Plans to merge Germany’s two natural gas hubs are gaining momentum, while the country is also adapting to an expected drop in low-calorific gas imports from the Netherlands and an increase in Russian throughput. ICIS experts Marcello Kolax and Jake Horslen discuss the outlook for the German gas market.
This week Centrica Storage announced the permanent closure of the Rough natural gas storage site in Britain, which accounts for around 70% of the country’s reserve capacity. The market impact and likely effect on British supply in the coming years is discussed by market experts Ben Samuel and Thomas Rodgers.
The Italian economic development ministry is working to slash the price premium between Italian and Dutch natural gas contracts through a project called the liquidity corridor. ICIS experts Alice Casagni and Riccardo Patrian discuss what the project is about, the impact it would have on the Italian gas market and its timeline.
Natural gas prices at the British NBP market have plummeted following the start of maintenance on the Interconnector pipeline, which links Britain to mainland Europe. Market experts Thomas Rodgers and Jack Elliott discuss how the market has reacted and why the impact of the outage has been particularly acute this year.
The change in direction of two Qatari LNG vessels away from the Suez Canal this week pushed up British NBP prices. But with shipping sources downplaying the impact of the political action against Qatar on the LNG market, ICIS Global LNG Editor Ed Cox and Innovation Deputy Editor Ben Lee discuss the latest events.
Infrastructure operators BBL Company and GTS plan to merge the Dutch/British BBL pipeline with the TTF market area in the Netherlands. Ahead of the close of a consultation on 9 June, ICIS gas reporters Thomas Rodgers and Jake Horslen discuss the plan and the potential impacts on trading and capacity bookings.
The Stockholm Court of Arbitration has made a preliminary decision in the natural gas supply dispute between Ukrainian gas supplier Naftogaz and Russian producer Gazprom. ICIS gas market experts Katya Zapletnyuk and Jake Horslen discuss this court case, which will have major implications on Ukraine’s future role in the European gas sector.
Storage and production issues in Britain and Belgium and the launch of a new LNG terminal in France are changing gas market fundamentals in Belgium - a key transit market in northwest Europe.
ICIS energy reporter Alex Thackrah and European Gas Markets Deputy Editor Jake Horslen discuss the factors driving the recent change in flows through Belgium and the impact on liquidity at the Zeebrugge and ZTP hubs.
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.