A map of operational rigs in Asia Pacific targeting gas in August 2017 Exploration & Production

India and Australia lead exploration activity in Asia

India and Australia accounted for 72% of all rigs exploring for gas in the Asia Pacific region in August.

By Andrew Walker 22 September 2017
LNG

South Korean importers expect low LNG demand and high storage levels

South Korean imports of LNG were down by 713,000 cubic metres – or 22% – year on year in August 2014.

18 September 2014
Pipelines, Storage & Power

European countries stock up ahead of winter

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe have robust gas storage inventories as the winter season approaches, with last year’s mild winter and fears over the transit of Russian gas via Ukraine meaning stocks are up year on year.

10 September 2014
Supply & Demand

Russia stops supplies to Ukraine, but imports up year on year

Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukraine on 16 June in what was a dramaic month for the country.

2 September 2014
Supply & Demand

Indonesia's July gas exports are up, but volumes still down for 2014

Indonesia exported more gas in July than in any other month of the year so far. Revenues also improved as gas prices remained at least $50/t higher than in 2013.

2 September 2014
Supply & Demand

Asian LNG imports rise in H1

LNG imports into East Asia’s largest buyers were up again in the first half of 2014, with Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan taking a combined 81.3 mt of the fuel – up by 2.5%.

1 September 2014
Supply & Demand

Turkmen gas shipments to China hit record high

Turkmenistan increased shipments of gas to China to 2.43 bcm in June, according to Chinese customs data. This was a record high and came in the same month that Line C of the CACP went online.

29 August 2014
Supply & Demand

Russian gas production down, but there is hope in the long term

Gas production from Gazprom and Russia as a whole suffered in July, as a result of customers’ healthy storage levels and fuel-on-fuel competition. The outlook for August is similar.

28 August 2014
Supply & Demand

Japanese LNG imports continue to grow

Japanese LNG imports climbed by close to 6% in July, as shuttered nuclear plants and slumping summer spot prices helped the fuel reclaim market share despite a drop in thermal power demand.

21 August 2014
Pipelines, Storage & Power

French power: Less nuclear, more renewables

France has set itself ambitious targets for cuts in nuclear power generation, fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

21 August 2014
Supply & Demand

Mild temperatures ease Japanese power demands

Imports by Japan’s 10 largest utilities fell by 3.4% in July year on year, to 5 mt, according to data from the Federation of Electric Power Providers, while consumption climbed by 5% despite milder summer temperatures.

18 August 2014
LNG

LNG exports from the Americas

The Atlantic LNG plant in Trinidad and Tobago is one of the world’s largest. It is a four-train facility with a nameplate capacity of 14.8 mtpa. Production from all four trains was 15.6 MMcm in H1 2014. This was a 7% reduction on H1 2013.

15 August 2014
Supply & Demand

Ukraine situation expected to give Gazprom a weak H2

Gazprom has said it will pump less gas this year than originally forecast, having revised its production figure down by 6.7% to 463 bcm. The figure is nearly 17% below the 2008 high of 550 bcm and would constitute a 5% fall on 2013 volumes.

14 August 2014
Supply & Demand

Malaysia turns to the spot market

Malaysia delivered three spot cargoes to India, Kuwait and Thailand in June, as weak East Asian demand weighed on regional spot prices after strong Q4 2013 and Q1 2014 buying left inventories full.

13 August 2014
Supply & Demand

Thai gas production drops with joint Malaysian area shutdown

Thailand’s gas production decreased by 4% month on month to 113 MMcm/d in June, after a 25-day shutdown at the Hess-operated A18 block in the Malaysia-Thailand joint development area.

12 August 2014
Supply & Demand

Power generators drive fall in UK gas demand

UK gas imports fell by 3% year on year in 2013, while exports fell by 24%. UK gas demand slid by 1% in 2013 to 851 TWh, driven primarily by a fall in the amount of gas used for electricity generation. While gas demand was flat year on year in most sectors, gas for power use fell by 5.7% as high gas prices made the fuel commercially unattractive.

5 August 2014
Supply & Demand

Indonesia makes marginal gain in gas export value

Indonesia reported a marginal increase in the value of its gas exports over the first half of the year, despite registering a drop in export volumes over the same period.

5 August 2014

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