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Supply & Demand

PNG's former PM Peter O'Neill

Papua LNG timing in limbo as delay concerns mount

The JV partners are keen to get moving to avoid falling behind competitors, but the government has seen an opportunity to improve terms and may be willing to risk a slippage.

5 hours ago Asia Pacific

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.

7 hours ago Asia Pacific
Pakistani flag

Pakistan’s LNG imports – crucial to the country

Greater volumes of imported LNG are essential to gas market growth in Pakistan, and private initiatives look likely to go ahead. However, the pace of growth is still likely to fall short of government targets.

4 days ago Asia Pacific
The Atwood Advantage drillship in Israel's Leviathan field

Israel’s FLNG is a long-term prospect

The fate of Israel’s proposed LNG supplies will depend on the country boosting pipeline exports.

4 days ago Middle East & Africa
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.

4 days ago Middle East & Africa
Gas production in China.

Slowdown in Chinese gas output offset by imports

China's gas production increased by only 6% in July, but extra imports of LNG and pipeline gas compensated for the decline.

5 days ago Asia Pacific
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.

6 days ago Asia Pacific

GreenStream boost nearly offsets drop in African pipeline supplies

North African pipeline gas supplies to Europe fell slightly last week, with small drops on all routes except GreenStream.

13 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
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
Facilities at Berwyndale South in Queensland.

Sweeping reform on cards for eastern Australia

Under sustained pressure from consumers, the federal government has initiated a host of initiatives designed to tackle gas supply shortages and rising prices and to spur upstream investment

8 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
An LNG cargo arriving at Grain LNG

UK’s Port Meridian FSRU back on despite doubts

InfraStrata has reached an agreement with Meridian Holdings to build the Port Meridian FSRU project in northwest England, but doubts remain.

1 August 2019 Europe & Russia
A storage tank at the Ningbo LNG terminal in Zhejiang

Zhejiang grid coverage to fall short of 2020 goal

The Chinese province will fall short of a grid coverage goal set in 2016 seemingly as a result of a lack of incremental gas supply from national companies.

1 August 2019 Asia Pacific

Algeria-Italy export boost offsets drop in Libyan flows

Exports of piped gas to Italy from Algeria increased by around 10% last week while volumes from Libya fell by roughly the same degree.

30 July 2019 Middle East & Africa
Argentina's Bahia Blanca FSRU.

Imported gas being priced out of Argentine market

Argentina has accelerated its efforts to minimise purchases of LNG and pipeline gas as the imports are costing the government dear.

26 July 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
Qatargas LNG vessel

Gulf LNG trade hinging on geopolitics

LNG trading in the Gulf is at stake as geopolitical tensions ratchet up near the Strait of Hormuz.

24 July 2019 Middle East & Africa
Carrier approaching Panigaglia terminal, Italy (Interfax)

Italy’s changing imports

Italy’s energy plan includes an important role for gas through the mid-term. However, the country is almost entirely dependent on imports for its gas supplies – and its supply mix is set to change.

23 July 2019 Europe & Russia
Methanol plant, Trinidad

Trinidad treads fine line between LNG and petchems

The risk of Trinidad shutting down part of its liquefaction capacity looms large as feedstock gas supplies remain constrained and competition from the petrochemical sector is ratcheting up.

22 July 2019 Americas
Beijing, China.

Cities buck trend amid slowdown in Chinese gas demand growth

Gas demand and imports saw relatively weak growth in China in June, but city-gas demand continued to perform strongly.

15 July 2019 Asia Pacific

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