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US gas exports to Mexico seen doubling over the next 5 years

January 27, 2015 (4:48)

Bentek analysts discuss the growing US pipeline exports to Mexico and foreign investment expectations for oil and gas producer PEMEX.


Eastern US electric power markets settle into more seasonal norms
January 23, 2015
Winter in the US is starting to add upward pressure on wholesale power prices in the ISO-New England and PJM Interconnection.
LNG, pipelines temper US natural gas price movements
January 15, 2015
Spot and forwards gas markets, as well as demand and storage, are showing the impacts of more LNG sendouts and capacity expansions in the Northeast US.
China's appetite for imported gas waning amid slowing economic growth
January 07, 2015
A look at China's gas demand, appetite for imported gas, and gas price movement given the country's slowing growth and the recent decline in oil prices.
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NYMEX March gas dips to 28-month low at $2.695/MMBtu after US EIA storage report
Houston (Platts)--29 Jan 2015 1109 am EST/1609 GMT
The March NYMEX natural gas contract plunged 14.7 cents to about $2.695/MMBtu -- below any prompt-month settle price since August 2012 -- at about 10:45 am EST (1545 GMT) as Thursday's natural gas storage withdrawal was smaller than generally expected.
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Feature: Shale economics challenged

January 13, 2015
The plunge in crude oil prices over the past six months has led to a predictable deterioration in well economics across key US oil and gas basins.
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Shifts in shale producers' capital spending, allocation
The culprit behind US shale's deteriorating economics, of course, is the collapse in crude oil prices and the commensurate decline in NGL prices, which tend to move in lockstep.

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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

January 21, 2015
Egypt has set development and reform of its energy sector as a key priority as it seeks to rebuild its economy following the country’s second revolution in the past few years.
January 21, 2015
The UK’s big six energy retailers have started to lower their gas prices, and could still be facing major changes ahead, regardless of who comes to power.
January 15, 2015
Over the last several months there has been much discussion about the impact of falling crude oil prices on the liquefied natural gas market. The conventional argument goes something like this: lower crude prices are making oil-linked LNG contracts cheaper and are putting pressure on the spot market as these contracts increasingly undercut spot prices.
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North American Natural Gas Markets methodology Published November 2014

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

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