Author: Kwok W Wan
Bergermeer gas storage starts selling capacity in the Netherlands
13 May 2011
Abu Dhabi National Energy (Taqa) started selling long-term storage capacity at the Bergermeer gas storage facility, in the Netherlands, this week, a company executive told the Flame gas conference
Gazprom sees oil-linked and spot gas prices staying on par
12 May 2011
European spot and oil-linked gas prices are likely to remain close to one another in the next two years as buyers that bought too little gas under long-term contracts are being forced to dip into the spot market to plug the demand gap, Gazprom’s head of pricing, Sergei Komlev said
Crude routed on economic data and shock US stock build; US natgas dips again
12 May 2011
Double drubbing in the space of a week for prices
Qatargas fires LNG warning at Europe
10 May 2011
The majority of Qatargas's liquefied natural gas (LNG) currently going to Europe could be diverted to other destinations - if the price is right, the world's largest producer said on Monday
Oil prices take a hammering
6 May 2011
Crude oil plunged yesterday, recording its biggest loss for two years, with an influential US job report, due out later this afternoon, likely to extend the drop
Crude slips to three-week lows as US stocks build; US natural gas up for now
5 May 2011
Oil prices fell after US government data showed crude stocks increased by 3.4 million barrels
Shale pushes US gas to all-time high
5 May 2011
Price rises spurred by shale output and fuel switching
Asian LNG demand set for summer jump
4 May 2011
Spot prices steady; Japanese needs still unclear; Europe awash with gas
Energy markets jittery on Bin Laden death
3 May 2011
Crude prices volatile of fears of supply disruption; LNG takers face no serious threat
Thais opt for LNG over nuclear
28 April 2011
Thailand is preparing to double LNG imports after putting plans for two new nuclear power plants on ice in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi disaster
BHP keen on LNG role
28 April 2011
Marius Kloopers, the chief executive of Australian player BHP Billiton, today reaffirmed the company’s interest in becoming an LNG operator, as speculation continued to mount that the resources player is set to buy a big stake in Woodside Petroleum
Excelerate targets LNG import double
26 April 2011
LNG tanker technology player Excelerate Energy has joined the floating liquefied natural gas rush and expects to complete at least two more floating regasification import projects within the next year, chief executive Rob Bryngelson told Petroleum Economist
Japanese players eye Gazprom tie-up
26 April 2011
A consortium of Japanese energy firms wants to build a large LNG production facility near Vladivostok with Russia’s Gazprom, the companies said today, with the east Asian country attempting to secure long-term energy supplies following the earthquake in March
Golar to unveil Asia’s first floating LNG plant
21 April 2011
Golar Energy is to provide the technology for Asia’s first floating LNG import terminal in West Java, Indonesia, the company said today
Qatargas LNG pumps up Japan volumes after nuclear shutdowns
18 April 2011
Extra LNG set to offset nuclear shutdowns
Qatar takes on Gazprom gas markets in Europe
15 April 2011
Qatar is encroaching on Russia’s gas markets in Europe, but Gazprom remains unfazed
Tokyo Electric imports record LNG volume
14 April 2011
Utility buying fits market expectation; prices not high enough to spur Atlantic diversions
Rasgas outage tightens LNG market
13 April 2011
Prices firm on back of Darwin LNG problems and Japanese buying
Spot LNG tanker rates high and rising
11 April 2011
Tight fleet pushes day rates up, with no let-up in sight
LNG market shrugs off Japan aftershock
8 April 2011
European gas price rise driven by crude-market rally
Asia spot LNG prices on the rise after earthquake
6 April 2011
Oil's surge adds fuel to market after extra tankers are sent to quake-hit Japan
US LNG imports slump, according to EIA
5 April 2011
EIA data shows shale gas ramp-up slaking country's thirst
Argentina gets the LNG habit as imports begin
5 April 2011
The first tanker is expected in May, as imports double
Maintenance to temporarily shut Snøhvit, says Statoil
5 April 2011
Norwegian plant closed for 40 days; UK LNG withdrawals break new record
Russian LNG projects prepare to battle
31 March 2011
Yamal LNG to challenge Gazprom's Shtokman plans; Total-Novatek deal follows Shell's Sakhalin-2 talks
China importers eye summer LNG feast
31 March 2011
Hungry for energy to fuel its surging economy, China could start sucking up spot LNG cargoes from this summer and up to 2015