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Collapsing Henry Hub gas prices have shed 30% since recent high, making the US LNG exports more attractive. According to Morgan Stanley analysis, the US LNG price still shows a…
Though Shell's acquisition of BG is creating the world's largest LNG seller, Wood Mackenzie believes that regardless of the Tepco/Chubu merger, the buy-side is getting more fragmented.
ConocoPhillips, operator of the small-scale Kenai LNG export plant in Alaska, has filed an application with the US Department of Energy for authority to export cargoes to Free Trade Agreement…
Despite the fall in global oil and gas prices, growth of LNG use in Asia's power sector is limited by coal. "Only very competitively priced LNG has a chance to…
Gas Natural Fenosa has increased its interest in Metrogas of Chile, lifting its shareholding to more than 60% in the utility that also holds 20% of the South American country's…

News Nudges

Cameron LNG schedule

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been notified by the Sempra-led Cameron LNG export project that the last two Trains of the three-Train project would enter commercial service by 19 September 2020 rather than in Q1 and Q2-2020. This is because the FERC approved the construction of three liquefaction Trains in the first phase at Cameron on June 19, 2014 and the permit required the project be completed within five years. However, work and weather-related delays have affected the original schedule. Trains-1 is scheduled to ship its first cargo in June after production from feed-gas supplies began earlier in May. When completed the Cameron plant will export at least 12 mtpa of LNG, or about 1.7 Bcf/d of natural gas. Cameron LNG is owned by Sempra and other shareholders include Total, Mitsui & Co. and LNG Investment, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line).


Jacksonville LNG starts

JAX LNG, situated at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Florida, has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the start-up of the newly constructed plant. JAX LNG is the first small-scale plant in the US with both marine and truck-loading capabilities and was built through a joint venture between Pivotal LNG and NorthStar Midstream.