Tag Archives: LNG exports

Domestic Gas Growth Fuels LNG Export Terminal Development

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

The first export shipment of LNG produced in the Lower 48 states and exported from Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project in Sabine Pass, LA, Feb. 24 is a milestone reflecting a decade of natural gas production growth that has put the United States in a new position in worldwide energy trade. With the rapid growth of supply from shale gas resources over the past decade, U.S. natural gas production has grown each year since 2006. The resulting decline in domestic natural gas prices has led to rising natural gas exports, both via pipeline to […]

Exporting LNG: A Golden Opportunity We Must Seize

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

A historic milestone in America’s energy history was passed with the U.S’s first export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).  The shipment, worthy of celebration, comes in the midst of market volatility that amplifies the need for measures that would buttress the U.S. economy and keep growth – and employment – robust. Increasing the export of U.S. LNG will do just that, in addition to making our manufacturing base stronger, the environment cleaner, and our world safer. LNG exports will drive economic growth by creating jobs, encouraging production, and stimulating investment, according to a substantial body […]

Weak Market Could Delay Alaska LNG Project

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

(This update, provided by the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor’s office, is part of an ongoing effort to help keep the public informed about the Alaska LNG project. We will provide further updates as more information is available). The weak global market for liquefied natural gas – years of expected oversupply and falling prices – is pushing the Alaska LNG partners to look even harder at the project’s multibillion-dollar price tag and what it will take to successfully compete for customers. “Economic headwinds are pretty tough right now,” said ConocoPhillips Alaska President Joe Marushack. Refining the […]

Pieridae Energy Receives Non-FTA Export Authorization

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

Pieridae Energy (Canada) Ltd. and its operating subsidiary corporations (Pieridae) continue to meet major milestones with their proposed Goldboro LNG processing facility. On Feb. 5 Pieridae received its Non-Free Trade Export authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy. This allows U.S.-sourced LNG to be exported to countries which do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S. This authorization supplements the Free Trade Export authorization which Pieridae received from the Department of Energy in 2015 allowing the export of U.S.-sourced natural gas to Canada and other countries with which the U.S. has entered into […]

Kinder Morgan Awards Contract for LNG Export Facility

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Kinder Morgan subsidiaries awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and startup of its Elba Island LNG export facility to IHI E&C. Located near Savannah, GA, the $2 billion project will consist of 10 trains using Shell proprietary technology.  The new units will connect to Kinder Morgan’s existing re-gasification terminal at Elba Island, which will be modified to receive from the new liquefaction facilities. Modifications to the existing Elba facilities will include compression for vapor handling and new pumps for loading the LNG on vessels for export. Shell is the customer for all of […]

First Chevron Gorgon LNG Cargo Departs for Japan

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Chevron Corporation today announced that its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Gorgon Project has departed Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia. The cargo will be delivered to one of Chevron’s foundation buyers, Chubu Electric Power, for delivery into Japan. “Departure of the first cargo from the Gorgon Project is a key milestone in our commitment to be a reliable LNG provider for customers across the Asia-Pacific region,” said Mike Wirth, executive vice president, Chevron Midstream and Development. “This is also important for our investors as we begin to […]

LNG Startups Planned in 2016, But real LNG Growth Yet to Come

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

Special to Pipeline & Gas Journal Wood Mackenzie’s latest review of the Global LNG industry concludes that the market was characterized by weak Asian demand in 2015, with a year-on-year decline of 2%. As a result, many LNG players shifted their focus to developing markets and employing new regasification capacity. Despite weakened demand and the impact of the oil price crash, LNG production remained high throughout the year reaching 250 million tons (Mt) in 2015 – up 4 Mt on 2014 – primarily due to a number of key project start-ups. In 2016, the initial focus […]

Growth in Domestic Natural Gas Production Leads to Development of LNG Export Terminals

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

The first export shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced in the Lower 48 states on February 24 is a milestone reflecting a decade of natural gas production growth that has put the United States in a new position in worldwide energy trade. With the rapid growth of supply from shale gas resources over the past decade, U.S. natural gas production has grown each year since 2006. The resulting decline in domestic natural gas prices has led to rising natural gas exports, both via pipeline to Mexico and, since last week, to overseas markets via […]

Milestone LNG Export Shipment Set to Leave US for Brazil

February 2016, Vol. 243, No. 2

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first international shipment of liquefied natural gas in decades from the Lower 48 states is poised to leave for Brazil from Louisiana. Cheniere Energy Partners L.P. announced Wednesday that a ship bound for Brazil was being loaded with LNG at its Sabine Pass facility in southwest Louisiana. The shipment is significant because it highlights the strength of U.S. natural gas production, which has surged because of advancements in fracking and shale gas extraction. Cheniere is among several companies developing natural gas exporting facilities. In statements, the company characterized the shipment […]