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China sets pace on South China Sea resolution

Ahead of this week’s East Asia Summit in Brunei, Ian Storey, senior fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, speaks to Interfax about the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

8 October 2013
Price Drivers

Designing Singapore’s LNG market

Neil McGregor, chief executive of Singapore LNG, speaks to Interfax about the city-state’s new LNG terminal on Jurong Island and its prospects for developing a hub.

4 October 2013
Price Drivers

Marcellus growth to have significant impact on US market

Growth in production from the Marcellus Shale formation will have a significant impact on the US market in the short, medium and long term, analysts from Bernstein said in a research note this week.

3 October 2013
Policy & Politics

Qatar strikes uneasy energy balance with Iran

As the Syrian war ratchets up tensions in the Middle East, James Byrne and Leigh Elston investigate the consequences for Qatar and its northern neighbour Iran, which together sit on top of one of the world’s largest gas fields.

2 October 2013
Price Drivers

Growing arbitrage kicks off cross-basin trade

A wider price differential between the Atlantic and Pacific basins has provided an incentive for trade between the two regions.

2 October 2013
Price Drivers

Henry Hub futures hit by storage build and mild temperature

US natural gas prices dropped last week as markets faced the double whammy of stock builds and mild temperatures. CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub futures came under further pressure as supply disruptions from the floods in Colorado eased.

1 October 2013
Price Drivers

Singapore’s Pavilion aims to create Asian ‘LNG ecosystem’

Singapore’s new LNG business, Pavilion Energy, is looking to invest across the global industry while also encouraging the development of an Asian LNG hub based in its home country.

25 September 2013
Fundamentals

Henry Hub eases after bullish start as US consumption slumps

A bullish start at the Henry Hub last week was wiped out by the end of the week, with domestic consumption falling below average for the time of the year as warm weather persisted.

24 September 2013
Companies

Egypt to pay Eni arrears

Cairo has promised to pay $800 million in arrears to Italian oil major Eni.

18 September 2013
Companies

Cove Point LNG earns non-FTA export approval

Dominion Resources’ Cove Point liquefaction plant is the latest in a string of proposed United States export projects to gain non-free trade agreement approval.

12 September 2013
Fundamentals

North American market benefits from Atlantic Basin length

Added length in the Atlantic Basin has benefited North America’s terminals in recent weeks as a relative glut of LNG has arrived or is bound for the United States.

11 September 2013
Price Drivers

Asian LNG prices dip but remain worrying for winter

Asian LNG prices have started to fall over the past month as interest in spot cargoes has begun to dissipate, but a long winter lies ahead for gas buyers.

4 September 2013
Fundamentals

European spot prices rise as upstream maintenance persists

European spot gas prices strengthened last week as more Norwegian production was taken offline, leaving European grids in a precarious position for the coming month.

27 August 2013
Price Drivers

UK production drops despite record investment

Offshore industry body Oil & Gas UK has published a report predicting challenges ahead for the UK gas sector. Interfax looks at how it will cope as North Sea production dwindles.

23 August 2013
Price Drivers

Slow and steady will win the race

While high gas production is keeping US prices low, there appears to be little scope for more growth this decade, potentially pushing prices up in coming years.

23 August 2013
Fundamentals

Rupee crisis cripples Indian fuel importers

India’s currency crisis is crippling fuel importers as surging commodity prices, burgeoning demand and the flailing rupee have pushed India’s LNG import bill up by 240% in little more than two years.

22 August 2013
Fundamentals

European LNG demand in freefall

The European LNG market shrank by 24% in H1 of 2013 as volumes were commanded elsewhere because of supply restrictions and surging demand.

15 August 2013
Fundamentals

UK-continent disparity tightens as Interconnector returns

European spot gas contracts rose last week, with the biggest mover being the NBP day-ahead contract, which surged following sudden reductions in Norwegian and Dutch imports.

1 July 2013
Price Drivers

Storage builds and mild weather forecasts weigh on prices

The outlook for milder weather, together with persistent builds in gas storage, weighed on Henry Hub futures last week.

25 June 2013
Fundamentals

Henry Hub hits three-month low on warm weather

Warm weather and a large storage build suppressed gas prices at the NYMEX Henry Hub for the third week in succession last week.

18 June 2013

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