Processing/LNG

U.S. LNG Exports Drop More Than a Third as Pandemic Shrinks Demand

According to data from multiple gas trading houses, LNG exports from the U.S. have fallen by more than a third since the early part of this year.

Negative Gas Pricing Possible in Europe as Demand Slumps

Gas markets across Europe are facing the possibility of negative pricing on futures contacts barely a month after prices for crude oil in the U.S. dropped below zero.

Sempra Energy Delays Port Arthur LNG Project Decision to 2021

Citing market concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, announced it has delayed an investment decision regarding its Port Arthur LNG project until 2021.

Cameron LNG Begins Production Train 3 at LNG Facility

Cameron LNG, owned by Sempra LNG, has begun producing LNG from the third and final liquefaction train of its Phase 1 liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, Louisiana.

Alaska LNG Project Receives FERC Authorization, but Doubts Loom

Alaska's proposed multi-billion-dollar LNG project has received FERC authorization, but the project still has a long way to go.

Kinder Morgan Restarts Units at Elba LNG Facility After Fire

Kinder Morgan has begun restarting two of its three trains damaged in a fire at its Elba Island LNG facility in Georgia.

Dominion to Keep Exporting LNG from Maryland Cove Point During June Maintenance

Maintenance scheduled to be performed on a section of Dominion Energy's Cove Point LNG facility in June should not affect exports from the facility the company said on its website.

Petronas, China LNG Deal Calls for Distribution via ‘Virtual Pipelines’

Petronas and China's Clean Tiger Energy have agreed to an LNG supply deal with a provision that the Chinese company distributes the fuel to remote locations using ISO tanks.

NextDecade Delays Rio Grande LNG Final Investment Decision to 2021

Barely more than a week after NextDecade announced it would make a Final Investment Decision on its Rio Grande LNG project in 2020, the company announced it has pushed the decision back to 2021.

Keeping Abreast of Alaska’s LNG Aspirations

As a longtime observer of the Alaska energy scene, Larry Persily has the rare perspective of someone who has viewed his subject matter as a journalist, educator and as public policy worker at the federal, state and municipal levels, including federal coordinator for the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects, 2010-2015.

Germany Denies EU Waiver for Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Operators of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline were denied a waiver of EU regulations for the pipeline on Friday by German energy regulators.

Pandemic Impact on Global Gas Markets May Be Short-Lived

As crude oil demand and storage availability hit bottom, there are signs of hope for natural gas.

More Pipelines Are Needed for India to Increase LNG Imports — EIA Report

Recent data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that in order to continue to increase its LNG imports, India needs to build more gas pipelines.

APA Group Receives Funding to Test Methane in Australia’s Gas Pipelines

Australian pipeline operator APA Group has received over $1 million for its renewable methane pilot project to test the viability of the gas as a replacement for LNG.

Nigeria LNG Signs EPC Contract for Train 7 — Oil Minister

Nigeria’s oil minister on Thursday reported that Nigeria LNG has signed the engineering, procurement and construction contract for its Train 7 project.

NextDecade Says Coronavirus Could Delay Timing of Texas LNG Project

NextDecade said the collapse in global LNG demand caused by the coronavirus could delay the company's Final Investment Decision (FID) on its proposed Rio Grande LNG export plant.

U.S. Natgas Prices Rise on More Demand, Slowing Output

U.S. natural gas futures climbed to a 15-week high Monday and held firm in early trading today on forecasts for cooler weather and more heating demand and slowing output.

Freeport LNG Starts Commercial Operation of Third Train

Freeport LNG said it began commercial operations for its third liquefaction train on Friday, with the commencement of liquefaction services to Total S.A. and SK E&S under their tolling agreements with Freeport.

Cheniere Moderates 2020 U.S. LNG Growth Estimates

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cheniere Energy, the largest LNG company in the U.S., has cut its growth estimates for LNG exports as well as its investment in new projects.

Calcasieu Pass Raises Roof for First LNG Storage Tank

Venture Global LNG said it raised the first LNG storage tank roof at its Calcasieu Pass export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The milestone was completed on schedule and comes eight months after the project’s final investment decision, it said..

Reporting Higher Q1 Profits, Enterprise Products CEO Puts a Personal Spin on COVID Response

Enterprise Products Partners’ outspoken co-CEO Jim Teague used a conference call with investors Wednesday as an opportunity to comment on the U.S. economic shutdown, reflecting on his personal experiences during the 1950s polio epidemic and as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam in relation to the COVID-19 response.

Poland's PGNiG Receives LNG Delivery from U.S.

Polish gas giant PGNiG received its third LNG delivery from U.S.-based Cheniere on Tuesday as part of the company's long-term plans to reduce reliance on Russia.

Tokyo Gas Maintains LNG Imports, Infrastructure Projects Despite Profit Plunge

Japan's biggest supplier of city gas said net profit fell by nearly half in the fiscal year ended March 31, but it has no plans to cut LNG imports or change its overseas investment plan.

U.S. Natural Gas Futures Rise as Oil Slump Triggers Output Worries

U.S. natural gas futures rose on Monday, after falling nearly 9%, as the industry prepares for associated gas production to fall in line with the decline in oil production.

PHMSA Eases Pipeline Regulations, Enforcement in Response to Pandemic

Responding to the impact Covid-19 on midstream staffing and resources, PHMSA has issued two guidance documents to ease some operating requirements, allow discretion in enforcement and provide flexibility to support the critical needs of state and industry partners.

Cheniere Energy Midship Pipeline Approved for Service

The Midship natural gas pipeline, owned and operated by Cheniere Energy, has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin service.

Asia, Europe Buyers Cancel Nearly 20 U.S. LNG Cargoes for June Loading - Sources

According to several trading sources, buyers in Europe and Asia have canceled nearly 20 LNG cargoes for loading in the U.S. in June.

U.S. Gas Futures Jump to 9-Week High as Output Slides

Futures prices for U.S. natural gas jumped to their highest level in nine weeks as oil producers shut in wells amid collapsing demand.

New Analysis Showing Need for Rapid Pivot to Gas

International energy consultancy Xodus Group released a new analysis showing that a rapid pivot to gas will be required to deal with rising global energy demand.

Shell Greenlights $6.4 Billion Australia Natural Gas Project

Shell announced it has made a final investment decision (FID) to proceed with a $6.4 billion natural gas project in Queensland, Australia.