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Supply & Demand

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Lukoil’s Ghasha stake boosts UAE’s sour gas plans

The arrival of the Russian company completes the tendering process for the concession and is positive for the UAE’s plans to commercialise its technically challenging offshore reserves.

16 October 2019 Middle East & Africa

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.

14 October 2019 Asia Pacific

Taiwan boosts LNG imports in September

Taiwan imported 1.37 mt of the fuel last month, and its energy transition is expected to drive further growth in demand for the fuel in the coming years.

11 October 2019 Asia Pacific
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
A cargo of Australian LNG bound for Japan

Third Japanese firm joins Transborders FLNG in push for shipping fuel

The firm interest from Mitsui OSK indicates sustained demand for gas from Japan’s shipping and power sectors.

7 October 2019 Asia Pacific
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

Russian LNG challenges Qatar’s UK dominance in July

Qatar supplied 87% of the LNG that entered the UK in Q2, but competition from Russia ramped up in July.

26 September 2019 Europe & Russia
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
A drillship in the Leviathan field

Israel's export hopes face new obstacles

The partners behind the offshore Leviathan gas field development must overcome concerns over security and demand before gas sales to Egypt get under way.

26 September 2019 Middle East & Africa
South Korea's Tongyeong LNG terminal

South Korean winter coal ban could boost spot LNG prices

A tentative proposal by South Korea to shutter many of its coal-fired power plants this winter could support Asian spot LNG prices during what is traditionally the region’s busiest season.

23 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Construction of Power of Siberia gas pipeline

The limits to China’s LNG growth

China’s gas market growth has eased and is expected to slow further, which will have implications for the speed at which the country can expand its LNG imports.

23 September 2019 Asia Pacific

European LNG imports slow as stocks hit new high

LNG imports in Europe have seen significant growth so far this year, but high stocks may put pressure on demand for spot LNG cargoes.

23 September 2019 Europe & Russia

Netherlands ups imports from Russia and Norway in 2018

The Netherlands increased imports of piped gas from Russia and Norway as production fell at the Groningen field.

19 September 2019 Europe & Russia
Taq Taq field in Iraq

Iraq ponders gas options amid US pressure

As regional tensions mount, Iraq faces a battle to protect its import agreement with Iran as domestic gas demand keeps rising.

19 September 2019 Middle East & Africa

ECJ’s OPAL decision boosts Ukraine gas transit

The volume of gas flowing to Germany's Greifswald interconnection point fell from 96.31 MMcm/d to 72.22 MMcm/d following the enforcement of the court ruling.

18 September 2019 Europe & Russia
Photo showing damaged Saudi oil infrastructure

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.

16 September 2019 Middle East & Africa

Australia boosts LNG exports to Asia in 2019

Capacity additions will drive growth in Australia’s LNG market, but a slowdown is imminent.

16 September 2019 Asia Pacific
A tanker at the Incheon LNG terminal

Kogas forges closer LNG ties with Gazprom

South Korea and Russia are developing a partnership in the LNG sector ahead of rising regional demand in Asia on the back of coal-to-gas switching.

12 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Coal mining in Jharia, India

India – the challenge of rising power demand

India’s increasing demand for electricity will be met by greater levels of renewable output, but higher levels of coal-fired power generation will also be needed.

9 September 2019 Asia Pacific
The Malampaya project in the Philippines

First Gen eyes first Philippine LNG imports in 2021

The company has accelerated plans for the country’s first LNG imports, which it will aim to secure through short-term deals.

6 September 2019 Asia Pacific

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