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Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

Wildcat gives you a head-start on the week and a round-up of what mattered last week.

By The Wildcat 21 August 2017
Global Markets

Chile disappoints Panama Canal authorities

Chilean tankers are reportedly choosing a longer route instead of transiting the Central American waterway.

21 August 2017
Global Markets

US manufacturer group warns against LNG exports

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America has warned the US will consume 60-70% of its gas reserves by 2050 if all permitted LNG export facilities are built.

18 August 2017
Global Markets

Nepal and China sign agreement on oil and gas exploration

Nepal signed an agreement with China to carry out a feasibility study to explore for oil and gas.

18 August 2017
Global Markets

Appalachian hub prices narrow gap with Henry Hub

The price difference between the Henry Hub and daily spot gas prices at hubs in the United States Appalachian region has narrowed.

18 August 2017
Pipelines for Turkish Stream. Turkey hopes to diversify its supplies. (Gazprom) Global Markets

Israeli plans will determine Turkish gas hub success

Waning interest from Israel in a pipeline to Turkey is undermining Ankara’s plans to become a regional gas hub.

18 August 2017
European power lines. (European Parliament) Global Markets

Better TSO coordination needed to boost power trading

Underused interconnector capacity in the European power market will need to be addressed if the region seeks a Single Energy Market.

18 August 2017
Global Markets

Most-active explorers in Asia Pacific reduce rig count

Gas exploration activity fell by 4% month on month in July as the major explorers cut rig numbers.

18 August 2017
Global Markets

Petrobras oil and gas output down 2.49% in July

Petrobras’s oil and gas output fell by 2.49% in July compared with June, to 2.74 MMboe/d.

17 August 2017
Global Markets

Petrobras starts arbitration action against Uruguayan government

Petrobras has started arbitration proceedings against the Uruguayan government over two gas distribution companies it owns in the country.

17 August 2017
Shell’s Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project. (Shell) Global Markets

Philippines LNG terminal mired in politics

Government intervention into plans for an LNG terminal in the Philippines is delaying much-needed development.

17 August 2017
Global Markets

Drop in Q1 production hits Sakhalin LNG revenues

Exports from the Russian liquefaction plant fell by 27% in Q1, leading to the lowest revenues in seven years.

17 August 2017
Global Markets

API backs Trump’s order on regulation

The American Petroleum Institute has declared support for President Donald Trump’s executive order to streamline energy infrastructure.

16 August 2017
Lower spot gas prices and a recent rebound in electricity prices helped RWE boost profit margins. (RWE) Global Markets

Utilities take stock as German election looms

Whichever party takes office in Berlin in the autumn will face pressing challenges to overcome security of supply concerns in the wake of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.

16 August 2017
The LNG terminal on Revithoussa Island, Greece. (EC) Global Markets

Gas market upswing good news for Greek hub plans

Strong investor interest in its grid operator and rising demand are favourable signs for Greece's ambition of becoming a regional gas hub.

16 August 2017
Sinopec will diversify its investments by expanding into city gas distribution. (Interfax) Global Markets

Sinopec preps for downstream city gas expansion

China’s second largest gas producer is preparing to expand down the industry chain into city gas distribution as it seeks to grow its gas business.

16 August 2017
Global Markets

FERC’s long queue of projects waiting for approval

The US agency finally has enough members to restart its approval process, but faces a $50 billion backlog.

16 August 2017
Global Markets

Gas sales show strong growth on China’s SHPGX

Pipeline gas transactions on the exchange made massive gains from a year ago while LNG trades nearly doubled.

16 August 2017
Global Markets

China to start commercial shale production in Guizhou and Hubei

China is likely to start commercial production of shale gas in the southern city of Anye in Guizhou province and Yichang in Hubei province.

15 August 2017
Global Markets

Italian power demand lifts African pipeline flows

Deliveries to Spain fell in Week 32 but volumes to Italy were up as high temperatures continued to feed demand for gas-fired power.

15 August 2017
YPF drilling in Vaca Muerta, Neuquen. (YPF) Global Markets

YPF seeks smooth stimulus switch in 2018

Argentina’s YPF is anxious for a smooth transition between the country’s generous incentive schemes. But experts say the state giant need not be worried.

15 August 2017

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