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Nigeria's Bonny Island LNG plant

Non-associated gas to buoy Nigeria’s LNG exports

Nigeria’s focus on non-associated gas means brighter prospects are in store for its production and exports of the fuel.

31 July 2018 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
An LNG terminal in South Korea.

South Korea’s nuclear output increases

South Korea’s nuclear output is rising as the country brings more of its reactors back online, lowering its demand for gas.

24 July 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
An FSRU at Argentina's Escobar LNG terminal.

Weather favours Argentine and Brazilian gas demand

Cold weather will support gas demand in Argentina and Brazil during the winter, meaning both countries will import more LNG and pipeline gas.

17 July 2018 Americas / LNG
A ship in the Panama Canal

Panama no panacea for Latin America’s weak LNG demand

Panama’s LNG imports will not be sufficient to boost Latin America’s demand for the fuel, but they will provide an opportunity for small-scale LNG in the region.

22 June 2018 Americas / LNG
Loading an LNG cargo at the Sabine Pass LNG plant in the United States

Trade war threatens US-China energy diplomacy

Worsening US-China trade relations could significantly reduce the competitiveness of hydrocarbons sourced from the US in the Chinese market.

18 June 2018 Americas / Supply & Demand
A well in the Etinde permit

Cameroon heralds a new era of African LNG exports

The start of LNG exports from Cameroon in May could accelerate the development of FLNG projects in Africa and boost domestic gas utilisation in the country.

5 June 2018 Middle East & Africa / LNG
Bahia Blanca LNG terminal, Argentina

Argentina’s currency woes to dampen LNG demand

Argentina’s LNG imports will come under additional pressure from the country’s ongoing currency crisis, its rising gas production and high global oil prices.

31 May 2018 Americas / LNG
A gas power plant in Turkey.

Turkey’s currency crisis threatens gas demand

Turkey’s currency crisis could significantly affect the country’s gas demand, which in turn will weigh on its need for imported gas and LNG.

25 May 2018 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
A cold day on London's Millennium Footbridge.

NBP day-ahead prices expected to ease

The arrival of warmer temperatures in the UK will push down the NBP.

3 May 2018 Europe & Russia / Global Markets
Idku LNG plant, Egypt

Egypt aspires to be a net LNG exporter again

While Egypt’s rising gas output will severely curtail its need for LNG imports, it has the potential to significantly boost its LNG exports.

24 April 2018 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
A rig in Oman's Khazzan field

Oman inundated by gas supply choices

Oman’s upstream gas projects could face delays or be under-utilised as the sultanate has limited scope to significantly boost LNG exports or domestic gas demand.

6 April 2018 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
Charts showing LNG exports to Latin America and the Caribbean from the US and Trinidad

Trinidad and US LNG battle it out in Latin America

Competition between Trinidad and the United States is ratcheting up in Latin America and the Caribbean as both LNG suppliers strive to consolidate their market shares

23 March 2018 Americas / Supply & Demand
Wintry conditions

Late winter cold hits Europe

Severe cold temperatures are boosting hub prices in Europe.

22 February 2018 Europe & Russia / Global Markets
FSRU Challenger

Turkey’s underuse of gas import capacity to worsen

The underutilisation of Turkey’s gas and LNG import infrastructure could worsen as it moves ahead with projects such as Turkish Stream and TANAP.

16 February 2018 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
Drillship operating off Mexico

Mexico’s deepwater auction heralds oil prospects

Mexico’s latest deepwater auction has brightened long-term prospects for oil production, but the country has not given up on gas.

5 February 2018 Americas / Exploration & Production
Groningen gas field, the Netherlands

Risk of further cuts to Groningen production

The Dutch regulator has proposed further cuts of up to 50% in output at the Groningen field.

1 February 2018 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production
Ras Laffan, Qatar

Diplomatic spat dampens Dubai’s zeal for LNG

Dubai is looking for alternative sources of energy as its ongoing dispute with Qatar is making LNG less attractive.

29 January 2018 Middle East & Africa / LNG
Eschweiler wind farm

NBP day-ahead under pressure from weak demand

NBP prices have been hit by mild temperatures and weak gas-fired generation.

25 January 2018 Europe & Russia / Global Markets
Winter in Chinatown, New York

Gas price volatility to persist in US northeast

Frigid weather is set to continue in the US northeast, which could further delay the start of LNG exports from the Dominion Cove Point plant.

19 January 2018 Americas / Supply & Demand
Pecem LNG terminal, Brazil.

Brazil’s LNG demand to shift south during summer

Brazil will face increased LNG demand during summer with only two FSRUs when forecast is for below-average rainfall in parts of the country.

1 December 2017 Americas / Supply & Demand

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