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German gas for power down, but overall use up

The amount of gas Germany used for electricity generation fell by 20% year on year in the first four months of 2015, according to the German Association of Energy and Water Industries.

3 August 2015
Policy & Regulation

Brazil: local discontent?

Delays and fines seem to be the product of Brazil’s local content requirements. Strict rules also seem likely to crimp future oil and gas production.

3 August 2015
Companies & Finance

Europe’s majors feel the oil price pinch

Lower oil and gas prices have slashed the profits of all of Europe’s major oil and gas companies.

31 July 2015
LNG

South Korea’s LNG imports fall 15% in H1 2015

South Korea imported 15% less LNG during the first half of 2015 compared with the same period last year, spending $11 billion on 17.2 mtpa.

30 July 2015
Supply & Demand

Australia passes Qatar as China’s top LNG supplier

The ramp-up of BG Group’s Queensland Curtis LNG project helped Australia overtake Qatar as China’s biggest LNG supplier in H1.

29 July 2015
LNG

Europe increases LNG terminal use in H1 2015

Gas flows from the EU’s LNG terminals rose slightly in the first half of 2015 compared with a year earlier, but still remain at low levels.

29 July 2015
Companies & Finance

Algeria drives increased pipeline deliveries

North African pipeline exports to Europe last week increased by 2.4% week on week, driven by increased Algerian exports to Spain.

28 July 2015
Supply & Demand

China’s H1 gas demand figures disappoint

China’s gas demand in the first half of this year fell far short of forecasts. Demand growth has slowed because of the struggling economy and the mispricing of gas, which runs at a premium to oil.

28 July 2015
Global Markets

Brazil and Southern Cone trade 35 bcm in 2014

Brazil and the Southern Cone traded nearly 35 bcm in 2014 – including Bolivian pipeline gas and LNG imports – according to Interfax calculations.

27 July 2015
EU Energy Policy

Spain’s tariff deficit will take 15 years to eliminate

It will take 15 years to clear the multi-billion euro tariff deficit in the Spanish electricity sector, an IEA report says.

27 July 2015
Supply & Demand

Norway production and exports to EU up in H1

Norway produced 56 bcm of gas in the first six months in 2015, 3.6 bcm more than during the same period in 2014.

24 July 2015
LNG

Spain faces tougher market for LNG reloads

Spain reloaded only one cargo in June compared with five in May, as falling global LNG prices cut the profit margin on re-exported LNG.

23 July 2015
LNG

SE Asia’s LNG export revenues down 17% in Q1

LNG exporters in Southeast Asia are facing reduced revenues from LNG exports as lower oil prices are factored into long-term LNG contracts and spot prices remain subdued.

23 July 2015
Companies & Finance

Times are tough for European power investment

Europe’s power sector will need €90 billion of investment per year until 2030, according to the European Commission. But it is highly uncertain where the money will come from.

22 July 2015
LNG

Chinese LNG plants cut prices to reduce stocks

Chinese wholesale LNG prices dropped by 1.39% last week from the previous week as several plants cut their prices to reduce stocks.

22 July 2015
Supply & Demand

Security risks threaten GreenStream flows

Recent security developments in Libya suggest there may be less output through GreenStream in the short-to-medium term as news reports have suggested the pipeline is a target for Islamic State.

21 July 2015
Supply & Demand

Asian spot LNG prices bounce from record low

East Asian spot LNG prices inched downwards last week as a result of weak demand fundamentals, falling to a record low of $6.81/MMBtu for the year on Wednesday.

21 July 2015
LNG

Brazilian LNG imports up 121% in H1 2015

Brazil’s LNG imports soared in H1 2015 as a long-lasting drought marginalised hydropower in favour of fossil fuels.

20 July 2015
Pipelines, Storage & Power

EU gas for power generation picks up

The first quarter of this year appears to have been a turning point for gas-to-power generation in Europe.

20 July 2015
Companies & Finance

EU gas consumption on the road to recovery

EU gas consumption increased by 12% in the first quarter of 2015 year on year, driven by continued strong growth in Germany and increases in Belgium, France and Italy.

17 July 2015

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