Processing/LNG

U.S. NatGas Futures Rise on Cooler Weather, Rising Heating Demand

U.S. natural gas futures climbed to a one-week high on Friday as some parts of the country start to crank up their heaters with the coming of cooler weather and as near record global gas prices keep demand for U.S. LNG exports high.

Cheniere Louisiana Sabine 6 LNG Export Unit Moves Closer to Entering Service

U.S. energy regulators on Wednesday gave Cheniere Energy Inc. permission to introduce feedgas to commission parts of the sixth liquefaction train at the U.S. LNG company's Sabine Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Manufacturers Urge DOE to Require Reduction in LNG Export Rates

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Energy to take immediate action to prevent a supply crisis and price spikes for consumers this winter.

Maryland Cove Point LNG Export Plant to Start Work Next Week

Officials at Berkshire Hathaway Energy on Wednesday confirmed the pipeline and compressor station maintenance will start on Sept. 20 but would not confirm the shutdown of the liquefaction plant until about the day before an outage.

Texas Freeport LNG Export Plant Shut During Tropical Storm Nicholas

U.S. LNG company Freeport LNG said on Tuesday all three liquefaction trains at its Freeport LNG export plant in Texas shut, likely due to power outages from Tropical Storm Nicholas.

Enbridge’s Cameron Extension Pipeline Project Nearing Completion

Texas Eastern Transmission’s Cameron Extension pipeline project in southwestern Louisiana is on track to be mechanically complete in October, leading to a November in-service, an Enbridge spokesperson said.

EIA Reports: US LNG Exports Grew to Record Highs in First Half of 2021

U.S. exports of LNG continued to grow in the first six months of 2021, averaging 9.6 Bcf/d. This average marks an increase of 42%, or 2.8 Bcf/d, compared with the same period in 2020 (according to the Department of Energy’s LNG Monthly reports, based on shipping data from Bloomberg Finance.)

China's LNG Import Surge to Cool in Winter as High Prices Bite

Pipeline gas will continue to ramp up to provide a supply cushion during winter, which includes supplies from Russia, which is scheduled to increase the amount of gas pumped via the Power of Siberia pipeline by 50% by the end of the year versus August levels.

Perspective: Demand Only One Side of LNG Price Surge, Supply Cut by Outages

That the price of spot cargoes is at the highest for this time of year since 2013 has been largely put down to robust demand from top importers such as China, and a determination among buyers to ensure natural gas stocks are adequate for the upcoming northern hemisphere winter.

Australia Faces ‘Precarious’ Gas Supply in 2022, Watchdog Warns

Australia's southern states could face a gas shortfall in 2022 unless LNG exporters offer more gas into the domestic market, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said.

Russia's Sakhalin Energy Says Maintenance Continues at LNG Train 2

Russian LNG producer Sakhalin Energy said post-shutdown commissioning was continuing at the second LNG train at its Prigorodnoye production complex.

New Fortress Energy to Provide Natural Gas to Unigel’s Brazilian Fertilizer Plants

The supply of gas from NFE’s Suape and Sergipe LNG terminals in Brazil’s northeast will connect Unigel’s operations to the global LNG and natural gas markets as well as significantly reduce pipeline transportation charges.

Inpex to Delay Investment Decision on Indonesia's Abadi LNG Project

Japanese energy company Inpex Corp expects its final investment decision on the Abadi LNG project to be delayed because COVID-19 has disrupted survey work and adjustments may be needed due to climate change.

Egypt, Israel Discuss Liquefying Israeli Gas at Egyptian Plants

Egypt's petroleum minister and Israel's energy minister discussed "future plans" for Israeli gas to be liquefied at Egyptian natural gas liquefaction plants for re-export, the ministers said in a joint statement on Monday.

Energy Transfer Completes DAPL Expansion, Updates Pipeline Projects

Energy Transfer said it has completed a phased expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline that boosted capacity to 750,000 bpd from 570,000 bpd even as it waged a legal battle for survival.

Customers Signing Long-Term LNG Deals Again – Cheniere

LNG company Cheniere Energy said customers are starting to sign long-term contracts to buy LNG again, noting that market dynamics continue to support its long-term growth expectations for natural gas worldwide

Eni to Deliver Carbon Neutral LNG Cargo to Taiwan's CPC

Italian energy group Eni said it has reached an agreement with Taiwan's CPC Corporation for the delivery of a carbon-neutral LNG cargo to CPC at the Yung An receiving terminal in Taiwan.

Cheniere Expects Louisiana Sabine 6 LNG Unit in 2022

U.S. LNG company Cheniere Energy said the sixth train at its Sabine Pass export plant in Louisiana was about 89.6% complete and was still expected to enter commercial service in the first half of 2022.

Ivory Coast to Build 200 MW LNG Plant, Says Energy Minister

Ivory Coast is in talks to build a 200-megawatt power plant fueled by LNG as it seeks to avoid outages that rocked the country earlier this year, Mines and Energy Minister Thomas Camara said on Tuesday.

Cross Carbon Ventures Announces Formation of Carbon Capture Development Partnership

CCV will leverage Svante’s innovative technology to capture carbon directly from industrial post-combustion flue gases to produce pipeline-grade CO2 for safe transportation and storage.

Wintershall Dea Says Europe Needs More Gas from All Sources

Oil and gas producer Wintershall Dea, which has a 70% gas portfolio, said Europe needed multi-sourced gas to support decarbonization away from coal and to create a platform for future hydrogen production from carbon-free energy.

Polish PGNiG Ends LNG Deal Over U.S. Texas Port Arthur Delays

PGNiG has terminated a deal with U.S. firm Sempra Energy for LNG supplies from the Texas Port Arthur project due to delays, Poland's biggest gas company said on Tuesday.

Mozambique President Nyusi Says Army Gaining Ground in Insurgency-Hit Region

Nyusi was addressing the nation on the crisis that was triggered when the insurgents in March attacked the coastal town of Palma, near natural gas projects worth $60 billion that are meant to transform Mozambique's economy.

Canada's Quebec Rejects LNG Export Project, Citing Environmental Concerns

The Canadian province of Quebec on Wednesday rejected a liquefied natural gas export project for the Port of Saguenay, citing environmental concerns, in the latest blow to North American LNG development.

Nisga'a Nation, Rockies LNG and Western LNG Propose New LNG Project

Two natural gas pipeline projects are being evaluated for Ksi Lisims LNG. Both pipeline projects have received regulatory approvals following robust environmental assessment processes and can connect resources in northeastern BC to the proposed project site.

South Korea Signs 20-Year LNG Deal with Qatar

South Korea's energy ministry said on Monday it had signed a 20-year LNG supply agreement with Qatar for the next 20 years starting in 2025.

Tellurian Terminates Total Agreement on Louisiana Driftwood LNG Plant

U.S. LNG developer Tellurian Inc said on Monday it terminated a stock purchase agreement with a unit of French energy major TotalEnergies SE related to Tellurian's proposed Driftwood LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Malaysia's Petronas Agrees 10-year LNG Supply Deal with CNOOC Valued at $7 Billion

Malaysia's state oil firm Petronas has signed a 10-year LNG supply agreement with a subsidiary of China's offshore oil and gas major CNOOC Ltd valued at about $7 billion, the firm said on Wednesday.

Settlement Agreed to Release Ship That Blocked Suez Canal

The owners and insurers of the Ever Given container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March said on Sunday a formal settlement had been agreed in a compensation dispute, and the canal authority said the vessel would be allowed to sail on July 7.

Delfin Seeks Another Year to Build its Louisiana Floating LNG Project

U.S. LNG developer Delfin LNG asked federal energy regulators for a third extension until September 2022 to bring into service the onshore facilities of its proposed floating LNG export plant off the coast of Louisiana.