Demand from Asia set to power global gas industry growth over the next five years – IEA

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Global demand for natural gas is set to keep growing over the next five years, driven by strong consumption in fast-growing Asian economies and supported by the continued development of the international gas trade, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. Demand for natural gas grew 4.6% in 2018, its fastest annual pace since 2010, according […]

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Europe is entering its golden age of gas

In a 2011 report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) asked a provocative question: are we entering a golden age of gas? At the time, U.S. shale gas production was surging and new fields were coming online around the globe, encouraged by high oil prices. Gas, it seemed, was poised to “play a far more prominent role […]

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Falling LNG prices may lift city gas distributor margins by 250-300 bps: CRISIL Research

A 22-25 per cent decline in the prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) since January this year, and an expected 5-7 per cent increase in consumption of piped natural gas (PNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) should drive up the operating profit margins of city gas distribution (CGD) companies by 250-300 basis points (bps) in […]

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City gas distribution, fertiliser sector to drive gas demand: CRISIL report

Gas demand is expected to grow at 3.5% CAGR between fiscals 2018 and 2023 to 191-193 MMSCMD. The main push for incremental demand is expected to come from the fertiliser and city gas distribution (CGD) sectors, ratings agency CRISIL Research said in its latest report. The conversion of naphtha-based urea plants, commissioning of new capacities […]

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Chinese LNG imports reach record level; importers nervous

China’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports broke another record last month amid rising stockpiles that made some importers nervous, Reuters reports, citing industry sources as well as vessel-tracking data. The January 2019 total reached 6.55 million tonnes, up by 2 per cent from the previous record set in December. However, the winter turned out milder than […]

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