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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.

Yesterday Europe & Russia

Asian spot LNG prices start to pick up

Prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan rose last week from a week earlier but remained low on an annual basis.

4 days ago Asia Pacific
Drilling at Genel Energy's Miran project in Iraq

Kurds face slow going as export plans struggle for lift-off

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s gas plans have been scaled back, with lower volumes and more relaxed timelines expected.

16 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
The Wolsong nuclear power plant in South Korea

Solar buildout bodes well for LNG in South Korea

The country's gas demand and LNG import needs continue to be uncertain, with volumes dependent on the expansion of renewable power capacity and, potentially, the price at which it can source gas.

14 August 2019 Asia Pacific

China’s average LNG price holds steady despite supply cut

A reduction in supplies at some of China’s LNG plants last week caused only a small increase in the country’s average ex-works price.

14 August 2019 Asia Pacific
An LNG tanker at a Japanese facility

LNG spot freefall puts Asian buyers on the offensive

Companies such as Petronet and Osaka Gas are looking to renegotiate their term contracts in the light of low spot prices.

9 August 2019 Asia Pacific

Tianjin output falls but CNOOC facility remains top seller

The terminal sold much more trucked LNG than other facilities in China last week, despite its sales falling on a weekly basis.

1 August 2019 Asia Pacific
The port of Tema in Ghana

Benin turns to LNG to supply its power sector

Benin has signed a long-term LNG import deal with Total, guaranteeing its security of supply and further undermining the West African Gas Pipeline.

1 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
Argentina's Escobar LNG terminal

Infrastructure holds back Argentine LNG potential

Argentina is set to become a seasonal LNG exporter, but there will be no quick fix to the infrastructure bottlenecks stopping it from becoming a major supplier.

1 August 2019 Americas
A rig in Iran's South Pars project

Tehran keeps gas flowing under the US’s watch

Iranian gas exports to Iraq are being allowed to continue as the US gets tough on its oil exports.

25 July 2019 Middle East & Africa

Losses deepen for UK coal-fired power

Higher prices for carbon and coal have seen renewable sources pushing coal out of the UK’s power mix.

22 July 2019 Europe & Russia
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.

19 July 2019 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.

17 July 2019 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

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