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Supply & Demand

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Latin American carbon markets gain momentum

Latin American countries – led by Mexico – have emerged as enthusiastic supporters of cap-and-trade markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

14 February 2020 Americas
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Dubai gas find heralds shake-up in UAE gas plans

The 2.3 tcm shallow-water find in Jebal Ali could yield economic and political benefits for the UAE as it attempts to wean itself off gas imports.

13 February 2020 Middle East & Africa
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Australian LNG exposed as virus hits demand

Australia’s LNG sector risks being significantly impacted as China – and potentially other Asian nations – works to contain the coronavirus by locking down civilian movement.

13 February 2020 Asia Pacific

China’s gas fundamentals flag over 2019

China’s consumption and imports of gas both experienced growth slowdowns over the course of 2019, but production bucked the trend through generally stable growth.

6 February 2020 Americas
Hazira LNG terminal in Gujarat, India.

Qatar mulls options amid Indian LNG price call

Qatar is once again facing pressure from India to renegotiate a term LNG deal, but the appetite for delinking contracts from oil is weak in Doha.

6 February 2020 Middle East & Africa

Europe’s gas-to-power generation leaps 12% in 2019

Gas-fired power generation in the EU28 increased by 12% year on year in 2019 while renewables also recorded strong gains, according to a new report by Agora Energiewende and Sandbag.

5 February 2020 Europe & Russia

China’s pipeline gas import growth stalls in 2019

The country’s pipeline imports rose by less than 1% last year compared with 20.3% in 2018.

5 February 2020 Asia Pacific

Russian flows decline in January amid gas stock withdrawals

Gazprom reduced its commercial flows last month to balance the gas market after EU storage facilities reached exceptionally high volumes at the end of last year.

4 February 2020 Europe & Russia

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

Share of gas in Spain's power mix doubles in 2019

The role of gas in Spain’s electricity generation may be boosted further with the closure of four of the country’s largest coal-fired plants amid poor profitability last autumn.

31 January 2020 Europe & Russia
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IOC interest shows Egyptian gas sector resilience

Egyptian upstream offerings are attracting bigger players than some equivalent bid rounds elsewhere in the region with majors betting on robust domestic consumption.

30 January 2020 Middle East & Africa
Photo of Sinopec LNG Terminal in Qingdao, Shandong

LNG challenges coal in Asia’s power growth

LNG imports into Asia may soon be cheap enough to trigger fuel-switching in regional power generation, supporting newbuild LNG and gas-to-power projects.

30 January 2020 Asia Pacific

US gas output hits record high in 2019

The country’s dry gas production averaged 2.60 billion cubic metres per day last year, but the growth rate is set to moderate this year and in 2021.

29 January 2020 Americas

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
Forest fire

Wildfires intensify scrutiny of Australian energy mix

Australia’s wildfires have provoked calls for a cleaner energy mix, but supply constraints make it unlikely this will substantially boost gas.

24 January 2020 Asia Pacific
Miran gas field in Iraq

Crises derail energy plans in Lebanon and Iraq

Dysfunctional governments in Lebanon and Iraq are undermining efforts to have gas play a more prominent role in meeting rising energy demand.

23 January 2020 Middle East & Africa

Zhejiang gas demand in figures

Eastern China’s Zhejiang province saw continued gas demand growth in 2019, and there is still plenty of room for growth.

22 January 2020 Asia Pacific

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

The Dominican Republic’s power sector in figures

The country estimates it will need to raise its power generation capacity by almost 2 GW by 2025 in order to meet rising demand.

20 January 2020 Americas

Ukraine still main route for Russia-EU flows in December

Ukraine maintained its position as Gazprom’s main export route in December, but Nord Stream and Yamal-Europe were also operating at capacity.

17 January 2020 Europe & Russia

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