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Key stories from this month's issue...

Industry Trend Analysis - Natural Gas Subsidy Will Dampen Demand - AUG 2016

Americas July 2016 / Argentina / Industry

Argentina's new natural gas price subsidy will increase upstream investment into its unconventional resources over the next two and a half years, supporting our upbeat production outlook. Utility price increases will weigh on already weak consumer demand, encouraging a slight downgrade in our consumption forecasts for the year.


Industry Trend Analysis - Outlook For Consumer Shift Towards Petrol Playing Out - AUG 2016

Asia July 2016 / India / Industry

The shift in consumer preference towards petrol-powered utility vehicles in India, coupled with the expansion of automakers' petrol-powered model line-ups, plays into our view that the diesel ban in the country's NCR will see auto manufacturers shifting their strategies and scaling back their diesel vehicle derivatives.


Industry Trend Analysis - Going All Out Oil - AUG 2016

Emerging Europe July 2016 / Russia / Industry

Russia's efforts to maximise crude output to benefit from falling non-OPEC production and demonstrate its low cost-production base pose upside risk to our oil forecast. Horizontal drilling in mature fields and growth in the Sakhalin and Timan-Pechora regions support this trend.


Industry Trend Analysis - Laffan To Add To Asia Fuel Glut - AUG 2016

Middle East & Africa July 2016 / Qatar / Industry

The start up of the second phase of the Ras Laffan refinery will add to the oversupply in the Asian fuels market while reducing the Emirates condensates exports.


Industry Trend Analysis - Gas Demand At A Turning Point - AUG 2016

Western Europe July 2016 / Europe / Industry

Cheap gas prices will continue to help spur a revival in Western Europe's gas consumption, reversing a long term decline and providing opportunities for regional exporters and global LNG suppliers.