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Abhishek Kumar

Head of analytics

Abhishek Kumar has several years of analytical experience within the financial markets and elsewhere. He joined Interfax in June 2012, working with Chief Energy Analyst Peter Stewart to launch Global Gas Analytics in October of that year. Before that, he was a financial analyst at Schneider Trading, where he covered a wide range of asset classes - including commodities, equities, fixed income, and foreign exchange. Abhishek has worked on a number of analytical publications, many of which he helped launch. He has previously worked as a business analyst for Procter & Gamble and as an aerospace researcher for the University of Leicester and the Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe.

The Meridian Spirit loading a cargo at Sabine Pass LNG

Price disparity a concern for US LNG

US LNG could become more expensive as upstream gas producers seek to boost their profit margins.

24 September 2019 Americas / LNG
Petrobras HQ

Brazil’s gas sector faces regulatory turmoil

Changes to Brazil’s regulatory framework have the potential to benefit the country’s gas sector in the medium-to-long term provided they are not reversed by future administrations.

20 September 2019 Americas / Policy & Regulation
Photo showing damaged Saudi oil infrastructure

Saudi drone attacks deliver oil supply shock

The position of Saudi Arabia as a reliable supplier is at stake as the kingdom’s oil and gas infrastructure becomes more vulnerable to sabotage.

16 September 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
The LNG plant at Idku in Egypt

Egypt explores options for boosting LNG exports

Egypt’s LNG exports are rising sharply, but the country is still some way from realising its aim of becoming a regional gas hub.

20 August 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG
Oman LNG plant at Qalhat

Oman weighs bunkering, GTL as gas output soars

Oman needs to expedite the development of its LNG bunkering and GTL facilities as its power and fertiliser sectors will struggle to absorb the additional gas from its proposed upstream projects.

19 August 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
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.

16 August 2019 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
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 / Supply & Demand
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 / Supply & Demand
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 / Exploration & Production
Argentine electricity workers fixing a generator in Buenos Aires during the blackout.

Argentina’s power sector lurches from crisis to crisis

Argentina will need significant investment in its electricity infrastructure to avoid a repeat of the blackout that hit the country in June.

3 July 2019 Americas / Supply & Demand
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 / Supply & Demand
Well drilling in Algeria. (Gazprom)

Algeria’s gas production faces colossal challenges

Upstream gas projects in Algeria will see further delays if the country fails to boost the competitiveness of its LNG and pipeline gas in the global market.

24 June 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
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 / LNG
Argentine electricity workers working to fix a generator in Buenos Aires during a blackout. (PA)

Argentina’s blackout: a wake-up call

The power outage in Argentina over the weekend – the worst in its history – could be yet another sign of the need for urgent investment in the country’s ageing electricity infrastructure.

17 June 2019 Americas / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Oil refineries in Kuwait

Kuwait mulls an end to direct crude burn

Gas is driving the move away from crude oil in Kuwait’s power sector, but the country will need a helping hand from oil products to complete the transition.

5 June 2019 Middle East & Africa / Alternative Fuels
Manzanillo LNG terminal in Mexico

Mexico’s LNG imports face existential threat

Mexican LNG imports are facing an insurmountable challenge from US pipeline gas, which could see Mexico stop buying LNG altogether.

29 May 2019 Americas / LNG
A Qatari LNG vessel

US LNG set to gain from Qatari-Saudi turf war

Saudi Arabia’s aim of challenging Qatar’s dominance of the LNG market will present the United States with an opportunity to commercialise its LNG.

24 May 2019 Americas / LNG
Gas arrives in Kingston August 2016 from New Fortress Energy aboard the Golar Arctic.

Latin America awaits quantum leap in LNG demand

Small-scale LNG technology is gathering momentum in Latin America and the Caribbean and will be the region’s best bet for reversing the decline in its LNG demand in the long term.

23 May 2019 Americas / Supply & Demand
Coal-fired power station

Coal sees resurgence in Turkey’s power sector

Turkey’s dependence on domestically produced coal and renewables is set to increase as the country shifts its focus towards minimising imports of fossil fuels for electricity generation.

8 May 2019 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
A drillship at work on the Leviathan field.

Leviathan accentuates Israel's need for gas exports

Israel wants to pin down a viable option for gas exports as commercial production from its Leviathan project becomes imminent.

3 May 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production

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