Map showing Africa-Europe pipeline gas deliveries last week. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe flows fall on lower GreenStream exports

Exports of pipeline gas from North Africa to Europe dropped by 2.6% last week as deliveries from Libya to Italy fell.

By Verity Ratcliffe 21 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
Exploration & Production

Gorgon drives Shell’s 10% rise in liquefaction volumes

Shell registered an almost 50% increase in earnings in Q3 2017, while LNG liquefaction volumes increased by 10%.

2 November 2017
LNG

Chinese LNG output to rise following maintenance

China is expected to produce 50.89 MMcm/d of LNG this week as plants in the northwest, northeast and central parts of the country resume production.

2 November 2017
LNG

Pipeline trading surges while LNG slumps on SHPGX

Pipeline trades on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange hit 261 MMcm last week, surging from 105 MMcm the week before.

1 November 2017
Supply & Demand

EU’s gas import dependence up to more than two-thirds

The EU28’s dependence on imported gas increased to 69% in 2015, according to data released by the European Commission.

1 November 2017
LNG

Asian LNG prices rise as heating demand grows

Spot LNG prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan climbed for the fifth consecutive week last week.

31 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African gas exports offset Trans-Med decline

North African pipeline exports to Europe stayed flat in Week 43 as a decline in transit through the Trans-Med was offset by slight increases elsewhere.

31 October 2017
Exploration & Production

IOCs continue operations as Baghdad and Erbil battle

Iraqi government forces entered territory disputed between Baghdad and the KRG on 16 October, seizing control of the Kirkuk, Baba Gurgur and Avana oilfields.

30 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Argentina’s YPF sees unconventional revolution by 2022

Argentina’s state-run company was a 100% conventional producer in 2012. But a decade on, that figure could be just 44%.

30 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Gas drilling flat in Latin America in September

Gas-focused drilling was flat in Latin America last month.

27 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

SE Asia gas demand resilient in face of climate action

The IEA’s latest report on Southeast Asia shows gas demand will be largely unaffected by government action to tackle climate change.

26 October 2017
LNG

Chinese LNG output expected to decline this week

Production is expected to fall to 47.86 MMcm/d as plants in Shaanxi, Hebei and Heilongjiang shut down for maintenance.

26 October 2017
Global Markets

Euro end-users reap benefits of wholesale liberalisation

European industries and households paid less for power and gas in 2016 than they did the year before as a result of better-functioning wholesale markets.

25 October 2017
LNG

Heating demand pushes up Chinese LNG prices

Chinese wholesale LNG prices increased last week as rising demand for heating caused plants to up their asking prices.

25 October 2017
LNG

Asia’s spot LNG prices make biggest gains in five years

Average spot LNG prices in Asia's major importers climbed by around 15% last week, the biggest rise in at least five years.

24 October 2017

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