Author: Alex Forbes
New LNG markets prove tough nuts to crack
8 April 2021
Floating storage and regasification has reduced entry barriers for aspiring LNG importers. But opening up a new market remains a tricky business
LNG steps out of Qatar’s shadows
3 April 2021
Investment in LNG liquefaction capacity got off to a flying start in 2021 with the North Field East expansion project. How much more can we expect?
Decarbonising LNG: the heat is on
31 March 2021
When the largest buyer in the largest consuming country commits to net-zero emissions by 2050, suppliers must start to respond. And they are
LNG trade trends defy assumed truths
31 March 2021
The inexorable rise of spot trading may be losing momentum as the market finds new ways to balance
LNG’s buoyant brave new world
29 March 2021
The industry’s big players remain optimistic despite the headwinds of the last two years
LNG central to Asian net-zero emissions strategies—Shell
26 February 2021
Major consuming countries’ net-zero emissions targets will drive rather than hinder growth, with trade set to double by 2040
The great gas investment divide
24 November 2020
Gas’ part in the transition to a climate-neutral energy system is more controversial than for any other major source of primary energy
The great gas investment divide
24 November 2020
Gas’ part in the transition to a climate-neutral energy system is more controversial than for any other major source of primary energy
The great gas investment divide
24 November 2020
Gas’ part in the transition to a climate-neutral energy system is more controversial than for any other major source of primary energy
LNG growth hinges on price, say buyers and sellers
16 September 2020
The biggest opportunity for LNG growth—coal-to-gas switching in Asia—will materialise only if LNG is realistically priced
Covid-19 a ‘dress rehearsal for peak oil and gas’ – Shell
14 September 2020
The impacts of the coronavirus on energy consumption and prices hold crucial lessons for when oil and gas demand peak, says Maarten Wetselaar
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
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
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