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Russia to spend RUB 140 bln to develop gas for vehicles

Russia plans to spend RUB 140 billion ($2.05 billion) to develop gas as a vehicle fuel by 2020, the Energy Ministry said in a statement.

7 September 2015
Fundamentals

European gas consumption picks up in July

Gas consumption in key European markets rose by more than 6% year on year in the first seven months of 2015, albeit from a low base.

7 September 2015
Fundamentals

LNG project delays: who will blink first?

Companies planning to take FIDs on LNG projects are unwilling to postpone their decisions in case doing so puts the projects themselves in jeopardy.

4 September 2015
Fundamentals

New LNG plans continuing despite reduced demand

The number of global LNG projects planning to take an FID has not decreased, despite the drop in global LNG demand.

4 September 2015
Market Trading

US gas prices flat in most regions

United States gas prices were flat in most regions over the past week. Henry Hub spot prices traded at $2.72/MMBtu on 26 August and ended the week at $2.71/MMBtu.

4 September 2015
Market Trading

CNOOC announces QCLNG sales tenders

China National Offshore Oil Corp. has announced its first LNG sales tender for two cargoes from Australia’s BG Queensland Curtis LNG project that will be loaded in October and November.

4 September 2015
Fundamentals

Gazprom signs third China gas agreement

Gazprom has signed another memorandum for gas deliveries to China from Russia’s Far East, company Chief Executive Alexei Miller has said.

4 September 2015
Fundamentals

Offshore upswing boosts UK energy production

The UK’s domestic energy production rose by 8.9% to 31.1 mt of oil equivalent in Q2 2015, boosted by increased production on the UK Continental Shelf.

4 September 2015
Fundamentals

Russian gas production falls

Russian gas production fell by 4.2% year on year in the first eight months of 2015 to 400.29 billion cubic metres, the Central Dispatching Department of the Fuel and Energy Complex said.

3 September 2015
Companies

Russia locked in talks with EU on Gazprom probe

An out-of-court settlement in the European Commission’s antitrust case against Gazprom would likely favour both parties, but a deal seems some way off.

3 September 2015
Policy & Politics

Argentina set to become more ‘market-friendly’

Argentina will soon have a new president better disposed to business, Buenos Aires-based political expert Juan Cruz Díaz tells Interfax.

3 September 2015
Market Trading

Gazprom more optimistic about price

Gazprom has raised its forecast for the average price of its gas exports in 2015 to $237-242 per thousand cubic metres.

2 September 2015
Price Drivers

China’s end-users feel effects of producer prices

Higher producer prices in northern China helped end-user prices in Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Tianjin gain an average of 1.08% from last week.

2 September 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.

1 September 2015
Companies

Petronas may explore Venezuela and Trinidad

Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas may participate in joint gas exploration projects in bordering areas of Venezuela and Trinidad, Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said, following his visit to Venezuela last month.

1 September 2015
Price Drivers

Funeng prepares for feedstock price cut

Fujian Jinjiang Gas Power Generation, a power station owned by Funeng, has been notified by the Fujian Provincial Pricing Bureau about a cut to feedstock gas prices.

1 September 2015
Companies

Gazprom pushing for Hong Kong listing

Gazprom has stepped up efforts to obtain a listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, several banking sources have told Interfax.

1 September 2015
Policy & Politics

SA energy minister supports gas and renewables

South Africa’s Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has given her support to the development of gas-fired power and a renewable-energy procurement programme.

1 September 2015
Price Drivers

Ukraine expecting $250/Mcm gas from Russia

The price Ukraine pays for Russian gas in Q4 2015 could be $250 per thousand cubic metres (Mcm) without discounts, Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Industry Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn has said.

1 September 2015
Policy & Politics

Counting the cost of collateral under EMIR

The energy industry fears new requirements for clearing and collateral under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation will increase costs and hurt liquidity in markets.

1 September 2015

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