A platform in the Troll field.

Brent benchmark shake-up puts LNG market at risk of disruption

Potential changes intended to buttress Brent’s status as the primary benchmark for global oil prices could have significant consequences for LNG.

2 July 2019 World
Gas arrives in Kingston aboard the Golar Arctic

Gas forges ahead in Jamaica’s energy mix

The growing popularity of gas in Jamaica is setting an example of how small-scale LNG technology can benefit countries with modest demand.

2 July 2019 Americas

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
Woodside's Pluto LNG plant.

Australia targets hydrogen exports to Asia

With an eye on low-carbon export opportunities, Australia is developing a masterplan to support its nascent hydrogen industry in order to dominate the Asian market for the fuel.

1 July 2019 Asia Pacific

Qatar regains position as UK’s biggest LNG supplier

Qatar took back its position as the biggest supplier of LNG to the UK in March and April this year, after having lost market share to Russian and US exporters during winter 2018/2019.

28 June 2019 Europe & Russia
An Anadarko drillship of f the mozambican coast

Anadarko’s FID for Mozambique LNG no easy act to follow

Mozambique LNG is the first major greenfield project to be sanctioned this year, but Anadarko’s successful approach to FID may be difficult to emulate amid the looming transformation of the market.

28 June 2019 World

Chinese LNG output set to rise on power demand

China is expected to produce an average of 36,747 tons of LNG per day this week as a result of greater gas-fired power demand.

27 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea.

New PNG government to review Papua LNG deal

Ongoing discord over the distribution of royalties from oil and gas projects in Papua New Guinea has led to a new government that may shake up the regulatory environment.

27 June 2019 Asia Pacific
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

Chinese ex-works LNG price holds steady

The average price for LNG from China’s plants was relatively unchanged last week from the previous week, at $10.15/MMBtu.

26 June 2019 Asia Pacific

Rising summer demand boosts Asian spot LNG prices

Cooling-related gas demand helped lift spot prices to an average of $4.58/MMBtu last week.

25 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Mitsui OSK's Challenger FSRU.

FID imminent on Hong Kong LNG

CLP Power is expected to take an FID on Hong Kong’s first LNG import project within months, after announcing firm agreements for a giant FSRU and initial LNG supply.

24 June 2019 Asia Pacific
The Koshijihara gas plant in Japan.

Japanese companies back low-emission innovations

With gas still a major component of Japan’s energy mix, three suppliers are looking at new ways of managing their carbon footprint as the race to a low-carbon future gathers pace.

24 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Cameron LNG project in the United States. (Sempra LNG)

Weak hurricane season in store for Americas LNG trade

The Atlantic hurricane season will cause less disruption to LNG trading in the Americas this year than it has done in the previous two years.

21 June 2019 Americas

Beihai tops China’s trucked LNG sales

The Sinopec terminal outsold China’s other trucked LNG sellers for first time in two years last week.

20 June 2019 Asia Pacific
An Anadarko drillship off Mozambique

FID on Mozambique LNG is just the beginning

Mozambique’s first onshore LNG project has survived an insurgency, two cyclones, a debt crisis, and a bidding war to reach an FID

20 June 2019 Middle East & Africa
The Marlin B platform in the Bass Strait.

Local demand and prices drive Aussie exploration

After a prolonged downturn in exploration in Australia, companies are responding to a forecast rise in local demand and prices by investing in new developments.

20 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

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