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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…
Free ReadFreeport LNG, the latest US export plant to come on stream at Quintana Island in Texas, plans to launch its own LNG cargo sales windows with trading platform provider, Redwood…
Sempra-led Cameron LNG export plant is suffering some technical problems though said it was managing to stick to its cargo shipping schedule. The facility at Hackberry was rumored to have…
Cargoes of US LNG will head from Calcasieu Shipping Channel, near Lake Charles in Southwest Louisiana, all the way to Bac Lieu in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. There, the European-led Delta…
MISC Berhad, the Malaysian shipping line with an LNG fleet of more than 30 vessels, has agreed with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsubishi Corp to co-own two new-build…
Free ReadTit-for-tat trade tariffs keep escalating the Sino-U.S. trade war and threaten to delay the second wave of American LNG export projects. Tellurian and other developers are expected to delay final…
Natural gas deliveries to U.S. LNG export plants set a monthly record in July, although gas use for power generation spiked to 44.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf) on July 19.…
The U.S. fracking sector “disappoints yet again” is the bleak verdict of IEEFA’s second quarter earnings review of oil and gas companies. Only 11 of the 29 scrutinized companies achieved…
In the Permian, the gas-to-oil ratio keeps rising at mature shale plays. The mismatch between surging gas production and constrained takeaway pipelines has pushed down gas prices into negative territory,…
Free ReadShale gas is now dominating the overall gas production in the United States and is forecast to reach an average 91.3 Bcf/d in 2019, up 8.0 Bcf/d from the previous…
Monday, 02 September 2019
Venture Global LNG has confirmed the closing of the project financing for its Calcasieu Pass LNG facility and associated TransCameron pipeline in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The proceeds of the debt…
Monday, 02 September 2019
Developers of Commonwealth LNG have filed a formal application with U.S. regulators for a permit to build an 8.4 million tonnes per year export terminal and affiliated feedgas pipeline interconnect…

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.