A new administration in South Korea could bring about changes in energy policy. ICIS experts Joachim Moxon and Ben Lee discuss the implications for LNG demand from the Asian nation.
The Romanian parliament has taken a step towards restricting natural gas trading to a single exchange, raising concerns among some stakeholders about competition and regional security of supply. ICIS gas experts Tom Marzec-Manser and Aura Sabadus discuss the implications of this potential change.
A premium held by the TRS gas contract for Q3 ’17 delivery over the PEG Nord equivalent has widened in recent sessions, with risk being piled onto longer-dated TRS products. ICIS experts Ben Lee and Alex Thackrah look at the factors driving the widening spread, and how this may evolve over the coming summer months.
A recent announcement paved the way for US LNG exports to China, with an agreement to pursue mutual interests in a range of sectors. ICIS experts Ben Lee and Ruth Liao look at the LNG relationships between China and the US and examine how the announcement could affect the industry in future.
As the end of the six-month-long OPEC and non-OPEC agreement to cut oil production approaches, market speculation on a possible extension to the deal is on the rise. ICIS crude oil experts Sophie Udubasceanu and Julien Mathonniere discuss the likelihood of an extension and the price impact so far.
Spot and near curve electricity prices in Hungary and Romania spiked in week 18 due to tight regional supply. Even though prices have started to correct downwards, sentiment remains bullish. ICIS energy experts Miriam Siers and Irina Peltegova discuss the drivers behind the market turbulence and the outlook for coming sessions.
Supply concerns heading into the higher summer demand period could raise energy prices in Turkey in the near future. ICIS energy experts Ben Lee and Aura Sabadus discuss the summer outlook for the region.
Storage sites across Europe were relatively empty heading into the 2017 gas summer, leading shippers to inject the largest volume of gas into storage sites in April since 2011.
ICIS energy experts Miriam Siers and Ben Samuel discuss the storage situation across Europe, and provide an outlook for storage injection demand in the coming months.
LNG deliveries to Europe have increased significantly in March and April, prompting a rise in send-out to the European network. ICIS experts Ben Lee, Ekaterina Kravtsova and Jake Horslen discuss the reasons behind the rise in LNG availability in Europe, and the current limited scope for reloads to other global markets.