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Gas imports by Finland and the Baltic states in figures

Russia’s grip on the gas markets of Finland and the Baltic states may loosen as new, EU-backed import infrastructure comes into play.

3 days ago Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
FSRU Independence arriving in Lithuania

Baltic Sea markets move towards integration

The Balticconnector ends Finland’s isolation from EU markets but will do little to ease the region’s dependence on Russian gas until the Poland-Lithuanian interconnector comes online.

4 days ago Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Los Origenes gas power plant, San Pedro, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic looks to US LNG for power boost

A new pipeline and second LNG storage tank will boost gas-to-power demand in the Dominican Republic and open the way for more imports from the US.

4 days ago Americas / LNG
Offshore platform in China.

CNOOC to accelerate production growth

The Chinese company is planning to spend around $13 billion on upstream activity in 2020 in a bid to boost oil and gas production.

6 days ago Asia Pacific / Companies & Finance

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
FPSO in the Karish and Tanin fields offshore Israel

East Med seeks to revive gas export ambitions

The highly ambitious EastMed project faces sizeable commercial and political risks but reinforces the burgeoning relationship between East Mediterranean allies Greece, Israel and Cyprus.

9 January 2020 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand
Nord Stream 2 construction

Gazprom supply flexibility to face hurdles in 2020

US sanctions on Nord Stream 2, progress on 'Balkan Stream', and the future of the Yamal transit contract will all have implications for Gazprom’s supply flexibility this year.

9 January 2020 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power
Coal power plant in China

China’s coal revival poses challenge for gas

The ongoing trade spat with the US appears to have given the role of coal in China’s power sector renewed momentum as the government prioritises economic growth and energy security.

6 January 2020 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels
The Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers.

Gas transit deal ‘in principle’ appeases markets

Progress in the Berlin talks means a final agreement for the transit of gas between Russia and Ukraine may be reached in the coming days.

20 December 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
Pipe-laying for TurkStream

Trans-Balkan route on track to reverse flows amid transit concerns

Reverse flows on the Trans-Balkan pipeline will ensure security of supply in some of Europe’s most vulnerable countries in the event of gas supply disruptions from January.

19 December 2019 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand
The twon of Pemba, logistics base for the Mozambique LNG project

McDermott crisis raises questions over Mozambique LNG

McDermott’s financial difficulties could mean Saipem is left to build the Mozambique LNG project on its own, for which it may not have the resources.

19 December 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG
LNG tanker arriving a port in Yokohama, Japan

Japanese LNG buyers look to joint purchasing

Spurred by rising competition in Japan’s deregulated gas and power retail market, companies are increasingly pooling resources to jointly purchase smaller volumes over shorter timeframes.

19 December 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
LNG tank containers being loaded T THE PORT OF rIZHAO

Containers make inroads in China’s LNG market

Containerised LNG has the potential to extend its market share at a faster-than-expected rate in China as rising adoption looks set to coincide with tepid growth in the LNG road tanker fleet.

19 December 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

Bolivian gas production and exports in figures

Bolivia’s interim administration has revised down the country’s proven gas reserves from 2017 by around 50 billion cubic metres.

13 December 2019 Americas / Exploration & Production
Polish gas storage

Poland-Ukraine cooperation to boost gas output

Kiev and Warsaw are determined to cooperate on gas production in a move to reduce dependence on Russian gas imports.

12 December 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
A gas well in China.

Sinopec sets out long-term gas ambitions in home market

China’s second-largest gas producer plans to take a larger share of its domestic market, buoyed by increasing production and favourable regulatory changes.

12 December 2019 Asia Pacific / Companies & Finance
LNG tanker at Ras Laffan in Qatar

Qatar’s rivals face up to LNG expansion challenge

In the context of an oversupplied market, Qatar’s decision to ramp up production from the North Field represents a bold challenge to other LNG suppliers in the region.

12 December 2019 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
Drillship offshore Mozambique

Total looks to alternative financing for Mozambique LNG

Mozambique LNG is moving towards financial close in Q2 2020, but there are fresh questions over how operator Total will fund its stake.

12 December 2019 Middle East & Africa / LNG
Dinh Co Gas Processing Plant in Vietnam

Solar surge puts gas in the shade in Vietnam

LNG-to-power projects in Vietnam are facing tough competition from a subsidy-funded solar boom.

12 December 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG
Tanker docked at Hainan LNG terminal

CNOOC aims to turn around China's Hainan LNG terminal

State-owned CNOOC hopes its LNG terminal on the southern island province of Hainan will eke out a profit by the end of this year after enduring years of losses.

12 December 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG

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