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Elba Island LNG We have not seen another Elba Island LNG export since January. Notably, the plant remains under construction, having received FERC authorisation to start feeding gas into its…
A triple whammy of a warm winter, sluggish demand in Asia and cancelled cargoes in China due to the coronavirus outbreak is prompting Cheniere to slow down its midscale expansion…
Free ReadEnergy independence of the United States will be tested in the 2020s, unless there is a sharp reversal in the collapse of fresh capital expenditure in the shale sector, CME…
The Chinese Government is open to applications for tariff exemptions on several U.S. products, including crude oil and LNG, starting from March 2, 2020. The long-anticipated announcement was widely welcomed…
All eyes are on China’s economic and energy demand growth. But with the U.S. election looming large in November, it is unlikely that President Trump will facilitate real breakthroughs on…
Free ReadLawmakers in the U.S. Congress are preparing to hit European investors in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with a new set of sanctions in an effort to derail the project…
Natural gas prices at Henry Hub are forecast to stay lower than $4 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) through 2050 amid an abundance of low-cost resources, primarily in the…
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…

News Nudges

Kinder Morgan sells 25% stake in Chicago city-gas supplier

US pipeline operator Kinder Morgan said a minority stake of 25 percent had been sold in the 9,000-mile Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, which supplies city gas to Chicago and feed gas to LNG plants on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. Kinder Morgan and the other joint owner of the pipeline, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners of Canada, sold the NGPL stake to a fund controlled by ArcLight Capital Partners, based in Boston, Massachusetts, and specialising in energy sector investment. “The value of the minority interest implies an enterprise value of about $5.2 billion for NGPL, representing 11.2 times its 2020 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization,” said a statement from Kinder Morgan and Brookfield. Kinder Morgan and Brookfield said they would each hold a 37.5 percent interest in NGPL following the closing of the ArcLight deal and Kinder would continue to operate the pipeline.