Moody’s Investors Service lowered its outlook for Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft due to a “significant increase” in the company’s leverage and risks associated with the integration of the newly- acquired TNK-BP International Ltd. Although Moody’s put a negative outlook on the company, they left Rosneft’s credit rating unchanged, due to close Kremlin support and… Keep reading →
Moody’s analysts are have weighed in on prospects for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the US, forecasting that chemical companies and utilities could see some negative impact from higher domestic natural gas prices, but not enough to bring down their credit ratings.
Moody’s expects US LNG export capacity to rise to 6.3 billion cubic feet per day by 2020 – equivalent to 178.4 million cubic meters per day, compared with global exports totaling 330.8 billion cubic meters per day in 2011, according to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy. “We do not expect the volume of exports from North America will have a significant impact on the global LNG trade during this decade,” the rating agency said in a report, The Prospect of US LNG Exports Influences Pricing and Gas Markets Worldwide. Keep reading →