Petroceltic’s Algeria AT-9 well. Algeria is pushing to increase its gas output. (Petroceltic) Global Markets

Algerian energy minister continues shake-up

The head of the Algerian oil and gas licensing agency, Alnaft, has been replaced in what could be a sign of sweeping changes to come.

By Verity Ratcliffe 24 March 2017
EMIR is one of several financial regulations drawn up in response to the financial crisis. (European Commission) Global Markets

Energy industry holds breath ahead of EMIR review

Firms hope the review of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation will leave the hedging exemption for mandatory clearing untouched.

16 March 2017
Global Markets

Southeast Asian exporters feel the pinch in 2016

Falling LNG prices in 2016 hit revenues for Southeast Asia’s LNG exporters, but volumes remained remarkably stable year on year.

16 March 2017
Global Markets

Canadian gas producers look to Chicago

Canada's WCSB gas producers are considering delivering gas to Chicago as they can no longer rely on proposed West Coast LNG projects to move forward.

15 March 2017
Global Markets

Top producers agree to increase gas to Australia’s domestic market

Top gas producers including ExxonMobil and Shell have agreed to increase supplies to Australia's domestic market to help avert future gas shortages.

15 March 2017
Global Markets

Daqing oilfield gas production up year on year

The Daqing oilfield produced 713 MMcm of gas in the first two months of 2017, up by 37 MMcm from the previous year.

15 March 2017
Global Markets

Japanese LNG prices return to ‘normal’

LNG import prices in Japan have returned to "normal", after increasing by as much as 80% following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

15 March 2017
Global Markets

Algeria looks to beat gas production targets

Algeria expects to produce more than 57 billion cubic metres of gas in 2017.

15 March 2017
Sinopec’s Lichuan gas processing plant in Hubei province. The region hopes to lower gas bills for end-users. (Interfax) Global Markets

Hubei squeezes distributors to cut end-user gas bills

Hubei officials are targeting lucrative margins in the city gas distribution business as they look to reduce gas bills to drive demand growth.

15 March 2017
Global Markets

Pipeline transactions on SHPGX plunge 60%

Pipeline transactions on the Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange more than halved last week.

15 March 2017
Global Markets

TransCanada reaches long-term deal for WCSB gas

TransCanada has concluded new long-term contracts with gas producers in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

14 March 2017
Global Markets

ACCC chairman calls for more domestic gas in eastern Australia

Australia needs to reserve more gas for its eastern market, the chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said.

14 March 2017
Global Markets

Pakistani LNG imports to double

LNG imports into Pakistan are forecast to double from their current levels by July 2017, official sources have said.

14 March 2017
Global Markets

Chinese gas production holds steady in 2017

China’s gas output in the first two months of 2017 was unchanged from a year ago, at 25.1 billion cubic metres.

14 March 2017
Global Markets

Zimbabwe to negotiate new South Africa power deal

Zimbabwe is set to negotiate a new power import deal with neighbouring South Africa to compensate for a shortfall in hydroelectric power.

14 March 2017
Global Markets

Gazprom discussing upstream projects with Iran

Gazprom is discussing the development of upstream projects with Iran, according to the co-chairman of the Russia-Iran intergovernmental commission.

14 March 2017
Global Markets

Ukrainian gas consumption drops in January

Ukrainian gas consumption fell by 5.8% year on year in January, to 5.11 billion cubic metres.

14 March 2017
Global Markets

EU share of renewables clears 17%

The share of renewables in the final energy consumption of EU countries rose slightly in 2015 from a year earlier, to almost 17%.

14 March 2017
Global Markets

Estonia’s Essti Energia planning to sell gas in Latvia and Lithuania

Estonian state-owned electricity company Essti Energia is ready to start selling gas to domestic consumers in Latvia and Lithuania.

14 March 2017
The Langage power station. Renewables are making CCGTs less popular in the UK. (Centrica) Global Markets

UK capacity market in urgent need of reform

The UK’s capacity auction mechanism is putting the country at risk of having a capacity gap in 2025. CCGT seems the best solution to the problem.

14 March 2017
Global Markets

Low Algerian volumes hit African pipeline exports

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.9% in Week 10 from a week earlier as a result of lower Algerian exports.

14 March 2017

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