2016 from New Fortress Energy aboard the Golar Arctic.

Latin America awaits quantum leap in LNG demand

Small-scale LNG technology is gathering momentum in Latin America and the Caribbean and will be the region’s best bet for reversing the decline in its LNG demand in the long term.

23 May 2019 Americas / Supply & Demand
Coal-fired power station

Coal sees resurgence in Turkey’s power sector

Turkey’s dependence on domestically produced coal and renewables is set to increase as the country shifts its focus towards minimising imports of fossil fuels for electricity generation.

8 May 2019 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
A drillship at work on the Leviathan field.

Leviathan accentuates Israel's need for gas exports

Israel wants to pin down a viable option for gas exports as commercial production from its Leviathan project becomes imminent.

3 May 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
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.

18 April 2019 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

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