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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects a rebound in Henry Hub spot gas prices due to falling production in the Appalachian and Permian Shale, where low oil prices led to…
The 2020 US natural gas storage refill season (April 1 - October 31) has started out strong, exceeded 100 Bcf in four out of the past six weeks. “No other…
Free ReadThough 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…
Golar Power’s 1.5 GW Sergipe power project in Brazil has received Commercial Operation Date (COD) acceptance which triggers the start of earnings under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and…
The public regulator in Massachusetts investigates whether the Boston Everett LNG import terminal might have to close, given that the U.S. northeastern state wants to phase out all fossil power…
Free ReadThe California Energy Commission has withdrawn the license for the Palmdale Energy Project, just north of Los Angeles, after the developer Palmdale Energy signaled it was unable to secure a…
Thursday, 02 July 2020
May - June exports at 5.81mmt on 30th June Significant month-on-month drop of 1.41mmt (-39%) in June Total shipments down marginally over same two-month period last year Avg. US capacity…
As markets reel from the coronavirus crisis, prices available to oil and associated gas producers have fallen to single digits in Western Canada and turned negative in parts of North…
Free ReadThough China’s economy and gas demand is picking up, the coronavirus pandemic chocked energy consumption elsewhere. Delivered gas prices into Northeast Asia today fell below $2.40/MMBtu, hence Wood Mackenzie warns…
Debt financiers of U.S. fracking firms are preparing to directly manage distressed energy assets to avoid debt write-offs in the event of bankruptcies. Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase…
OPEC producers and Russia, supported by the U.S. and Mexico, have agreed to cut output by about 10%, or 9.7 million barrels per day, after demand slumped due to coronavirus…
Plummeting oil prices impact U.S. fracking activities. With Brent crude oil prices seen average $43 a barrel in 2020, down from $64/bbl last year, the Government expects shale oil and…
Free ReadAs China returns to work and energy demand recovers, four U.S. LNG cargoes are en route to Chinese import terminals. Two cargoes are seen heading for Tianjin and analysts suspect…
Four pipelines – currently in planning or under construction – will significantly step up gas deliverability into New England, in the northeastern United States. Once operational, these interconnectors will gradually…

News Nudges

US LNG permit

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Trans-Foreland Pipeline Co. a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corp, has permission to convert the former small-scale Kenai LNG export plant into an import terminal. The FERC permit gives Trans-Foreland two years to put the proposed facility into service. Trans-Foreland plans to import around four LNG shipments per annum for use in the adjacent Kenai Refinery.


Charter rates firm

Shipping charter rates for LNG carriers in the spot market were firm as Northern Hemisphere winter market demand increased. Rates were quoted at an average of between $158,000 per day and $162,0000 per day West of Suez. Spot rates of $148,000 to 152,000 were heard for the East of Suez charter market for vessels of between 155,000-165,000 cubic metres capacity, according to various brokers. One-year time charters were also little changed for the most modern vessels and were available for around $47,000 per day.