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US gas market looks to winter after slack summer storage injections

August 25, 2016 (3:02)

Various factors led to consistently below-average US gas storage injections this summer, which promoted a rally in futures prices but leaves questions about the changing seasons.

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Anchorage, Alaska (Platts)--26 Aug 2016 417 pm EDT/2017 GMT
Cost estimates for the Alaska LNG Project have been shaved 20% or more, but the project is still not economic, its managers told state legislators in hearings that ended late Thursday.
London (Platts)--26 Aug 2016 941 am EDT/1341 GMT
Dutch TTF day-ahead gas prices edged higher Friday morning because temperatures are expected to fall, while German prices were mixed as GASPOOL's discount to the NCG widened.
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Feature: Global Gas Update

August 01, 2016
High regional gas prices in South America, most notably Argentina, are attracting US exports of domestically produced LNG, with more than 70% of landed cargoes arriving on the continent so far this year, according to new data compiled by Platts Analytics' Eclipse Energy.
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The Barrel Blog

July 28, 2016
The expanded Panama Canal will allow US LNG producers to deliver their cargoes to select destinations in South America and Asia faster and cheaper.
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July 19, 2016
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Price Focus

Spot natural gas prices throughout the Northeast have remained relatively low this winter as continued unseasonably mild weather has depressed regional gas demand. Prices have remained well below the double-digit dollar highs set during the prior two winters.


South China Sea ruling keeps oil, commodities trade on tenterhooks
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Neighborhood watch: Venezuela and oil in the Americas
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- The state of the oil industry in Venezuela is having effects on the market in other parts of the 'neighborhood' -- like the US, Caribbean and Central America.
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Published February 2016

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