LNG

Uruguay gambling on Argentina’s demand

The reluctance of Buenos Aires to commit to capacity from Uruguay’s proposed LNG terminal may scuttle the project.

LNG

India’s gas supply falling short of demand

Despite importing greater volumes of LNG, India is still far from meeting its demand for gas.

Exploration & Production

Drilling up in Latin America but Mexico hits zero

Gas-focused drilling ticked up in Latin America in December, but Mexico has dropped from 12 rigs to zero in two years.

12 January 2017
LNG

Gas pushed out of South Korea’s energy mix

South Korea is looking to nuclear and renewables to meet growing demand for power, while the share of gas in the mix is set to decline.

12 January 2017
Supply & Demand

Supply diversification will be a challenge – ENTSOG

Maintaining supply diversification in Europe will be a challenge as the decline in indigenous production is likely to increase the region’s supply needs.

11 January 2017
LNG

Chinese LNG sales look local as holiday approaches

LNG plants in northern and northwestern China are favouring sales to local buyers as the Lunar New Year approaches, leading to some supply tightness.

11 January 2017
Supply & Demand

African gas exports fall in the first week of the year

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 3% in the first week of the year, to 889.9 MMcm.

10 January 2017
LNG

Bad weather still hampering Chinese LNG delivery

Severe smog in Hebei closed motorways and affected LNG deliveries from Shaanxi last week, while heavy snow curbed deliveries from Inner Mongolia.

10 January 2017
Global Markets

Malaysia’s reliance on gas set to decline

Gas’s consumption in Malaysia’s power sector is set to fall by more than 25% by 2019, according to the Energy Commission.

9 January 2017
LNG

Brazil gambles on summer rains

Brazil is drawing heavily on its huge hydro dams as the rains return, but this looks like a risky energy policy should the weather dry up.

9 January 2017
LNG

South Korea’s LNG imports up 27% in November

November was the fourth month in 2016 when South Korea's LNG imports exceeded those of the same month in the previous year.

5 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Asia Pacific’s rig count increases by 7%

Asia Pacific saw its rig count rise by 7% in November as countries sought to expand exploration activity and boost domestic production.

5 January 2017
LNG

Smog and snow cut Chinese LNG deliveries

Wholesale LNG prices at Chinese plants fell in December, as low visibility from smog and snowfall in northern China reduced the rate of deliveries.

4 January 2017
Supply & Demand

African pipeline exports end 2016 on a high

Algeria stepped up its piped gas exports to Italy significantly over 2016, reversing the trend for declining Trans-Med gas flows from the previous five years.

3 January 2017
LNG

Chinese LNG imports hit record 2.66 mt in November

A cold snap in northern China drove the country’s LNG imports to a record 2.66 mt in November, with cargoes landing at all of China’s 13 operational terminals.

3 January 2017
LNG

LNG projects saw significant growth in 2016

The amount of LNG export capacity added in 2016 was second only to 2009, and is set to grow further next year.

22 December 2016
Exploration & Production

Egyptian exploration activity continues to fall

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East fell by 5.2% month on month in November. The number of rigs in operation in Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia all dropped.

22 December 2016
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Fossil-fired power plants saw heavy closures in 2015

A large amount of gas- and coal-fired power generation capacity was either mothballed or decommissioned in 2015.

21 December 2016
LNG

Chinese smog hits LNG prices and deliveries

Chinese wholesale LNG prices fell by 2.9% last week from the previous week, while inventories have built up as smog has affected LNG deliveries by road.

21 December 2016
LNG

Heating demand continues to boost LNG prices

Spot LNG prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan gained an average of 1.3% last week from the previous week as gas heating demand supported buying.

20 December 2016
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Slight decline in Europe’s African pipeline imports

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.4% last week from the previous week, but Trans-Med pipeline volumes ticked up slightly to a new record high.

20 December 2016
LNG

Rains wash out Brazilian LNG demand

The end of a severe three-year drought in Brazil and a recovery in hydropower production have saved the country billions of dollars on gas imports in 2016.

19 December 2016

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