CME Group said late Wednesday it plans to launch two Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) futures contracts and four Japanese electricity futures contracts in February. While the electricity contracts would expand CME’s suite of global power futures and options, the two LNG contracts could provide Japanese power producers another tool to manage price risk, the…
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Recent announcements by the leaders of China and Japan to achieve carbon neutrality in the coming decades could initially increase demand for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), but that demand could be reduced as early as 2030, analysts said. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday said the country would aim to become a “carbon-neutral,…
An affiliate of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Monday that it has taken stakes in five of Japan’s biggest trading companies, which have significant oil and natural gas holdings worldwide. Subsidiary National Indemnity Company has acquired more than 5% of the outstanding shares of Itochu Corp., Marubeni Corp., Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsui & Co. and…
The notion of linking natural gas to crude oil is a funny one for the uninitiated in North America, where an abundance of supplies and a robust wholesale market reign. However, nearly three-quarters of all the world’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade is tied to oil prices.
The leading role of the United States in North American natural gas exports grew while the former continental champion, Canada, faded in 2019, according to the latest trade scorecard by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports bounced back during the week ending Feb. 26 as 18 vessels departed carrying 69 Bcf, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).*
Europe’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports hit record levels of 12.7 Bcf/d in November as global supplies have increased and prices have fallen, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
India’s push to develop natural gas infrastructure is transforming the country into a force in Asia, home to around two-thirds of global demand.
Qatar’s announcement on Tuesday that it remains committed to expanding its natural gas exports worldwide by 2024 brings into focus the question of when the ongoing supply glut in global liquified natural gas (LNG) markets could come to an end.
Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Isshu Sugawara said Thursday $10 billion would be invested in liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects worldwide by the country’s private and public sectors.