Global Markets

Slight rebound in Latin American gas drilling

Gas-focused drilling in Latin America ticked up during April, with 18 rigs active in the region – a slight increase from March.

By Verity Ratcliffe 25 May 2017
Supply & Demand

Indonesia’s gas imports up by 33% in Q1 2017

Indonesia and Malaysia increased their gas exports in Q1 2017, but Brunei saw export volumes fall over the first two months of the year.

26 May 2017
LNG

Northern China forecast to see reduced LNG output

China’s domestic LNG output is forecast to average 39.36 MMcm/d this week as production falls in the northwest and northeast.

25 May 2017
Gas for Transport

NGVs on the rise in Central & Eastern Europe

There were 195,000 NGVs in the CEE region at the end of 2015, and this figure is expected to grow, according to a survey carried out by regional TSOs.

24 May 2017
LNG

SHPGX pipeline sales surge as LNG slumps

Pipeline gas transactions on the SHPGX hit 304 MMcm last week, while LNG sales slumped to 10,860 tons.

24 May 2017
LNG

Asian LNG prices rise as region enters summer

Spot LNG prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan continued to increase last week as a result of rising gas-to-power demand.

23 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Lower exports to Spain balanced by Italian gains

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 0.2% in Week 20 as a result of reduced deliveries to Spain.

23 May 2017
LNG

China is already a keen customer for US LNG

China is behind only Mexico and Chile in terms of demand for US LNG. However, it is paying top dollar for cargoes.

22 May 2017
LNG

Australia’s eastern LNG exports plateau

Australia’s east coast LNG exports have plateaued over the past six months at levels below their nameplate capacity.

22 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Pakistan leads boost in Middle East gas drilling

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East rose by 6.8% in April, led by gains in Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

19 May 2017
LNG

Boost in supply cuts Chinese LNG prices

LNG plants in Shandong and Sichuan are expected to reduce wholesale prices in response to supply increases.

18 May 2017
LNG

Thailand turns to LNG to meet demand

Thailand is looking to LNG to plug the gap created by declining domestic production and falling pipeline imports.

18 May 2017
Supply & Demand

Poland awaits first LNG cargo from US

The first LNG cargo sold from the US to Poland is expected to arrive next month, marking a symbolic shift for a country largely dependent on Russia.

17 May 2017
LNG

CBM-to-LNG plant shutdown cuts Chinese supply

Suspension of operations at the liquefaction plant in Shanxi last week reduced Chinese LNG output.

17 May 2017
LNG

Asian LNG prices rise as buyers prepare for summer

Spot LNG prices in Asia rose last week for the first time in nearly three months as buyers boosted purchases to prepare for the summer.

16 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African pipeline volumes continue to slide

Volumes exported via pipeline from North Africa to Europe continue to drop, falling by 3.6% last week from the previous week.

16 May 2017
Supply & Demand

Confusion swirls over Bolivian exports

Bolivian authorities are no longer publishing daily gas export data. It could be related to a disagreement over exports with Argentina.

15 May 2017
LNG

Taiwan turns to LNG as nuclear outages hit

Four of six nuclear reactors in Taiwan are offline, leaving the country more reliant on coal and LNG to meet electricity demand.

15 May 2017
LNG

India’s gas consumption up 6.6% year on year

Record LNG imports pushed up India’s gas consumption over the 2016-2017 financial year.

11 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Four Asian countries resume gas exploration

The number of rigs drilling for gas in the Asia Pacific region increased by 10% month on month in April as four countries resumed exploration.

11 May 2017
Global Markets

Belgian power exports increase sharply in 2016

Belgian electricity exports increased sharply last year as France shut down several of its nuclear power plants, data from Belgian TSO ELIA shows.

10 May 2017

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