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Taiwan sees increase in LNG consumption
March 27, 2015
Taiwan is starting to prepare for its peak summer season and LNG demand fundamentals are about to change.
As winter demand wanes, US gas markets wait for next driver
March 26, 2015
The US natural gas markets are transitioning to spring, and now the industry is wondering where the big demand drivers will be as the weather warms.
Production and power burn pull on US natural gas markets
February 18, 2015
Natural gas markets continue to have more muted movements this winter, with high production but increased demand -- especially for power burn -- influencing spot and forwards prices.
Interview: Dorothee Arns, Petrochemicals Europe, on the strengths, weaknesses of the industry
February 17, 2015
Dorothee Arns, executive director of Petrochemicals Europe on the strengths and weaknesses of the region's industry.
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Feature: Indonesian gas project delays

March 25, 2015
Indonesian gas projects face delays because their operators do not know if their production-sharing contracts are to be extended: only this month did Total learn the fate of its contract to produce gas from the Mahakam field.
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Revision sought for Indonesia's oil, gas law
The energy ministry said March 12 that the government wanted to complete the revision of the law this year as it has already been delayed for a long time.
Indonesia awards conventional, shale gas blocks
The energy ministry has awarded 11 blocks -- eight conventional and three shale gas blocks -- with Anglo-Dutch Shell, Norwegian Statoil and Malaysian Petronas among the winners.

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UK GAS: Winter gas prices fall despite confirmed storage limits
London (Platts)--27 Mar 2015 906 am EDT/1306 GMT
UK Winter 15 gas prices fell Friday morning despite confirmation of limits on the country's Rough gas storage facility that will restrict the amount of gas that can be stored ahead of next winter by around 1 Bcm.
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Price Focus

Spot natural gas prices in the US Gulf Coast made small moves in either direction Monday on cooler-than-normal weather forecasts around the country and weakness in the NYMEX February futures contract. The cash price at Henry Hub edged a couple of cents lower to average around $2.90/MMBtu on IntercontinentalExchange. New Orleans is forecast to see highs in the mid-50s Jan 13, about 7 degrees below normal.



The Barrel Blog

March 24, 2015
It went largely unnoticed by the general media, but last week there was a significant announcement for the UK gas industry.
March 19, 2015
This winter saw record volumes of LNG arriving on the shores of Europe, as cargoes sought value in an environment of weak LNG spot pricing.
March 09, 2015
Thailand is in a difficult position when it comes to procuring enough oil and gas for its growing needs. Mriganka Jaipuriyar examines the country’s position.
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