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.

By Damon Evans 17 August 2017
Kogas is oversupplied after stocking up in Q4 2013 and Q1 2014.  (Kogas) Global Markets

Asian spot prices on the slide

Asian spot prices are falling as mild weather and healthy storage levels push down demand for flexible cargoes.

27 June 2014
Qatar may see reduced demand for LNG from Asia once Russia begins piping gas to China. (Qatargas) Global Markets

Russia’s eastern promise heightens Qatar’s anxiety

Russia’s flagship deal with China means Qatargas and Rasgas could now face serious competition from pipeline supplies into one of their major markets.

27 June 2014
Russian gas production Global Markets

Russia finds upside in sanctions, flooding and Middle East upheaval

EU sanctions have had little effect on the bloc’s imports from Gazprom. Russia’s exports to Europe increased by 8.9% year on year in May to 13.1 bcm, although Interfax predicts they will fall by 2% to 12.5 bcm in June.

25 June 2014
Cameron LNG will link its LNG export prices to the Henry Hub. (Sempra LNG) Global Markets

Oil turbulence golden opportunity for US LNG

Trouble in the Middle East could open the door for more US LNG exports as the cost of oil-linked supplies climbs.

24 June 2014
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23 June 2014
Shia fighters demonstrate in Baghdad as Sunni militants sweep across Iraq. (PA) Global Markets

Unravelling of Iraq could see new spike in LNG prices

Fresh sectarian conflict in Iraq threatens new spikes in oil and gas prices as OPEC’s second largest producer struggles to contain militant forces sweeping across the country.

17 June 2014
Global Markets

CNOOC to sign LNG deals with BP and Shell

China is set to strengthen its energy ties with the West, as state oil giant China National Offshore Oil Corp. gears up to agree a pair of multibillion dollar gas deals with BP and Shell.

17 June 2014
Gas consumption by region Global Markets

BP releases energy review data

Global gas consumption rose by 1.4% in 2013, driven by stronger-than-expected growth in demand from OECD countries, according to BP’s annual statistical review, released on Monday. Consumption growth was strongest in percentage terms in Israel (168.7%), Brazil (19.2%) and Singapore (12.3%), while EU gas consumption fell to its lowest level si

16 June 2014
Brigg gas power station in the UK. Gas could gain ground when old coal plants are retired. (Centrica) Global Markets

Glimmer of hope for Europe’s gas players – OIES

According to a new study, better times for gas in Europe – especially gas-to-power – could be on the horizon. However, any improvements will take a while to arrive.

12 June 2014
Gas is facing strong competition from coal, renewables and nuclear in the power sector. (E.On) Global Markets

IEA outlook more cautious as gas market faces headwinds

The IEA struck a more bearish tone on the prospects for the gas industry in its latest Medium Term Gas Market Outlook report.

10 June 2014
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9 June 2014
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2 June 2014
Japan's Tohoku Electric agreed to take 270,000 tpa from  Cameron LNG on a free-on-board basis. (Sempra) Global Markets

Japan-Henry Hub spread stays wide-open

The inter-basin United States-to-Asia LNG trade remains attractive, despite expectations the arbitrage window could begin to close in 2014.

28 May 2014
Global Markets

Tamar sells 1.7 bcm of gas in Q1 2014

A total of 1.7 bcm of gas was sold from Israel’s Tamar field in Q1 2014, yielding aggregate revenue of $211 million for the shareholders in the field - Isramco, Avner Oil & Gas and Delek Drilling.

27 May 2014
Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan at the meeting in Berlin on Monday. (PA) Global Markets

Russia-Ukraine gas deal hangs on $2 bln payment by Friday

Russia and Ukraine appear to be edging towards a deal after the second round of three-way talks mediated by the EU in Berlin on Monday.

27 May 2014
Global Markets

Asian benchmark on horizon as Russia enters region

Russia’s entry in the Asian gas market could eventually spur the development of a regional pricing point

27 May 2014
An LNG tanker at Sakhalin 2. Shell’s Roger Bounds says the Gazprom-CNPC deal will increase China’s appetite for gas. (Shell) Global Markets

LNG players see the silver lining in China-Russia deal

Russia may have secured a chunk of Chinese gas demand by signing a landmark deal this week, but this is not necessarily a bad thing for LNG – according to two exporters.

23 May 2014
Global Markets

GTL a pricey endeavour, but rewards may be big

The economics for GTL projects are improving as the US prepares to export its first LNG, but high upfront costs remain a hurdle for big developments, experts said at the World XTL Summit in London.

20 May 2014
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19 May 2014
General Fang, left, greets US counterpart General Martin Dempsey in Washington. (US Department of Defense) Global Markets

China remains firm in Vietnam oil rig standoff

China will not move a deep-sea drilling rig from disputed waters also claimed by Vietnam, even as ties between Beijing and Hanoi begin to unravel.

16 May 2014

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