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Neal Shear, interim chief executive at Cheniere Energy, has been given the green light to continue in his post until June 15, 2016. He succeeded the famed Charif Souki, who…
US gas prices are likely to stay low for longer, as the Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects gas production to rise by 1.5 Bcf/d in 2016 despite declining rig counts…
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Natural gas production across all major US shale regions are seen declining. Substantial drop in rig counts since mid-2014 can no longer be compensated by productivity gains, hence EIA analysts…
The U.S. has been using the anti-Russian sentiment in the Baltic countries to foster LNG deals with Lithuania. Next in line might be Turkey, as the country is at the…
EU leaders reckon that Nord Stream-2 contradicts efforts to reduce Europe's energy dependency and undermines Poland and Ukraine’s role as gas transit countries. The pipeline extension is meant to transport…
Shale gas from the US has been brand marked as ‘a new rival’ by the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) as it undermines the alliance’s strategy on pricing and production…
Shale gas from the US has been brand marked as ‘a new rival’ by the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) as it undermines the alliance’s strategy on pricing and production…
Pieridae Energy, the developer of the Goldboro LNG project in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, has forged a shareholder relationship with Orlan of Poland, strengthening its European ties beyond…
Houston-based Targa Resources Partners and Sanchez Energy have committed to invest an intital $125 million and $115m, respectively, to build a LNG processing plant and feed-gas pipelines that will exclusively…
Two companies involved in $100 billion of takeover transactions, BG Group of the UK and Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) of the US, have received full regulatory approval to proceed with…
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the US developer of a liquefied natural gas fueling station network welcomed the passage by Congress of an alternative fuel tax credit that will continue to…
Committing to a 36% cut in emissions per GDP ratio by 2030, Singapore is counting on clean energy. Natural gas accounts for over 95% of the city state’s power mix,…
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Higher prices of LNG compared to coal and nuclear is prompting two of the biggest importers in Asia to move away from gas generation.
Tuesday, 01 December 2015
A supply gap is likely to open up by the end of the decade and to prevent this, the industry should reduce costs of liquefaction, e.g. through small FLNG units,…

News Nudges

Kinder Morgan notifies FERC on progress of Gulf LNG project

Gulf LNG, co-owned by Kinder Morgan and several US equity funds, has just notified the FERC about the progress of the project and the issue of the final environmental impact statement. The Gulf LNG terminal was originally owned by US pipeline company El Paso and later acquired by Kinder, which has sold 50% of the project to US equity funds. The Gulf LNG terminal is being integrated with an existing import terminal at the site in Pascagoula. Building on existing infrastructure, the brownfield project already includes a five-mile send-out pipeline and two LNG storage tanks, each with a capacity of 160,000 cubic metres. Kinder Morgan said that on March 15, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, now playing a more active part of the FERC process, issued its letter of determination. This stated that it had reviewed the company’s application and determined that it had demonstrated that the siting of the project complies with Federal Pipeline Safety Standards. In addition, Kinder Morgan had submitted three replies through March 4, 2019, to data requests from FERC staff on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). “The comment period on the DEIS closed on February 25, 2019 and FERC is presently engaged in drafting the Final Environmental Impact Statement,” the developer said.