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Supply & Demand

Methanol plant, Trinidad

Trinidad treads fine line between LNG and petchems

The risk of Trinidad shutting down part of its liquefaction capacity looms large as feedstock gas supplies remain constrained and competition from the petrochemical sector is ratcheting up.

9 hours ago Americas
Beijing, China.

Cities buck trend amid slowdown in Chinese gas demand growth

Gas demand and imports saw relatively weak growth in China in June, but city-gas demand continued to perform strongly.

15 July 2019 Asia Pacific

Russian gas volumes via Ukraine up 20% in Q1

Russia exported around 16 bcm of gas to the EU via the Ukrainian route in the first quarter of this year, making it the main supply corridor for Russia-EU flows.

8 July 2019 Europe & Russia
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Queensland LNG rocked by possible export restrictions

Designed to cap rising energy prices, the surprise legislative proposal could limit exports and stymie future investment in eastern Australia’s gas market.

5 July 2019 Asia Pacific
PetroChina supplies Hunan via the second West-East Pipeline and the Zhongwu pipeline

PetroChina dependence hits Hunan’s gas demand

Hunan province’s overwhelming dependence on China’s largest upstream company for gas supplies offers a case study in the importance of supply diversification.

4 July 2019 Asia Pacific
Argentine electricity workers fixing a generator in Buenos Aires during the blackout.

Argentina’s power sector lurches from crisis to crisis

Argentina will need significant investment in its electricity infrastructure to avoid a repeat of the blackout that hit the country in June.

3 July 2019 Americas
Gas arrives in Kingston aboard the Golar Arctic

Gas forges ahead in Jamaica’s energy mix

The growing popularity of gas in Jamaica is setting an example of how small-scale LNG technology can benefit countries with modest demand.

2 July 2019 Americas
Woodside's Pluto LNG plant.

Australia targets hydrogen exports to Asia

With an eye on low-carbon export opportunities, Australia is developing a masterplan to support its nascent hydrogen industry in order to dominate the Asian market for the fuel.

1 July 2019 Asia Pacific
The Koshijihara gas plant in Japan.

Japanese companies back low-emission innovations

With gas still a major component of Japan’s energy mix, three suppliers are looking at new ways of managing their carbon footprint as the race to a low-carbon future gathers pace.

24 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Well drilling in Algeria. (Gazprom)

Algeria’s gas production faces colossal challenges

Upstream gas projects in Algeria will see further delays if the country fails to boost the competitiveness of its LNG and pipeline gas in the global market.

24 June 2019 Middle East & Africa
Incheon LNG Receiving terminal (Kogas)

South Korea – government support for gas

South Korea’s recently approved third energy plan reaffirms the government’s support for gas which will help to boost consumption in the long term but challenges remain.

21 June 2019 Asia Pacific
The Marlin B platform in the Bass Strait.

Local demand and prices drive Aussie exploration

After a prolonged downturn in exploration in Australia, companies are responding to a forecast rise in local demand and prices by investing in new developments.

20 June 2019 Asia Pacific
Novatek's Yamal LNG project.

Novatek’s China foray aims to unlock long-term demand

The Russian independent wants to find more Chinese customers for its LNG as part of efforts to build a presence in the downstream end of the world’s fastest-growing gas market.

10 June 2019 Asia Pacific

Asia to lead gas demand growth to 2024 – IEA

The industrial sector will be the main driver of gas demand growth over the coming years, with most of this originating in Asia.

7 June 2019 World
Total's Elgin platform in the North Sea

Culzean field to support UK gas output

Total is expected to start production from the North Sea field soon, helping to limit the UK’s growing reliance on imported gas.

6 June 2019 Asia Pacific
CNOOC’s LNG terminal in Putian city of Fujian province

PetroChina targets growth in Fujian’s gas market

PetroChina is constructing more pipeline infrastructure in Fujian and wants to develop an LNG terminal in the province, as it looks to increase sales in the price-deregulated coastal market.

30 May 2019 Asia Pacific
Pipeline construction at Gate LNG terminal, Netherlands.

The Netherlands – rising import dependence

The Netherlands is expected to become an increasingly large net importer of gas. The country is transitioning away from gas, but this will take time and production is already falling.

24 May 2019 Europe & Russia
Gas arrives in Kingston August 2016 from New Fortress Energy aboard the Golar Arctic.

Latin America awaits quantum leap in LNG demand

Small-scale LNG technology is gathering momentum in Latin America and the Caribbean and will be the region’s best bet for reversing the decline in its LNG demand in the long term.

23 May 2019 Americas
ENN city-gas storage tanks.

China gas distributors set for steady profitability

Gross margins on gas sales, an important driver of earnings growth for China’s gas distributors, will remain stable this year despite concerns they could be compressed by retail gas price cuts.

20 May 2019 Asia Pacific
Offshore construction work on Nord Stream 2.

Europe prepares for no deal on Ukraine transit

An agreement between Ukraine and Gazprom on gas transit is not likely to be signed before December 2019, causing price spikes and potential disruptions in Europe.

16 May 2019 Europe & Russia

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