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Price Drivers

Asian rout rolls on as prices slide under $8/MMBtu

Asian spot prices continued their decline in January, despite an uptick in demand from Japan and South Korea.

30 January 2015
Fundamentals

A crucial year for the global gas industry – IGU

Jérôme Ferrier, president of the International Gas Union, talks to Interfax about his predictions for the world gas industry in 2015.

30 January 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.

26 January 2015
Fundamentals

Nimble US producers herald a structural market shift

Analysts are seeing a structural, rather than cyclical, shift in US oil and gas markets that will keep prices lower for longer.

26 January 2015
Price Drivers

How low can Asian LNG prices go?

The plunge in oil prices to $50/bbl will pull Asian term prices well below $10/MMBtu later on this year, with the cost of LNG likely falling to $8/MMBtu by spring.

26 January 2015
Fundamentals

China Number Crunch: 20 January update from the world’s largest energy consumer

Asian spot LNG prices continued their downward trend last week, falling by 1.81% as mild weather in Japan and South Korea dampened regional gas demand.

20 January 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.

19 January 2015
Market Trading

False reports of Russian gas cut-off cause European market blip

Bogus media reports suggested Russia had drastically reduced gas supplies to Europe on Monday, causing spot prices at the continent’s main hubs to rise briefly,

19 January 2015
Market Trading

Norway sees gas production flourish in December

Norwegian gas output increased sharply in the final month of 2014, meaning the country beat its annual production target by just short of 2 billion cubic metres.

19 January 2015
Policy & Politics

What to expect in 2015

Low oil prices, floating liquefaction and new supply routes – Interfax looks at what the global gas market should expect in 2015.

19 January 2015
Policy & Politics

Ghana budgets for $40/bbl oil

Ghana is considering a $40/bbl oil scenario in its budget calculations for 2015 and may cut spending to stop the deficit ballooning,

16 January 2015
Fundamentals

Japanese nuclear restarts to weigh on global gas market

Restarts at Japan’s shuttered nuclear reactors will start to reduce the country's LNG consumption this year, in another bearish development for global gas markets.

16 January 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.

12 January 2015
Fundamentals

Winter fails to fire up global gas markets

Gas prices are under pressure across the world as a result of mild weather, growing supply and a rout in the oil market.

9 January 2015
Policy & Politics

Hitting the campaign trail

This year sees several crucial elections, but how are oil and gas featuring in the global manifesto?

8 January 2015
Policy & Politics

Anastasiades will not restart talks on Cyprus reunification

Greek-Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said he will not restart talks on the reunification of the divided island, following an announcement that Turkey’s seismic survey ship, Barbaros, will resume searching for oil and gas in the island’s coastal waters.

7 January 2015
Fundamentals

China Number Crunch: 7 January update from the world’s largest energy consumer

Increasing demand and limited supply pushed up producer prices at China’s LNG plants in December.

7 January 2015
Fundamentals

A new record for Japanese LNG

The yen-denominated cost of Japan’s imported LNG spiked to a new high in November, as the yen weakened against the US dollar.

5 January 2015
Fundamentals

Political and economic turmoil dominate gas in 2014

The past year has been dramatic and the gas industry was at the heart of some of the key changes.

23 December 2014
Fundamentals

Security still paramount in trouble-stricken MENA

Another year of social and political instability across much of North Africa and the Middle East limited development in many of the region’s oil and gas projects, although some important progress was made.

23 December 2014

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