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Record results in shale oil and gas output in Appalachia and the Permian basin have been helped by President Donald Trump’s latest changes to the US corporate tax law. Several…
In 2018, three cargoes - each providing around 0.1 billion cm of liquefied gas - have come directly to British regas facilities from Yamal LNG in Russia. But as the…
The Panama Canal Authority said it expected LNG carrier traffic to increase by around 50% by the fourth quarter of 2018 as more US cargo export capacity comes on stream.
Open Season bidding for the second capacity extension on TransCanada’s Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) system has oversubscribed, with contracts awarded for an average term of 22 years. The NGTL…
Tellurian Inc., developer of the Driftwood LNG export project in Louisiana, has launched an open season to secure shippers for a proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP), connecting the Permian…
Since the U.S. shale oil and gas revolution ended the need to import crude oil from Mexico, the trade balance shifted and U.S. energy exports have been exceeding imports from…
The first cargo to be exported from the new Cove Point liquefied natural gas export plant on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland has arrived at the UK port of Milford Haven…
Harvey Gulf International Marine, the US small-scale fleet owner and liquefied natural gas bunkering specialist, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, though the move would not affect LNG operations.
“Gemmata”, a tanker with 138,000 cbm capacity operated by Shell Shipping, has set sail from Cove Point LNG export facility in Maryland, lifting the first cargo. The tanker departed just…
American shale gas exporters are beefing up their business with Chinese gas buyers: In February 2018, Cheniere and CNPC signed two contracts for longterm LNG offtake from Sabine Pass and…
Paso Norte Pipeline Group (PNP), the developer of a new US-Mexico interconnector, has launched a 30 day open season inviting shippers to express interest in delivering natural gas from the…
Bogged down by gas shortage and high electricity prices, Australia is re-evaluating the scale and speed of its next wave of LNG export projects. Any slow-down in project development would…
US President Donald Trump has made reforms of the environmental permitting process for pipelines a key part of his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. Speeding up regulatory approvals will help fast-track…
Imposing a more stringent output cap on the Dutch Groningen field, Europe’s largest onshore gas reservoir, due to another earthquake in the area, would leave Europe dependent on importing more…

News Nudges

NFE seals long-term LNG supply deal to Caribbean

New Fortress Energy (NFE), the owner of LNG facilities in Florida and in Jamaica and projects in Puerto Rico and the US northeast, said it signed a long-term LNG supply agreement for eight cargoes a year for 10 years through January 2030. In addition to its 100,000 gallons per day liquefaction plant in Miami, NFE operates a floating LNG terminal in Montego Bay, Jamaica, along with a fuel-handling facility in Puerto Rico. Its Puerto Rican subsidiary NFEnergía has entered a 5-year gas supply contract and committed to convert two out of six units at the San Juan combined-cycle power plant (CCGT). The Miami facility began operations in April 2016 and enables the company to produce LNG for export in intermodal ISO containers to the Caribbean and to small-scale customers in southern Florida. The company is also looking at developing a Pennsylvania LNG distribution facility.