LNG
Fast-track LNG plan for Australia’s Evans Shoal
2 December 2011
Eni plans to fast-track an LNG development at the Evans Shoal gasfield, which has lain undeveloped since its discovery 13 years ago
Japanese LNG buyers want oil-link break
22 November 2011
In an attempt to keep a lid on rising LNG import prices, Japanese buyers have proposed a move away from traditional oil-linked contracts
India barters hard on LNG prices
21 November 2011
India wants more LNG, if sold at the right price, with imports expected to rise sharply over the next five years – perhaps more than tripling
Angola LNG hunts for new customers amid US shale boom
16 November 2011
Angola LNG is forming a marketing division to target customers beyond the US, Sonangol project director Artur Pereira told the World LNG summit in Rome today
Panama opens Asia to US LNG exports
2 November 2011
Australian megaprojects are under threat from Atlantic basin producers, as expansion of the Panama Canal opens a new LNG trading route, writes Kwok W Wan
BG first in line for US Gulf LNG exports
26 October 2011
UK group signs purchase agreement with Cheniere; US looks set for large-scale LNG exports
Shell Canada buys land for LNG terminal
21 October 2011
Shell Canada has reportedly bought land on Canada’s west coast for a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, the country’s third export outlet for growing volumes of unconventional gas
Sakhalin-2 LNG steps on the gas in Russia
13 October 2011
Russia’s only liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility will boost output beyond nameplate capacity to meet rising demand in a tight market, plant operator Sakhalin Energy said
Australia in line for world's largest LNG producer crown
13 October 2011
Australia has enough gas reserves to overtake Qatar as the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer, according to Santos
Queensland CBM to LNG projects could see gas prices surge
5 October 2011
Rush for gas reserves for Queensland’s CBM-to-LNG projects "may triple Australian gas prices"
Kuwait’s growing need for LNG imports
5 October 2011
Kuwait will import up to 42% more liquefied natural gas (LNG) this year as it extends its buying period by a month into November
Turkey turns off expensive Russian gas
4 October 2011
Turkey’s Botas has not renewed a 6 billion cubic metres a year (cm/y) gas contract with Gazprom, saying the price the Russian gas monopoly demanded was too high
Qatar's RasGas plans extra LNG maintenance
3 October 2011
Qatar’s RasGas is planning further maintenance at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities in March and October next year, but traders do not expect a huge market reaction because of the timing of the shut-downs
Asian LNG price-index gains traction
29 September 2011
Traders are in favour of liquefied natural gas (LNG) price assessments for Asian spot trading, according to energy broker Tullett Prebon, and moving away from prices linked to oil
IEA forecasts Japan LNG worst-case
28 September 2011
Japanese liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand could soar by nearly a third next year if the country fails to restart any nuclear reactors, says the International Energy Agency
Asia LNG under pressure as Japan imports fall
21 September 2011
Japan’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports for September are expected to fall from the record levels seen in August, according to the latest Petroleum Economist forecast
GDF Suez plans LNG cargo boost to Asia
16 September 2011
GDF Suez expects to divert 10 times as many liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to Asia next year than usual
Qatar LNG outage rattles UK gas market
31 August 2011
UK gas prices jumped over 10% this week after the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer, Qatargas, said it would shut its facilities for rolling maintenance over the coming months
EGL targets Greek and Turkish LNG markets
30 August 2011
Greek and Turkish gas consumption is growing and will need liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports to satisfy demand, Markus Brokhof, the head of gas supply at European energy trader EGL, told Petroleum Economist
Japan set for record August LNG spree
18 August 2011
Japanese utilities could buy and consume record amounts of liquefied natural gas (LNG) this August, according to a new Petroleum Economist forecast
Massive LNG supply deal for South Korea
17 August 2011
South Korea has agreed a large long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply deal with Shell and Total
Dominion applies for LNG re-exports due to high prices
15 August 2011
High liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices are forcing Dominion to seek re-export permission at its little-used Cove Point import terminal in Maryland, US
Traders playing the Atlantic-Pacific LNG price spread
11 August 2011
Traders are taking advantage of the Atlantic-Pacific LNG price spread, but the window may be about to shut
LNG prices: With rising demand, the only way is up
3 August 2011
With rising demand for LNG set to outstrip supply for the foreseeable future prices will, inevitably, rise in Asia and in Europe
Easing the transition from oil-indexation
3 August 2011
The days of traditional oil-linked prices for long-term contracts in Europe are over. New contractual mechanisms will smooth the transition to a fully liquid gas market
E.On and Gazprom in gas-price deadlock
2 August 2011
E.On Ruhrgas is taking Gazprom to arbitration over long-term gas pricing in a process that could take years – and has the potential to seriously hurt the Germany utility