Catriona Scott

Senior energy analyst

Catriona Scott has more than 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Interfax, Catriona worked in research and consulting at Wood Mackenzie, where she focused on Asia Pacific and was a lead analyst for China. Catriona then joined Gas Strategies, where her consulting work included the negotiation of a gas-to-power sales contract in Russia and project management of a UK gas storage capacity allocation process. Catriona has a BA in Chinese and Asia Pacific Studies from the University of Leeds and a diploma in Financial Management from the ACCA.

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Dunkirk LNG. (EDF)

Gas in France – challenges for future growth

Potential changes in energy strategy will shape both the gas and power sectors in France - but the prospects for gas demand growth will remain weak.

23 March 2017

European supply-side price support will be short-lived

A drop in flows supported a slight rise in the NBP day-ahead price at the start of the week, but the trend is not expected to last.

15 March 2017
Gorgon's third train will start up before the end of the month. (Chevron)

Gorgon Train 3 ramp-up cargoes to hit market early

The final train at Australia’s Gorgon LNG project is set to start operations ahead of schedule.

9 March 2017

Weaker demand increases pressure on European prices

Prices at some leading European hubs are expected to continue to fall given weaker demand in the region.

8 March 2017

Prices ease in Europe but UK storage issues mount

Colder-than-average temperatures have pushed up seasonal consumption in parts of Europe, and UK demand is forecast to be above seasonal norms on Wednesday.

1 March 2017
Futtsu thermal power station. Gas faces challenges in the power sector from nuclear in both Japan and South Korea. (Tepco)

Warm summer weather in NE Asia to boost demand

A hot summer in Northeast Asia will boost demand for air conditioning, supporting requirements for gas-fired power generation and total gas consumption.

27 February 2017

European hub prices decline, with further falls likely

Mild temperatures across Europe have reduced demand and put pressure on hub prices, a situation expected to continue over the coming week.

22 February 2017
Delays to the commissioning of Australia’s LNG export projects will ease the glut this year. (Chevron)

Australia LNG – delays will not stop the deluge

Delays to the commissioning of Australia’s LNG export projects will ease the glut this year, but the influx of supply will only be slowed, not stopped.

16 February 2017

European hub prices will come under further pressure

Mild weather over the coming week will weaken gas demand and put European prices under pressure.

15 February 2017

Colder weather will support European hub prices

Supply tightness has supported European hub price rises and sustained colder weather could drive further gains.

8 February 2017

Tighter supply supports European hub prices

Milder weather has returned to Europe and prompted a drop in demand, but supplies are still tight and are buoying hub prices.

1 February 2017
Fessenheim nuclear plant, France (EDF)

France – pressure on gas ahead

Stronger nuclear output and weaker demand will weigh on French gas prices.

26 January 2017

Rising temperatures to hit European demand

Severe low temperatures have hit much of Europe, but easing demand is likely to put pressure on prices at regional hubs next week.

25 January 2017
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station (Tepco)

Japan’s uncertain nuclear outlook

Further delays to Japan’s nuclear reactors coming back online look likely, but even a limited number of restarts will affect the country’s gas demand.

19 January 2017

High prices likely in UK and French markets

Prices at the NBP and French hubs are expected to stay high over the coming week as a result of strong demand combined with supply problems.

18 January 2017

Higher demand to support European hub prices

Colder weather is set to hit major European markets over the coming week, boosting heating-related demand and supporting gas prices.

11 January 2017

Demand-side support for prices set to ease in Europe

Weaker demand is expected to limit gains at most major European hubs next week. However, more price rises could be seen in southern France as the market looks subject to further tightening.

4 January 2017

Strong supplies limit European hub price gains

European hub prices are expected to come under further pressure after a week of declines.

21 December 2016
UK gas output is set to decline as low prices, weak investment and political uncertainty threaten to increase pressure on production. (Nexen)

UK gas production faces increased downside risk

UK gas output is set to decline as low prices, weak investment and political uncertainty threaten to increase pressure on production.

20 December 2016

Weak seasonal demand offers little price support in Europe

Relatively weak seasonal demand in much of Europe has supported hub price rises over the past week – but only modest ones.

14 December 2016

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