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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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