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Growth in exports of U.S. gas production will nearly double over the next two years, as new liquefaction facilities are placed in service and new gas interconnectors to Mexico begin…
Stranded gas wells at the Marcellus Basin in Pennsylvania, U.S., are being tapped via mobile trailor-mounted liquefaction units. Initial operations were launched and are set to last until at least…
Free ReadRail tankers will soon transport LNG to power generators across the United States, as the regulator seeks to advance the use of this cleaner-burning fuel in decentralized location like the…
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has refused re-hearing requests from environmental groups for the rehearing of its orders authorizing construction and operation of the Texas LNG Brownsville and Annova…
Sempra Energy's Mexican subsidiary IEnova has seen fourth quarter earnings rise 22 percent to $253.4 million as the South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline went in service. However, these gains were partially offset…
Free ReadNew 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…
Monday, 02 March 2020
January - February exports at 9.06mmt on 27 February Total shipments more than doubled over same period last year US capacity utilisation at 97% overall US LNG exports for the…
Elba Island LNG Elba LNG shipped has shipped two cargoes totalling 0.12mmt since the beginning of January, pegging capacity utilisation at 64%. However, these shipments concentrated on January, with February…
Free ReadShell Eastern Trading will be the first supplier of LNG cargoes to Hong Kong for use in the 2.5 Gigawatt Black Point and 3.7 GW Lamma Island Power Stations. Under…
Global market are flush with new supply from the latest round of US LNG project build-out, but the prevailing ‘tolling’ model makes offtaker exposed to a significant downside risk. LNG…
The latest U.S. Government Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) anticipates natural gas production will grow much less in 2020 because of the lag between changes in price and changes in future…
Asia's hunger for natural gas and electricity is likely to increase over the coming five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says, forecasting annual growth rates of over 4% in…
Free ReadThe International Energy Agency says the massive expansion of natural gas production is having wide-ranging effects on the global liquefied natural gas balance by underpinning major investments in new liquefaction…
Efforts to develop Vaca Muerta, Argentina’s vast shale reserves in northern Patagonia, have slowed as national energy companies await direction from the incoming President. Alberto Fernández, who took office on…

News Nudges

Tellurian’s LNG supply accord with India’s Petronet lapses

Tellurian Inc., the developer of the Driftwood LNG plant in Louisiana, has confirmed that a memorandum with Petronet LNG has lapsed. Though the MOU was not renewed when it expired at the end of May, Tellurian stressed, talks with the Indian company were continuing. Tellurian’s accord with Petronet, first signed in Houston in September 2019, covered a possible equity investment in the project of up to $2.5 billion as well as 5 mtpa of supplies. It was seen as a landmark deal for Driftwood LNG to reach FID on the proposed 26 mtpa project on the west bank of the Calcasieu River. However, the Petronet-Tellurian agreement suffered its first setback in February 2020 when it was announced that the informal agreement would become a formal transaction by the start of June 2020. Driftwood LNG still has other supply agreements in place with Total and the global commodities trading house Vitol. As a principal investor, Total agreed to purchase 1 mtpa of LNG from Tellurian ventures and an additional 1.5 mtpa from Tellurian’s offtake volumes from Driftwood. Total's aggregate investment in the Tellurian portfolio will be around $907 million once a FID will be taken, though this looks likely to be delayed. Construction for the Driftwood plant has already been contracted to Bechtel.