Operational rigs in Middle East, East Med and Pakistan targeting gas in November 2017. Exploration & Production

Saudi Arabia leads drilling slowdown in Middle East

The number of operational rigs targeting gas across the Middle East, East Mediterranean and Pakistan fell marginally in November from the previous month.

By Tom Hoskyns 8 December 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
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

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
Supply & Demand

Libyan pipeline gas to Europe offsets Algerian decline

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 0.3% week on week in Week 42 as Libyan exports more than compensated for a decline in Algerian gas volumes.

24 October 2017
LNG

US LNG continues to head south

Latin American demand for US LNG has remained resilient, with Mexico accounting for around 27% of its neighbour’s exports so far in 2017.

23 October 2017
LNG

Malaysia sees large growth in LNG exports in August

Malaysia’s LNG exports were up by 55% year on year in August, exceeding 2.5 mt for the second month this year.

23 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Asian rig count falls despite Australia’s resurgence

Three countries in the Asia Pacific region saw a reduction in the number of rigs targeting gas in September.

20 October 2017
LNG

South Asia set for LNG import market growth

South Asia has the biggest potential for the emergence of new markets for LNG.

19 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

EU gas network can meet high demand – ENTSOG

The European gas network is flexible enough to deal with high-demand scenarios in the coming winter provided enough gas is available.

18 October 2017
LNG

Asian LNG prices hit highest level since March

Spot LNG prices in Asia’s major importers averaged $6.76/MMBtu on 13 October, their highest level since mid-March.

17 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe pipeline gas exports see small rise

Exports of pipeline gas from North Africa to Europe rose by 0.8% week on week in Week 41, to 862.7 MMcm.

17 October 2017
LNG

Australia to become biggest LNG exporter in 2018

The startup of the Wheatstone LNG project pushes Australia closer to becoming the world’s biggest LNG exporter.

16 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Sinopec Argentina’s drilling sinks to a minimum

Sinopec Argentina appears to have given up on the country, drilling just 12 wells so far this year.

16 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Drilling ticks down in Middle East in September

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East stood at 98 in September, down by one from the previous month.

13 October 2017
LNG

SE Asia import volumes take a dive in August

Taiwan and Thailand imported less LNG in July and August respectively, although Singapore’s imports were up in August.

12 October 2017
LNG

Russia boosts EU market share further

Europe’s reliance on gas imports continued to increase year on year in 2016, with Russia increasing its market share.

11 October 2017
LNG

Asian LNG prices show record growth ahead of winter

Spot LNG prices in Asia have hit their highest average in six months as a result of strong downstream stock-building for winter heating.

10 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

North African gas to Europe increases for second week

North African pipeline exports to Europe rose by 16.0% last week as volumes through all four pipelines increased for a second consecutive week.

10 October 2017

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