Supplying Asia with LNG got much costlier for the US, but strong demand brings export records – Rystad

Supplying liquefied natural gas to the growing (LNG) Asian market has become more expensive for US producers this year, Rystad Energy said in report, adding that even so, US exporters are unlikely to repeat last year’s cost-related shut-ins as global demand has rebounded to strong levels. Instead, US LNG exports climbed to a record monthly […]

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Outlook for natural gas and coal: World Bank Data Blog

Natural gas and coal prices have risen since the start of 2021, albeit with significant fluctuations in the first quarter. Prices have gone up by rebounding global economic activity, bouts of very cold weather in northeast Asia and the U.S., and several supply disruptions. Prices are expected to average around one-third higher in 2021 than […]

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Asian container ports are the most efficient, says report

Asian container ports are the most efficient in the world, dominating the Top 50 spots according to the new global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) launched by the World Bank and IHS Markit. The report scored ports against different metrics, making the efficiency ranking comparable around the globe by assessing and standardizing for different ship […]

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Acute food insecurity soars to five-year high, warns global report

The number of people facing acute food insecurity and needing urgent life and livelihood-saving assistance has hit a five-year high in 2020 in countries beset by food crises, an annual report launched today by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) – an international alliance of the UN, the EU, governmental and non-governmental agencies working to tackle food crises […]

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Global coal demand fell by 4% in 2020: IEA

Global coal demand declined 4% in 2020, the biggest drop since World War II. The main driver of the decline was lower electricity demand due to Covid-19 restrictions and the resulting economic downturn, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) annual Global Energy Review said.  Overall, declines in the power sector accounted for over 40% of lower […]

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