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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
Imports

Japan LNG imports up again in October

Japan’s LNG imports rose again in October, this time by 17.9% to 6.12 million tons, according to statistics released by the Finance Ministry on Monday.

21 November 2011
Imports

Statoil & Centrica sign £13 bln supply deal

Statoil and Centrica have signed a long-term gas sales agreement for the delivery of 5 billion cubic metres of gas a year into the UK market.

21 November 2011
Forecasts

Fukushima a turning point for European utilities - SocGen

The Fukushima nuclear disaster represented a turning point for the power market and will, in turn, accelerate the growth of European utilities, according to Societe Generale in its new utilities report.

18 November 2011
Imports

Domestic carriers transport bulk of China's term LNG imports

A domestic fleet of five tankers has been transporting the bulk of China's term shipments of LNG from two suppliers in Asia.

18 November 2011
Imports

China's gas-fired power industry profitability in doubt

China’s gas-fired sector is concerned that it cannot make a profit until the price of LNG imports decreases.

18 November 2011
Forecasts

No floor on December US gas prices - Barclays

There is no short-term floor on the December United States gas price because of high levels of gas in storage and warmer-than-usual autumn weather, Barclays Capital analysts said in a research note on Thursday.

17 November 2011
Exports

Industrial plants drive Brazil demand growth

Industrial consumption continues to drive Brazilian gas demand, state-owned energy company Petrobras said on Wednesday in its third quarter results presentation.

17 November 2011
Exports

Gas exporters back oil-index linked contracts

A top priority for the 12-member Gas Exporting Countries Forum is linking gas prices to oil-indexed prices.

16 November 2011
Forecasts

Heilongjiang's Mudanjiang City to use natural gas by year-end

Mudanjiang City in north China's Heilongjiang Province will begin consuming gas next month once pre-commission checks are carried out on the first phase of a gas utilisation project, the Mudanjiang municipal government said on Tuesday.

16 November 2011
Forecasts

China hub could promote Europe-Asia price consistency

China could see the creation of its own gas pricing hub in either Beijing or Shanghai, as gas markets across eastern Asia develop in the coming years, Interfax has learned.

16 November 2011
Imports

Talks of Ukraine gas deal ‘premature’

Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine on gas supplies are continuing, and comments on their results will be made after the relevant documents are signed, Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Russian prime minister, told Interfax on Wednesday.

16 November 2011
Exports

Ukraine hopes to save $6 bln annually with new gas price - Azarov

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov expects that, after Ukraine and Russia agree on reducing the price for gas Ukraine buys from Russia, his country will save $500 million a month.

16 November 2011
Exports

Turkmenistan multiple routes for exporting energy resources - president

Turkmenistan is pursuing a gas export strategy aimed at targeting multiple markets for the delivery of its energy resources to world markets, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said in a welcoming message to attendees at the international Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan 2011 exhibition, which is runs from Tuesday until Thursday in Ashgabat.

15 November 2011
Exports

Asian market double-edged sword for Russia

While the Asian market represents a viable destination for Russian LNG, there is a note of caution regarding the potential oversupply and rivalry it could face in its efforts to supply this growing market

15 November 2011
Forecasts

Spain faces oversupply risks, says Fitch report

The Spanish gas industry is facing oversupply risks directly related to the economic downturn, but an improvement of pipeline interconnections with France could mitigate the problem, according to a new report published on Monday by ratings agency Fitch Ratings.

14 November 2011
Exports

Uzbekistan cutting gas exports due to cold weather

Wintry weather is causing Uzbekistan to restrict gas exports to Kazakhstan and Russia to meet its own needs.

14 November 2011
Imports

Winter gas prices fall below $400

Winter forward prices for natural gas on European wholesale market have fallen in the past few weeks as the economic recession dampens demand growth.

14 November 2011

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