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Free ReadSingapore-based Keppel Shipyard has been contracted to convert an LNG carrier to a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for use at El Salvador’s first LNG-to-power project. The FRSU will…
Though travel restrictions are still in place in the Dominican Republic to contain the coronavirus, Siemens is striving to deliver a barge-mounted power plant, based on SGT-800 gas turbine, on…
Monday, 05 October 2020
July - September exports totalling 6.95mmt on 30th September.  Significant month-on-month growth of 0.54mmt (24 pct) in September.  Total shipments down significantly over same three-month period last year.  Avg. US…
Monday, 05 October 2020
At the time of writing, 37 cargoes (2.48mmt) shipped since mid-August remain in transit, with 15 (0.99mmt) still lacking confirmed destinations within the Pacific and Atlantic Basins.
Free ReadElba Island LNG Elba Island LNG has exported a rare cargo in late August, its first since January this year. The 0.07mmt cargo aboard the Maran Gas Hector arrived at…
This summer, the Covid-19 pandemic is driving a global contraction in LNG deliveries – the first seasonal contraction in eight years. US LNG exports are particularly hard hit, with nearly…
Poten & Partners, the global ship brokerage firm, expects the global gas and LNG markets to tighten later this year, due to slower construction and commissioning of new liquefaction and…
Calling the world’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic “a pivotal moment” for global economies, BP chief executive Bernhard Looney said there are signs that global gas demand is starting to…
Free ReadImports of Canadian pipeline gas to the western United States have fallen substantially as spot prices at the NOVA/AECO-C (AECO) trading hub in Alberta reached near parity with Henry Hub.…
Developers of the Freeport LNG export plant at Quintara Island in Texas have confirmed the Final Investment Decision (FID) on building a fourth train had to be delayed until 2021…
Edge Gathering Virtual Pipelines 2, better known as Edge LNG, has been selected by EXCO Resources to capture and liquefy gas from a stranded well in the Marcellus Shale. The…
Free ReadGlenfarne, a privately held energy infrastructure firm, has agreed to buy Magnolia LNG from its parent, Australia's LNG Ltd, for $2.25 million, according to the voluntary administrators appointed to review…
The Vietnamese government has welcomed ExxonMobil’s plan to invest in the country’s energy infrastructure. The U.S. oil major is looking to set up an LNG-to-Power generation supply chain with a…
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects a rebound in Henry Hub spot gas prices due to falling production in the Appalachian and Permian Shale, where low oil prices led to…

News Nudges

Dark clouds hang over Driftwood LNG

Doubts are cast on Tellurian’s ability to complete the Driftwood LNG project on time, or at all, after the company withdrew a proposed public offering which could have raise $1 billion, and later cancelled two sales agreements (SPAs) with Shell and Vitol. CEO Octávio Simões said the public offering was called off due to “uncertain conditions in the high-yield market.” Instead, Tellurian is now looking for equity partners to help finance the project. “The potential corporate and strategic partners we are seeking may want liquefied natural gas volumes that they can sell globally and now we have some capacity to offer that option,” he said. The search for new partners may slow down the project. “It sets us back, definitely. It puts in jeopardy the ability to deliver gas on the schedule that we were hoping to stick to,” explained Chairman Souki. In another blow, Tellurian said that three SPAs covering offtake from Driftwood had been terminated: notable two 3 mtpa deals with Shell and one with Vitol for the same amount. Shell ended its SPAs, while the Vitol agreement was cancelled by Tellurian, according to a regulatory filing. Construction on Driftwood LNG is progressing, funded by Tellurian’s cash and operating cash flow – notably from the Haynesville shale gas sale. CEO Simões also aims to raise $1 billion by selling bonds but the main focus is now to find a strategic investor for the $12 billion project, planned to be operational in 2026 and with regulatory approvals for 27.6 mtpa of output.