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Monday, 01 October 2018
Free ReadPieridae Energy of Canada, developer of the Goldboro LNG export project in the Atlantic coast province of Nova Scotia to supply German customers, has named Melanie Litoski as its Chief…
Monday, 01 October 2018
US LNG decreased by one shipment on the week ending September 21 to five cargoes, four from the Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana and one from Cove Point in Maryland.…
Tellurian, developer of the proposed 27 mtpa Driftwood LNG export plant and three affiliated pipelines, has received a draft environmental impact statement from US regulators allowing it to stay on…
Free ReadThe US Department of Energy (DoE) has issued a short-term order to Freeport LNG, under development at Quintana Island in Texas, to export up to 2.14 billion cubic feet per…
Financing models of the U.S. shale oil and gas industry – often small wildcatters – has for long been characterised by negative free cash flow as expectations of rising production…
Dealing a blow to US LNG aspirations, PetroChina considers suspending its US LNG purchases for delivery this winter. Location swaps of cargoes might help sort matter, with Japan and South…
Free ReadOne-in-five LNG cargoes setting sail from Sabine Pass are heading to Mexico this year while demand from Argentina and Brazil remains sluggish. Mexico imported 29 cargoes from the US in…
AES Colón – a $1.15 billion LNG import terminal and adjacent combined-cycle power plant – has just been inaugurated in Panama. The project comprises the first LNG regas terminal in…
Seeking to accommodate U.S. President Donald Trump’s demands for greater LNG sales to Europe, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker has said the EU would build more LNG import terminals.…
Free ReadThe Government of South Korea is planning to cut natural gas taxes by 74% and raise taxes on the use of thermal coal for power generation by 27% next year.…
US LNG export project investors and potential foreign importers of the fuel have been informed by the US government that non-Free Trade Agreement permits are valid for their whole 20-year…
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized the commissioning of Train 1 and the common area utilities at both the liquefaction and pre-treatment facilities. Freeport’s first three Trains are…
Monday, 03 September 2018
Free ReadPieridae Energy, the developer of the Goldboro LNG export project in the Canadian Atlantic Coast province of Nova Scotia, has posted widening second-quarter losses as it progresses with the venture…
Keen to accelerated the commissioning of Train-5 at Sabine Pass LNG, Cheniere Energy has filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to inject feed gas…

News Nudges

U.S. net gas exports double in H1-2019 and keep growing

Start-up of two liquefaction trains – Cameron LNG Train 1 and Corpus Christi LNG Train 2 –have pushed total U.S. net gas exports to 4.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in the first half of this year, more than double pre-year levels. Apart from LNG, pipeline gas is exported to Canada and Mexico. As of June, total U.S. LNG export capacity reached 5.4 Bcf/d across four facilities and nine liquefaction trains – a significant rise compared with 2.0 Bcf/d net exports in 2018. Net natural gas exports is forecast to continue rising through the end of 2019 as additional LNG export capacity comes online and pipeline infrastructure in Mexico is placed into service. In its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) foresees net gas exports averaging 4.6 Bcf/d in 2019 and 7.2 Bcf/d in 2020. Cameron Train, the fourth U.S. LNG placed into service since February 2016, was followed by Freeport LNG Train 1 and the small-scale Elba Island LNG venture. Together, these three project are seen to nearly double U.S. LNG export capacity to 8.9 Bcf/d by the end of 2020. Although U.S. LNG exports have grown substantially, most U.S. natural gas trade is transported via pipeline across shared borders with Canada and Mexico. In the first half of 2019, net exports of natural gas by pipeline to Mexico grew by 5%, and net exports of natural gas by pipeline to Canada remained relatively flat. Exports to Canada surged when the second phase of both the Rover pipeline and the new NEXUS pipeline entered service, allowing gas flows from the Appalachian Basin to the St. Clair point of exit northeast of Detroit. Deliveries to Mexico grew following the start-up of the Texas-Tuxpan pipeline, transporting gas from the U.S. Permian Basin.