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Saudi attacks will embed risk premium

Attacks on oil installations in Saudi Arabia have resulted in a surge in oil prices, which will have a knock-on effect on LNG.

Yesterday World

CNOOC’s Tianjin terminal hits nine-month high

The Chinese LNG facility sent out more truckloads of LNG last week than it has in the past nine months.

Yesterday Asia Pacific
Taq Taq field in Iraq

Iraq ponders gas options amid US pressure

As regional tensions mount, Iraq faces a battle to protect its import agreement with Iran as domestic gas demand keeps rising.

Yesterday Middle East & Africa
Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi with the governor of Fukushima prefecture

Japan’s LNG outlook gets ministerial boost

The country's new environment minister has spoken out against the use of nuclear and coal-fired power generation, which could indicate more-rapid growth in the country’s LNG demand.

2 days ago Asia Pacific
Photo showing damaged Saudi oil infrastructure

Saudi drone attacks deliver oil supply shock

The position of Saudi Arabia as a reliable supplier is at stake as the kingdom’s oil and gas infrastructure becomes more vulnerable to sabotage.

4 days ago Middle East & Africa
Ex Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih

Saudi’s gas future unclear after Falih sacking

The ousting of Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has raised serious questions about the future some of his pet projects

12 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
A tanker at the Incheon LNG terminal

Kogas forges closer LNG ties with Gazprom

South Korea and Russia are developing a partnership in the LNG sector ahead of rising regional demand in Asia on the back of coal-to-gas switching.

12 September 2019 Asia Pacific

North African pipeline exports to Europe down 37% year on year

Exports via the pipelines linking Europe with North Africa dropped on a weekly and annual basis last week.

11 September 2019 Middle East & Africa

Asian spot LNG prices fall as summer draws to close

Power sector gas use is set to fall as Northeast Asia nears the end of the summer cooling season.

10 September 2019 Asia Pacific
An illuminated LNG tanker

PetroChina flags LNG trading ambitions in Pakistan tender

PetroChina’s involvement shows how Chinese gas companies are expanding their roles as LNG traders by engaging in transactions in Asia.

9 September 2019 Asia Pacific

Japan’s LNG imports receive weather boost

Sweltering temperatures and low spot prices are raising Japan’s LNG consumption, with volumes up 31% in July compared with June.

9 September 2019 Asia Pacific
The Malampaya project in the Philippines

First Gen eyes first Philippine LNG imports in 2021

The company has accelerated plans for the country’s first LNG imports, which it will aim to secure through short-term deals.

6 September 2019 Asia Pacific
German energy traders

Engie becomes latest target in market abuse clampdown

The trading arm of the French energy firm has become the latest to be fined over alleged gas market manipulation as European regulators step up their efforts to combat price rigging.

5 September 2019 Europe & Russia

LNG prices fall in China as plants cut inventories

The average price was down by 3.5% as 46 Chinese LNG plants reduced their prices.

4 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Naftogaz infrastructure in Ukraine

Ukraine’s new government prepares for gas transit talks

Kiev’s new cabinet will seek to secure a long-term transit agreement between Naftogaz and Gazprom, but it is also preparing for a no-deal outcome.

3 September 2019 Europe & Russia
Part of the Groningen gas field's infrastructure

Groningen declines could gather pace

Dutch gas production may fall more quickly as the pressure on the Groningen field mounts.

2 September 2019 Europe & Russia
A Qatari gas plant

Qatar to expand LNG output as market tightens

Qatar Petroleum is planning to expand domestic production in tandem with a growing list of overseas assets in anticipation of a tighter LNG market post 2020.

29 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
Yanchang Gas's Yanchuan LNG plant

Domestic supply bolsters China’s LNG output

An increase in the domestic supply of feedstock gas helped unleash production at China’s LNG plants in H1 2019, but the increased supply has weighed on the industry’s profitability.

29 August 2019 Asia Pacific
A nuclear power station in Japan

High temperatures boost LNG demand in Japan

Above-average temperatures are supporting Japanese LNG imports.

27 August 2019 Asia Pacific

Gazprom exports to Europe down by 4.7%

Low European spot prices and an increase in LNG imports have cut Gazprom’s exports to Europe, although Central European countries have boosted their offtake of Russian gas.

22 August 2019 Europe & Russia

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