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LNG Markets Analysis: Japan heatwave drives up spot LNG prices in Asia

LNG Markets Analysis: Japan heatwave drives up spot LNG prices in Asia

East Asian spot LNG prices strengthened from mid-July to mid-August as a heatwave in Japan drove electricity demand for air-conditioning higher. This led Japanese utilities to re-enter the market looking for spot cargoes for September and October to replenish their storage tanks ahead of next winter.

European Gas Hub Report Summary Q2 2018

European Gas Hub Report Summary Q2 2018

European natural gas liquidity higher than Q2 2017, across all major markets.

The July 2018 issue of the European Gas Hub Report gives you an update on the European landscape, with in-depth coverage of prices, liquidity data, trade volumes and developments across 22 gas hubs.

LNG Markets Analysis: Asia spot LNG narrows spread to Europe

LNG Markets Analysis: Asia spot LNG narrows spread to Europe

East Asian spot LNG prices fell back from their summer highs over the four weeks from mid-June to mid-July, narrowing the previously wide spread between European and Asian gas markets. More cargoes were becoming available, with tenders from producers including Papua New Guinea’s PNG LNG and Russia’s Sakhalin, and a flurry of reload cargoes drawn from Europe to the east by the high spreads seen the previous month.

LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report

LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report

Global LNG imports increased by 7% year-on-year in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, with continued strong growth in demand from China. China saw a 40% year-on-year increase in its Q2 imports, slowing a little from the annual growth rate seen over the winter, but still providing a major boost to the global consumption.

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LNG Markets Analysis: Soaring Asia widens spread to Europe

LNG Markets Analysis Soaring Asia widens spread to Europe

Spot LNG prices for East Asia soared during the four weeks from mid-May to mid-June, opening up a wide spread between the European and Asian gas markets, sufficient to encourage traders to look to sell reloads from Europe to the East.

Asian LNG companies look to NBP, TTF for price reference

Asian LNG companies look to NBP, TTF for price reference

Global LNG market supply has been tighter than expected, primarily due to high demand from Asia, as well as strong US deliveries to markets closer to the Americas.

ICIS deputy editor of LNG Europe, Alex Thackrah, discusses why Asian companies are looking to the Dutch TTF and the UK’s NBP for cargoes with flexible destinations.

Infographic: China’s impact on Japan’s LNG market

Infographic: China’s impact on Japan’s LNG market

In 2017, China overtook South Korea to become the world’s second-largest LNG importer behind Japan. This shift in demand has given Japanese utilities a new outlet to offload their overbought contractual volumes.

Download this free infographic for data and insights showcasing the impact of developments in China’s energy markets on Japan.

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Steady LNG market sees flows pick up to Europe

Steady LNG market sees flows pick up to Europe

Spot LNG markers for May delivery cargoes held pretty steady during the four weeks from mid-March to mid-April, with markets comfortably supplied following the end of the east Asian winter and with no major unexpected outages, although there was planned work in Australia, and Papua New Guinea’s LNG plant remained out of action.

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Global LNG Outlook

Global LNG Outlook

The ICIS LNG Outlook for 2018 gives a thorough country-level view with key points on new production and import infrastructure, supply and demand fundamentals and company outlooks.

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LNG White Paper: Trends in shipping LNG

LNG White Paper: Trends in shipping LNG

Global LNG output rose 12% year-on-year in 2017, recording its largest annual increase in recent history, and meaning more product had to be delivered to market than ever before. This growth in LNG opened up new opportunities for shipping, though the redistribution of the global supply portfolio also rendered some previously profitable trade routes uncompetitive, with Australia in particular providing new volumes ideally placed to compete for sales to the major users of east Asia.

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LNG Q4 2017 Trade Flow Report

LNG Q4 2017 Trade Flow Report

The LNG Edge Q4 2017 Trade Flow Report examines the changes in import and export flows responsible, drawing on data from ship-tracking and market intelligence platform LNG Edge. The report shows how rapid increases in demand from countries including China and Turkey helped to absorb the new supplies coming onstream from the US and Australia.

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LNG White Paper: 2017 LNG production up by 12%

LNG White Paper: 2017 LNG production up by 12%

After a limited increase in 2016, global LNG production jumped in 2017. But new volume was readily absorbed, largely by East Asia, with prices supported by rising oil.

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European LNG Overview - Q3 2017

Supply into Spain, Portugal and France increased in the third quarter, as their required more cargoes due to hot weather and low hydro level. Around 49 cargoes was delivered to Spain in Q3, compared to 45 cargoes in the previous quarter. Portugal imported 12 cargoes, 4 cargoes more than in Q2. Supply in France also rose by eight cargoes quarter on quarter to 42. Iberia was a premium market compared to Northwest Europe, where supply dropped in Q3. UK’s supply fell by two cargoes to 14, Netherlands' supply halved to 4 and Belgium procured three cargoes, two cargoes less than in the previous quarter.

Hot weather conditions and low hydro stocks boosted gas demand in Spain and other Mediterranean countries in summer. Spain and Portugal continued to procured spot LNG cargoes during the third quarter as a strong arbitrage between spot LNG compared with contractual oil-indexed pipeline flows from Algeria emerged. Over the third quarter, Spain received around 17 short-term or spot cargoes, compared to around 9 in the previous quarter, according to LNG Edge.

In Northwest Europe, demand was also high due to low natural gas stocks this year.

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Q3 LNG supply gains 10% on year on US, Australian projects

Q3 LNG supply gains 10% on year on US, Australian projects

Global LNG supplies increased 10% on the year in the third quarter of 2017 to 72.4 million tonnes, according to the latest data from market intelligence platform LNG Edge. There were significant increases from Australia, which increased output by 22% to 14.4m tonnes, and from the US Sabine Pass facility, where output increased 162% to 2.9m tonnes as new production trains came onstream.

Australian output helped feed growing demand for LNG from east Asian consumers, while US LNG cargoes reached new customers including the UK and Lithuania in the third quarter of the year.

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China’s LNG importers undeterred by lower city-gate gas price

China’s LNG importers undeterred by lower city-gate gas price

The latest cut in China’s city-gate gas prices will continue to boost domestic consumption, which should support demand for LNG imports.

This analysis looks at how the price reduction will affect Chinese LNG importers’ buying behaviour in the short term.

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White Paper: Russia’s Eastern Gas Move

White Paper: Russia’s Eastern Gas Move

In response to rapidly growing Chinese gas demand, Russian gas producer Gazprom and China’s state-owned energy company CNPC have announced the launch of the Power of Siberia Pipeline in 2019. This is earlier than expected by some observers.

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Analysis: Australia’s new projects meet East Asia’s H1 LNG demand growth

Analysis: Australia’s new projects meet East Asia’s H1 LNG demand growth

This analysis reviews cargo data from ICIS intelligence platform LNG Edge to break down supply and demand patterns for the first half of the year and give a picture of the key trends in the market this year, as well as illustrating the impact on the ICIS East Asia Index (EAX) price for spot LNG.

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China Gas and LNG Market Intelligence Solution

China Gas and LNG Market

Discover opportunities in China’s dynamic gas/LNG markets with a single, trusted source for pricing, data, news and analysis

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LNG Markets Analysis: US LNG arrivals in northern Europe not a signal of immediate change

Northern Europe is set to receive its first LNG cargoes from the US Sabine Pass export facility on 7 June. Eight cargoes from the Louisiana liquefaction project have previously been delivered to southern Europe – to Portugal, Spain and Italy – but none have yet been received in the more liquid and competitive trading hubs of northwest Europe.


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ICIS publishes European LNG Terminal Access Manual

ICIS publishes European LNG Terminal Access Manual

The European LNG Terminal Access Manual is a how-to guide for gaining LNG capacity in Europe. It provides practical information and ICIS-assessed ratings to help prospective users gain capacity in Europe.


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ICIS Webinar: Tracking US LNG and what’s ahead for Europe

ICIS Webinar: Tracking US LNG and what’s ahead for Europe

Watch ICIS editors Ed Cox and Ruth Liao who analyse the outlook for US LNG production alongside a short-term summer supply, demand and price view of the European gas markets.


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White paper: What is the potential impact of the Trump administration on the US energy industry?

White paper: What is the potential impact of the Trump administration on the US energy industry?

ICIS takes a closer look at how key sectors within the US energy industry were shaped by the Obama administration and what the potential market impact could be under the helm of President Donald Trump.


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ICIS Infographic: Comparing natural gas prices as Europe and Asia compete for US LNG

ICIS Infographic: Comparing natural gas prices as Europe and Asia compete for US LNG

This white paper looks at the current usage of FSRUs, taking into account their capacities and geographies. It then paints a more dynamic outlook, incorporating future charter commitments, mindful of uncertainties inherent in project time-lines. A section has been dedicated to FSUs in their own right before finally moving on to the evolving landscape of counterparties themselves.


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White paper: The growing importance of FSRUs in global LNG markets

White paper: The growing importance of FSRUs in global LNG markets

This white paper looks at the current usage of FSRUs, taking into account their capacities and geographies. It then paints a more dynamic outlook, incorporating future charter commitments, mindful of uncertainties inherent in project time-lines. A section has been dedicated to FSUs in their own right before finally moving on to the evolving landscape of counterparties themselves.


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Market outlook: What is the outlook for global LNG markets in 2017?

Market outlook: What is the outlook for global LNG markets in 2017?

2017 will be another year of big change for the global LNG market as more new Australian production starts up and the momentum then swings to the US.

ICIS takes a look at the outlook for LNG markets in 2017


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ICIS white paper: 2016 – The LNG Year in Review

ICIS white paper: LNG year in review

The LNG market in 2016 saw a flurry of new Australian and US production start-up but plant outages stemmed the flow of cargoes. Spot prices fell on weak East Asian demand for much of the year but new buyers came into the market.

In this white paper, ICIS offers a thorough review of all the key global LNG events and changes over 2016.

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White paper: Qatari LNG sales grow in Middle East as Asia and Europe fall

Qatari LNG sales grow in Middle East as Asia and Europe fall

Qatar, the world’s biggest LNG exporter, is compensating for a decline in demand from its traditional east Asian customers by targeting growth markets in the Middle East and south Asia.

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East Asia Index LNG prices for Winter 2017 were stronger than the previous two years, but averaged below levels seen in Winter 2013 and Winter 2014.


New Australian LNG contracts with East Asian buyers

New projects in Australia and the US are providing a growing source of supply to the global LNG market.

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What is the outlook for global LNG markets in 2018?

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