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Washington (Platts)--25 Apr 2017 535 pm EDT/2135 GMT
Against a backdrop of a seemingly glutted global LNG market and continued concerns about the impact on US natural gas prices, the Department of Energy on Tuesday turned thumbs up on a plan by Golden Pass Products to export domestically produced LNG to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the US.
Houston (Platts)--25 Apr 2017 1016 am EDT/1416 GMT
Coming off a two-year period of belt-tightening the first-quarter earnings of some North American exploration-and-production companies are expected to reflect the first signs of new gas production growth, but that growth is conditional upon the basins where the producer operates and the individual company's economic circumstances going into the quarter.
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The Barrel Blog

April 24, 2017
The introduction of sweeping reforms by India’s National Democratic Alliance government since they came into power in 2014 has given a new momentum to India’s manufacturing sector.
April 19, 2017
Angola faces a dilemma. If OPEC and non-OPEC producer cuts fail to deliver on price, the country faces not just a low-price environment but a curb on output.
April 04, 2017
Gone are the days when LNG procurement was relatively straightforward for Japanese utilities and security of supply concerns dominated everything else.
March 30, 2017
Some 80-plus years ago, most natural gas had no odor. A disaster was instrumental in the decision to add mercaptan to gas.
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Feature: Asia and Middle East LNG Market Update

April 12, 2017
Asian LNG seaborne spot prices inched higher April 11 as a few Northeast Asian end-users indicated demand for end May spot cargoes.
JKM inches higher on firmer end-May demand
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Volume for 2017 JKM swaps to-date has exceeded half of 2016
Volume for 2017 JKM swaps to-date has exceeded half of 2016
Swap volumes for March continued February’s growth, with transactions gaining 15.04% against February to 2,830 lots traded, up from 370 lots from the previous month.


EU antitrust case makes Russia's Gazprom shift on oil-indexed prices
April 10, 2017
- Our editors discuss Gazprom's changing strategy for European natural gas sales, the next steps in the EU's antitrust case, and what the European gas market will look like in eight years' time.
Northeast US coal burn increased in March even as retirements will impact power gen mix
March 22, 2017
- It seems Mother Nature decided to skip most of winter in the Northeast US this year, but a recent cold snap bumped up power and gas prices in March and the region's generation mix is still changing.
Asian thermal coal market: Japan April price talks, S Korean consumption tax in focus
March 20, 2017
- Senior editor Michael Cooper and associate editor Mia Corazon Aureus give an overview of Asian thermal coal markets.
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