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Hit by a triple-whammy of weak cash flows, meager profits and slumping stock values, CEOs in the oil and gas industry are vary about continuing to invest in increasingly risky…
Despite the drop in rig count, the actual output of crude oil and natural gas keeps rising in the United States thanks to advances in technology and drilling techniques. Even…
Free ReadPromising new shale gas prospects of a “substantial size” have been identified by China National Administration of Coal Geology (CNACG) both in Hubei and in Guizhou Province. CNACG will now…
The worlds’ seven largest LNG buyers – CNOOC, CPC, JERA, KOGAS, PetroChina, Sinopec and Tokyo Gas – together make up over half of the global market. Wood Mackenzie research reveals…
Japan’s largest LNG importer JERA will also become the nation’s biggest power producer as of April 2019 when it will take control of TECPO and Chubu Electric’s domestic power business.…
Free ReadRegardless of the trade war between the United States and China, state-controlled Sinopec has reaffirmed plans to reserve 75% of the project's LNG production capacity. Sinopec wants to become the…
Royal Dutch Shell will keep investing in global gas projects as demand is anticipated to grow at a rate of 2% per year, twice the rate to worldwide energy demand.…
Golar LNG chairman Tor Olav Troim said he is looking for the next opportunity, encouraged by investors embracing the $1.74 billion integrated LNG-to-power project in Brazil. Golar Power, a venture…
Free ReadDavid Keane, President of Canada’s Woodfibre LNG project, has announced the imminent construction start for the brownfield liquefaction facility, licensed to export over 2 mtpa of LNG for 40 years.…
More shale gas produced in Texas will soon cross the border to Mexico after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approved an application by Mexico Pacific Ltd (MPL) to export…
Tightening in global LNG markets has allowed the second wave of US LNG ventures to gain momentum again. Since early 2018, a second wave of projects set to bring more…
Free ReadAnticipating a speedy energy transition globally, the global classification society DVN GV says upstream players are adapting to this trend by shifting to faster, leaner and cleaner hydrocarbon production techniques.…
Coal-to-gas switch policies in China’s energy sector are expected to boost the country’s LNG demand by a 12 million tons in 2018, exceeding last year’s record growth of 8 mt. Already…
AES Colón – a $1.15 billion LNG import terminal and adjacent combined-cycle power plant – is being fast-tracked in Panama. The project comprises the first LNG regas terminal in Central…

News Nudges

Freeport LNG joins list of U.S. gas exporters

Freeport LNG has become the sixth major US liquefaction facility to start operations First LNG production for the project’s Train 1 occurred on 12th August, 2019, according to Japanese utility major JERA. Osaka Gas and JERA are involved in the project through a company, FLNG Liquefaction (FLIQ1). Work will continue towards the start up of commercial operation in the autumn of this year, the companies said. FLIQ1 made its final investment decision (FID) for Train 1 in October, 2014. The project operator is Freeport LNG Development. After achieving commercial start up, Osaka Gas and JERA will lift half of Train 1’s total contracted capacity amounting to about 4.64 mill tonnes per annum, on liquefaction tolling agreements with FLIQ1. In addition, both companies will each secure LNG without destination restrictions, diversify their supply sources and price indices, and enhance the stability and flexibility of their LNG procurement, JERA said. Ship tracking data showed several LNGCs in the area possibly waiting to load at the facility.