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By Rhod Mackenzie

Gas prices in Europe have fallen to pre-crisis levels despite it still being the winter. However, this news is overshadowed by the fact that gas consumption in Europe has dropped to its lowest level since 1995. It is unlikely that Europe will ever return to its pre-crisis peak de...

By Rhod Mackenzie

Qatar plans to take advantage of the temporary suspension of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export licences by the United States in January 2024 and increase its own production and exports by a further 16 million tonnes a year by the end of the decade. According to Bloomberg, Qatar...

By Rhod Mackenzie

Sakhalin Energy, which manages the Sakhalin-2 LNG project, is offering Chinese buyers 12 LNG cargoes per year for a period of 3-5 years, writes Platts. This amounts to around 1 million tonnes of LNG, which is comparable to the volume of Shell's offtake contract, which has now bee...

By Rhod Mackenzie

According to Vladimir Nezhdanov, an analyst at the Institute of Current International Problems (IAMP) of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, trade turnover between Russia and China could reach a record level of over $250 billion by the end of 2024.

The leade...

By Rhod Mackenzie
While many countries are moving away from using coal to consign its use to history, China continues to increase its consumption. This commitment to coal seems to contradict China's impressive successes in green technologies and poses a threat to global efforts to combat climate ch...

By Rhod Mackenzie

In 2023, India imported 22.141 million tons of liquefied natural gas, an increase of 8% from 2022 (20.468 million tons), according to the state Ministry of Trade and Industry.

However, this is still below the 2021 level (24.373 million tons) and the 2020 record (26.6 million to...