Location of the Groningen gas field, the Netherlands. There is little silver lining for the field’s output. (Skitterphoto) Supply & Demand

Groningen, Rough problems will boost gas prices

Continued production cuts at the Groningen gas field are reducing Dutch exports to marginal levels, increasing price volatility as well as Europe’s reliance on imported LNG and Russian gas.

By Silvia Favasuli 21 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Chinese pipeline imports from Central Asia drop in Q1 2017

China’s combined piped gas imports from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan declined by 7.16% year on year in Q1 2017.

6 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Gazprom signs five-year gas supply contract with Uzbekistan

Gazprom has signed a five-year contract to purchase gas from Uzbekistan.

6 April 2017
Supply & Demand

AAG Energy’s CBM output hits 541 MMcm in 2016

Chinese independent AAG Energy Holdings produced 541 million cubic metres of CBM in 2016, up by 7% from 2015.

5 April 2017
The GreenStream receiving terminal in Sicily.  Snam and Eni, are pushing the development of Italy as a gas hub. (Eni) Supply & Demand

Italy’s new role as a Mediterranean transit hub

Making Italy into a gas hub could increase liquidity in Europe, eventually leading to lower prices and more flexibility, analysts say.

5 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Xiamen using WEP III gas

Xiamen in Fujian province has started utilising gas from the third West-East Pipeline following the launch of a city-gate station.

3 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Gazprom sees fifth month of gas production growth

Gazprom’s gas production increased for the fifth consecutive month in March, to 39.8 billion cubic metres.

3 April 2017
A flare from the Corrib field. Production is expected to fall from 2021. (Shell E&P Ireland) Supply & Demand

Post-Brexit Ireland in dire need of investors

Ireland’s policymakers must put clear policies in place that appeal to reluctant investors if they want to guarantee energy security in the country.

31 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Industrial sector in Kunming uses 61.39 MMcm in 2016

Industrial gas users in Kunming, the capital of China’s Yunnan province, used 61.39 MMcm of gas in 2016, up by 45% from the previous year.

28 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Italian contracts keep African flows to Europe high

After a slight drop in Week 11, pipeline deliveries from North Africa to Europe ticked up by 1.1% in Week 12, to 912.6 million cubic metres.

28 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Asian LNG prices slump to lowest this year

Asian spot LNG prices slumped by 10.3% last week from a week earlier, the biggest week-on-week decline since January 2016.

28 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Eastern Australia gas crisis a ‘shadow’ over industry – Coleman

Eastern Australia’s gas crisis will get worse before it gets better, according to the chief executive of Perth-based Woodside Petroleum, Peter Coleman.

27 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Exports from Shah Deniz climb year on year

Exports of Azerbaijani gas from the first stage of the Shah Deniz field development increased by 0.5% year on year in January and February 2017, to 1.3 bcm.

27 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Gas surpasses coal in UK power market

Gas overtook coal as the UK’s main source of electricity generation in 2016.

27 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Hohhot consumes 1.07 bcm of gas in 2016

Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia in northern China, used 1.07 billion cubic metres of gas in 2016, according to local media reports.

24 March 2017
Santos’s Gladstone LNG is one of the facilities under pressure from the Aussie government to cut exports. (Santos) Supply & Demand

Queensland LNG under pressure to cut exports

Australia's federal government is putting pressure on Queensland’s LNG producers to cut back on exports to ensure there is enough gas for domestic needs.

24 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Jingbian field produces 91 bcm over 20 years

The Jingbian gas field in the central Ordos Basin has produced 91.3 billion cubic metres of gas since it came online in 1997.

23 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Supplies from Sinopec’s Fuling shale hit 10 bcm

Sinopec’s Fuling shale gas field has supplied 10 billion cubic metres of gas to customers since it started commercial operations in 2014.

22 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Tarim Oilfield supplies 1.4 bcm of gas to Korla in 2016

PetroChina’s Tarim Oilfield subsidiary has supplied 10.8 billion cubic metres of gas to Korla in central Xinjiang since 1997, with 1.4 bcm provided in 2016.

22 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Turkey’s gas consumption continues to fall

Gas consumption in Turkey has been falling over the last couple of years after a sustained period of growth.

22 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Domestic demands cut into Trinidad LNG exports

Trinidad and Tobago’s LNG production has declined for the past two years because of a lack of development and the diversion of gas supplies to meet the country’s domestic needs.

21 March 2017

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