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The energy price situation has turned out better than expected, after it became clear that there would be no gas shortage this winter, partly due to the moderate temperatures. Even so, the natural gas market will remain under strain at least through 2024.

The gas situation in Europe remains favorable thanks to contained demand and stable supply, resulting in gas prices at pre-war levels. We expect no gas shortages in the coming winter, although additional measures will be necessary to have a sustainable gas balance.

The European Union is on track to close 2022 with consumption below previous years and healthy reserves. However, a possible return to normal temperatures, China's economic recovery and, concerns about Russia supply and nuclear generation in Fr…

The increase in EU gas reserves to 94% of capacity together with warmer weather and lower consumption indicates that Europe is in a good position to face the rise in consumption during winter. Factors to be considered are the European Commissio…

Reserves accumulated so far (96 bcm) would cover the EU's natural gas needs for next winter assuming: the current flow of imports is maintained, normal weather and a conservative 5% reduction in consumption.

As news of the vaccine unfolds, and it becomes more evident that the Covid-19 pandemic could be controlled sometime next year, attention will shift back to climate change as one of the most pressing crises of our time. Across the world, the pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is mounting.

The natural gas industry will not be immune to the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on the economy. Demand in the industrial and services sectors will significantly go down due to the extended "stay-at-home" policies across the states.

Shale production fundamentally altered the relationship between oil and natural gas prices. Although most of the natural gas produced is consumed domestically, exports have also flourished. Henry Hub natural gas prices are likely to increase gr…

The U.S. is expected to become a net exporter of natural gas sometime between 2017 and 2018. Mexico’s economic development will support pipeline exports. Difficult beginning to liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, but positive outlook in the lo…

Natural gas is a vehicle towards renewables, but LNG supply shortfall to emerge in next decade. Policies such as Clean Power Plan accelerate growth of wind and solar. Shale still has key role as link between storage and long-term projects.