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Saudi energy  minister Khalid  al-Falih (left) and  his UAE counterpart Suhail Mohamed  al-Mazrouei (PA)

Fuel oil strength could support LNG demand

The unexpected strength in fuel oil prices could prompt generators in Northeast Asia to buy more gas over the winter.

12 December 2018 Asia Pacific / LNG
A gas flare beside pumpjacks pumping crude oil at a facility in North Dakota.

IEA urges action on gas flaring

The agency’s latest World Energy Outlook includes a call to action for oil and gas players to reduce upstream emissions, with flaring drawing particular criticism.

15 November 2018 World / Exploration & Production
The LNG Canada FID ceremony in October 2018

More FIDs expected to follow LNG Canada

Canada is set for a series of FIDs on LNG export projects as the LNG Canada development shows there is a path through the obstacles.

7 November 2018 Americas / LNG
An LNG-fuelled ferry in Norway.

LNG to benefit from IMO and EU sulphur regulations

The restrictions could cause a spike in oil prices in 2020 and are forcing shippers to look again at LNG as a marine fuel.

1 November 2018 World / LNG
Loading a cargo at Sabine Pass LNG

Permian gas growth to underpin US LNG exports

Surging production from the Permian Basin will underpin growth in US LNG exports and have implications for pricing, delegates at a roundtable hosted by Interfax and Baker & O’Brien heard this week.

24 October 2018 Americas / Exploration & Production
The In Salah dry gas field in Algeria

Increased demand boosts non-associated gas in MENA

The MENA region’s rising gas demand is set to boost the importance of non-associated gas development.

10 October 2018 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
LPG cylinders

LPG offers low-carbon option for developed countries

The World LPG Association has argued that LPG could play a bigger role in transitioning developed countries to low-carbon energy sources.

3 October 2018 World / Policy & Regulation
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

Aramco IPO decision may slow economic reform

Saudi Arabia has decided to postpone the IPO of its national oil and gas company, a move that could be a result of political factors.

12 September 2018 Middle East & Africa / Policy & Regulation
Phases 6-8 of Iran’s South Pars project

New US sanctions on Iran will heighten trade worries

Unilateral action by the US in its latest round of sanctions against Iran risks further straining relations with international trading partners.

8 August 2018 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production
Shale drilling in Pennsylvania

US hydrocarbons continue their relentless rise

As OPEC loosens the reins on oil production, output of oil, gas and NGLs from the US continues to hit record highs – and further gains are expected over the summer.

25 July 2018 Americas / Exploration & Production
OPEC’s ministerial meeting in November 2017

Iran-Saudi tensions may limit OPEC’s options

Geopolitical strife may keep OPEC members from reaching an agreement on the oil production cut at their upcoming meeting.

20 June 2018 World / Global Markets
The Oman LNG facility in Qalhat near Sur

Oman bunkering hub faces hurdles

Total plans to tap gas resources in Oman to supply an LNG bunkering hub in the region.

30 May 2018 Middle East & Africa / LNG
Trump presents his signature on ending the Iran nuclear deal

Oil prices surge as Trump scuttles Iran nuclear deal

The US president’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran has already sent oil prices spiralling.

9 May 2018 World / Global Markets
An oil rig in the US Permian Basin.

Permian facing potential takeaway capacity constraints

The Permian Basin is the world’s largest hydrocarbon reservoir, but infrastructure constraints could soon lock in some of its capacity.

3 May 2018 Americas / Exploration & Production
The launch of China’s yuan-dominated crude oil futures contracts at the Shanghai International Energy Exchange

Real-time trading to boost China’s power liberalisation

While the liberalisation of China’s power sector is still far off, efforts in energy trading are making important progress.

26 April 2018 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation
A US shale gas well.

US DUC well numbers hit record high

The record high number of shale wells that have been drilled but not completed in the US could put a dampener on oil price gains.

19 April 2018 Americas / Exploration & Production
A cargo being loaded at the Sabine Pass plant in the US

US-China trade dispute will not dent LNG exports

President Donald Trump’s threatened trade war with China looks unlikely to hit fossil fuel exports from the US to the energy-hungry Asian superpower.

11 April 2018 World / LNG
LPG cylinders

LPG glut could lead to growing competition with LNG

LPG could rival LNG as a fuel in developing countries, Global Gas Analytics told the ACI LPG conference in Lisbon this week.

8 March 2018 World / Alternative Fuels
The Melkøya Snøhvit LNG plant.

Catch 22 for Shell’s bullish LNG outlook?

The LNG market needs investment in liquefaction capacity to meet projected demand, but the future demand itself depends on the investment being made.

28 February 2018 World / LNG
Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG plant.

Cheniere’s China deals may help Corpus Christi expand

Cheniere has become the first US LNG exporter to sign a long-term deal with China, helping to underpin the development of a third train at Corpus Christi.

14 February 2018 Americas / LNG

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