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Grangemouth refinery. (INEOS)

Oil-indexed gas pricing faces North Sea shake-up

Outages on the Forties Pipeline System can have a big impact on gas and LNG pricing because of its role in transporting a crude used in the Brent benchmark, pricing of which is also facing significant changes.

Yesterday World

CQPGX makes its first LNG sale in four months

Piped gas trading on the Chongqing exchange slumped last week but LNG was traded for the first time since March.

3 days ago Asia Pacific

Higher EU carbon prices trigger switch to gas

Higher carbon prices in the EU are helping gas to push coal out of the region’s power mix.

12 July 2019 Europe & Russia
A tanker docked at the Singapore LNG terminal

Singapore trials blockchain for LNG bunkering

Blockchain technology has the potential to automate LNG bunkering operations, saving time and money for LNG suppliers and port operators

11 July 2019 Asia Pacific
The 288 MW Azito facility near Abidjan in Ivory Coast

Will US LNG prosper under Prosper Africa?

US LNG could make its way to Africa if companies can help move sub-Saharan Africa beyond its LNG import impasse.

11 July 2019 Middle East & Africa

China’s summer cooling season boosts LNG prices

The country’s liquefaction plants increased their prices last week in response to rising demand for gas-fired power.

10 July 2019 Asia Pacific
A tanker at the Yamal LNG plant

Novatek gearing up for liberalisation of China’s gas market

With plans to establish a foothold in China already in motion, Russia’s largest private gas producer wants to broaden its Chinese customer base from the NOCs to smaller players.

4 July 2019 Asia Pacific

Chinese LNG plants cut prices in record numbers

Fifty-four Chinese liquefaction plants reduced their prices in June in response to falling prices at the country’s terminals.

2 July 2019 Asia Pacific
An E.On power station in Germany

Europe's gas-fired power gains as TTF prices hit record lows

European gas-fired power plants are looking increasingly profitable compared with coal alternatives as a result of low prices for gas and high prices for carbon allowances.

27 June 2019 Europe & Russia
The Yamal LNG plant.

Novatek to pace itself with China venture

Novatek has ramped up LNG sales to China over the past year, but the company will take its time with moving any further into the Chinese gas market.

26 June 2019 Asia Pacific
RWE trading floor, Essen, Germany (RWE)

Diversification is key for LNG pricing

Liquidity in the LNG market is low compared with that in the oil market, but there are signs that pricing structures for LNG are becoming increasingly diverse.

20 June 2019 World

Supply glut prompts price cut at Chinese LNG plants

Thirty-nine liquefaction plants across China cut their asking prices by 2.03% week on week last week as a result of the oversupply.

19 June 2019 Asia Pacific

Asian spot LNG prices up for first time in six weeks

The average price paid for spot LNG by Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan increased by 2.35% last week, to $4.36/MMBtu.

18 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Semi-submersible drilling platforms in Yantai, Shandong province.

China's economic downturn could severely dent energy players

Oil and gas is one of the economic sectors in China most vulnerable to a severe deceleration in growth, as reduced demand for commodities could take place in tandem with a fall in energy prices.

17 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Visit by Maros Sefcovic to Russia

Russia and Ukraine prepare for transit talks in September

A planned meeting between Russian and Ukrainian representatives in Brussels in mid-September may be the last chance for the European Commission to broker a long-term transit deal before the current agreement expires.

14 June 2019 Europe & Russia
Lebanon's president and the US assistant secretary of state for near-eastern affairs in a meeting.

US hauls Israel and Lebanon to negotiating table

A diplomatic breakthrough could lead to Israel and Lebanon negotiating over disputed offshore oil and gas blocks.

13 June 2019 Middle East & Africa

Chinese ex-works LNG prices fall as demand softens

Demand for LNG in China eased in the run-up to last Friday’s public holiday, prompting price cuts.

12 June 2019 Asia Pacific

Asia to lead gas demand growth to 2024 – IEA

The industrial sector will be the main driver of gas demand growth over the coming years, with most of this originating in Asia.

7 June 2019 World
Total's Elgin platform in the North Sea

Culzean field to support UK gas output

Total is expected to start production from the North Sea field soon, helping to limit the UK’s growing reliance on imported gas.

6 June 2019 Asia Pacific

Chinese ex-works LNG prices see small rise in May

The price of China’s domestically produced LNG was up by 1.45% last month compared with April.

5 June 2019 Asia Pacific

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