• Global Gas Analytics
  • Analysis & Forecasts

Americas Economic overview

October 2017

Hurricanes are continuing to cause havoc in Central America, the Caribbean and the United States. 

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is so far the eighth-most-intense on record. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expecting 14-19 named storms during the current season, of which 5-9 will be hurricanes and 2-5 will be major hurricanes. The hurricane season runs from June to November, and this year’s season has already produced five major hurricanes – Maria, Irma, Harvey, Jose and Lee.

The hurricanes have disrupted the LNG trade...