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Japan’s LNG imports slide in October

Japan’s LNG imports fell in October, making it look increasingly unlikely overall demand will exceed last year's total.

10 December 2015
Price Drivers

Iran’s neighbours prepare for end of sanctions

The GCC states are getting ready for the opportunities and challenges that will arise once the sanctions against Iran are lifted.

10 December 2015
Market Trading

Ukraine to pay $230/Mcm for Russian gas in Q1 – Gazprom

Ukraine will pay an estimated $230 per thousand cubic metres for Russian gas in Q1 2016, Gazprom Deputy Chairman Valery Golubev has said.

9 December 2015
Companies

Statoil still committed to Russian exploration

Statoil has said it will continue to work with Rosneft to develop Russia’s oil and gas reserves, despite revising its plans amid low oil prices and Russian sanctions.

9 December 2015
Fundamentals

Renewables to fill EU supply gap this winter

The expansion of renewable power generation in Europe will make up for lost capacity from decommissioned fossil fuel plants this winter, according to ENTSO-E.

9 December 2015
Fundamentals

Chinese LNG prices down as supply increases

Wholesale LNG prices from Chinese plants dropped last week as more plants resumed production following November’s gas price cut.

9 December 2015
Policy & Politics

US lease sales postponed amid protests

Planned protests by environmental groups in the United States have prompted the government to postpone oil and gas lease sales scheduled for Thursday.

8 December 2015
Policy & Politics

Nigeria breaking up Petroleum Industry Bill

Nigeria’s government is breaking up the Petroleum Industry Bill, which has been stuck in parliament for years, replacing it with several smaller laws.

8 December 2015
Fundamentals

Global climate deal on track to be finalised by Friday

After seven days of talks at the COP21 meeting in Paris, the negotiating parties have signed off on a draft text that is expected to be published on Friday.

8 December 2015
Price Drivers

Latin America’s LNG bill down 25% in 2015

Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile are on course to save around 25% on their LNG spending in 2015, despite importing almost unchanged volumes.

8 December 2015
Fundamentals

Asian spot LNG prices fall on weak demand

Weak demand and oversupply caused the price of Asian spot LNG cargoes to fall to $7.69/MMBtu on 4 December, down by 1.17% from 30 November and 21% from a year ago.

8 December 2015
Fundamentals

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

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

7 December 2015
Companies

Egypt to appeal against IEC compensation

Egypt plans to appeal against an order to pay $1.76 billion in compensation to state-owned Israel Electric Corp. (IEC) for stopping gas supplies in 2012.

7 December 2015
Price Drivers

Serbia hoping for Russian gas discount

Serbia expects to receive discounted gas from Russia to benefit two of its strategic manufacturers, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in Belgrade.

7 December 2015
Policy & Politics

Turkish Stream may survive the Russia-Turkey diplomatic storm

Turkey and Russia remain at each other’s throats over the downing of a Russian jet, but the Turkish Stream project could survive the hostility.

7 December 2015
Policy & Politics

Russia sanctions limit funding as EU mulls renewal

Western sanctions are making it tough for Russian gas projects to secure finance, with low oil prices and a weak ruble compounding the problem.

7 December 2015
Fundamentals

Plugging the LNG demand hole

The LNG industry faces an uncertain future as concern moves from whether projects will make it online to what will be done with the LNG if they do.

4 December 2015
Policy & Politics

US Congress votes to repeal crude export ban

The United States Congress has voted to repeal the country’s 40-year ban on crude oil exports and to speed up the approval process for LNG exports and domestic pipeline projects.

4 December 2015
Policy & Politics

Kurdistan pivots towards gas development

Iraqi Kurdistan is taking a more flexible approach in a bid to bring its gas projects to fruition.

4 December 2015
Fundamentals

Executives at odds over LNG supply glut

The LNG industry needs to drive demand growth if it wants to absorb the supply glut it faces, but executives do not agree on how to achieve the task.

4 December 2015

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