Thursday, 24 January 2013

Oil and Gas Market Report 2013 Israel, Canada, Germany, Greece and more

Algeria Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Changes to the fiscal regime for international companies operating in the Algerian upstreamsector may help attract new names and increased investment. With shale gas potential deemed to beconsiderable, the authorities seem prepared to com

Oman Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Oman has reason for optimism about its oil and gas sector''s prospects in 2013. Its experimentin full-scale enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects has delivered clear results, with crude productionreviving to levels not seen in 10 years. Amb

Sudan and South Sudan Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: The restart of oil production from Sudan''s oil fields is a positive development, though wehighlight that damaged fields, infrastructure, and technical challenges pose downside risks to the neartermrecovery of volumes. While we expect prod

United Arab Emirates Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: The UAE continues to take advantage of reduced Iranian volumes to sustain relatively highcrude output of around 2.7mn b/d. Including condensates and NGLs, we estimate oil production in 2012averaged 3.0mn b/d. On the back of efforts to inc

South Korea Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: While there are new efforts to stimulate upstream oil and gas activity and improve energyself-sufficiency, there is little to suggest that South Korea can develop significant resources, meaning thecountry is set to remain a key importer o

Russia Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: A high level of investment will be required to maintain Russian oil output at close to recentrecord levels, putting pressure on the domestic industry and hindering global expansion. Gazprom facessimilar challenges in developing sufficient

Chile Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Chile''s small resource base makes the country heavily dependent upon imports to satisfydemand and promote economic growth. Indeed, Chile in 2011 had to import 97% of total oil needs and66% of its natural gas requirement. These issues will

Ghana Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Despite output problems, the outlook for Ghana''s nascent status as an oil producer is bright,with further development at the Jubilee field and anticipated first oil from the T.E.N. project underlyingour forecast for output to grow at an a

Libya Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Oil and gas production is expected to have bounced back strongly in 2012, despite theobvious political risks associated with Libya''s transition to a new democratic government. Over thelonger term, both oil and gas volumes are likely to in

South Africa Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Rumours abound that the traditional refinery operators in South Africa could abandon the countryin the face of huge investment in capacity to meet higher fuel specifications. Plans by the country to build alarge new refinery are also caus

Iraq Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Although Iraq is set to lead the Middle East the region oil production growth in the MiddleEast region, a number of above ground risks and uncertainty related to projects in the pipeline results inwidely varied forecasts over the next dec

Italy Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Aside from the country''s well-publicised economic woes, Italy is at a crossroads in terms ofenergy market development. The public has rejected state efforts to revive its nuclear strategy, leaving theway clear for gas volumes to rise stea

Poland Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Strong government support and industry interest in developing a nascent shale gas industryin Poland leaves BMI cautiously optimistic with regard to the country''s gas production outlook. Weexpected modest volumes of shale gas to be commerc

Belgium Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Subdued oil demand growth means the prospects for refiners and fuels distributors are poor,with many already facing strong competition. The purchase and reopening of Petroplus'' Antwerp plantshould reduce downstream uncertainty. The gas ma

Greece Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Energy policy is gaining ground on the agenda in terms of the new Greek government''spolitical priorities, in view of growing awareness of the importance of possible prospective resources,although energy privatisation is a greater immediat

Germany Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: For a country keen to wean itself off of fossil fuels, the decision to phase out nuclear energyrepresents a fresh and unwelcome challenge. Gas consumption seems certain to grow more quickly asdemand for power rises - until the energy void

Angola Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: In spite of repeated delays in project development, several productions sites are expected to comeon-stream in the next few years offering large prospect for the oil and gas production to rise substantially inthe coming decade. This is th

Canada Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: Production from oil sands will continue to drive Canada''s oil production growth in the short term,although we note that liquid-rich shales could be the new engine of crude output. Exploration in the country''soffshore acreage and unconvent

Israel Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: The long-term outlook for Israel''s energy sector is increasingly positive, as some of thecountry''s major gas discoveries move closer to development. However, Israel must cope with anincreasingly adverse political climate, with short-term 

Slovakia Oil and Gas Report Q1 2013

By Business Monitor International
BMI View: As a net importer of energy, Slovakia faces the challenge of securing long-term gas supplieswithout becoming too dependent on Russia. Linking its gas network to others in the region is therefore apriority, as it will allow for more flexib



















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