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California-based Sempra Energy is striving to take a leadership role in modernizing North America’s natural gas infrastructure to help incentivize power plant operators to switch from coal to gas. On…
Trump-alley Andrew Wheeler, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has signed a final ruling that roles back Obama-era emission limits for thermal power plants. The new rule…
Free ReadThe biggest losers of tit-for-tat trade politics between the United States and China are developers of US LNG export projects. Debt-financing for such costly infrastructure projects is now hard to…
State-owned Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil and gas company, has signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) or a definite 20-year LNG sale-and-purchase agreement (SPA) over 5 mtpa from Phase-1…
Falling gas prices in Europe and Asia pose no risk of reducing US LNG exports, the Cheniere Energy CEO Jack Fusco said. “There haven’t been any spot cargos that haven’t…
Free ReadAnnouncing non-FTA export approval for the Driftwood LNG project near Lake Charles, the US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he “applauds the American private sector for continuing to reach new…
Spreads for arbitrage trading are narrowing between the Dutch TTF and the US Henry Hub as well as the TTF and the Japan Korea Marker (JKM), so Energy Aspects warns…
In a triangle move to lift a US LNG cargo, the Qatari Q-Flex tanker “Al Safliyah” has become the largest LNG vessels to transit the expanded Panama Canal. It recently…
YPF, Argentine’s state-run oil and gas producer, is seeking to sell a partial cargo from its Tango floating liquefaction unit at Bahia Blanca in a first step to turn the…
Free ReadThe Port of Corpus Christi in Texas, the site of an LNG export plant owned by Cheniere Energy and other oil and gas shipment facilities, said it was set to…
Developers of the delayed Freeport LNG export project in Texas are selecting a preferred bidder for the fourth processing Train, although construction of Train 1-3 still needs to be completed…
Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican oil and gas company, says its 2% month-on-month rise in its natural gas production is aimed at reducing the country’s dependency on pipeline gas and…
Energy trade between Mexico and the United States has undergone massive change. The value of U.S. exports of petroleum products nearly tripled from $10.4 billion in 2008 to a record…
Free ReadGlobal energy majors should take action to help governments promote the use of LNG and clean energy sources to meet national carbon emission targets, says Woodside Petroleum CEO Peter Coleman.…

News Nudges

NFE seals long-term LNG supply deal to Caribbean

New 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 agreement for eight cargoes a year for 10 years through January 2030. In addition to its 100,000 gallons per day liquefaction plant in Miami, NFE operates a floating LNG terminal in Montego Bay, Jamaica, along with a fuel-handling facility in Puerto Rico. Its Puerto Rican subsidiary NFEnergía has entered a 5-year gas supply contract and committed to convert two out of six units at the San Juan combined-cycle power plant (CCGT). The Miami facility began operations in April 2016 and enables the company to produce LNG for export in intermodal ISO containers to the Caribbean and to small-scale customers in southern Florida. The company is also looking at developing a Pennsylvania LNG distribution facility.