A gas processing plant at Changbei. Gas demand is expected to exceed  230 bcm in 2017. (Shell) Supply & Demand

China gas demand on course for double-digit growth

China’s energy watchdog has thrown its weight behind growing optimism over China’s gas demand, which looks set to surge back to double-digit growth this year.

By Colin Shek 21 August 2017
Supply & Demand

Germany may need 6 GW of additional CCGTs – Deutsche Bank

Germany may need to build an additional 6 gigawatts (GW) of gas-fired power plant capacity between 2011 and 2015 if it starts phasing out nuclear power plants following the incident at the Fukushima plant in Japan, analysts at Deutsche Bank said in a report on Friday.

27 May 2011
Most of French power generation is nuclear, but the picture is changing. (Corbis) Supply & Demand

French gas outlook: Rising demand in a well-supplied market

French consumption of natural gas is expected to increase steadily over the coming years, due to increased demand from power generators and industrial producers, but supplies look ample at least for the near future, experts say.

26 May 2011
Coal bed methane well. (PA) Supply & Demand

Coal-bed methane to transform Australia LNG exports

Australian exports of LNG are set to soar from mid-decade onwards as new liquefaction terminals come into production, meeting insatiable gas demand from Asian-Pacific nations such as China and Japan and, potentially, boosting Pacific Basin trading.

26 May 2011
Natural gas storage tanks. (PA) Supply & Demand

Uncertain outlook for Argentinian demand growth

The outlook for natural gas demand in Argentina remains uncertain as questions hang over the sustainability of the country’s current strong economic growth rate.

26 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Qatargas delivers first LNG cargo into Greece

Qatargas has delivered its first LNG cargo to Greece. The state-owned LNG producer sold the shipment to Vitol, The Netherlands-based LNG company which is acting on behalf of DEPA, the public gas supply corporation of Greece.

24 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Iraq signs deal to import 25 MMcm/d of Iran gas

Iraq's electricity ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding to import 25 million cubic metres of gas per day from Iran, a spokesperson for the ministry said on Sunday, 22 May.

23 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Russia, EU need to reconcile gas forecasts

Russia and the EU need to agree similar forecasts for European gas demand, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky said at the Russia-EU Energy Dialog conference in Berlin on 19 May.

20 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Gazprom increases 2011 gas exports

Gazprom has increased its gas-export target for 2011 from 151.5 billion cubic metres to 155 bcm, the company’s deputy CEO, Alexander Medvedev, said at the European Gas Storage Conference.

19 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Oman fails to source additional gas from Qatar

Qatar’s Dolphin Energy will not supply additional natural gas to Oman via the Dolphin pipeline, Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, Oman’s minister of oil and gas, told reporters in Muscat on Thursday.

19 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Global LNG tightness to lift UK gas prices - BarCap

Barclays Capital has revised up its forecast for UK natural gas prices on the back of a tighter outlook for the global LNG market, it said this week.

18 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Bolivian gas prices low enough to compete with LNG

Bolivian prices for natural gas are low enough to compete with LNG imports in the Latin American region, the president of Bolivian oil and gas company Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), Carlos Villegas Quiroga, has said

18 May 2011
Anne-Sophie Corbeau, senior gas expert at the International Energy Agency. (IEA) Supply & Demand

Interview: IEA’s Anne-Sophie Corbeau

Anne-Sophie Corbeau, senior gas expert at the International Energy Agency, discusses the development of Brazil’s gas market, the increase in LNG imports and the difficulties of attracting private investment into the fast-growing domestic gas sector.

17 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Russia's natural gas output up 4.5% in first half 2011

Russia's natural gas production rose by 4.5% year-on-year in the first half of 2011, the Central Dispatching Department of the Fuel and Energy Complex says.

7 May 2011

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