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China’s Thirst for Natural Gas to Test an Already Stretched Energy Market This Winter

China’s Thirst for Natural Gas to Test an Already Stretched Energy Market This Winter

While the prospect of a cold winter is threatening to send an energy market already in crisis spiraling further, efforts in China to secure the supplies it needs to get through the season could make matters worse. China is the world’s largest energy consumer, and it has rapidly transformed into a natural gas-buying behemoth in…

October 15, 2021
No End in Sight for Surging October Natural Gas Futures, Spot Prices

No End in Sight for Surging October Natural Gas Futures, Spot Prices

Natural gas futures on Wednesday rallied for a third consecutive session, again touching a new high for the year as traders fixated on potentially sparse supplies in the United States and Europe ahead of the peak winter demand season.  At A Glance: Futures rally a third straight day Storage worries weigh on markets Cash prices…

September 15, 2021
European Natural Gas Prices Hit Another Record on Russian Supply Concerns — LNG Recap

European Natural Gas Prices Hit Another Record on Russian Supply Concerns — LNG Recap

European natural gas prices again set records Monday as Russian pipeline imports were poised to fall further next month, exacerbating fears that the continent would be short of supplies this winter as storage inventories remain low.  Gazprom PJSC booked a fraction of the 15 million cubic meters (MMcm) of firm transportation capacity available through Ukraine…

August 16, 2021
Natural Gas Forwards Slide as Market Senses Summer’s Swan Song

Natural Gas Forwards Slide as Market Senses Summer’s Swan Song

With the hottest temperatures of the summer expected to soon reside in the market’s rearview, natural gas forwards receded during the Aug. 5-11 trading week, including large markdowns in the western United States, NGI’s Forward Look data show. Discounts of around a dime or more in fixed price prompt-month forwards were the norm for most…

August 12, 2021
Canada Imported Cheaper, Lower Volumes of U.S. Oil Amid Covid Pandemic

Canada Imported Cheaper, Lower Volumes of U.S. Oil Amid Covid Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic cut the volume and value of Canadian oil imports from the United States but did not stop the northbound flows, according to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) and IHS Markit. Canadian imports from the United States fell 20% year/year in 2020, to 550,000 b/d from 693,000 b/d in 2019 before global oil…

August 12, 2021
Japan’s Draft Energy Plan Could Squeeze LNG Importers, but U.S. Suppliers ‘Still in the Game’ — LNG Spotlight

Japan’s Draft Energy Plan Could Squeeze LNG Importers, but U.S. Suppliers ‘Still in the Game’ — LNG Spotlight

Japan’s latest efforts to decarbonize could leave the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector in the lurch as the nation looks to further reduce the share of fossil fuels in its energy mix by 2030. A draft plan unveiled by the government last month would see the nation reduce the share of fossil fuels in its…

August 11, 2021
U.S. LNG Exports Hit New High in First Half of 2021

U.S. LNG Exports Hit New High in First Half of 2021

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports hit record highs in the first half of 2021 as new capacity ramped to meet growing global demand. LNG exports averaged 9.6 Bcf/d in the first six months of the year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That is a stark contrast to last year when demand cratered…

July 28, 2021
U.S. LNG Cargoes Delivered to Brazil Rising as Demand Breaks Records

U.S. LNG Cargoes Delivered to Brazil Rising as Demand Breaks Records

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes sourced from the United States are taking up an increasingly important share of Brazil’s booming import market, according to market research firm Kpler. Brazil saw its highest-ever level of LNG in June, when imports clocked in at 657,000 tons. This compared to zero cargoes last June and 184,000 tons received…

July 21, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas ‘Off to the Races’ on Strong LNG, Mexico Demand and Producer Discipline

U.S. Natural Gas ‘Off to the Races’ on Strong LNG, Mexico Demand and Producer Discipline

U.S. natural gas demand and prices are “off to the races,” driven by a convergence of supply and demand-related factors as the world emerges from Covid-19, IHS Markit’s Jack Weixel, senior director, said Monday. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the global market, pipeline exports to Mexico, and capital discipline by upstream producers all have…

July 19, 2021
U.S. Coal Generation Gains Ground from Uri and Higher Natural Gas Prices, Says IEA

U.S. Coal Generation Gains Ground from Uri and Higher Natural Gas Prices, Says IEA

The world’s thirst for electricity this year has led to an uptick in coal consumption and cut into U.S. natural gas consumption, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The global energy watchdog on Thursday said the world is getting back  to business following the depths of the pandemic, with energy demand rising quickly. Coal…

July 16, 2021
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