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US natural gas industry tries to look to prices, demand beyond shoulder season
September 30, 2015
Will autumn continue the trend of strong natural gas burn in the power sector but so much gas supply across the US that it weighs on prices?
Drastic shift seen in Asia-Pacific LNG supply-demand balance
September 21, 2015
Platts LNG editor Abache Abreu looks at the region's market supply-demand balance as buyers start looking to sell cargoes.
Slowing summer storage injections set stage for US gas markets this winter
August 19, 2015
The hot weather across parts of the US this summer has slowed natural gas storage injections and quieted forwards and spot markets, except for the Northeast.
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The Barrel Blog

October 02, 2015
Chris Pedersen takes a look at how the US compares with other natural gas behemoths to see how the US natural gas industry compares from a few different perspectives.
September 16, 2015
EU energy regulators are about to find out what really goes on in the wholesale gas and electricity markets, as a new trade reporting obligation starts on October 7. This is a huge step toward more transparent markets, but what will regulators do with the data?
September 11, 2015
Heads of state and senior diplomats are set to gather in Paris in Dec to agree for the first time a fully comprehensive global climate protection deal. Why should they succeed this time?
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News Feature: African Energy Outlook

August 20, 2015
Nigeria's president Buhari has more than lived up to his pledge to clean up the oil sector -- the sweeping changes across state oil firm NNPC in only a few months have been nothing short of staggering.
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Algeria has a lot riding on oil price recovery
It comes as little surprise that Algeria continues to be vocal about the need for action -- sooner rather than later -- to try to shore up low oil prices.
Chinese demand for Angolan crudes down on expected run cuts
Chinese refiners have slowed down their purchases of Angolan crudes after a buying spree earlier in the summer due to expected refinery run cuts.

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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.

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London (Platts)--6 Oct 2015 839 am EDT/1239 GMT
Italian PSV physical gas futures contracts on the PEGAS platform saw 1,224 GWh volume in their first month of trade, significantly boosting overall PSV activity on the exchange in September, it said Tuesday.
Singapore (Platts)--6 Oct 2015 620 am EDT/1020 GMT
LNG imports by Asian buyers fell 1.2% year on year to 13.22 million mt in September as those in North Asia had limited capacity to take additional cargoes due to high inventories carried over from the summer.
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