Opinion on Wholesale Energy in North America

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Will the early introduction of a UK carbon floor price really create a level playing field?

The prospect of a potential energy supply gap has revived the carbon floor price debate. While the British government has proposed a minimum price under which carbon cannot fall - which would make fossil fuel generation more costly - it is not yet clear whether the floor price is a real commitment to cleaner technology, a much-needed subsidy for nuclear power, or both.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2010
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Weak US gas market will further dampen UK wholesale prices

Although gas prices are currently low across the Atlantic Basin, they are even lower in the US, which is diverting LNG towards Europe and further depressing wholesale prices. As these low prices are against a backdrop of Russia's over-supply to Europe and continuing weak demand in the UK, prices are expected to remain below seasonal averages during winter 2009.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2009
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US support for Lithuanian LNG plant indicative of frenetic attempts to reduce Russian gas dependence

Following the military conflict in Georgia and the potential 'loss' of the EU-US backed 'fourth corridor' of energy supplies from the Caucuses/Central Asia, liquefied natural gas is rapidly gaining traction across European states as a strategic supply option. Yet it is the US, as much as the EU, that is driving renewed interest in LNG in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2008
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US offshore stirred from sleep by State of the Union

President Obama's first State of the Union speech urged Republicans to help him in passing a climate change bill that would crown his term in office. The timing is risky as his authority is critically low after losing his filibuster majority. Considering this adversity, Obama's 15-word allusion to oil and gas developments is particularly significant.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2010
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US LNG terminal building boom will lead to massive underuse of capacity

Gas producers without export pipelines are taking advantage of increased natural gas demand in Europe, the US and Asia by shipping gas in liquid form. Demand for LNG is so great that shipments at sea have been diverted from their original destination to take advantage of arbitrage opportunities elsewhere. Nevertheless, new capacity created by a boom in LNG infrastructure builds may be underused.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Aug 2007
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US gas market: launch of NBP contracts signals global integration

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is proposing to allow UK versus US trading on the National Balancing Point gas market in a move that signals greater market transparency and efficiency. In addition to the improvements in liquidity, the new contracts will encourage wider gas market trading and, more significantly, the development of a liquefied natural gas spot market.

Published By Datamonitor
07 May 2009
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UK LNG: foreign suppliers are failing to deliver

UK wholesale gas prices have been at a premium to the US market; however, this has failed to encourage LNG shippers, which have diverted tankers away from the UK. Cargo needs, capacity planning and concerns about the security of supply should be raised, given that market fundamentals are not at work. A supply failure, albeit temporary, must be corrected for the market to function efficiently.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2008
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TransCanada: diversity of transmission is a threat to the pipeline industry

The Canadian gas supply sector has really suffered in the last three years, with natural gas prices falling by 55% in 2008 due to the recessionary drop in gas demand from Canada and the US. At the same time, shale gas production came online all over North America, exacerbating the gas surplus. This surplus is leading pipeline operators to take desperate measures.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jan 2011
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Osaka Gas: redefining the super major

Japan's dependence on liquefied natural gas imports has created a market situation whereby the country boasts a large number of integrated energy companies. However, having invested significantly in Spain's Sagunto terminal, Osaka Gas is leading the way in breaking free of the burden of merely meeting domestic demand to show promise in other fields.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2010
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New sectors are likely to drive growth in the oil and gas market during this decade

While the recession has reduced the strength of some conventional players, it has created an opportunity for others to increase their clout in the segment. The oil and gas sector is likely to witness interesting developments that will provide new opportunities for industry players in this decade, such as an increased focus on unconventional fuels.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Feb 2011

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