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Though Canada and more recently Argentina and China are producing commercial volumes of gas from shale formations or crude oil from tight rock, EIA analysts see additional gas supplies impact…
Antero Resources, with stakes in the Marcellus and Utica Shales, said it signed a 10-year agreement with the US unit of Japanese utility Chubu Electric Power to provide 70,000 MMBtu/day…
Two Houston-based companies, Targa Resources Partners and Sanchez Energy Corp., are planning to build a liquefied natural gas processing plant and feed-gas pipelines in the first LNG project targeting resources…
Tuesday, 01 December 2015
Gloomy predictions by Moody’s low global LNG prices anticipate that most of the 30 proposed liquefaction projects in North America will be cancelled. The collapse in oil prices narrows the…
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

Charter rates rise

Shipping spot charter rates for LNG carriers soared in the West of Suez market with rates rising by up to $18,500 per day to be between $82,000 per day and $78,000 per day for vessels of 155,000-165,000 cubic metres capacity. East of Suez spot charter rates showed a more moderate increase of $1,500 per day to be quoted by shipbrokers at between $64,000 per day and $60,000 per day. One-year charter rates for the most modern vessels were unchanged at about $93,000 per day.


US LNG for UK

The 145,000 cubic metres liquefied natural carrier “Methane Lydon Volney” was discharging a US cargo on September 29 at the Isle of Grain import terminal on the Medway-Thames estuary, southeast of London. The vessel carrying a cargo lifted from the Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana docked after the UK National Balancing Point benchmark natural gas price hit a seasonal record on September 28.


Fatih Birol on Time 100 list

The Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol has been named as one of the 100 most influential people by Time Magazine in its annual list. “In a world where facts are assaulted, Fatih Birol combines the best of high-tech data, optimistic know-how and old-school rhetorical finesse,” US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry commented, suggesting the IEA head would use his authority to “slash carbon emissions and save our planet.”