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U.S. liquefaction plant developer Venture Global sees LNG-fuelled power generation as “a counter” to China’s building spree of new coal power units. By turning to LNG, utilities can “regain control…
Fossil fuels will make up 54 percent of the world’s primary energy supply in 2025, and much of this supply will come from natural gas, as it becomes the world’s…
Free ReadSingapore-based Keppel Shipyard has been contracted to convert an LNG carrier to a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for use at El Salvador’s first LNG-to-power project. The FRSU will…
Though travel restrictions are still in place in the Dominican Republic to contain the coronavirus, Siemens is striving to deliver a barge-mounted power plant, based on SGT-800 gas turbine, on…
Monday, 05 October 2020
July - September exports totalling 6.95mmt on 30th September.  Significant month-on-month growth of 0.54mmt (24 pct) in September.  Total shipments down significantly over same three-month period last year.  Avg. US…
Monday, 05 October 2020
At the time of writing, 37 cargoes (2.48mmt) shipped since mid-August remain in transit, with 15 (0.99mmt) still lacking confirmed destinations within the Pacific and Atlantic Basins.
Free ReadElba Island LNG Elba Island LNG has exported a rare cargo in late August, its first since January this year. The 0.07mmt cargo aboard the Maran Gas Hector arrived at…
This summer, the Covid-19 pandemic is driving a global contraction in LNG deliveries – the first seasonal contraction in eight years. US LNG exports are particularly hard hit, with nearly…
Poten & Partners, the global ship brokerage firm, expects the global gas and LNG markets to tighten later this year, due to slower construction and commissioning of new liquefaction and…
Calling the world’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic “a pivotal moment” for global economies, BP chief executive Bernhard Looney said there are signs that global gas demand is starting to…
Free ReadImports of Canadian pipeline gas to the western United States have fallen substantially as spot prices at the NOVA/AECO-C (AECO) trading hub in Alberta reached near parity with Henry Hub.…
Developers of the Freeport LNG export plant at Quintara Island in Texas have confirmed the Final Investment Decision (FID) on building a fourth train had to be delayed until 2021…
Edge Gathering Virtual Pipelines 2, better known as Edge LNG, has been selected by EXCO Resources to capture and liquefy gas from a stranded well in the Marcellus Shale. The…
Free ReadGlenfarne, a privately held energy infrastructure firm, has agreed to buy Magnolia LNG from its parent, Australia's LNG Ltd, for $2.25 million, according to the voluntary administrators appointed to review…

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.