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Supply & Demand

Gas pipeline construction, Stittsville

Mexico avoids pipeline legal battle

An out-of-court settlement between Mexico and private pipeline developers permits the entry into operation of the 74 MMcm/d South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline within days.

5 September 2019 Americas

India’s LNG imports rise in Q2

Lower prices helped boost India’s intake of LNG by 20% over the second quarter of the year, to just under 6 mt.

4 September 2019 Asia Pacific
A YPF drillpad in the Vaca Muerta

Argentina’s gas sector bears brunt of financial crisis

The country's problems have cast doubt over the tender for a new pipeline in the Vaca Muerta shale play, with the deadline postponed until after October’s election.

3 September 2019 Americas

Gas replaces nuclear in UK power mix in Q2

Gas-fired power generation helped replace lower output from nuclear plants in the UK in the second quarter of the year, government data shows.

30 August 2019 Europe & Russia

South Korea’s LNG imports rise in July

Imports rose in July after strong declines in H1.

29 August 2019 Asia Pacific
Chinese gas storage tanks

China’s gas demand rebounds to calm slowdown fears

China’s gas demand got back on track last month with the strongest annual growth seen in months, easing fears over a sharp decline in growth amid the US-China trade spat and higher domestic prices.

29 August 2019 Asia Pacific
A Qatari gas plant

Qatar to expand LNG output as market tightens

Qatar Petroleum is planning to expand domestic production in tandem with a growing list of overseas assets in anticipation of a tighter LNG market post 2020.

29 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
Yanchang Gas's Yanchuan LNG plant

Domestic supply bolsters China’s LNG output

An increase in the domestic supply of feedstock gas helped unleash production at China’s LNG plants in H1 2019, but the increased supply has weighed on the industry’s profitability.

29 August 2019 Asia Pacific
Argentinian gas pipeline infrastructure

Argentine output boom to boost Chile gas exports

Argentina’s government expects a gradual increase of exports to Chile from September as a result of booming output from the Vaca Muerta shale play.

29 August 2019 Americas
A nuclear power station in Japan

High temperatures boost LNG demand in Japan

Above-average temperatures are supporting Japanese LNG imports.

27 August 2019 Asia Pacific

Gazprom exports to Europe down by 4.7%

Low European spot prices and an increase in LNG imports have cut Gazprom’s exports to Europe, although Central European countries have boosted their offtake of Russian gas.

22 August 2019 Europe & Russia
A Wheatstone LNG cargo heading to Japan

Port Kembla JV scales up LNG import plans

To head off possible gas supply shortages, the NSW government has endorsed the two LNG import concepts planned north and south of Sydney.

22 August 2019 Asia Pacific
PNG's former PM Peter O'Neill

Papua LNG timing in limbo as delay concerns mount

The JV partners are keen to get moving to avoid falling behind competitors, but the government has seen an opportunity to improve terms and may be willing to risk a slippage.

20 August 2019 Asia Pacific

Asian spot LNG prices start to pick up

Prices in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan rose last week from a week earlier but remained low on an annual basis.

20 August 2019 Asia Pacific
Pakistani flag

Pakistan’s LNG imports – crucial to the country

Greater volumes of imported LNG are essential to gas market growth in Pakistan, and private initiatives look likely to go ahead. However, the pace of growth is still likely to fall short of government targets.

16 August 2019 Asia Pacific
The Atwood Advantage drillship in Israel's Leviathan field

Israel’s FLNG is a long-term prospect

The fate of Israel’s proposed LNG supplies will depend on the country boosting pipeline exports.

16 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
Drilling at Genel Energy's Miran project in Iraq

Kurds face slow going as export plans struggle for lift-off

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s gas plans have been scaled back, with lower volumes and more relaxed timelines expected.

16 August 2019 Middle East & Africa
Gas production in China.

Slowdown in Chinese gas output offset by imports

China's gas production increased by only 6% in July, but extra imports of LNG and pipeline gas compensated for the decline.

15 August 2019 Asia Pacific
The Wolsong nuclear power plant in South Korea

Solar buildout bodes well for LNG in South Korea

The country's gas demand and LNG import needs continue to be uncertain, with volumes dependent on the expansion of renewable power capacity and, potentially, the price at which it can source gas.

14 August 2019 Asia Pacific

GreenStream boost nearly offsets drop in African pipeline supplies

North African pipeline gas supplies to Europe fell slightly last week, with small drops on all routes except GreenStream.

13 August 2019 Middle East & Africa

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