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Bogota (Platts)--26 Sep 2016 423 pm EDT/2023 GMT
Colombia is moving forward with plans to build a second 400 MMcf/d LNG regasification plant to be located near its Pacific coast to assure adequate gas supplies, mining and energy minister German Arce has said.
London (Platts)--26 Sep 2016 942 am EDT/1342 GMT
Dutch and German spot gas prices rose Monday morning as unplanned outages occurred in two Norwegian assets amid corrective maintenance commencing at the Kollsnes asset with an extended duration.
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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.
July 26, 2016
It's business as usual from the EU side on energy issues. Fears that the UK might miss out on EU funding for energy projects are so far unfounded.
July 19, 2016
Russia finds itself once again in a row with one of its neighbors over gas prices — a constant theme since the early 2000s — triggering renewed fears that Moscow is again using energy as a weapon to put pressure on its customers.
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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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South Africa's Karoo shale disappointing
There may not be as much in Africa’s shale gas treasure chest as everyone thought and it looks likely to prove expensive to extract what there is.
Japan's LNG import price to average $6.60/MMBtu CIF for Jul-Dec, $7.40/MMBtu in 2017: IEEJ
Japan's LNG import price over July-December is expected to average $6.60/MMBtu CIF and will likely rise to $7.40/MMBtu for calendar year 2017 on the back of higher crude oil prices, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan said.


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.




Podcasts

How shaken up is the US oil, gas industry by earthquakes' spike?
September 26, 2016
- Brian Scheid and Meghan Gordon look at the spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma and neighboring states, areas that contributed to the US oil and gas boom.
Europe's 'bright' ethane future
September 20, 2016
- Evergas CEO, Steffen Jacobsen, talks about the future of transatlantic ethane trade and how Evergas and Ineos have pioneered it.
South China Sea ruling keeps oil, commodities trade on tenterhooks
July 22, 2016
- The areas being claimed by China are believed to be rich in oil and gas resources, and the South China Sea itself is a crucial transit route for various commodities going to key markets like Japan and South Korea.
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Published February 2016

Platts' methodology for assessing North American gas markets has developed over a number of years and draws on our experience in the global energy markets. Platts sets great importance on producing independent reports and assessments.






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