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Free ReadThough travel restrictions are still in place in the Dominican Republic to contain the coronavirus, Siemens is striving to deliver a barge-mounted power plant, based on SGT-800 gas turbine, on…
Golar Power’s 1.5 GW Sergipe power project in Brazil has received Commercial Operation Date (COD) acceptance which triggers the start of earnings under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and…
The public regulator in Massachusetts investigates whether the Boston Everett LNG import terminal might have to close, given that the U.S. northeastern state wants to phase out all fossil power…
Free ReadThe California Energy Commission has withdrawn the license for the Palmdale Energy Project, just north of Los Angeles, after the developer Palmdale Energy signaled it was unable to secure a…
Thursday, 02 July 2020
May - June exports at 5.81mmt on 30th June Significant month-on-month drop of 1.41mmt (-39%) in June Total shipments down marginally over same two-month period last year Avg. US capacity…
As markets reel from the coronavirus crisis, prices available to oil and associated gas producers have fallen to single digits in Western Canada and turned negative in parts of North…
Free ReadThough China’s economy and gas demand is picking up, the coronavirus pandemic chocked energy consumption elsewhere. Delivered gas prices into Northeast Asia today fell below $2.40/MMBtu, hence Wood Mackenzie warns…
Debt financiers of U.S. fracking firms are preparing to directly manage distressed energy assets to avoid debt write-offs in the event of bankruptcies. Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase…
OPEC producers and Russia, supported by the U.S. and Mexico, have agreed to cut output by about 10%, or 9.7 million barrels per day, after demand slumped due to coronavirus…
Plummeting oil prices impact U.S. fracking activities. With Brent crude oil prices seen average $43 a barrel in 2020, down from $64/bbl last year, the Government expects shale oil and…
Free ReadAs China returns to work and energy demand recovers, four U.S. LNG cargoes are en route to Chinese import terminals. Two cargoes are seen heading for Tianjin and analysts suspect…
Four pipelines – currently in planning or under construction – will significantly step up gas deliverability into New England, in the northeastern United States. Once operational, these interconnectors will gradually…
Tellurian Inc., the developer of the Driftwood LNG project near Lake Chares, has raised some additional institutional investor funds to give it more time to secure offtake deals, like the…
Free ReadUK major BP has reiterated its commitment to sell its Alaska business to Hilcorp Energy of the US for the original price of $5.6 billion despite the industry downturn. The…

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.”