Exploration & Production

Latin American drilling hits record low

Gas-focused drilling in Latin America continued its decline in March. There were 17 rigs drilling for gas in the region – the fewest number since records began in 1995.

By Chris Noon 27 April 2017
EU Energy Policy

Public opposition to shale seems tough to overcome

A study by the European Commission last year found around 60% of EU citizens are opposed to shale gas production when statistics are weighted by population in each member state.

18 December 2014
EU Energy Policy

PCI projects see slow progress

The European Commission presented its list of PCIs in October 2013 – in which it identified 248 key European energy infrastructure projects. However, progress since then has been slow.

18 December 2014
LNG

Asian LNG prices set for fall as oil slides

The cost of Asia’s LNG imports is set to plummet in coming months as lower oil prices translate into cheaper gas deliveries for Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan.

17 December 2014
Supply & Demand

Weak demand keeps North African flows down

A year-on-year look at total North African flows for the first two weeks of December illustrates Spain and Italy’s bearish demand trend.

16 December 2014
Supply & Demand

Thai imports slip despite stronger Myanmar deliveries

Thailand’s gas imports slipped in October despite stronger deliveries from Myanmar because of the Zawtika field

15 December 2014
Supply & Demand

Ukraine's mainland gas production increases

Total gas production, including associated gas, on mainland Ukraine increased by 2.3% year on year between January and October 2014.

15 December 2014
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Eastring and Vertical Corridor among new pipeline concepts

A number of new projects are emerging to fill the gap left by South Stream and Nabucco to link Central Europe’s isolated markets and provide reverse-flow options for existing routes.

12 December 2014
LNG

Chile’s LNG imports flat, but spending up 20%

Chile’s increased spending on its LNG imports is strongly correlated to the Henry Hub index, according to Interfax calculations.

12 December 2014
EU Energy Policy

Hard times ahead for Polish coal sector

Poland will likely have difficulties meeting the EU’s target of a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 without reducing its reliance on coal, according to a recent report by rating agency Standard & Poor’s.

11 December 2014
Supply & Demand

Indonesian gas exports go up, but prices go down

The price of Indonesian gas exports fell to an average of $650.9 per ton in October, down by 2.6% from the previous month and by 20.4% compared with the average last February – when the price hit its highest level over the 22-month period of $817.5/t – according to the latest data from Statistics Indonesia.

2 December 2014
Exploration & Production

Australia’s energy resource picture in 2012-2013

Australia’s energy resource picture in 2012-2013

28 November 2014
Supply & Demand

Malaysian LNG exports up overall, but down in Korea

Malaysian LNG exports climbed by 1% during the first nine months of the year, but fell by 21% to South Korea

27 November 2014
EU Energy Policy

Energy Community not winning investment

Despite expected growth in energy demand, the contracting parties of the Energy Community – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Moldova and Ukraine – are not attracting sufficient private capital and investment, electricity industry group Eurelectric said in a report published on 19 November.

27 November 2014
Supply & Demand

Israel’s gas export outlook: 2014-2019

Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan fields will together have the capacity to produce up to 36 bcm/y of gas by 2019.

26 November 2014
LNG

Imports to North America halve in 2014

US LNG imports were down by 48% year on year by August 2014 while Canadian imports were down by 50% for the January to September period.

24 November 2014
Supply & Demand

Russian gas production and exports continue to fall

Russia has taken its second important step in a year towards diversifying pipeline exports, a move that will favour Gazprom above its rivals Novatek and Rosneft.

24 November 2014
LNG

Japan posts largest yearly drop in LNG imports

Japanese LNG imports posted their largest year-on-year decline in October this year, falling by 7.9% to 6.94 mt as mild weather and high storage levels cut demand.

21 November 2014
EU Energy Policy

Storage obligations in the EU

Unlike with oil and petroleum products, which are covered by Directive 2006/67/EC, there is no EU directive in place that obliges member states to have minimum stocks of gas in place in case of supply disruptions.

20 November 2014
EU Energy Policy

China and Saudi Arabia see substantial growth in consumption

Energy consumption in China and Saudi Arabia has risen substantially over the last 20 years because of their rapid economic growth, a recent study has found.

20 November 2014
LNG

South Korean LNG imports fall for eighth month

South Korean LNG imports fell once again in October – by 13% year on year to 2.76 mt – marking the eighth consecutive month that imports have declined from last year. October imports stood at 3.2 mt in 2013.

18 November 2014

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