WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS FOR LNG AS A FUEL?  Market Drivers / Perspectives / Existing and Planned Infrastructure

LNG as a potential transport fuel, especially in shipping and trucking, is attracting considerable interest. This is mainly a reflection of the price advantage of LNG over oil based fuels, especially in the US where the shale gas revolution has driven gas prices to record lows. In the marine sector, the reinforcement of emissions regulations will force ship-owners to move to less polluting fuels or technology and LNG has a number of advantages over other compliance solutions.

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE EUROPEAN GAS DEMAND ? WILL IT RECOVER (AND WHEN)?

Despite its many assets, a confluence of factors – including flat electricity demand, rising use of renewable energy sources, falling wholesale electricity market prices, high gas prices relative to coal and low CO2 prices – has eroded the competitiveness of natural gas in the EU power sector. The share of natural gas in the EU electricity mix has decreased from 23% in 2010 to 20.5% in 2012.

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UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE IN THE WORLD 2013
Fifth edition

Since its first publication in 1990, "Underground Gas Storage in the World" has been the industry's reference on underground gas storage (UGS). The updated 2013 edition includes in-depth CEDIGAZ's analyses of the latest developments and trends in the storage industry all over the world as well as extensive country analyses.

> 48 countries surveyed, 688 existing UGS facilities, 256 projects under construction or planned.
> 346 pages, 70 tables, 72 charts & figures, 44 country maps.
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Independant Source of Fundamental Gas Data Since 1961

  • Gas Market Analysis
  • Databases
  • News Reports
  • Reference Thematic Studies

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Survey of gas year 2012 with extensive statistical datasets
The 2013 Edition of Natural Gas in the World by CEDIGAZ was released on 28 November (170 p.)
    Key findings:
  • Natural gas proved reserves remained stable
  • Natural gas production growth slowed down
  • International gas trade weakened
  • Natural gas consumption was pulled by emerging markets, especially Asia
  • Regional gas prices differentials persisted
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News

Georgia to construct main gas pipeline (10/17/2014)

Around 73% of the work has been conducted at a 20-kilometer section of the Gori-Kareli main gas pipeline, the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation. This section is being constructed as part of the fourth phase of the rehabilitation of the East-West main gas ...

Major gas discovery offshore Dubai (10/17/2014)

Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE), Dubai’s fully-government-owned upstream company responsible for the emirate’s offshore oil and gas development and production, has discovered significant volumes of gas in its T-02 deep gas exploration well. The high pressure and ...

Santos lifts production and sales (10/17/2014)

OIL and gas producer Santos has lifted production 9% to its highest level in seven years, thanks to the ramp-up of the massive PNG LNG project . Santos produced 14 mmboe during the three months to September 30, up from 12.8 mmboe in the June quarter. Its sales ...

Singapore to supply LNG to ships by 2020 (10/16/2014)

Singapore, the world's largest bunkering port , plans to supply LNG to fuel ships by 2020, a government official said recently, as part of a global trend to move away from oil to gas to reduce emissions. The city state planned to start a pilot programme by ...

Greece will seek Algerian LNG if Russian gas supply cut (10/16/2014)

Greece is discussing additional LNG supply from Algeria to cover shortages and help neighboring nations if a gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine disrupts pipeline deliveries. Depa SA may have to pay $150 million to $200 million to secure extra cargoes for ...

CEDIGAZ Info

NEW REPORT: LNG in Transportation 2015-2035 (September, 2014)

LNG as a potential transport fuel, especially in shipping and trucking, is attracting considerable interest. ...

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REPORT: Gas Coal Competition in The EU Power Sector (June, 2014)

Despite its many assets, a confluence of factors – including flat ...

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RELEASED: Cedigaz First Estimates (May, 2014)

Global natural gas activity showed very mixed results in 2013:
· Natural gas consumption only rose by 1.3%, down from an average growth of 2.8% per year in the ...

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RELEASED: NATURAL GAS IN THE WORLD - 2013 EDITION (November, 2013)

Global natural gas reserves remained stable in 2012 at 199 857 bcm - Natural gas production grew at a slower pace than the year before, gross production increased by 1.8% and ...

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RELEASED: Revised Estimates (August, 2013)

Cedigaz' Revised estimates 2012 and Reserves Estimates - Excel format Complete statistics for 2012 - Production and consumption balances, trade movements by LNG and ...

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