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Industry Trend Analysis - Reforms Test Upstream Recovery - FEB 2017

Americas January 2017 / Brazil / Industry

The relaxing of local content requirements for Brazil's 14th oil and gas licensing round supports continued efforts to pass increasingly business-friendly reforms. The smaller fields in this round will attract greater private sector investment, opening the door to a similar turnaround in the deepwater segment.


Industry Trend Analysis - Southeast Asia LNG Imports Set To Triple - FEB 2017

Asia January 2017 / Asia / Industry

Southeast Asia's demand for LNG imports is set to nearly triple in the next four years, as favourable pricing dynamics, rising demand for power and a growing preference for cleaner energy sources support greater investment into regasification capacity expansion projects across the region.


Industry Trend Analysis - More LNG Heading To Europe - FEB 2017

Emerging Europe January 2017 / Europe / Industry

European natural gas prices will remain elevated over December, January and February, attracting more LNG cargos and putting upward pressure on Asian spot LNG prices. Prices will trend lower from early 2017 as demand softens and global LNG capacity increases.


Industry Trend Analysis - Tighter Standards Will Drag On Fuel Demand Growth - FEB 2017

Middle East & Africa January 2017 / Africa / Industry

Stricter fuel quality standards in West Africa will drag on refined fuel consumption growth, due to elevated import prices of high-quality fuel and more efficient burn. The introduction of new fuel-quality standards in West Africa aligns with our global view that the drive for clean fuels is accelerating.


Industry Trend Analysis - Latest Resource Estimates To Catalyse Farm-In Interest - FEB 2017

Western Europe January 2017 / United Kingdom / Industry

Hurricane Energy's latest resource estimates are likely to encourage outside investment interest into their 100% owned West of Shetland prospects. We believe there is notable potential for farm-in opportunities in the 'Greater Lancaster Area' and suggest that the introduction of external capital and technical expertise would provide upside potential to the prospect of future production.