Fatima Sadouki

Senior energy analyst fatima.sadouki@interfax.co.uk
A Sonatrach LNG carrier

Algeria’s Sonatrach maxes out on export flexibility

Sonatrach is expanding its Skikda liquefaction plant to take larger ships and increase its storage capacity, but stagnant production is leaving facilities underused.

14 February 2019
Egypt's Idku LNG plant.

Egypt’s LNG exports hinge on exploration success

Egypt's existing gas projects are set to feed domestic demand, meaning the scale of the country's LNG export revival will depend on further exploration success.

17 January 2019
LNG bunkering in Rostock in Germany

LNG bunkering is catching on in the Gulf

LNG exporters in the Gulf are hoping to crack the ‘chicken and egg’ issue of LNG bunkering in time for the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap.

17 December 2018
A drillship in Israel’s Leviathan field

Jordan’s appetite for pipeline imports to weigh on LNG

Recent agreements for pipeline volumes will likely give Jordan a stronger position in negotiations for new LNG purchases.

19 November 2018
The Sharjah skyline.

Sharjah sees strong interest in licensing round

Twelve companies have prequalified for the round, which is offering three onshore blocks in the emirate.

15 November 2018
An LNG tanker docked in Japan

ADNOC LNG paves the way for new sales

Abu Dhabi will drastically reduce the volume of LNG it sends to Japan next year, but it is optimistic about finding new customers for its spare capacity.

14 November 2018
Drilling in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale, where Total has gained expertise

ADNOC jumps on unconventionals bandwagon

ADNOC is partnering with Total to develop Abu Dhabi’s unconventional gas reserves, but a more competitive market will be needed to encourage further investment in the sector.

13 November 2018
An Eni offshore production platform

Algeria offshore deals a step forward, but hurdles remain

Further exploration could help the country boost its resource base, but IOCs are struggling against unattractive fiscal terms.

5 November 2018
Gas drilling in Algeria

Algeria’s shale hopes remain on hold

Algeria has the world’s third-largest recoverable shale gas resources, but attracting the required investment continues to be a problem.

30 October 2018
A Mauritanian solar plant

Algeria gets realistic about renewables

Algeria has recently talked up its plans to increase its renewable power capacity, but there are signs its interest is starting to wane.

24 April 2018
Macky Sall, president of Senegal

Golar wins Tortue FLNG amid unitisation uncertainty

The selection of an FLNG provider for the West African project is a welcome boost for the venture, but some questions remain.

23 April 2018
A Gazprom wellpad in Algeria

Algerian government raises hopes of changes to hydrocarbon law

The energy ministry will propose changes to the country's oil and gas regulations this year in an attempt to increase investment in Algeria's upstream sector.

27 March 2018

France plans more nuclear outages as winter sets in

France’s nuclear output is at its lowest level for 10 years and more reactors are set to be taken offline soon, leaving gas to plug the gap.

2 December 2016

UK shale: more questions than answers

The UK government intends to speed up the development of shale resources in the country but, beyond the planning and environmental hurdles, there is no guarantee the UK holds as much shale promise as the US.

24 September 2014

Talks over Russia-Ukraine gas dispute will be key price driver

Spot prices in Europe received support from supply restrictions as maintenance works continued last week.

22 September 2014

Ukraine continues to worry European markets

Fundamentals at Europe’s most liquid markets are expected to remain largely bearish this week, with weather forecasts pointing to above-average temperatures.

15 September 2014

Ukraine-related risk premium shows no sign of waning

Fresh diplomatic efforts between Kiev and separatists in Eastern Ukraine caused spot prices to lose ground last week. The crisis remains the main bullish driver at European hubs, with demand broadly stable.

8 September 2014

Expect plenty of surplus LNG – Total’s Broggi

The global LNG market will turn into a buyers’ market beyond 2020, says Guy Broggi, senior LNG adviser at France’s Total. Until then, portfolio companies will provide additional flexible LNG to the highest bidders.

4 September 2014

European spot prices find renewed support in Ukraine crisis

Price drivers at European hubs remained largely unchanged over the past week. Heightened tension in Ukraine pushed spot prices up, amid capacity restrictions caused by maintenance in countries including the UK and France.

1 September 2014

Spot European prices dip in line with Ukraine tension

Spot prices were pressured over the past week as the risk premium associated with the conflict in Ukraine declined.

26 August 2014

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