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Supply & Demand

Rigs in China.

Supply fall suggests slowdown in Chinese gas consumption

Official figures and Interfax calculations suggest China’s gas supplies fell in February, supporting expectations that the country’s consumption growth will slow this year.

2 days ago Project Insights / Asia Pacific

CNOOC’s Tianjin terminal leads LNG sales

The terminal sold 346 truckloads of LNG last week, placing it ahead of CNOOC’s Ningbo terminal, which came second with 282 truckloads.

6 days ago Project Insights / Asia Pacific

Low Asian LNG prices boost US exports to Europe

Lower LNG prices in Asia have resulted in more US cargoes going to Europe in recent months.

6 days ago Project Insights / Europe & Russia

South Korea’s LNG imports fall following nuclear restarts

South Korea’s LNG imports dropped by 16% in February as nuclear restarts hit demand for gas.

13 March 2019 Project Insights / Asia Pacific

Chinese ex-works LNG prices drop as heating demand falls

Rising supplies and declining demand led to an 8.29% drop in the price of ex-works LNG last week.

13 March 2019 Project Insights / Asia Pacific

Large decline for Asian spot LNG prices in February

Asian spot LNG prices saw a significant decline last month, with prices expected to continue to fall in March.

5 March 2019 Project Insights / Asia Pacific
Argentine pipeline infrastructure

Bolivia and Argentina adjust gas price and volumes

Bolivia has renegotiated higher prices for the gas it exports to Argentina, but at the cost of potentially lower export volumes.

4 March 2019 Policy & Regulation / Americas
Docked LNG tankers

Qatar plots LNG market dominance via expansion

Qatar is marching on with a multifaceted LNG strategy that will enable Doha to maintain its market share and remain a reliable supplier of the fuel in Asia and Europe alike.

26 February 2019 Markets & Forecasts / Middle East & Africa
Lippendorf coal-fired power plant

Germany – path for gas still not clear

With coal set to follow nuclear in being phased out from Germany’s electricity mix, gas will make gains. However, questions of timing and scale remain.

25 February 2019 Markets & Forecasts / Europe & Russia
The Power of Siberia pipeline under construction

Gazprom speeds up Power of Siberia exports to China

Russian gas flows to China along the Power of Siberia pipeline will begin nearly a month early, at the start of December, but both sides hope to start up even earlier.

18 February 2019 Project Insights / Asia Pacific

BP forecasts stronger LNG trading and greater role for gas

BP has released its Energy Outlook 2019, revising its forecasts from last year’s outlook for 2040 to include more LNG trading and faster growth in gas consumption.

15 February 2019 Project Insights / World
A power plant in Tunisia

Nawara delay spells trouble for Tunisia

The development is now expected online by the end of this year, leaving Tunisia dependent on Algerian gas imports for a while longer.

14 February 2019 Project Insights / Middle East & Africa
A Sonatrach LNG carrier

Algeria’s Sonatrach maxes out on export flexibility

Sonatrach is expanding its Skikda liquefaction plant to take larger ships and increase its storage capacity, but stagnant production is leaving facilities underused.

14 February 2019 Policy & Regulation / Middle East & Africa

Ukraine’s gas imports fall on storage use

Ukraine imported less gas in 2018 than it did in previous years as a result of better utilisation of storage facilities.

13 February 2019 Policy & Regulation / Europe & Russia
Wind farm

Renewables and gas to dominate US power sector

The US is set to see a big change in the fuels it consumes to generate power, with gas and renewables making gains at the expense of coal and nuclear, the EIA says.

5 February 2019 Markets & Forecasts / Americas
Egypt’s 1.8 GW Benban Solar Park

Egypt’s ambitious renewables plans move forward

Egyptian solar power capacity is increasing, and substantial growth is planned in the long term.

4 February 2019 Markets & Forecasts / Middle East & Africa

Thailand’s LNG imports up 16% in 2018

The volume of LNG entering Thailand was up last year as domestic output and pipeline gas imports from Myanmar fell.

4 February 2019 Project Insights / Asia Pacific
Shale gas drilling in the Marcellus formation

Shale growth will transform US gas flows

Flows are set to change dramatically in response to continued growth in shale gas production, the EIA says.

31 January 2019 Policy & Regulation / Americas

EU gas demand falls 5% in Q3

Average gas demand across the EU fell on an annual basis in Q3 2018 despite higher power sector offtake, according to the European Commission.

30 January 2019 Project Insights / Europe & Russia
Construction on the Power of Siberia pipeline. (Gazprom)

LNG expands dominance of China’s gas import mix

LNG extended its lead over pipeline volumes in China’s import mix for the third consecutive year last year, but the trend may soon start to be reversed.

28 January 2019 Project Insights / Asia Pacific