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
Supply & Demand

Trans-Med flows defy seasonal trends

An uptick in volumes through the Trans-Mediterranean pipeline saw total North African pipeline deliveries to Europe increase in Week 23.

9 June 2015
LNG

Asian spot cargo prices at year-low

Average spot prices for Asia-bound LNG fell by 0.14% last week from the previous week to a 2015 low of $7.17/MMBtu.

9 June 2015
LNG

Spanish LNG reloads rebound in May

Spain’s BBG terminal conducted its first reload operations in May, increasing export volumes to a record high for 2015.

8 June 2015
LNG

The disputed cargoes in the Shell-Peru spat

Interfax tracks down the seven disputed cargoes – amounting to around 500,000 tons – in the spat over royalty payments between Peru and Shell.

8 June 2015
LNG

Nigeria launches flare tracker to curb losses

Nigerian National Petroleum Co.’s December data shows the company failed to significantly curb gas flaring, with around 20% of all gas production still burned.

5 June 2015
LNG

Japan’s LNG imports fall in April

Japan’s LNG imports fell by 9% year on year in April, bucking a trend of rising imports since last December.

5 June 2015
LNG

IGU launches World LNG Report 2015

The IGU launched the World LNG Report 2015 at a session of the World Gas Conference in Paris on Wednesday, providing detailed statistics on the LNG industry.

4 June 2015
Exploration & Production

US states compete with top gas producers

The US EIA found eight US states produced more than 85 MMcm/d in 2012 – enough to be ranked among the top 30 dry gas producing countries.

3 June 2015
LNG

Low prices hit LNG plants in northern China

LNG plants in northern China are struggling to sell to eastern and southern markets, as their output costs more than fuel imported to the areas

3 June 2015
Supply & Demand

Africa-Europe flows fall despite GreenStream rise

While flows through the three pipelines connecting Algeria with southern Europe all fell week on week, volumes from Libya to Italy via GreenStream rose fractionally.

2 June 2015
Supply & Demand

Demand for LNG remains weak in NE Asia

Spot LNG prices for northeast Asian buyers fell by 2.08% between April and May, as large inventories dampened interest.

2 June 2015
LNG

Africa’s FSRU demand boom

African demand for LNG imports has seen plans for FSRUs progressing across the continent.

1 June 2015
Policy & Regulation

Brazil’s distributors facing lean times

Brazil’s distributors have enjoyed years of discounted gas, but state company Petrobras is winding down their subsidies.

1 June 2015
Policy & Regulation

Emissions decline in EU ETS sector

CO2 emissions in sectors covered by the EU ETS have declined further, despite recent signs of economic growth in EU countries.

1 June 2015
Companies & Finance

EU domestic gas prices up, industry prices down

Gas and electricity prices for households increased by around 30% since 2008, according to the latest Eurostat data.

29 May 2015
LNG

Tepco and Chubu join forces for LNG purchases

Tepco and Chubu Electric Power's Jera joint venture aims to improve the bargaining position of the companies for long-term LNG and coal supply contracts.

28 May 2015
LNG

Malaysian LNG exports bounce back in March

Malaysia increased exports in March, with higher prices breaking a trend of falling revenues since November.

28 May 2015
Supply & Demand

Coal to edge out gas in UK this summer

Gas demand for power generation in the UK will be lower this summer on an annual basis if fuel prices continue to favour coal over gas, according to National Grid.

27 May 2015
LNG

Cheap imports prompt Chinese LNG price cuts

Ex-works LNG prices in China dropped by an average of 1.61% during 16-22 May from the previous week, as producers cut prices in response to cheap LNG imports.

27 May 2015
Supply & Demand

African flows to Europe drop with seasonal trends

North African pipeline flows into Europe fell in Week 21, with the Medgaz pipeline being the only one to register a week-on-week increase.

26 May 2015

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