Author: Alex Forbes
Gas breaks the oil price link
10 July 2020
The proportion of LNG priced on an oil-indexed basis fell to its lowest ever level in 2019
Emissions ‘past peak’ in IEA/IMF green recovery plan
30 June 2020
The world could be put “on track for net-zero emissions by 2050” if governments implement the partnering institutions’ “build back better” post-pandemic economic recovery plan
Asia to lead gas demand recovery – IEA
11 June 2020
Gas will be more resilient to the effects of Covid-19 than coal and oil but is “far from immune”, says the IEA, as it forecasts the largest-ever demand decline in 2020
China’s challenge: securing sufficient gas
1 June 2020
The pandemic appears to have barely dented China’s hunger for gas. The difficulty remains building sufficient production, import, storage and transport capacity to satisfy demand
Record-breaking LNG faces uncertain future
27 April 2020
The global LNG business grew much larger and more flexible during 2019. But it must now confront unprecedented challenges
LNG spot trading continues to surge
8 April 2020
LNG spot trading is setting new records and in its ‘true’ form has more than doubled since 2016, according to the latest data from GIIGNL
IEA condemns ‘Russian roulette in oil markets’
9 March 2020
Global oil market turmoil caused by a supply war between Saudi Arabia and Russia threatens political stability—just as the world should be coming together to combat Covid-19. So says the IEA, as it launches forecasts for annual growth to 2025.
Covid-19 to slash China’s 2020 gas demand
25 February 2020
LNG will bear the brunt of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on China’s demand for natural gas in 2020. But the effects are likely to be short-lived unless there is a major escalation of mainland infections
Defiant Shell remains bullish on LNG
21 February 2020
Amid the gloom and doom of a supply glut and record low prices, the major, which controls more than one-fifth of the global LNG market, sees a bright future
LNG delays push Pakistan towards coal
18 February 2020
Pakistan’s hope that the growth of LNG imports would relieve energy-induced constraints on economic growth has been dashed by project delays. Instead, it has turned to the IMF for economic help and coal to relieve energy shortages
LNG ready to play its part
31 January 2020
LNG will have a growing role in the electrification of the global energy economy, despite increasing headwinds from the anti-fossil fuel lobby
Indian LNG imports up 54pc in five years
31 January 2020
While LNG volumes are increasing rapidly, the uneven distribution of infrastructure means that bottlenecks remain a barrier to growth
India’s ‘blue flame revolution’ gathers pace
28 January 2020
Natural gas will play a pivotal role in underpinning the world’s fastest-growing major economy as the government grapples with its energy trilemma—to make its supply secure, affordable and sustainable
Nigeria LNG’s long wait looks to be over
4 October 2019
FID on a long-awaited expansion of the Nigeria LNG project looms. But the nation’s dreams of being a premier league producer have faded, at least for now
Rapid LNG growth to drive M&A activity
18 September 2019
A search for scale and diversity is likely to motivate corporate moves
Escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine
30 July 2019
Russian supplies to Europe via Ukraine may be heading for an interruption next year
Germany belatedly joins Europe's war on coal
29 July 2019
Europe’s largest coal consumer illustrates a pathway for the remaining hold-outs
Novatek closes in on Arctic LNG 2
23 July 2019
FID on Novatek’s second Arctic LNG production project, expected in Q3 2019, appears to be a formality
Turkmenistan sees light at the end of the tunnel
10 June 2019
Turkmenistan must overcome economic crisis and political hurdles to reverse its gas exports decline
LNG spot trading on a roll
4 June 2019
Growth in “true” LNG spot trading is set to continue, with an emergent role for portfolio players and traders
Novatek targets huge Arctic gas resources
7 May 2019
The firm intends to become one of the world's largest LNG producers by 2030 via projects in the inhospitable Arctic environment
Chinese shale struggles to get moving
30 April 2019
The Asian giant is having difficulties emulating the US shale gas revolution, but is determined to keep developing its own resources
Russia’s hunger for second eastern gas outlet grows
15 February 2019
China’s rampant gas growth revives talk in Russia of Power of Siberia 2 pipeline project
Wintershall-DEA: The anatomy of a merger
23 November 2018
The Wintershall-DEA deal brings together businesses that in 2017 had combined sales of €4.7bn
Wintershall and DEA: A merger with ‘major’ aspirations
23 November 2018
The Wintershall and DEA merger, the largest upstream deal in Europe for over a decade, will be heavily weighted to gas, putting it at the centre of a heated gas debate in Germany
China: Enter the smokeless dragon
25 September 2018
Part of China’s blue-sky strategy is the switch from coal to natural gas—with an unexpected impact on the global LNG market
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