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Steelhead LNG has stopped construction on the Kwispaa LNG project in Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island’s west coast, casting doubt on the future of the joint venture. Developers said the…
Free ReadMexico’s state-run electric utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is aiming to renegotiate take-or-pay clauses it had agreed with North American gas pipeline developers, including TransCanada and Sempra’s IEnova. CFE…
Rapidly evolving exports of LNG and liquid fuels will turn the United States into a net energy exporter next year. As gas demand grows in Asia and Henry Hub prices…
Seasonal imports of LNG help meet peakload gas demand in New England’s industrial and power sector. During a freeze in the first week of February, more than 800,000 million cubic…
Free ReadThough trade tensions with the U.S. affected China’s GDP figures in the fourth quarter, demand growth in China’s gas and electricity sector is still “phenomenal,” Wood Mackenzie says. Total electricity…
Pembina Pipeline Corp., the Canadian owner of the Jordan Cove LNG export project reported progress on the US liquefaction venture and expects a decision from the U.S. federal energy regulator…
US regulators are advancing with the Pointe LNG project proposed for the East Bank of the Mississippi River, which would be the second riverbank export facility in the south of…
Free Read2019 could be a ‘year of incongruity’, as developers are rushing to reach financial close on an array of LNG export projects despite a backdrop of a market tipping into…
Despite rising oil prices and production levels U.S. gas fracking companies are continuing to lose money, according to a review of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).…
Following eight years of global economic growth, economists agree a downturn is simply a matter of when and how deep. The worst case scenario, according to Wood Mackenzie, would be…
Free ReadThe spread in natural gas spot prices between the Henry Hub in Louisiana and the Appalachian region continued to narrow over the year just past. Prices fell at Henry Hub…
California-based Sempra Energy has decided to sell its equity interests two utilities in Chile and Peru to focus on its LNG export ventures in North America. Sempra CEO Jeffrey W.…
Britain is strong market for sellers looking to home excess gas supply this winter, National Grid said when announcing a record send-out of its Grain LNG import terminal. A robust…
Free ReadNextDecade Corp. envisages reaching financial close on the 27 mtpa Rio Grande liquefaction and export project in Texas in the third quarter of this year. The project remains subject to…

News Nudges

YPF issues $500m bond

Argentine oil and gas producer, Yacimientos Petroleiferos Fiscales (YPF) has isused a $500 million of 10-year, dollar-denominated notes to yield 8.75%. The sale on June 24 – the first such issuance in more than a year - was managed by the US Citigroup, the UK’s HSBC Holdings and Itau Unibanco Holdings SA of Brazil. Bankers said that proceeds from the sale would go towards working capital and refinancing YPF’s existing debt.


Pieridae Energy shares suspended at TSX

Pieridae Energy, developer of the Goldboro LNG project in the Canadian province Nova Scotia, has had its shares suspended on the Toronto Stock Exchange pending a market-relevant announcement. Trading in Pieridae’s shares were halted on the TSX Venture exchange June 25 at the request of the company’s CEO Alfred Sorensen, pending a possible material announcement in the next couple of days, said to be a natural gas resources acquisition.


US Delfin project delay

Delfin LNG has asked regulators for an extension of three year and six months to construct the plant and related facilities in Cameron Parish in Louisiana. The onshore facilities will transport natural gas to Delfin LNG’s proposed deepwater port in federal waters offshore Louisiana. Delfin told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that due to the “detailed nature of the engineering design of the offshore facilities and the “the complexity of developing the necessary commercial arrangements”, progress on the project has been slower than originally anticipated. Delfin now proposes to place the export project on stream no later than the end of March 2023.