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Optimism has been expressed by Peter Altmaier, the German economy minister, that two regasification terminals will be built on the northern Germany coastline “in the foreseeable future” to enable LNG…
Though no firm offtake agreement is in place, Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil have taken FID on their 15.2 mtpa Golden Pass LNG venture and announced they will jointly invest over…
Free ReadNatural gas will become the fastest-growing energy source in the coming decades, displacing coal as a fuel for power plants and heavy industries, Royal Dutch Shell said in its 2019…
Pieridae Energy, developer of the German-backed Goldboro LNG export project in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, has entered into agreements for a private placement of shares with a group…
Steelhead LNG has stopped construction on the Kwispaa LNG project in Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island’s west coast, casting doubt on the future of the joint venture. Developers said the…
Free ReadMexico’s state-run electric utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is aiming to renegotiate take-or-pay clauses it had agreed with North American gas pipeline developers, including TransCanada and Sempra’s IEnova. CFE…
Rapidly evolving exports of LNG and liquid fuels will turn the United States into a net energy exporter next year. As gas demand grows in Asia and Henry Hub prices…
Seasonal imports of LNG help meet peakload gas demand in New England’s industrial and power sector. During a freeze in the first week of February, more than 800,000 million cubic…
Free ReadThough trade tensions with the U.S. affected China’s GDP figures in the fourth quarter, demand growth in China’s gas and electricity sector is still “phenomenal,” Wood Mackenzie says. Total electricity…
Pembina Pipeline Corp., the Canadian owner of the Jordan Cove LNG export project reported progress on the US liquefaction venture and expects a decision from the U.S. federal energy regulator…
US regulators are advancing with the Pointe LNG project proposed for the East Bank of the Mississippi River, which would be the second riverbank export facility in the south of…
Free Read2019 could be a ‘year of incongruity’, as developers are rushing to reach financial close on an array of LNG export projects despite a backdrop of a market tipping into…
Despite rising oil prices and production levels U.S. gas fracking companies are continuing to lose money, according to a review of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).…
Following eight years of global economic growth, economists agree a downturn is simply a matter of when and how deep. The worst case scenario, according to Wood Mackenzie, would be…

News Nudges

US LNG for UK

UK natural gas prices have declined from record levels, though are still substantial compared with previous years at around $23.00 per million British thermal units and are attracting US shipments. A cargo is scheduled to arrive on January 11 at the UK South Hook terminal at Milford Haven on board the 160,000 cubic metres capacity carrier “Cool Voyager”. The vessel lifted the cargo on December 24 at the Freeport plant on Quintana Island in Texas.


Peru LNG for Korea

Peru LNG exported two late-December LNG cargoes to South Korea at the Japan-Korea Marker price for North Asian spot shipments, quoted at $37.265 per million British thermal units, according to national energy company PeruPetro. The car-goes were lifted from the Pampa Melchorita plant on the Peruvian Pacific Coast by the 159,800 cubic metres capacity carrier “Maran Gas Efessos” and the 173,400 cubic metres capacity vessel “Maran Gas Amphipolis”, the company added.


Chart wins $120m in liquefaction orders

Chart Industries has been awarded four liquefaction project orders – worth $120 million – from four different customers. The deals include ‘limited notice to proceed’ on two of the “Big LNG” export plant projects which are likely to take FID in 2022. Highlights of the four liquefaction project awards include a 15-ton hydrogen liquefier which will be built in North America with a new hydrogen liquefaction customer and a 60,000-ton BioLNG liquefaction train and associated equipment.