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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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Shell: increased preparations ahead of 2009 hurricane season

After destructive hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in recent years, and with insurance both less available and more expensive, Shell Oil has taken a proactive approach to storm preparation for the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season. However, while a hurricane would severely impact US gasoline and natural gas prices, it would have a surprisingly minor effect on the wider oil economy.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jun 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Second-tier oil and gas companies seek strategic repositioning

Facing stiff competition in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea, where top-tier companies (in terms of market capitalization and total annual oil production) have the scale to both tender and take on the biggest projects, second-tier oil and gas companies such as Anadarko, Murphy Oil and Devon Energy are thinking outside the box and strategically repositioning themselves.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Renewed fears of gas cartelization remain unfounded

The recent meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum has again reignited fears that the organization will emerge as a gas OPEC. These fears have been further fuelled by plans to set up a price formula working group. However, the ability of the GECF to emerge as a gas OPEC, at least in the short to medium term, remains limited.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2007
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Expert View

Oil giants post impressive but unsustainable Q3 successes

The majority of the world's biggest oil companies have posted impressive Q3 profits off the back of recovering oil and gas prices, increased production and, in some cases, improved refining margins and shrewd restructuring. However, refining is still a big challenge for many in the industry, and it remains to be seen whether profits so heavily dependent on fickle market prices can be sustained.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2010
Expert View
Expert View

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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Liquefied natural gas: cargoes do not necessarily follow price

European utilities and governments are placing more and more emphasis on the movement of liquefied natural gas by tanker to bolster supply security. Sole reliance on regional price dynamics to attract deliveries of this important and flexible source of gas supply is not sufficient and additional strategies may be required.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

General Electric: continuing to strengthen its position in the oil and gas industry

General Electric's recent purchase of Wood Group's well support division is another strategic move to strengthen the company's competitive clout in the energy sector. The deal is the firm's fourth acquisition of recent months, signaling a major shift in its corporate strategy: the desire to reduce its dependence on its financial arm and to reinforce its position in the global industrial market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Feb 2011
Expert View
Expert View

Gazprom unlikely to meet aim of 25% of global LNG market by 2030

Gazprom has revealed its aim to hold 25% of the global LNG market by 2030 following the development of a number of key sites. However, unless the state-run company provides greater strategic focus on developing domestic reserves, while also allowing for greater foreign investment and technical expertise, such a target is likely to remain elusive.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2008
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ExxonMobil claims that global LNG demand is set to triple by 2030

ExxonMobil has claimed that there will be major growth in LNG demand over the next 20 years. Furthermore, it is expected that the Atlantic Basin will become the major consumer of LNG at the expense of the Pacific Basin. However, in order for LNG to reach the dizzy heights expected by Exxon, high costs, technological challenges and geopolitical concerns will all need to be addressed.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2008

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