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

Algerian gas contract goes to CB&I (09/30/2014)

CB&I said it has been awarded a contract by Groupement Isarene, a joint venture between Sonatrach, Petroceltic International and Enel Trade, to provide FEED services for the Ain Tsila gas field development located in onshore Algeria. CB&I’s project ...

Following US, China begins shale gas exploration (09/30/2014)

The United States has scaled down its reliance on energy imports to the lowest level since the 1980s through the exploration of shale gas, outpacing even Russia for the first time since 2011 as the world's largest natural gas producer, reports the Guangzhou-based ...

Ineos promises 6% of shale gas revenues to landowners (09/30/2014)

Chemicals giant Ineos has promised to give UK homeowners, landowners and communites above or near where it drills for shale gas 6% of the revenues generated by a particular well. Homeowners and communities in the vicinity of wells would also benefit, the group said. ...

Statoil makes gas discovery in Pingvin (09/30/2014)

Operator Statoil has together with PL713 partners made a gas discovery in the Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea . The discovery is a play opener in a frontier unexplored area of the Barents Sea northwest of Johan Castberg. The discovery well 7319/12-1, ...

Small-scale LNG shipment for Teesport (09/30/2014)

The UK’s Teesport liquefied natural gas terminal received a cargo onboard the small-scale LNG tanker Coral Methane. The 7,500 cbm vessel, docked at Excelerate Energy’s Teesport terminal on September 27, carrying a cargo from Sweden, and departed yesterday, shipping ...

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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