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Trafigura Lands $3B Loan to Supply Germany with Natural Gas, LNG

Trafigura Lands $3B Loan to Supply Germany with Natural Gas, LNG

Global commodities trader Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. has secured a $3 billion loan backed by the German government to help secure more natural gas for the country.  Trafigura would supply the gas to Germany’s Securing Energy for Europe (Sefe), a former Gazprom PJSC unit that the country nationalized and recapitalized earlier this year. The first…

December 5, 2022
Russian LNG Exports Continue to Grow as Kremlin Targets Expansions

Russian LNG Exports Continue to Grow as Kremlin Targets Expansions

Russian LNG exports to Europe are on the rise despite the continent’s efforts to diversify natural gas supplies and impose a series of sanctions against the country for its war in Ukraine. Most of the liquefied natural gas exported from Russia to Europe has been sourced from PAO Novatek’s Yamal LNG facility in the country’s…

November 28, 2022
European Natural Gas Prices Drop to Three-Month Low Despite Russian Supply Threats

European Natural Gas Prices Drop to Three-Month Low Despite Russian Supply Threats

European natural gas prices continued declining Monday to the lowest point in three months on mild weather forecasts and reports of heightened storage, despite threats from Russia of a complete end to pipeline exports. After a brief mid-week jump last Wednesday (Oct. 12), natural gas linked to the Dutch Title Transfer Facility (TTF) benchmark continued…

October 17, 2022
OPEC-Plus Agrees to Slash Production in Attempt to Boost Prices, Bolster Russia

OPEC-Plus Agrees to Slash Production in Attempt to Boost Prices, Bolster Russia

OPEC-plus members, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, agreed on Wednesday to cut crude production by 2 million b/d. It marked the coalition of oil-producing countries’ largest pullback on output since the early days of the pandemic in April 2020, a move that could both send prices back to $100/bbl and aid Russia’s escalating war in…

October 5, 2022
Russian Natural Gas Production, Exports Continue to Drop Off

Russian Natural Gas Production, Exports Continue to Drop Off

Russia’s Gazprom PJSC again reported a slide in both natural gas production and exports as it has nearly cut off all deliveries to Europe in retaliation for sanctions against its war in Ukraine.  The state-owned company, which holds the world’s largest gas reserves and is among the largest exporters, said year/year deliveries to countries outside…

September 19, 2022

Gazprom Curbs Natural Gas Deliveries to France – The Offtake

Gazprom PJSC has reduced gas deliveries to France due to a disagreement over contracts, Engie SA said Tuesday.

August 30, 2022
Russian LNG Projects Face Continued Uncertainty as Kremlin Consolidates Control

Russian LNG Projects Face Continued Uncertainty as Kremlin Consolidates Control

President Vladimir Putin’s latest decree to stop sales of Russian energy assets, leaves the status and progress of Russia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in disarray.  The decree takes full control of the 9.6 mmt/y Sakhalin-2 project in Russia’s far east. Shell plc has already said it plans to divest its 27.5% stake in the…

August 23, 2022
Henry Hub Futures Encroaching on $10 Mark Early Amid Euro Supply Worries

Henry Hub Futures Encroaching on $10 Mark Early Amid Euro Supply Worries

Sympathetic to spiking European prices amid constraints on imports from Russia, domestic natural gas futures were soaring in early trading Monday. As of around 8:55 a.m. ET, the September Nymex contract was up 53.5 cents to $9.871/MMBtu. Surging Dutch Title Transfer Facility (TTF) prices in Europe, driven by supply fears amid tensions over the Russian…

August 22, 2022
Gazprom Natural Gas Production Drops Sharply as Russia Squeezes European Supplies

Gazprom Natural Gas Production Drops Sharply as Russia Squeezes European Supplies

Gazprom PJSC’s natural gas production has dropped 10.4% since January, dragged down by a steep cut in pipeline exports to Europe, which have fallen by 33.1% so far this year. The company has boosted exports to China.  Russia produced 249.7 billion cubic meters (Bcm) between Jan. 1 and July 15, down by 29.1 Bcm compared…

July 27, 2022
Ukraine Warns of Gazprom Pressure Change on Natural Gas Pipeline

Ukraine Warns of Gazprom Pressure Change on Natural Gas Pipeline

Ukraine’s natural gas transmission system operator (TSO) warned Tuesday of potential damage to one of the transit routes for moving Russian natural gas to Europe after reportedly detecting an unannounced change in pressure by Gazprom PJSC. Gas TSO of Ukraine reported a sharp increase in pressure on the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod (UPU) pipeline section on the border…

July 26, 2022