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Menelaos Vakalopoulos

Energy data analyst

African piped gas keeps losing ground to cheap LNG

North African gas flows to Europe started the year significantly depressed, and the trend is expected to continue.

14 February 2020 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power

Africa-Europe piped gas flows down 42% year on year

Europe’s imports of North African piped gas saw another week of decline in Week 6, with volumes falling to 413 MMcm.

11 February 2020 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power

Asian LNG import growth falls sharply in 2019

The region's LNG imports fell by 0.7% last year after years of strong growth

7 February 2020 Asia Pacific / LNG

North Africa gas flows to Europe down again in Week 5

Despite the slight week-on-week increase seen in Week 4, gas flows from North Africa shrank again last week.

4 February 2020 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
An LNG-powered ferry.

Could IMO 2020 enhance the use of LNG in shipping?

The regulation is expected to add demand for LNG in the maritime sector, but hopes for widespread use of the fuel might not materialise.

3 February 2020 World / LNG

North African gas flows to Spain up 12.8% week on week

Volumes to Spain increased last week on a weekly basis, but overall flows from North Africa to Europe remain significantly lower than in previous years.

28 January 2020 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand

Africa-Europe piped flows see mixed picture in Week 3

Volumes surged via GreenStream but dropped dramatically on the MEG pipeline week on week, with total volumes down significantly on an annual basis.

21 January 2020 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand

Taiwan LNG imports show moderate increase in 2019

The country imported slightly more LNG in 2019 than it did the year before, despite reduced demand from the electricity sector.

16 January 2020 Asia Pacific / LNG

Africa-Europe piped gas flows down by 38% year on year in Week 2

Volumes remained significantly low for the second week of the new year, amounting to 529 MMcm compared with 858 MMcm for the same week in 2019.

14 January 2020 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power

African piped gas flows to Europe plummet in 2019

Imports of relatively cheap LNG into the European market last year severely dented flows of African piped gas.

10 January 2020 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand

Africa-Europe piped gas flows start year at significantly low levels

All four Africa-Europe gas routes were significantly depressed on an annual basis in Week 1

7 January 2020 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power

Chinese LNG imports bounce back at end of 2019

China’s LNG imports hit a new high in November, but the trend is not expected to continue into the new year

6 January 2020 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand

Africa-Europe piped volumes down 11% on annual basis in Week 50

North African piped gas flows to Europe fell on an annual basis last week, following the general downward trend seen this year.

17 December 2019 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand

US supplies boost South Korean LNG imports in November

Volumes entering Korea from the United States surpassed those from Qatar and Australia for the first time last month.

13 December 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Algeria boosts exports to Italy in Week 49

The volume of North African pipeline gas delivered to Europe increased last week, driven by higher flows from Algeria to Italy on the Trans-Mediterranean pipeline.

10 December 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power

Europe-Africa piped gas flows down 24% year on year

Flows from the four pipelines linking North Africa to Europe declined on an annual basis last week, but only GreenStream saw a week-on-week decline.

19 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power

Spain leads Africa-Europe gas flow growth in Week 45

Volumes transported from North Africa to Europe rose by 6.4% on a weekly basis last week, driven by increased flows to Spain

12 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power

Suppliers fret over Asia’s falling LNG demand

Declining LNG consumption in some of Asia’s key markets poses a considerable challenge to suppliers intending to boost the fuel’s popularity

8 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand

Africa-Europe pipeline gas flows up 11.3% week on week

Volumes increased across all four routes last week, amounting to almost 556 million cubic metres, but were down year on year.

6 November 2019 Middle East & Africa / Pipelines, Storage & Power

Japan’s LNG imports up 2.6% year on year in September

The country’s imports of the fuel rose slightly in September but were down over the first nine months of the year.

5 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand

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