Processing/LNG

Bear Paw Receives Approval to Construct LNG Pipeline

Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL), has received Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approval to construct a 62.5 km natural gas pipeline from Goldboro to the proposed Bear Head LNG liquefied natural gas export facility in..

Mississippi Port Trying to Land its Biggest Tenant

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The state port is trying to land its biggest tenant. The Sun Herald reports the company that would use a patented system to condition and liquefy gas on the West Pier for shipment to the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. SeaOne Gulfport LLC’s first production facility and export ..

AGDC Names LNG Expert as New President

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) Board of Directors appointed Keith M. Meyer as its new president. The announcement followed a five-month national search initiated in December, following the resignation of Dan Fauske. Meyer will assumes his new role June 15. Meyer has more than 35 ..

Kinder Gains Federal Approval for LNG Export Project

Kinder Morgan subsidiaries Elba Liquefaction Company and Southern LNG Company received FERC authorization for the $2 billion Elba Liquefaction Project. The project, supported by a 20-year contract with Shell, will be constructed at the existing Elba Island LNG Terminal near Savannah, GA. The first ..

Industrial, Electric Power Sectors Drive Projected Growth for US Natural Gas

U.S. consumption of natural gas is projected to rise from 28 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2015 to 34 Tcf in 2040, an average increase of about 1% annually, according to EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016) Reference case. The industrial and electric power sectors make up 49% and 34% of this gr..

Mozambique’s LNG Dreams Falling Apart

Mozambique is heading towards a major default on outstanding loans related to offshore natural gas infrastructure, symbolizing the deflating hopes for a major source of new natural gas production from East Africa. The state-owned Mozambique Asset Management is set to default on $535 million in loan..

New Horizons in LNG: New Opportunities and Threats in Rapidly Changing Industry

Global gas prices have continued to sink, with European and Asian import prices falling 30% over the last year,[1] and Henry Hub prices reaching a more than 16-year low.[2] So after multiple years of construction and some delays, it has been a less than auspicious year for many of the United States ..

International Markets Prove Hard To Conquer For U.S. LNG

The latest drilling productivity report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has shown that the Marcellus shale continues to be the largest source of natural gas in the U.S. by a wide margin, with daily amounts that put it on par with leading international producers such as Iran and Qata..

FERC Issues Draft EIA for Golden Pass LNG

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Golden Pass LNG Export Project. Proposed by Golden Pass Products, LLC and Golden Pass Pipeline, LLC, the project includes construction, modification and operation of facilities in Texas..

Woodside, Sempra May Partner on LNG Development in Texas

Woodside affiliate, Woodside Energy (USA) Inc. (WUSA), has entered into a project development agreement (PDA) with Sempra LNG & Midstream, an affiliate of Sempra Energy, to assess construction of the Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction facility in Port Arthur, TX. If the project moves forward,..

EIA Says New Projects Could Make Australia No. 1 LNG Exporter

A report released March 30 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) suggests that Australia could become the largest LNG bas exporter within three years. The EIA said the massive Gorgon project shipped its first cargo to Japan earlier in the month and that three more projects in eastern A..

Chevron’s First Shipment of LNG from Gorgon Departs Australia

Chevron Corp. announced March 20 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 was to be delivered to one of Chevron’s foundation buyers, Chubu Electric Power, for delivery into Japan...

KBR Wins Contract for Canadian LNG Project

KBR won a multi-phased contract for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Woodfibre LNG Project in the District of Squamish near Vancouver, B.C. KBR’s Houston office will provide FEED services for the proposed 2.1 million mtpa liquefaction plant and export facility. The work will include F..

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Receives All Remaining Construction Permits

TransCanada received the last two of 10 pipeline and facilities permits required from the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) for the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project. The project now has approval for construction and operation of the proposed pipeline and related facilities. The $4.8 billion pipeline ..

NextDecade Files Application to Site Rio Grande LNG, Rio Bravo Pipeline

The Woodlands, TX-based NextDecade, a development and management company of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to site, construct and operate Rio Grande LNG. The proposed 27 mtpa LNG export facility near Brownsville, TX. F..

Natural Gas Net Imports in 2015 at Lowest Level Since 1986

U.S natural gas net imports fell to 2.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2015, continuing a decline that began in 2007, when net imports of natural gas exceeded 10 Bcf/d. While both U.S. natural gas consumption and production have increased in recent years, natural gas production has grown slig..

Canada Expects Lower Natural Gas Exports to US, Higher LNG Exports Elsewhere

In its recent publication, Canada’s Energy Future (CEF), Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) projects that both Canada’s natural gas production and its domestic natural gas consumption will increase through the next decade. Exports of natural gas by pipeline to the United States are expected to con..

Plains All American, Cheniere Agree on Long-Term Storage Deal

Plains All American Pipeline subsidiary Pine Prairie Energy Center and Cheniere Energy Partners entered into a 10-year firm storage service agreement with Cheniere subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction. Under the plan, Pine Prairie will provide 8 Bcf of natural gas storage capacity to Cheniere, begin..

US to Undermine Russia’s Gas Monopoly In Europe

The first U.S. LNG shipment will soon arrive in Europe, marking a new era for energy on the continent. Cheniere Energy’s newly completed Sabine Pass facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast recently sent a shipment of American liquefied natural gas, which should arrive in Portugal within a few days. “LNG co..

Domestic Gas Growth Fuels LNG Export Terminal Development

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 t..

Magnolia LNG Gains FERC Approval for Liquefaction Trains

Magnolia LNG received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorization  to site, construct and operate facilities to liquefy and export domestically produced natural gas from its LNG terminal near Lake Charles, LA. Plans call for construction of  four 2 mtpa liquefaction production trains,..

Exporting LNG: A Golden Opportunity We Must Seize

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 employ..

Weak Market Could Delay Alaska LNG Project

(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 o..

Souki, Houston Found New LNG Export Company

Even as the first tanker to carry liquefied natural gas from the U.S. to a foreign market was departing from the Louisiana facility that he built and later transformed  into an LNG export terminal, Charif Souki and Martin Houston announced the formation of Tellurian Investments, a new company offeri..

Shell Finalizes BG Group Deal at Bad Time in LNG Market

Shell completed its acquisition on Feb. 15 of BG Group, a British company formed in 1997 from the privatization and breakup of state-owned British Gas. The Group has sites in over 20 countries and draws 75% of its LNG customers from Asia. BG delivered 17.9 million metric tons of LNG in 2015, up 63% ..

Pieridae Energy Receives Non-FTA Export Authorization

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 ..

Kinder Morgan Awards Contract for LNG Export Facility

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 ..

Australia's Gorgon, One of the World's Largest LNG Terminals, Ships First Cargo

Australia’s Gorgon project, one of the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the world, shipped its first cargo last week to Japan. Located on Barrow Island off the coast of northwestern Australia, the project includes a domestic natural gas plant, a carbon dioxide injection project, and a..

First Chevron Gorgon LNG Cargo Departs for Japan

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..

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

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 regasifi..