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US Natural Gas Prices Could Soon Fall Below $2

Aug 23, 2019 at 13:50 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Despite continuously rising U.S. natural gas demand and near-record gas-powered demand in the summer heat waves, the benchmark U.S. natural gas price has collapsed since the end of the winter.…

Study: UK Shale Gas Reserves Could Be Much Lower Than Thought

Aug 21, 2019 at 13:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The UK may have economically recoverable shale gas resources that are five times lower than estimates from earlier this decade, new research suggests. A new study from the…

LNG Traders Look To Make Huge Profits Using ‘Idle Tankers’

Aug 15, 2019 at 11:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Spot LNG prices are currently at their lowest in three to four years, but the futures curve of the LNG market points to a wide premium of prices in the…

Gas Flaring “Running Rampant” In The Permian

Aug 13, 2019 at 15:57 | Nick Cunningham

Gas flaring in the Permian basin is “running rampant,” and may not be fully resolved even after new gas pipelines come online. Texas is now one of the world’s largest…

Japan Is Bargain Hunting As LNG Prices Slump

Aug 08, 2019 at 11:44 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Utilities in Japan, the world’s single largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), are seeking price reviews in their short term LNG supply contracts as the Japanese energy market liberalization…

Kurdistan’s Massive Gas Reserves No One Knows About

Aug 07, 2019 at 14:53 | Simon Watkins

Barely a month goes past without another indication of the vast gas potential still largely untapped in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Last week, regional private sector…

Is Big Oil's Natural Gas Bet Turning Sour?

Aug 06, 2019 at 15:14 | Irina Slav

Big Oil has staked quite a claim in the natural gas industry in recent years, with supermajors building their presence in that segment in anticipation of the global energy shift…

Turning Natural Gas Into Fuel Just Became Cheaper

Aug 02, 2019 at 12:14 | Irina Slav

The advantages of natural gas over the other two fossil fuels—coal and crude oil—seem to be indisputable when it comes to carbon emissions. Natural gas is a much less carbon-intensive…

Has US Shale Gas Production Peaked?

Jul 30, 2019 at 09:39 | Nick Cunningham

Natural gas drillers are in trouble, with prices continuing to fall to new multi-year lows.  The gas industry faces both short- and long-term headwinds. Slowing demand growth in the…

A New Wave Of LNG Is Set To Hit The Markets

Jul 30, 2019 at 07:45 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The increased transition to natural gas in heating and electricity generation around the world will continue to drive liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand growth for years to come, analysts say.…

Natural Gas Glut Is Crushing US Drillers

Jul 26, 2019 at 16:59 | Nick Cunningham

The outlook for natural gas producers is not great. They are getting clobbered by low prices today, amid a glut. But the medium- and long-term looks even worse, with renewable…

Norway Looks For Bigger Role In European Gas Markets

Jul 26, 2019 at 16:58 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Norway’s oil and gas major Equinor—which provides around 25 percent of the European Union’s (EU) natural gas demand—aims to play a more active role in selling its natural gas on…

Renewable Natural Gas Close To Taking Off In U.S.

Jul 26, 2019 at 16:58 | Irina Slav

Renewable natural gas—methane collected from waste and manure—is a popular source of energy in Europe, but in the United States, it has yet to establish itself as a viable alternative…

Chinese LNG Imports See Strong Growth This Summer

Jul 26, 2019 at 16:48 | JLC

China imported 4.53 million mt of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in June 2019, up 14.9% year on year and 10,000 mt or 2.3% month on month, data…

2020s Will See A New LNG Market Maker

Jul 25, 2019 at 10:37 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Japan, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer, is likely to lose its top buyer status to the current number-two—China—as early as 2022, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in…

IEA: U.S. Will Be The World’s Top LNG Exporter In 2024

Jul 17, 2019 at 10:59 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The United States will surpass current market leaders Australia and Qatar to become the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter in 2024, a high-ranking official at the International Energy…

The Jewel In The Crown Of The European Gas Game

Jul 10, 2019 at 13:01 | Editorial Dept

In a slight detour from our usual oil-focused weekly commentary on burning issues of the day, let’s look at Europe’s latest gas infrastructure project, the jewel in the crown of…

Tricky Times For U.S. LNG Producers

Jul 10, 2019 at 12:59 | Ross McCracken

A glut of new LNG supply coming on-stream after a relatively warm northern hemisphere winter has seen spot LNG prices plunge, putting a dent in the aspirations of the next…

U.S. Increases Dominance In Natural Gas, Produces More Than Entire Middle East

Jul 10, 2019 at 12:07 | Robert Rapier

The U.S. became the world’s top natural gas producer as a result of the shale gas boom. In 2005, the U.S. was well behind Russian in second place for overall natural…

Here’s Putin’s Answer To The U.S. Shale Boom

Jul 08, 2019 at 17:27 | Simon Watkins

Last week saw Japan’s Mitsui and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation agree to buy a 10% stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG (liquefied natural gas) 2 project for an…

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