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Golar Power is moving ahead with an integrated LNG-to-Power project in Brazil’s northern state of Para, after securing a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) from the Brazilian authorities. The 605…
Free ReadAustralian-listed LNG Ltd, developer of the Magnolia LNG project in Louisiana, is striving to sign a full sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Delta Offshore Energy. The first LNG cargo…
Flows of natural gas from the Appalachian Shale Basin to the rest of the U.S. keeps growing as production averaged over 16 billion cubic feet per day last month, pushing…
As Japan’s gas-burn in the power sector falls amid competition from coal, nuclear and renewables, the country is expected to lose its position as the world’s No.1 LNG importer to…
Free ReadChina’s switch from coal to gas – both to decarbonize its energy mix and tackle pollution under its Blue Sky policy – requires importing considerably more gas imports and investment…
Rising national gas production in Argentina and peak potential LNG export during the summer months is coinciding with strong winter demand from utilities in the northern part of China and…
European utilities are courted by more and more sellers marketing long-term LNG volumes from pre-FID LNG supply projects. To gain access to attractively-prices US LNG, however, European buyers need to…
Free ReadNear-curve gas prices at the Dutch Title Transfer Facility (TTF) have fallen as low as $3.86 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) in recent weeks, driving up demand for LNG…
Speculative orders for Floating Storage and Regas Units (FSRU) are on the rise as developers want to have the vessels ready for quick deployment once local regulators issue a permit…
GasLog has confirmed that one of its subsidiaries has signed a 10-year time charter with Sinolam LNG Terminal to provide a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) for a gas-fired power plant…
India’s energy giant Petronet has signed a $7.5 billion agreement with Tellurian to take a stake in Driftwood LNG and import 5 million tons of gas per year. If supplies…
Free ReadSouth Korea’s state-run KOGAS has agreed with BP to buy 1.58 million tons of US LNG starting 2025. The deal is worth an estimated $9.61 billion over 18 years and…
SeaFloat, Siemens-made power barges equipped with SGT-A65 gas turbines, will be installed at the Upper Bay of Brooklyn in New York City. Two SeaFloats, with a capacity of 300 MW…
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Dutch-based Karpower International BV, a subsidiary of Turkey’s Karadeniz Holdings, have signed an agreement to jointly carry out the first LNG-to-Powership project in Mozambique. Named…

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Kinder Morgan sells 25% stake in Chicago city-gas supplier

US pipeline operator Kinder Morgan said a minority stake of 25 percent had been sold in the 9,000-mile Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, which supplies city gas to Chicago and feed gas to LNG plants on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. Kinder Morgan and the other joint owner of the pipeline, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners of Canada, sold the NGPL stake to a fund controlled by ArcLight Capital Partners, based in Boston, Massachusetts, and specialising in energy sector investment. “The value of the minority interest implies an enterprise value of about $5.2 billion for NGPL, representing 11.2 times its 2020 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization,” said a statement from Kinder Morgan and Brookfield. Kinder Morgan and Brookfield said they would each hold a 37.5 percent interest in NGPL following the closing of the ArcLight deal and Kinder would continue to operate the pipeline.