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Price Drivers

Chinese LNG producers cut prices

Several Chinese LNG producers have cut their prices to remain competitive against imported LNG.

8 April 2015
Policy & Politics

Buhari win could increase Nigerian infrastructure attacks – IHS

IHS Energy analysts have warned there could be an increase in attacks on oil and gas workers and infrastructure following Muhammadu Buhari’s win in Nigeria’s presidential elections.

7 April 2015
Policy & Politics

Moscow could offer Greece a gas discount

Russia is considering offering Greece a discount on gas deliveries as well as new loans, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on Tuesday.

7 April 2015
Fundamentals

Argentina saving ‘hundreds of millions’ on LNG

Interfax estimates that Argentina spent around $275 million in Q1 2015 to import LNG, compared with approximately $656 million in Q1 2014.

7 April 2015
Policy & Politics

German cabinet approves fracking ban

The German cabinet has approved a draft law banning the use of fracking above a depth of 3,000 metres or near water supplies, nature reserves and national parks.

2 April 2015
Price Drivers

Average East Asian LNG prices collapse in Feb

Japan and Taiwan increased their LNG imports in 2015, but South Korea has seen a substantial decline in demand for the fuel since December.

2 April 2015
Policy & Politics

US plans 28% emissions reduction

US President Barack Obama’s administration revealed plans to cut American greenhouse gas emissions by up to 28% below 2005 levels by 2025.

1 April 2015
Companies

Delek Group postpones LSE listing plans

Delek Group will postpone plans to list on the London Stock Exchange – which it had scheduled for mid-2015 – because of volatility in energy markets and regulatory issues in Israel.

1 April 2015
Policy & Politics

Buhari wins landslide victory in Nigeria’s presidential elections

Muhammadu Buhari has won a landslide victory in Nigeria’s presidential elections over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.

1 April 2015
Price Drivers

Competitive LNG to hit Qatar gas revenues

Qatar may see a 30% drop in revenue from gas exports in the next decade as global LNG supply becomes more competitive.

1 April 2015
Policy & Politics

Russia extending Ukraine’s gas discount

Russia is extending Ukraine’s gas discount by another three months on the condition that the country upholds all contractual provisions.

1 April 2015
Market Trading

France's GRTgaz South and TIGF trading zones to merge

The GRTgaz South and TIGF trading zones in the south of France will be merged into the Trading Region South on Wednesday.

1 April 2015
Policy & Politics

EU Council to lend up to €1.8 billion to Ukraine

The European Council on Tuesday confirmed a decision to provide a maximum of €1.8 billion in further macro-financial assistance to Ukraine.

1 April 2015
Policy & Politics

Signal failures delay infrastructure – ENTSOG

FIDs on key gas infrastructure projects in Europe are being delayed because of a lack of long-term signals for gas demand and supply, according to ENTSOG.

1 April 2015
Price Drivers

Chinese LNG prices remain steady as buyers hold back

Buyers appear to be holding back from purchasing LNG until April, when Chinese suppliers are expected to cut prices in response to lower production costs.

1 April 2015
Policy & Politics

US, UK warn nigerian elections may have been tampered with

The UK and US foreign ministries have warned that vote counts in the recent Nigerian elections may have been tampered with.

31 March 2015
Policy & Politics

Aussie sanctions on Russia start to bite

Australian sanctions on exports to Russia of equipment used for energy and resources work took effect on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced.

31 March 2015
Policy & Politics

Iran nuclear negotiations reach deadline but ‘tricky issues’ remain

Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 over Tehran’s nuclear programme reached their final day on Tuesday before the deadline for an outline agreement.

31 March 2015
Fundamentals

Wildcat’s Pick of the Week

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

30 March 2015
Fundamentals

Russia plan to boost LNG market share to 15%

Russia is moving forward with plans to boost its share of the global LNG market from 4.5% to 15% by 2035, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said at a public council meeting.

30 March 2015

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