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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…
TransCanada, a major North American pipeline operator, has placed into service the Topolobampo Pipeline at a cost of $1.2 billion. Spanning over a distance of 348 miles (560km), the pipeline…
Free ReadCheniere Energy is working towards having Corpus Christi liquefaction Trains 1 and 2 substantially completed in the first half of 2019, and Train-2 in the second half of next year.…
The spread in natural gas prices between the Permian Basin, as priced at the Waha Hub in western Texas, and the U.S. national benchmark Henry Hub in Louisiana has grown…
Nearly two-thirds of oil and gas sector leaders, surveyed by the Norwegian classification society DNV GL, have increased spending on gas projects in 2018; hence natural gas is expected to…
Free ReadImproved execution of oil & gas upstream projects is now being achieved thanks to greater corporate discipline, more pre-FID planning and reduced project scope. This allows project delivery to finally…
Despite harsh rhetoric, both China and the United States can still avoid a damaging trade war, industry participants hope. Strikingly, China has not included US agricultural products and LNG on…
Skepticism abounds if the LNG Canada projects will ever be built in British Columbia but Shell Canada’s President Michael Crothers is adamant that project partners want to start construction at…
U.S. gas companies have been persistently waiting for new Appalachia takeaway capacity – notably the Rover Phase-2 pipeline – to come online this year so the region can provide the…
Developing Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) would substantially increase U.S. crude oil and natural gas production after 2030. The state of Alaska holds an estimated 36 billion barrels of…
Woodside Petroleum is close to making a decision about whether to continue to invest in Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur LNG project in Texas. Speaking at the World Gas Conference in…

News Nudges

US rig count rises

The Baker Hughes Rig Count reported three more rigs deployed in the US in the past week and taking the total to 698. Oil rigs are up three while natural gas rigs are unchanged at 144 along with miscellaneous rigs at two. “The US Rig Count is up 258 rigs from last year's count of 440 with oil rigs up 210 and gas rigs up 48,” said Baker Hughes. The Canadian Rig Count is up 44 rigs from last year's 51 with oil rigs up 25 and natural gas rigs up 19.


Texas LNG for UK

The Panamanian-flagged LNG carrier “Prism Brilliance” is scheduled to deliver a US cargo on April 21 to the UK South Hook import terminal at the port of Milford Haven in Wales. The cargo was lifted by the 180,000 cubic metres capacity ship on March 20 from the Freeport export facility on Quintana Island in Texas, according to shipping data.