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Markets & Forecasts

Bugey nuclear power plant, France.

France’s nuclear challenge

Problems affecting French nuclear reactors hit European gas and power prices last month. As France is a major regional electricity exporter, the future of its nuclear output will have an impact on Europe’s power balance.

8 October 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand

Asian spot LNG price up 1.75% as heating season nears

The average price of spot LNG in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan increased last week as buyers built stocks in preparation for winter.

Africa-Europe pipeline gas flows up 5.9% week on week

European imports of North African pipeline gas have been rising since the start of October and hit 514 MMcm last week.

South Korea’s LNG imports down in September

Volumes imported by the country fell by 24.8% year on year last month, in line with the declining trend seen in previous months.

Russia tightens grip on Europe’s coal market

Lower shipping rates and a relatively weak ruble allowed Russia to strengthen its position as Europe’s main coal supplier in Q2.

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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.

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Aguada Federal block in Argentina's Neuquén Province

Argentina’s perilous path to gas riches

Argentina’s efforts to become self-sufficient in gas and boost its exports of LNG and pipeline gas will be thoroughly tested as the country’s economy deteriorates.

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Total bets on Indian gas demand with Adani stake

The French major’s acquisition will give it access to two LNG terminals in India, one of which could also supply Bangladesh.

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