The signing ceremony for the Moheshkhali FSRU Fundamentals

Bangladesh prepares for first LNG imports

Bangladesh is getting ready to receive its first delivery of LNG next week as its new FSRU travels across the Indian Ocean carrying Qatari volumes.

By Andrew Walker 20 April 2018
Policy & Politics

Oil – nine times more important than gas?

Shale oil and gas discoveries in the US are still insufficient to offset risks to the country’s economy from Middle East oil shocks.

5 March 2012
Policy & Politics

FARC’s ‘end to kidnappings’ looks like public relations

Oil and gas companies operating in Colombia will continue to face major security risks despite the ‘end to kidnappings’ announced by the country’s largest rebel group, analysts have told Interfax

5 March 2012
Policy & Politics

Nuclear for Mexico?

Mexico should turn to nuclear power to reach renewable energy goals and could “easily” build two more reactors at its Laguna Verde plant, Minister of Energy Jordy Herrera said on Thursday, according to Bloomberg.

2 March 2012
Policy & Politics

Energy subsidies

United States President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to end $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies, and vowed to tackle the country’s long-term energy issues.

2 March 2012
Policy & Politics

Bolivia

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales said he may seize oil and gas assets if companies fail to meet investment commitments, La Paz-based daily newspaper La Razon reported.

1 March 2012
Price Drivers

North American gas prices tempt private equity back to energy industry

The medium-term ambitions of producers that want to export LNG to Asia are in line with the traditional strategies of private equity firms, say analysts.

28 February 2012
Policy & Politics

Stand-off between Argentine government and YPF continues

The stand-off between the Argentine government and the country’s largest oil and gas company YPF continued on Thursday, with government officials denied permission to enter a board meeting.

24 February 2012
Fundamentals

Supply issues force Turkey to face up to gas import dependency

This month’s cold snap led to a gas supply shortfall in Turkey that exposed Ankara’s dependency on gas imports. With soaring domestic demand, rising electricity prices and problems with its underground storage facilities, what energy reforms does Ankara have tabled?

23 February 2012
Price Drivers

New players could shift to hub-based LNG pricing

The surge in LNG demand coming from China, India and south-east Asia could be the catalyst for LNG prices in Asia moving away from the traditional oil-linked pricing mechanism and towards a spot market pricing.

22 February 2012
Policy & Politics

Programme to encourage British business with Australian LNG launched

The British High Commissioner to Australia Paul Madden and Western Australian Energy Minister Peter Collier met on Wednesday to launch the Northern Australia Gas High Value Opportunity Programme, which is aimed at encouraging more British companies to do business in Australia’s LNG industry, 9 News reported on Wednesday.

22 February 2012
Fundamentals

The dangers of a hub-based pricing approach

Gazprom’s Head of Contract Structuring and Price Formation Sergei Komlev, talks in an exclusive interview about gas pricing in Europe and the future of oil-indexed contracts.

22 February 2012
Price Drivers

UK faces spot market shake-up on storage

Supply strain in the UK’s gas market may have eased since the tight supply-demand situation of the last few weeks, but the market may now be facing supply complications caused by a storage shutdown in the UK and global storage obligations, which could significantly affect the spot market.

20 February 2012
Price Drivers

US gas prices surge

United States gas prices surged ahead of Presidents’ Day weekend because of announced drilling cutbacks, as well as production shut-ins.

20 February 2012
Policy & Politics

Iran nuclear programme

Iran may be willing to revive international negotiations over its nuclear programme with "new initiatives", Reuters reported on Friday.

17 February 2012
Companies

Rock bottom prices force Chesapeake into asset sale

Chesapeake has outlined a financial plan to fill its expected funding gap for this year. The plan has raised some analyst questions about the extent of its financial stress and the use of excess proceeds.

15 February 2012
Policy & Politics

PDP wins gas rich Bayelsa

Nigeria’s ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the election for governor of Bayelsa state in the country’s oil and gas rich south.

13 February 2012
Price Drivers

British prices drop 15%

British prompt gas prices dropped by 15% on Wednesday as plentiful supplies offset above-average demand, however near-term prices stayed at six-year highs on forecasts of more freezing temperatures to come, according to a Reuters report on Wednesday.

8 February 2012
Price Drivers

UK spot gas price rise continues

UK spot gas prices continued to firm as day-ahead trade increased by nearly 15% to trade at 100 pence per therm (p/th).

7 February 2012
Policy & Politics

US tightens Iran sanctions

The White House tightened sanctions against Iran on Monday which would effectively cut off the sale of Iranian oil by hindering the means of payment.

7 February 2012
Price Drivers

Temperature drop causes UK gas prices hit record high

UK prompt spot gas prices traded at their highest level since 2006, as freezing temperatures snow and ice covered the country over the weekend.

6 February 2012

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