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A Japanese nuclear power plant.

Reactor restarts boost Japan’s nuclear output

Japan’s nuclear output is rising as more reactors return to service, putting pressure on the country’s gas demand and LNG imports.

6 September 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
The Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream.

Turkey’s currency woes to aggravate gas price inflation

Turkey’s deepening currency crisis will continue to make gas more expensive for end-users, dampening demand for the fuel.

5 September 2018 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
Gas production infrastructure in Groningen.

New Groningen output cap proposed

The Dutch government has proposed a cap of 19.4 bcm for production from the giant Groningen field for the 2018/2019 gas year.

28 August 2018 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production
Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG plant

LNG in the thick of US-China trade war

The commercial landscape for US LNG is set to become even more challenging as the Sino-US trade war intensifies

7 August 2018 Americas / Supply & Demand
Mexico's Manzanillo LNG terminal

US to remain Mexico’s dominant gas supplier

Mexico’s dependence on pipeline gas imports from the US is set to increase further as new projects come online.

2 August 2018 Americas / LNG
Nigeria's Bonny Island LNG plant

Non-associated gas to buoy Nigeria’s LNG exports

Nigeria’s focus on non-associated gas means brighter prospects are in store for its production and exports of the fuel.

31 July 2018 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
An LNG terminal in South Korea.

South Korea’s nuclear output increases

South Korea’s nuclear output is rising as the country brings more of its reactors back online, lowering its demand for gas.

24 July 2018 Asia Pacific / Supply & Demand
An FSRU at Argentina's Escobar LNG terminal.

Weather favours Argentine and Brazilian gas demand

Cold weather will support gas demand in Argentina and Brazil during the winter, meaning both countries will import more LNG and pipeline gas.

17 July 2018 Americas / LNG
A ship in the Panama Canal

Panama no panacea for Latin America’s weak LNG demand

Panama’s LNG imports will not be sufficient to boost Latin America’s demand for the fuel, but they will provide an opportunity for small-scale LNG in the region.

22 June 2018 Americas / LNG
Loading an LNG cargo at the Sabine Pass LNG plant in the United States

Trade war threatens US-China energy diplomacy

Worsening US-China trade relations could significantly reduce the competitiveness of hydrocarbons sourced from the US in the Chinese market.

18 June 2018 Americas / Supply & Demand
A well in the Etinde permit

Cameroon heralds a new era of African LNG exports

The start of LNG exports from Cameroon in May could accelerate the development of FLNG projects in Africa and boost domestic gas utilisation in the country.

5 June 2018 Middle East & Africa / LNG
Bahia Blanca LNG terminal, Argentina

Argentina’s currency woes to dampen LNG demand

Argentina’s LNG imports will come under additional pressure from the country’s ongoing currency crisis, its rising gas production and high global oil prices.

31 May 2018 Americas / LNG
A gas power plant in Turkey.

Turkey’s currency crisis threatens gas demand

Turkey’s currency crisis could significantly affect the country’s gas demand, which in turn will weigh on its need for imported gas and LNG.

25 May 2018 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
A cold day on London's Millennium Footbridge.

NBP day-ahead prices expected to ease

The arrival of warmer temperatures in the UK will push down the NBP.

3 May 2018 Europe & Russia / Global Markets
Idku LNG plant, Egypt

Egypt aspires to be a net LNG exporter again

While Egypt’s rising gas output will severely curtail its need for LNG imports, it has the potential to significantly boost its LNG exports.

24 April 2018 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
A rig in Oman's Khazzan field

Oman inundated by gas supply choices

Oman’s upstream gas projects could face delays or be under-utilised as the sultanate has limited scope to significantly boost LNG exports or domestic gas demand.

6 April 2018 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
Charts showing LNG exports to Latin America and the Caribbean from the US and Trinidad

Trinidad and US LNG battle it out in Latin America

Competition between Trinidad and the United States is ratcheting up in Latin America and the Caribbean as both LNG suppliers strive to consolidate their market shares

23 March 2018 Americas / Supply & Demand
Wintry conditions

Late winter cold hits Europe

Severe cold temperatures are boosting hub prices in Europe.

22 February 2018 Europe & Russia / Global Markets
FSRU Challenger

Turkey’s underuse of gas import capacity to worsen

The underutilisation of Turkey’s gas and LNG import infrastructure could worsen as it moves ahead with projects such as Turkish Stream and TANAP.

16 February 2018 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
Drillship operating off Mexico

Mexico’s deepwater auction heralds oil prospects

Mexico’s latest deepwater auction has brightened long-term prospects for oil production, but the country has not given up on gas.

5 February 2018 Americas / Exploration & Production

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