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US coal decline in figures

A number of coal-fired power plants in the United States have closed since 2010, taking a combined capacity of more than 100 GW offline.

2 days ago Americas
Woodside's Pluto LNG plant in WA

Woodside eyes increased LNG exports from Western Australia

FID on a new interconnector linking the Pluto and NWS LNG plants – plus a scaling up of resources at Scarborough – indicates Woodside is focusing on boosting LNG output from Western Australia.

6 days ago Asia Pacific
CBM assets in Australia

Australia tipped to boost shale and CBM exploration

The latest acreage releases in Queensland and seismic surveys in the Northern Territory are designed to spur shale and CBM extraction to meet local and LNG export needs.

8 November 2019 Asia Pacific
A gas platform offshore Saudi Arabia

Gas expansion key to Saudi Aramco’s IPO

The Saudi NOC has spent recent months flagging up its gas expansion plans in a move to attract investors for its planned stock market listing.

7 November 2019 Middle East & Africa
Iron ore carrier offshore Western Australia

Woodside and Australian miners gear up for IMO 2020

Global emissions limits for shipping under IMO 2020 rules are a growth opportunity for the Aussie LNG market and a rising imperative for the country’s iron ore and coking coal exporters.

7 November 2019 Asia Pacific

European coal plants see improved profit margins in October

Higher prices for front-month power contracts and relatively low coal prices have resulted in better profit margins for coal-fired generators this month.

24 October 2019 Europe & Russia
The Golar Arctic FSU in Jamaica 2016

Small users prop up Latin America’s LNG demand

Imported LNG will make further inroads in Latin America and the Caribbean as the region’s small buyers diversify their power mixes away from hydro, oil and oil products.

23 October 2019 Americas

China LNG price up 13.2% in advance of heating season

The price of LNG produced in China rose to an average of $10.34/MMBtu last week after 85 plants in various provinces hiked prices.

23 October 2019 Asia Pacific
A protester looks at a police officer during an Extinction Rebellion climate change protest outside the Bank of England in the City of London.

Key trends to watch during the 2019-2020 gas year

Global Gas Analytics lists the key factors it believes will shape gas and LNG fundamentals and prices in the year ahead.

17 October 2019 World
Darwin LNG

Darwin set to expand as Santos buys out Conoco

Following a period of belt-tightening, Australia’s second-largest gas group is expanding its asset base as it looks to raise its profile in the international LNG market.

17 October 2019 Asia Pacific

CNOOC facilities top China’s LNG sales in September

The company’s Tianjin FSRU and Ningbo terminal sold the most truckloads of LNG during the month.

10 October 2019 Asia Pacific

Chinese LNG import growth rate eases in August

Volumes followed the strong upward trend seen earlier in the year, but the growth rate is down from 2018.

9 October 2019 Asia Pacific

Chinese ex-works LNG prices fall as plants seek to reduce stockpiles

The price of ex-works LNG in China fell by 4% in September as plants cut their prices to reduce stockpiles.

9 October 2019 Asia Pacific

Gas gains EU power market share in Q2

Lower prices for gas versus coal and higher prices for EU carbon allowances helped gas gain market share in the European power mix over the second quarter of this year.

7 October 2019 Europe & Russia

EU gas imports up 20% in Q2

Declines in domestic production, low spot prices and the possibility of a disruption to gas transit through Ukraine saw the EU’s gas imports increase in Q2 2019.

4 October 2019 Europe & Russia
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (left) with the French president in Paris. (PA)

Ireland-France power link brings both risks and rewards

The Celtic Interconnector may reduce Ireland’s reliance on gas-fired power, but it will expose the Irish market to periods of supply shortages on the continent.

3 October 2019 Europe & Russia
The Independence FSRU arriving in Lithuania

Finland-Estonia link boosts Paldiski FSRU plans

Estonia is re-joining the race to become a regional LNG hub in the Baltic as the lease on a nearby FSRU is set to expire and the country’s interconnector with Finland nears completion.

3 October 2019 Europe & Russia
The Ras Laffan LNG plant in Qatar

Gulf energy sector faces renewed vulnerability

The attacks on Saudi energy installations last month has highlighted the increasingly gas-hungry region’s susceptibility to a deteriorating security climate.

3 October 2019 Middle East & Africa

Japanese LNG imports decline in August

The country imported 6.1 mt of the fuel over the month, with volumes down by 19.5% despite low spot prices.

2 October 2019 Asia Pacific
South Stream construction in Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s gas hub plans advance despite delays

The Black Sea gas hub could begin operating by the end of 2021 as major infrastructure projects in the region seem to be moving forward.

26 September 2019 Europe & Russia

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