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Imports

Japanese 2011 LNG imports on track to reach 78 million tons

Japan is on track to import a total of 78 million tons of LNG in 2011 as uncertainty over the future of its nuclear capacity continues and, even with some nuclear back online, 2012 could see it approaching import capacity

6 December 2011
Exports

Gazprom’s Europe exports up 11% this year

Gazprom’s exports to Europe are up by almost 11% this year compared to 2010, Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller has told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

5 December 2011
Imports

Beijing gas consumption jumps 9% as capital sees first snowfall

Beijing Municipality's gas consumption surged by 9% on Friday as the capital witnessed its first snowfall this winter, Xu Chunfang, a representative of the local gas distributor Beijing Gas Group, tol

5 December 2011
Exports

Novatek to boost gas production 40% in 2011

Novateks gas output will increase by 40% this year to 52.8 billion cubic metres, company chief executive Leonid Mikhelson told reporters on Friday.

2 December 2011
Forecasts

Execs see little hope of US gas price recovery

Executives at United States exploration and production firms made grim forecasts for North American natural gas prices at the Jefferies 2011 Global Energy Conference on Wednesday.

1 December 2011
Forecasts

Overcoming Asia’s impending supply glut

Oman LNG Chief Executive Brian Buckley spoke to Interfax at the LNG Outlook Australasia conference in Perth on Tuesday about Asian demand and concerns of a supply glut, talks over Iranian imports to O

30 November 2011
Forecasts

Russian gas production increases

Overall Russian gas production during January and November amounted to 607 billion cubic metres, a 3.4% increase year-on-year, with Gazprom accounting for 461.4 bcm, up 0.5% year-on-year, according to figures released by Russia’s Fuel and Energy Dispatch Centre (CDU TEK).

30 November 2011
Forecasts

LNG sellers confident of Asian demand growth

Although Asia’s demand for LNG is rising fast, the potential short-term excess of supply will eventually bring balance to the market, industry experts said at the LNG Outlook Australasia conference.

30 November 2011
Forecasts

Canada’s energy regulator offers mixed scenarios on future supply/demand

Canada’s energy regulator, National Energy Board (NEB) published its biennial energy demand projections this month, reassuring Canadians they will have enough energy supplies to meet demand until 2035 based on its “most likely” or Reference Case Projections.

30 November 2011
Imports

Coping with Asia’s impending supply glut

Oman LNG CEO Brian Buckley spoke to Interfax at the LNG Outlook Australasia conference in Perth on Tuesday about Asian demand and concerns of a supply glut, talks over Iranian imports to Oman and the prospect for domestic tight gas.

30 November 2011
Imports

Belarus expects 2013 gas imports at Smolensk region prices

Belarus expects to import gas from Russia in 2013 at Smolensk regional prices, the Deputy of Belarus' Parliamentary Commission on Industry, Anatoly Pavlovich, told Interfax on Monday.

28 November 2011
Exports

Russia signs gas deal with Belarus

Russia and Belarus signed a new gas agreement on Friday to replace the existing arrangement that was due to expire at the end of 2011.

25 November 2011
Production & Consumption

Germany gas demand

Natural gas demand in Germany fell to the lowest level recorded since 1998 in September, Deutsche Bank said in a Commodities Weekly report published on Friday.

25 November 2011
Imports

China's LNG imports valued at $4.15 bln during first 10 months

China imported 9.41 million tons of LNG over the first 10 months of the year at an average price of $440.75 per ton, according to data released on Friday by the General Administration of Customs (GAC).

25 November 2011
Imports

China's Guangdong Province begins receiving Turkmenistan gas

Shenzhen and Guangzhou, the largest cities in Guangdong Province and manufacturing powerhouses of the Pearl River Delta, began receiving natural gas from Turkmenistan on Thursday via the second West-East Gas Pipeline (WEP II), China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), the pipeline's operator, announced today.

25 November 2011
Exports

Russia-Belarus Union State Council to meet in Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko will meet on Friday to discuss gas co-operation and hold another session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State.

25 November 2011
Forecasts

Shaanxi Province expects daily gas shortfalls of 3.6 MMcm this winter

Shaanxi Province's demand for gas is expected to outstrip supply by 3.6 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) during the peak winter consumption period, the Shaanxi provincial government forecast on Thursday.

24 November 2011
Imports

Limited potential for demand growth in Europe

There is limited potential for demand growth in European gas markets due to high costs for gas-to-power generators and increasing investment in renewables, Warner ten Kate, energy analyst at the International Energy Agency’s gas, coal and power markets division told a conference in Lyon on Wednesday.

23 November 2011
Forecasts

Sichuan’s Luzhou City close to exhausting deposits

Luzhou City, a major chemical production base in central China’s Sichuan Province, is on the brink of exhausting its gas reserves, a government official told Interfax on 23 November.

23 November 2011
Forecasts

Change in the air as Qatar looks inwards

Qatar, the world’s largest LNG exporter, is turning its attention to developing a vast downstream gas industry and forging new LNG partnerships abroad.

21 November 2011

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