Operational rigs in Asia Pacific targeting gas in October 2017. Exploration & Production

Asia Pacific rig count boosted by 12% in October

The Asia Pacific rig count increased by 12% month on month in October, reaching a four-month high of 46 active rigs.

By Andrew Walker 17 November 2017
LNG

Thailand’s LNG imports up by 74% in September

Thai LNG imports were up year on year in September as the country becomes increasingly reliant on imported LNG.

20 November 2017
LNG

Pecem is now Brazil’s busiest LNG terminal

Brazil’s arid northeast is on the brink of an energy crisis, with water levels at the region’s two main reservoirs only just above the minimum required for hydropower production.

20 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Chinese growth propels world emissions higher

Economic growth and increased power generation from coal in China have contributed to the first rise in global CO2 emissions for three years.

16 November 2017
LNG

Heating demand will push up Chinese LNG prices

China is forecast to produce 46.54 MMcm/d of LNG this week, while heating-related demand will push up prices.

16 November 2017
Gas for Transport

Flexibility key to driving gas demand growth – IEA

The gas market will experience significant growth over the next 23 years, led by a large increase in production from the US and growing demand from China.

15 November 2017
LNG

Chinese wholesale LNG prices hit record high

Chinese wholesale LNG prices increased to RMB 4,511/t last week, their highest level since January 2015.

15 November 2017
LNG

Chinese spot LNG clears $9/MMBtu ahead of winter

Spot LNG prices in Asia rose last week as Chinese buyers scrambled for cargoes to avoid a potential winter supply crunch.

14 November 2017
Supply & Demand

North African pipeline exports to Europe tick up

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 1.4% in Week 45 from the previous week, to 926.9 MMcm.

14 November 2017
LNG

Cheap US LNG could be Caribbean solution

The Caribbean is in a good position to take cheap US LNG. But the indebted region may struggle to convert from fuel oil.

13 November 2017
LNG

India’s gas consumption hits multi-year high

India’s gas consumption exceeded 5 bcm in September, hitting a multi-year high.

13 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Uptick in Egyptian drilling offset by Pakistan drop

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East stood at 97 in October as greater activity in Egypt and Saudi Arabia was offset by a decline in Pakistan.

10 November 2017
LNG

China’s LNG plants maintain supply share in October

Domestic liquefaction plants met more than half of China's LNG needs in October as heating requirements boosted demand.

9 November 2017
Supply & Demand

Japan’s LNG imports fall 13% in September

Japan’s imports of LNG dropped to 5.8 mt in September, contributing to a 5% decline in volumes received over Q3.

9 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

EU emissions drop slightly despite economic growth

Greenhouse gas emissions from the 28 EU countries dropped by just 0.7% in 2016 amid continued economic growth.

8 November 2017
LNG

SHPGX spot trading of LNG and piped gas slumps

Pipeline gas trading on the exchange fell by 70% in October, while LNG trading dropped by 74%.

8 November 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

US and consultancies take bulk of Power Africa aid

Almost half of the funds awarded to date under Power Africa have gone to consultancies rather than to project developers.

7 November 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Exports to Italy boost African pipeline volumes

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 5.6% week on week in Week 44, led by an uptick in transit to Italy.

7 November 2017
LNG

Asian spot LNG prices leap by more than 20%

Spot LNG prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan jumped by 21.6% in October – the biggest monthly gain since November 2016.

7 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

FERC starts to catch up with pipeline backlog

FERC has returned to the five-member quorum it needs to approve projects following a six-month shutdown.

6 November 2017
Supply & Demand

Gas is growing in importance in Greece

Gas increased its share of Greece's electricity mix to 28% in 2016 and produced 15% of the primary energy supply.

3 November 2017

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