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Free ReadThough US President Joe Biden is determined to “radically alter American energy policy” and pledged a ban on new leasing, the controversy with Germany over Nord Stream 2 is unlikely…
Mexico’s Epclion LNG project, owned by Singaporean investors, has been authorized to import pipeline gas to Mexico and re-export it as LNG to nations without a Free Trade Agreement with…
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has extended the terms of seven long-term LNG export authorizations through 2050 to help preserve what it said was “a vital energy source for…
Free ReadThe US Department of Energy (DoE) has issued a rule to exclude some licensing and environmental requirements for liquefied natural gas export projects that had previously been required in a…
Nine shale gas producers in the US Appalachian Basin have spent half a billion dollars more during Q3-2020 on drilling and new projects than they earned. According to the Institute…
Cheniere Energy, the largest US LNG exporter, has told regulators that its Sabine Pass Train 6 project was now more than 44 percent complete as Bechtel is forging ahead with…
Pembina Pipeline Corp., the Canadian infrastructure company, said there was still uncertainty surrounding the future of its Jordan Cove LNG export project in the northwest US state of Oregon as…
Free ReadEnbridge Inc., the Canadian TSO whose gas pipelines connect supply basins and LNG export plants and cities, has filed a federal complaint accusing Michigan Democratic Party Governor Gretchen Whitmer of…
Striving to boost spot market flexibility, the US Department of Energy (DoE) has removed the requirement for long-term LNG export authorization holders to seek separate short-term permits to export volumes.…
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has extended the terms of five long-term liquefied natural gas export authorizations through 2050 for plants in Louisiana, Texas, Georgia and Florida. The ruling…
Thursday, 14 January 2021
Free ReadOctober-December exports at 15.76mmt on 31st December - Exports more than doubled over July-September period - Total shipments up 35pct over three-month period last year - Avg. US capacity utilisation at 88pct…
Monthly US LNG Exports (MMt) as of 31st December for the period between 1st October and 31st December, inclusively.
Strong seasonal rise in freight rates is unlikely to happen this autumn, as sustained outages at Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG terminal in Louisiana and at Gorgon LNG Train-2 have caused…
Free ReadUS billionaire investor Warren Buffett is expected to take control of Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland around November 1, 2020. In return, Dominion will receive about…

News Nudges

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.