LNG

Chile disappoints Panama Canal authorities

Chilean tankers are reportedly choosing a longer route instead of transiting the Central American waterway.

By Chris Noon 21 August 2017
LNG

Malaysia recovers from fall in LNG exports

Malaysia’s LNG exports increased by 27% year on year in June following low production levels in May.

21 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Most-active explorers in Asia Pacific reduce rig count

Gas exploration activity fell by 4% month on month in July as the major explorers cut rig numbers.

18 August 2017
LNG

Drop in Q1 production hits Sakhalin LNG revenues

Exports from the Russian liquefaction plant fell by 27% in Q1, leading to the lowest revenues in seven years.

17 August 2017
LNG

Tianjin top of Chinese terminal’s LNG sales

Tianjin managed the highest output out of all of China’s LNG terminals last week, with average daily sales of 240 tankers.

17 August 2017
LNG

FERC’s long queue of projects waiting for approval

The US agency finally has enough members to restart its approval process, but faces a $50 billion backlog.

16 August 2017
LNG

Gas sales show strong growth on China’s SHPGX

Pipeline gas transactions on the exchange made massive gains from a year ago while LNG trades nearly doubled.

16 August 2017
Supply & Demand

Italian power demand lifts African pipeline flows

Deliveries to Spain fell in Week 32 but volumes to Italy were up as high temperatures continued to feed demand for gas-fired power.

15 August 2017
LNG

North Asian spot LNG averages $5.48/MMBtu

Prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan were down slightly in the second week of August.

15 August 2017
Supply & Demand

Bolivia papers over cracks with Argentina’

Bolivia appears to have made up for a deficit in gas exports to Argentina in May by over-exporting in June and July.

14 August 2017
LNG

Thai gas consumption falls amid shrinking supply

Thailand faces a future increasingly reliant on imported LNG as domestic output continues to slide and imports from Myanmar show no signs of recovery.

14 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Middle East gas rig count edges downwards in July

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East fell by 1% in July from the previous month, to 98, with the largest month-on-month drop occurring in Pakistan.

11 August 2017
LNG

South Korea coal power shutdown boosts LNG

South Korea’s president shut down eight coal-fired units in June, resulting in a large growth in LNG demand.

10 August 2017
LNG

Chinese LNG output set to rise 6.25% in August

China’s LNG output is projected to rise by 6.25% in August compared with July, to 1.28 bcm.

10 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Italy’s conventional power capacity down 27%

The availability of installed conventional power capacity in Italy has dropped by around 27% over the last five years.

9 August 2017
LNG

Chinese wholesale LNG prices up by 2.8% in July

Prices averaged RMB 3,150/t in July, up by 2.84% from June, as flooding cut output and sales.

9 August 2017
LNG

Chinese trucked LNG prices slip as summer nears end

Terminals reduced their prices for trucked LNG in July in anticipation of weakening demand for gas-fired power as summer heatwaves end.

8 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Volumes to Europe fall on all North African pipelines

North African pipeline gas exports to Europe fell by 12.8% in Week 31 from the previous week, to 406.4 MMcm.

8 August 2017
LNG

Colombia relaxed despite declining production

Colombia’s industry is confident that future gas supply will be guaranteed by LNG imports and new discoveries.

7 August 2017
LNG

Thailand’s LNG imports break records in June

Imports were up by 77% over the month, reaching a new high of 484,524 tons

7 August 2017
LNG

Coal plant shutdown boosts Korean LNG demand

South Korea’s LNG imports increased by nearly 40% year on year in June 2017, which is uncharacteristically high for the time of year.

3 August 2017

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