Processing/LNG

GE Engines Powering First LNG-Fueled Drilling Rigs In Marcellus Shale

To reduce the environmental impacts and improve the economic performance of their U.S. unconventional gas production activities, energy developer Seneca Resources Corp. and drilling partner Ensign Drilling have installed two of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines to power the first LNG-fueled drilling rigs of their kind in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.

DOE LNG Report Opens Door To Liquefaction Approvals

The Department of Energy published a report from NERA Economic Consulting which concludes unlimited exports of U.S. LNG will help the U.S. economy, and the greater the exports, the greater the public good.

Industry Veterans Weigh In On Oil And Gas Development Internationally, Post-Election

Increasing production and continuing opportunity for the oil and gas markets were the focus of “A New World of Opportunity,” Deloitte’s 2012 oil and gas conference held Nov. 13 in Houston.

Nova Scotia May Get LNG Export Plant

Pieridae Energy Canada wants to develop an LNG export facility in Goldboro, Nova Scotia.

Western Australia Moves To Develop Gas Resources

Western Australia will allow a joint venture of Buru Energy and Mitsubishi to develop five gas resources in the Canning Basin.

LNG Export Plans Lay Foundation For An Emerging Market

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business has a buzz under way with the advent of a new natural gas industry building boom idling on the sidelines as more than a dozen proposals for federal permits await a decision on the start of a domestic LNG export program. The industry assumption is federal policymakers - regardless of who controls the White House - will give the green light to many of the export projects.

LNG Contracts Require Require Diligence, Caution

As natural gas prices in the United States approach their lowest point in a decade, several companies are in the early stages of developing liquefaction terminals to facilitate LNG exports.[1] Capacity at or output from these facilities is being snapped up by customers and buyers long before the facilities themselves are completed.

Alaska Producers Envision LNG Export Mega Project

Alaska North Slope producers are considering building one of the world's largest and most expensive liquefied natural gas projects, according to a letter the companies sent last month to Gov. Sean Parnell.

Cheniere Files FERC and DOE Applications for Proposed Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project

Cheniere Energy, Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC has filed an application with FERC for authorization to site, construct and operate an LNG export facility near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Papua New Guinea LNG Expansion Looming

Competition from lower-cost LNG in North America and East Africa will favor expansion of existing LNG projects in and around Australia over costly new developments, Bernstein Research analysts said Sept. 6.

Excelerate Energy Wins Permission To Export LNG

The U.S. Department of Energy has granted Excelerate Energy a long-term, multi-contract authorization to export LNG to free trade agreement nations from its Lavaca Bay LNG project, currently under development.

Qatargas Seals LNG Deal With Japanese

Qatargas Operating Company Limited (has signed a new long-term LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with the largest Japanese LNG buyer, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO).

Report Says Canada Must Spend $50 Billion To Compete On LNG

Canada must speed development of liquefied natural gas export projects to compete with emerging international players also vying to supply growing Asian economies, Ernst & Young stated in a report that puts the cost for infrastructure needed over the next decade at $50 billion.

Atlas Copco Compressors Inaugurates Houston Facility

Atlas Copco Compressors Product Company has dedicated a new 96,000 square foot facility in Houston, housing customer relations for North and South America as well as producing a wide range of air compressors, dryers and skid packages. The new building brings together 150 employees from several Atlas Copco subsidiaries under one roof to create its largest office in the United States.

Supply Chain Fleet Operators Eying Natural Gas Power

In increasing numbers, major U.S. contract freight carriers are deploying heavy-duty natural gas-powered trucks to support their customers’ supply chain transport requirements.

Japan Looks To Canada For Gas

Platts reports Japan and Canada agreed March 25 to cooperate on developing energy resources, including natural gas and minerals in Canada.

Former Exxon CEO Says Shale Unknowns Could Hinder LNG Exports

Political constraints and concerns that production gains at shale fields aren't sustainable will hinder development of LNG export plants in the United States, former ExxonMobil chief Lee Raymond said in an article reported by Bloomberg.

LNG Exports: The Newest Economic Engine, Or A Fad That Will Pass?

At the end of 2011, the shale boom continued to spawn new-found expectations for U.S. oil and natural gas resources that contain large opportunities for the pipeline and other infrastructure sectors that are quietly riding the production upswing. Resulting low domestic gas prices relative to other global markets have sparked a scramble for export licenses to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe and Asia.

China Receives First Qatari LNG Cargo

Qatargas recently delivered its first Q-Max LNG cargo to China from the Q-Max vessel, Bu Samra.

Excelerate Energy Performs 200th Ship-to-Ship Transfer Of LNG

Excelerate Energy® L.P. completed its 200th commercial Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer of LNG on Nov. 27 in Escobar, Argentina at the GNL Escobar LNG import facility.

LNG Terminal Begins Supplies On Gulf Coast Under Long-Term Contracts

GE Energy Financial Services said its co-owned Gulf LNG regasification and LNG storage facility on the Gulf of Mexico has begun operations. GE made the announcement at a ceremony at the facility in Pascagoula, MS, joined by Gov. Haley Barbour and executives of El Paso Corp.

Senate Committee To Study Effect Of LNG Exports On U.S. Prices

While producers are aggressively pursuing projects to sell large quantities of LNG to Asia, that prospect is raising alarm among consumer groups who fear that rising exports could drive up domestic prices.

Energy Exec Offers Bright Outlook For U.S. Energy

Breitling Oil and Gas Corp. was founded in Irving, TX in October 2004 as an independent exploration company willing to invest in state-of-the-art petroleum development throughout the United States, in particular Texas and Oklahoma.

Dominion Resources Looks To Export LNG

Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Resources Inc. has applied to the Department of Energy to allow 1 Bcf/d to be exported through its Dominion Cove Point terminal in Maryland. The application seeks permission to exports LNG to any country with which the U.S. does not prohibit trade.

Construction Begins On $235 Million Red Bluff Project

Southern Union has approved construction of the $235 million Red Bluff Project, a 200 MMcf/d natural gas processing plant and associated gathering, compression and treating facilities, through its midstream segment, Southern Union Gas Services (SUGS).

Carib Energy Wins DOE Authorization To Export LNG

Carib Energy (USA) LLC received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Impact Of Japan's Nuclear Disaster On New And Planned Facilities

Japan’s March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident dealt a tremendous blow to nuclear facilities, both planned and operating, around the globe. It also ignited fresh interest in natural gas and added to the pressure on countries to replace coal power plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Long Road For Natural Gas Vehicles

Natural gas has made only small inroads in the world's transportation market, where the fuels of choice remain those refined from crude oil. The global market for cars and trucks powered by natural gas has been growing, however, and the technology improving, spurred by tax incentives, high gasoline and diesel prices, and a blossoming green movement.

GL Noble Denton Wins Services Contract For Australian LNG Project

QGC has selected GL Noble Denton to provide verification services for the development of the Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project, which is expected to supply more than 8.5 MMta of LNG through development of two LNG trains.

Pipeline & Gas Journals 2011 International And Offshore Report

<em>P&GJ</em>’s latest international survey indicates 89,233 miles of new and planned pipelines are under construction and planned. Of these 49,488 miles account for projects in the planning and engineering phase and 39,745 miles are in various stages of construction.