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Feature: Global Gas Update

May 25, 2016
On the supply-side, there are several risks that would potentially lead to Mexico importing less than expected US gas.
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Three lease winners forsake blocks won in Mexico Round 1.3 auction
The winners of six of the 25 blocks that were allotted in December's third phase of Mexico's Round One series of upstream auctions failed May 10 to provide the necessary financial guarantees.

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London (Platts)--27 May 2016 912 am EDT/1312 GMT
Monthly French natural gas exports to Spain look set to fall to their lowest levels in over five-and-a-half years in May as a combination of unfavorable price spreads, lower demand and strikes in France led to flows between the two countries falling, an analysis by S&P Global Platts shows.
Tokyo (Platts)--27 May 2016 910 am EDT/1310 GMT
Platts JKM for July-delivery LNG cargoes ended the Asian trading session at $4.70/MMBtu Friday, up 7.5 cents/MMBtu on the week as market sentiment firmed up on the back of gains in oil price as well as the UK NBP hub price.
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May 09, 2016
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.
April 25, 2016
Iran's planned post-sanctions oil production path is colliding with crude market realities, keeping the country's production and exports from ramping up to meet initial expectations.
April 18, 2016
Oil revenues let Alaska cut dividend checks to its residents, but now oil prices are low and production is down. What kind of options does the state have to bolster its finances?
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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.

The Barrel Blog

May 26, 2016
Algeria-s importance to the European gas landscape is often overlooked - which is not surprising given the sometimes hysterical attention paid to Europe-s much bigger gas supplier to the east.
May 09, 2016
Venezuela's oil industry is at risk of grinding to a halt, along with the rest of the nation, as El Guri, Venezuela-s largest hydroelectric power facility, could see a drop in output of 3,800 megawatts if eight of 18 turbines are shut down.
May 06, 2016
The Mexico energy market has been a hot topic ever since late 2013 when the government decided to liberalize the energy sector, opening it up to foreign investment.
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North American Natural Gas Markets methodology

Published February 2016

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