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  • Gas plant proposal subject of novel suit Young plaintiffs: Harm to climate hits us hardest

    04/28/2016 12:28:45 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 10 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas plant’s environmental impacts are being singled out in a novel lawsuit in which youths are taking on the federal government because of the consequences they say their generation will have to live with as a result of climate change. That lawsuit, which includes young plaintiffs from Colorado, is gaining widespread attention for having cleared an initial legal hurdle earlier this month. A federal magistrate judge rejected motions by the government and industry groups to dismiss the case. According to the ruling by the Oregon judge, Thomas Coffin, the suit essentially alleges that the...
  • THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern!

    03/27/2016 5:28:51 AM PDT · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 3/27/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! Now playing also on station KWEL in Midland-Odessa! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as...
  • PODCAST: JACKI DAILY SHOW 3/20/16, listen in!

    03/21/2016 2:42:03 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 3/20/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Listen to The Jacki Daily Show! @JackiDailyShow Be educated, not just entertained! Jacki continues her conversation with Mark Miller chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. @IPAAaccess She also speaks with Brigham McCown @BAMcCown of Nouveau Inc on LNG exports. Jacki is also joined with Chuck Devore of the Texas Public Policy Foundation @TPPF to discuss the President's Clean Power Plan. Only on The Jacki Daily Show! Click on the link below to the complete podcast! Make sure you click to like her page! https://soundcloud.com/jacki-daily/ipaa-chrmn-miller-bmccown-lng-exports-tppfs-devore-clean-power-plan Go to Jacki's FaceBook page and like her show! https://www.facebook.com/jackidaily/ http://player.listenlive.co/29591 Click HERE to...
  • THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern!

    02/21/2016 9:49:52 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 2/21/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! Now playing also on station KWEL in Midland-Odessa! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as...
  • THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern!

    02/07/2016 10:16:40 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 2/7/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! Now playing also on station KWEL in Midland-Odessa! The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as...
  • Japan And Iran Could Keep a Lid On Oil Price Rally

    02/03/2016 2:39:21 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-02-2016 | Zubi
    Last week West Texas Intermediate rallied 4.62 percent and was up for the second week in a row. It is important to note that the price trend is still clearly negative. Recent history suggests that WTI might form a consolidation band between $30-$40 (spending the most time between $30-$35) for 3-5 months before dropping again. (..) Oil markets partially rose on the rumor of Russia and OPEC meeting to cut production, but the quickly-downplayed rumor wasn’t enough to lift WTI above a $34 close last Friday afternoon. In the presence of sluggish demand and a persisting supply glut, global oil...
  • The Jacki Daily Show! Live at 2PM

    01/31/2016 9:53:21 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/31/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice President for a national bank. She entered...
  • Shell transitioning Houston truck fleet from diesel to LNG

    01/28/2016 12:48:34 PM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jordan Blum
    Royal Dutch Shell is switching its trucking fleet to more liquefied natural gas-fueled vehicles in Houston and Louisiana as more companies increasingly move away from dirtier diesel fuel. The use of LNG and compressed natural gas -- another new CNG fueling station opened Thursday in Houston -- in commercial vehicles has rapidly expanded because of the nation's cheap and bountiful supply of natural gas. Shell said Thursday it partnered with Miami-based Ryder transportation company for 15 new, heavy-duty LNG trucks to support its oil and gas logistics operations in Houston and Lafayette, Louisiana. The 15 new trucks will replace diesel-fueled...
  • Iran Seeks Rapid Reboot for Natural Gas Exports {Europe within two years}

    01/27/2016 6:36:03 AM PST · by thackney · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 26, 2016 | BENOIT FAUCON
    Iran is pushing to find new ways to extract and export its vast natural-gas reserves, including developing facilities to liquefy the commodity and ship it to Europe in two years, now that Western sanctions have lifted, according to a top Iranian official. Iran holds the world's largest reserves of natural gas, but has long lacked the export infrastructure of competitors such Russia and Qatar. They have networks of international pipelines as well as liquefied-natural-gas facilities that enable them to export gas by ship. Tehran is exploring several options to help the country "join the international LNG club," said Alireza Kameli,...
  • Jacki Daily Show replay: Rep. Sessions GOP Leadership: DC Energy Update; Maguire’s Weinstein:

    01/18/2016 2:54:35 PM PST · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/18/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Rep. Sessions of GOP Leadership: DC Energy Update – Maguire’s Weinstein: Oil Exports & Geopolitics: Congressman Pete Sessions, member of House GOP Leadership, gives us our Energy updated from Washington DC, including the outlook on LNG exports. Then, energy economist Bud Weinstein of the Maguire Energy Institute talks about the geopolitics of oil exports.
  • Cheniere delays first Sabine Pass LNG export

    01/15/2016 5:43:37 AM PST · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 14, 2016 | Robert Grattan
    Cheniere Energy has delayed the first export of liquefied natural gas from its Sabine Pass plant by about one month until late February or early March, the company announced Thursday. The shipment, which was originally secluded to depart near the end of January, is still slated to be the first cargo of liquefied gas to sail from the continental United States. While Cheniere remains ahead of its competitors, the international markets it's racing to serve have been roiled by a crush of liquefaction capacity due online in 2016 and sluggish demand for the fuel. A one-month delay isn't likely to...
  • CHENIERE'S SABINE PASS PREPARES FOR IMMINENT LNG EXPORT

    01/12/2016 5:47:42 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Platts ^ | -11 Jan 2016 | Platts
    he US moved one step closer to becoming a global natural gas exporter on Monday as the 160,000 cu m Energy Atlantic LNG carrier began its final approach to Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass export facility, Platts trade flow software, cFlow showed Monday. While US LNG exports from Kenai, Alaska, began as early as 1969, Cheniere's newly minted export facility will be the first to send gas produced from the Lower-48 states to consumers across the globe. Much of the newly available US gas comes from hydraulic fracking that has lifted monthly production by more than 66% over the last decade...
  • 10 Key Energy Trends To Watch For In 2016

    01/06/2016 6:56:51 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-01-2015 | trends
    Energy investors got clobbered in 2015, and are hoping for things to turn positive as we head into the New Year. What can we expect in 2016? Here is a rundown of some key trends to watch for: 1. U.S. oil production contracts. Oil output in the U.S. has declined by about 300,000 barrels per day to 9.3 million barrels per day (mb/d). Most energy prognosticators, including the EIA and the IEA, see U.S. production falling by around 0.5 mb/d in 2016. The decline could be steeper than that, however, given the plunging rig count, high depletion rates, and extraordinary...
  • Texas shale gas headed for Europe

    01/05/2016 5:19:37 AM PST · by thackney · 90 replies
    WFAA ^ | January 4, 2016 | Jack Beavers
    Texas shale gas is setting sail for Europe. Cheniere Energy has begun liquefying natural gas at its Sabine Pass terminal on the Texas-Louisiana border. The gas will be loaded onto a ship scheduled to travel overseas later this month. That's welcome news for Texas and U.S. gas producers. A glut of shale gas has depressed prices in the domestic market. Slower growth in China and South Korea have clouded prospects for LNG shipments from Alaska to Asia. That leaves Europe, where demand for natural gas remains strong -- and prices are much higher. Getting the gas there is the challenge....
  • Natural Gas Exports Are Ramping Up - What Does It Mean For The Commodity?

    12/22/2015 5:24:00 AM PST · by thackney · 16 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Dec. 21, 2015 | : Force Majeure
    Summary Flows On Cheniere Energy's Creole Trail natural gas pipeline have rapidly increased over the past two weeks, suggesting that the company is in the final stages of preparing its first. Despite natural gas exports being ballyhooed as the savior of the natural gas industry, their impact on supply/demand fundamentals in 2016 will be limited. Even as exports become a significant component of demand long-term, the evolving fundamentals of the international market that the U.S. is about to become a part of may limit viability. A trading strategy involving natural gas that takes into account both domestic and international natural...
  • LNG Glut Worse Than Oil

    12/14/2015 1:55:02 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 14-12-2015 | LNG
    The glut in oil is expected to continue for the next year or so before balancing in late 2016, but the pain for liquefied natural gas (LNG) could be just beginning. Building LNG export terminals is a long-term proposition. It can take years to develop a greenfield project, bringing a lump of new capacity online long after the project was initially planned, exposing developers to the possibility that market conditions could change in the interim. It is not unlike a conventional oil project, such as an offshore well, which also can take years (as opposed to a much shorter lead...
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rejects proposed gas terminal off coast

    11/13/2015 8:07:54 AM PST · by thackney · 24 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 12, 2015 | Associated Press
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rejected a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in the waters off New York and New Jersey, effectively killing the project amid an outcry from residents of some coastal communities that it could endanger the environment and be a target for terrorists. The deep-water docking station known as Port Ambrose was to be built 19 miles off Jones Beach on Long Island and 29 miles off Long Brach, New Jersey. Liberty Natural Gas LLC, the company vying to develop Port Ambrose, said the port would allow it to inject natural gas into the New...
  • World's first LNG-powered container ship, the Isla Bella of the Marlin class, begins service

    11/02/2015 5:55:58 AM PST · by thackney · 26 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | Energy Information Administration
    The General Dynamics shipyard in San Diego delivered the world's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership to TOTE Maritime on October 16. The 764-foot long Isla Bella is the first of the Marlin class, a new class of container ship built in the United States, making it Jones Act-qualified for shipments between U.S. ports. The ship was built by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, a division of General Dynamics. Delivered nearly two months ahead of schedule, the Isla Bella will operate out of Jacksonville, Florida, providing service to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The second ship of...
  • Win Scholarship $-TX Energy Council; Energy in Depth’s Everley-UNT’s Ozone Study; WV Coal & NatGas

    10/26/2015 2:42:38 PM PDT · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/25/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Today, Glenn Gantt of the TX Energy Council tells us all about the college scholarships they are giving away to students entering the energy sector, especially petroleum and chemical engineers.Then, Steve Everley of Energy In Depth talks about the Obama Administration's new ozone rules and why we should look carefully at who funds the studies to support this policy. Then, we talk with Rob Capehart, former Secretary of Tax and Revenue for WV about how coal and natural gas funds most of the state budget, and job retraining for coal miners who transition to natural gas extraction.
  • We won't compete with Russia (US origin liquefied natural gas as limited export capacity)

    10/26/2015 6:40:26 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 4 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 10/26/2015 | Nyshka Chandran
    U.S.-based Cheniere Energy doesn't believe it will become Europe's leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) player despite bullish export plans. The company, headquartered in Houston, is at the forefront of what is being called a U.S. energy renaissance with plans to churn out its first batch of LNG for overseas shipments in the next few months. Export production volumes at its Sabine Pass export terminal are expected at 27 million metric tons per year (mmtpy), a number set to rise to 60 mmtpy by 2025. That's sparked market talk of whether Cheniere could overcome Russia to become Europe's leading supplier once...
  • Jacki Daily interview Emil Pena on LNG exports on The Jacki Daily Show

    10/14/2015 6:43:51 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 2 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 8/3/14 | Jacki Daily Show
    Mr. Pena advises United LNG, the company with the largest contracts for LNG exports in line for licensing at the Department of Energy. He explains the benefits of exporting natural gas in the form of LNG (liquefied natural gas). LNG exports are expected to create 100,000 jobs and new investment in natural gas production. Mr. Pena explains why consumer prices for electricity can remain high even with a glut of natural gas, and why keeping the resource in the U.S. does not solve this problem. The world is demanding U.S. participation in the natural gas market.
  • Cheniere Energy prepares Sabine Pass plant for LNG production

    10/07/2015 5:34:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | October 7, 2015 | Rhiannon Meyers
    Cheniere Energy has started the monthslong process of preparing its $18 billion Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas export terminal to crank out its first batch of super chilled gas for shipment overseas. The Houston-based company received permission from federal regulators to pipe natural gas into the sprawling plant on a remote stretch of coastline along the border between Texas and Louisiana as it starts priming the first production facilities for start-up. Last week, Sabine Pass LNG began bringing in small amounts of natural gas and burning some off, a process called flaring, providing early signs that the first phase of...
  • Ambitious LNG Project Could Revive Alaska's Fortunes

    09/23/2015 5:36:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | SEP 22, 2015 | Brigham A. McCown
    Alaska was long at the vanguard of America’s energy industry. At one time the State of Alaska accounted for as much as one-quarter of the entire country’s domestic oil production. Alaska’s vast fields also served as a source of pride – and the backbone of the state’s economy. As production surged, it was common to hear industry men revel in the United States’ diminishing reliance on foreign supplies as they worked rigs up and down regional reserves. Yet, as energy development in the lower 48 has burgeoned over the past decade, those refrains have waned – as has production. Fed...
  • Hawaiian Electric ponders next move after governor opposes use of LNG: source

    09/01/2015 6:09:15 AM PDT · by thackney · 25 replies
    Platts ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Mary Powers
    Comments by Hawaii Governor David Ige this week has left Hawaiian Electric in a quandary regarding its plan to burn regasified LNG shipped from Canada in its oil-fired power plants, a source at the utility said Friday. "We're in a bit of a stew at the moment," the source, who asked not to be identified, said. Ige previously supported using LNG as a transitional fuel as the state moved to 100% renewable generation by 2045. "When it was first proposed, I was willing to support it as a transitional fuel because it had some clear advantages for Hawaii," Ige said...
  • Hawaii Gov. Ige reveals opposition to utility LNG import plans

    08/28/2015 5:38:05 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Utilitiy Dive ^ | August 26, 2015 | Robert Walton
    Dive Brief: With a 100% renewable goal now on the table and oil prices falling, Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) has revealed he opposes plans to import liquefied natural gas as a bridge fuel to cleaner and less expensive power. At a business and policy conference this week in Honolulu, Ige, a keynote speaker, said the state does not need LNG and should be moving forward on its renewable goals instead. Both Hawaiian Electric (HECO) and Hawaii Gas have floated plans to construct import terminals, with gas deliveries beginning to reach the state in 2019. HECO has pledged to push...
  • Sanctions Bite Massive Gas Project in Russian Arctic

    08/28/2015 5:03:22 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | JAMES MARSON and SELINA WILLIAMS
    A $27 billion energy project is rising rapidly on this icy peninsula jutting above the Arctic Circle, but the race to shore up its finances has emerged as a test of Moscow’s ability to weather Western sanctions. U.S. restrictions on OAO Novatek, the project’s Russian leader, are squeezing the massive Yamal LNG liquefied-natural-gas venture, a centerpiece of President Vladimir Putin’s plan for Russia to reduce its heavy dependence on natural-gas customers in Europe by increasing exports to Asia and, in turn, cementing Russian ties with China. Barred by the sanctions from raising long-term dollar loans, Novatek and its foreign partners,...
  • Commentary: 10 challenges faced by the global LNG market

    08/27/2015 12:59:43 PM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 27, 2015 | Matt Smith
    We recently looked at the restart of the first Japanese nuclear reactor in four years, and assessed its impact on Japanese oil demand. It was somewhat burying the lede, however, not to address the impact on LNG demand. So with Japan’s developments still fresh in our minds, here are ten challenges faced by the global LNG market: 1) Asia is the key market for LNG. Japan accounts for approximately 35% of the global LNG market. Combined with South Korea, it accounts for ~50% of it, while Asia as a whole accounts for 75%. The gradual return of nuclear reactors in...
  • U.S. Gas Exports: The Pipe Dream

    08/05/2015 5:49:29 AM PDT · by thackney · 33 replies
    Real Clear Energy ^ | August 5, 2015 | Gal Luft
    The Obama Administration is often accused of being sluggish in granting permits for projects to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S. Critics claim it has thus denied the U.S. a historical opportunity to become a leading natural gas exporter on par with Russia and Qatar. Whether ten approvals out of forty applications in four years is sluggish or not is a matter of perspective. But the debate on the pace of approvals has masked a much more important fact: American gas is no longer desired abroad, no matter...
  • Here's why ocean shipping companies are switching to natural gas

    07/23/2015 10:04:02 AM PDT · by thackney · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | JULY 23, 2015 | David Z. Morris
    The North American ocean carrier TOTE is deploying the world’s first container ships fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The move anticipates imminent environmental regulations that are likely to trigger large shifts in the maritime shipping industry. TOTE is making the move to comply with the international Marpol Annex VI maritime emissions standards, first implemented in 2005. Restrictions on emissions like sulfur and nitrogen oxide will tighten in 2016 within designated emission control areas (ECAs), including the waters surrounding North America. Sulfur and nitrogen oxides are generated in large volumes by conventional maritime ships, which have long relied on so-called...
  • US Senate energy bill to speed LNG exports, clarify SPR sales limits

    07/23/2015 5:58:37 AM PDT · by thackney
    Platts ^ | 22 Jul 2015 | Platts
    Key US senators have reached a deal on a broad package of energy sector reforms that if enacted would speed decision-making on liquefied natural gas exports, focus the intent of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and require reviews of how federal rules impact electric system reliability. The agreement on the bipartisan legislative package follows a number of Senate hearings in recent months and lawmakers' consideration of more than 100 bills offered for inclusion in the wider package. The bill unveiled Wednesday is also the result of negotiations between the two leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee -- Chairman...
  • Exxon Mobil gets DOE approval for wider LNG exports at Alaska terminal

    06/02/2015 8:05:03 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | Jun 1, 2015 | Nicholas Sakelaris
    Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. said June 1 it received authorization to export liquefied natural gas to non-free trade agreement countries at its Alaska LNG terminal. The proposed project received conditional authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of LNG for 30 years. The terminal previously received authorization to export to countries with U.S. trade agreements. “As with any large scale LNG project, access to as many markets as possible will improve the commercial viability of the proposed project,” Steve Butt, Alaska LNG senior project manager, said in a statement....
  • Net imports of natural gas fall to lowest level since 1987

    05/22/2015 5:10:54 AM PDT · by thackney
    Energy Information Administration ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    U.S. net imports of natural gas decreased 9% in 2014, continuing an eight-year decline. As U.S. dry natural gas production has reached record highs, lower domestic prices have helped to displace natural gas imports. Net natural gas imports (imports minus exports) totaled 1,171 billion cubic feet (Bcf) in 2014, the lowest level since 1987. Imports by pipeline from Canada account for nearly 98% of all U.S. natural gas imports, and were the main driver of the decrease in total imports. Net imports from Canada represented 7% of total U.S. natural gas consumption in 2014, down from 11% in 2009. U.S....
  • UGI to build second LNG plant

    05/20/2015 6:32:26 AM PDT · by thackney · 33 replies
    LNG World News ^ | May 15, 2015 | LNG WN
    UGI Energy Services, a UGI Corporation unit, said it plans to build a liquefied natural gas production facility in northern Pennsylvania that will utilize Marcellus Shale gas. The proposed facility will be adjacent to UGI Energy Services’ Manning natural gas compression station located in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Natural gas will be supplied by its Auburn gathering system, which transports Marcellus Shale gas produced from local wells to major interstate pipelines serving markets in the Mid-Atlantic region, the company said in a statement. The LNG plant, which will include both liquefaction and local storage, is expected to be in full commercial...
  • Feds hand key LNG export license to Cheniere’s Corpus Christi project

    05/14/2015 7:04:28 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | Jennifer A. Dlouhy | May 13, 2015
    The Obama administration has delivered a critical natural gas export license to Cheniere Energy’s proposed liquefaction terminal in Corpus Christi, marking the first such approval for a greenfield project that would not be built on the footprint of an older LNG facility. With the move late Tuesday, the Energy Department is allowing Cheniere to export as much as 2.1 billion cubic feet per day of liquefied natural gas over the next 20 years from the planned facility to countries with which the United States does not have free trade agreements. The company announced Wednesday that its board of directors had...
  • Panama officials at OTC say expanded canal could be a gateway to LNG business

    05/06/2015 5:17:28 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 5, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    HOUSTON — Panama is well positioned to serve as a distribution hub for the liquefied natural gas that will power Central America in the future, the country’s officials told attendees at Houston’s Offshore Technology Conference on Tuesday morning. The biggest advantage the country has is its namesake canal, an overseas shortcut linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, panelists said at the breakfast talk. The canal is currently too small to handle LNG tankers, but a multi-billion dollar expansion is in the works that will allow all but the largest gas-carrying ships to pass. The massive construction project was interrupted by...
  • EIA: The U.S. will be a net natural gas exporter by 2040, even with the most conservative projection

    04/29/2015 5:09:47 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 28, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    The U.S. could export anywhere between 0.2 trillion cubic feet and 10.3 trillion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas annually by 2040, according to the latest government projection. Where along that spectrum the actual figure lands will be determined by global energy prices and the availability of U.S. natural gas, the agency said in a Tuesday rehashing of projections made in the Annual Energy Outlook for 2015. The wide range of outcomes hasn’t stopped U.S. companies from proposing dozens of new export facilities. While market watchers have said that it’s unlikely all of these facilities will come online, several are...
  • India asks Qatar to cut LNG price by 60%

    04/27/2015 10:13:01 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    DNA India ^ | 27 April 2015 | PTI
    India has asked its largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier Qatar to cut gas prices to match the 60% slump in global rates in last one year. India buys 7.5 million tonnes a year of LNG on a long-term 25 year contract, indexed to a moving average of crude oil price. The price of LNG from Qatar comes close to $13 per million British thermal unit as compared to the $6-7 rate at which it is available in the spot or current market. The high price of LNG under the long-term contract has led to users in fertiliser and power...
  • Floating LNG regasification is used to meet rising natural gas demand in smaller markets

    04/27/2015 5:52:02 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | APRIL 27, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    Floating regasification is a flexible, cost-effective way to receive and process shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Floating regasification is increasingly being used to meet natural gas demand in smaller markets, or as a temporary solution until onshore regasification facilities are built. Of four countries planning to begin importing LNG in 2015, three of them—Pakistan, Jordan, and Egypt—have chosen to do so using floating regasification rather than building full-scale onshore regasification facilities. Floating regasification involves the use of a specialized vessel called a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), which is capable of transporting, storing, and regasifying LNG onboard. Floating...
  • NASSCO launches 'green' containership

    04/21/2015 5:22:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    U~T San Diego ^ | APRIL 19, 2015 | Gary Robbins
    General Dynamics-NASSCO has launched Isla Bella, the first liquid natural gas-powered container ship that the Barrio Logan shipyard has built for the company TOTE. The 764-foot-long vessel slid down the launch ways Saturday at NASSCO, the last major shipyard on the West Coast. The company also is building a second vessel for TOTE under a contract that was signed in 2012. NASSCO said in a statement that the Marlin-class container ships “will be the largest dry-cargo ships of any kind in the world powered by LNG. The vessels ... will significantly decrease emissions while increasing fuel efficiency as compared to...
  • Natural gas industry lobbyists ask feds to put LNG projects on fast track

    04/17/2015 5:21:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 16, 2015 | Rhiannon Meyers
    The U.S. should speed up its approval process for new liquefied gas export terminals if it wants to remain competitive against other countries eagerly preparing to supply the world with gas, a natural gas trade association argued Thursday. America’s Natural Gas Alliance on Tuesday called on the federal government to revamp its lengthy and expensive permitting process for projects aimed at exporting supercooled gas to foreign markets, arguing that such exports are in the country’s national interest. “The time is now for the U.S. to seize the day,” alliance President and CEO Marty Durbin said in a conference call with...
  • Mack Trucks Updates Its Natural-Gas Powered Semi Tractors

    03/10/2015 9:50:48 AM PDT · by thackney · 23 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | Mar 9, 2015 | Stephen Edelstein
    Natural gas still hasn't really caught on as a fuel for private passenger vehicles, but it's slowly finding more success in commercial applications. The selection of natural-gas commercial vehicles is much larger, and using the fuel in fleets makes more sense from an environmental-impact standpoint than it does for individual cars. One company catering to this market is Mack Trucks, which announced that the natural-gas versions of its Pinnacle series trucks will get a handful of updates this year. These include a new Eaton UltraShift Plus automated transmission and Wingman Advanced safety system. The latter is essentially an adaptive cruise...
  • Lithuania signs US deal to replace Russian gas

    03/01/2015 6:28:08 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 28 February 2015 | AFP
    Lithuania said Saturday it had signed a trade agreement to buy liquified natural gas from the United States in a move aimed at reducing the EU Baltic state’s heavy dependence on Russian gas deliveries. Under the deal with Houston-based Chenier Energy company, the first LNG fuel is expected to arrive in Lithuania as early as next year, state-owned company Litgas said in a statement.
  • Deliveries of liquefied natural gas take edge off region’s supply gap

    02/03/2015 5:57:35 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Portland Herald Press ^ | February 1, 2015 | TUX TURKEL
    A tanker offloaded enough liquefied natural gas at Boston Harbor last week to heat 30,000 homes for a year, bolstering New England’s tight pipeline capacity just as a new wave of below-average temperatures threatens to strain energy supplies. But some advocates say this strategic slug of LNG during the coldest days of the winter can do more: It may help lower wholesale power prices from Connecticut to Maine, helping to hold down the cost of electricity for homeowners and businesses. That’s a debatable claim, but it highlights the intensifying dispute over whether New England power customers should spend billions of...
  • Environmentalists are Wrong about Port Ambrose LNG

    01/13/2015 5:16:02 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    The Energy Collective ^ | January 13, 2015 | Edward Dodge
    The proposed Port Ambrose deepwater LNG terminal near New York City has been denounced by environmentalists as a dirty and dangerous export terminal in disguise. The reality is that LNG is the safest and cleanest fuel available and natural gas is critical in efforts to eliminate air pollution and save lives in New York City. Protesters showed up at a public hearing January 7 on Long Island to encourage Governor Cuomo to veto the proposal for the terminal. The Port Ambrose LNG terminal should be appreciated by environmentalists as a technological marvel that helps provide much needed seasonal supplies of...
  • Lithuania's LNG terminal receives first commercial cargo

    12/29/2014 2:44:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    LNG World News ^ | LNG World News
    Lithuania’s LNG terminal at the port of Klaipeda has reached another milestone since the official start of operations earlier this month. According to Klaipeda port data, the 155,000 cbm Arctic Aurora LNG carrier delivered the first commercial cargo of liquefied natural gas from Statoil’s Hammerfest facility, on Tuesday. Earlier in October, Höegh LNG’s FSRU Independence received the first cargo that was delivered to Klaipeda for testing purposes. It was also delivered from Norway onboard the 160,000 cbm Golar Seal. The first commercial cargo signs the beginning of Lithuania’s independence from Russian gas. Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė was recently quoted saying...
  • Lawmakers meet to discuss LNG projects, public not invited

    11/30/2014 12:56:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    ktva.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Dave Leval
    ANCHORAGE – Government business in Alaska is pretty much open to the public, except when it comes to natural gas. Lawmakers gathered at the Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage Friday, discussing information on the proposed Alaska liquified natural gas project. The public was not invited. Lawmakers who attended the hearing defended the action. “We have an ongoing project that is closer that ever before at bringing the necessary parties together to make an Alaska North Slope pipeline happen,” said Rep. Mike Hawker. Gov.-elect Bill Walker discussed the secret session with KTVA as the meeting took place. “Public money is...
  • Natural Gas Vehicles See Steady Growth

    11/19/2014 5:27:49 AM PST · by thackney · 51 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 14 November 2014 | Editorial Dept
    While everyone is watching to see how low oil prices will affect U.S. shale drillers, natural gas production continues to rise. Each month, the U.S. posts new production highs (see chart), and 2014 is shaping up to be a record year for natural gas drillers. With production ratcheting upwards, the U.S. has been able to achieve record levels of storage injections, building back inventories after last winter walloped the east coast and depleted supplies. The abundance of natural gas is allowing utilities to increasingly burn the fuel in power plants for electricity – a well-known trend that continues to accelerate....
  • Many moving parts, North Slope LNG project for Interior gas supply continues to take shape

    11/15/2014 5:57:05 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of November 16, 2014 | Alan Bailey
    With many stakeholders, several major interrelated components and an aggressive timescale, the Interior Energy Project presents something of a challenge. The project, with funding support from AIDEA, or the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, is designed to bring affordable natural gas to Fairbanks and the Alaska Interior via a to-be-constructed liquefied natural gas plant on the North Slope and an LNG trucking operation on the North Slope Haul Road. AIDEA has commissioned engineering firm MWH to manage the construction of the LNG plant. The Interior Gas Utility and Fairbanks Natural Gas, the two Fairbanks gas utilities, will arrange the...
  • Qatar spends big on American choppers and missiles

    07/15/2014 3:49:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/14/2014 | By Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    Qatar, the world’s top liquefied natural gas exporter, is using its gas money to cash in on some top-of-the-line U.S. supplied military hardware. Qatar’s defense minister, Hamad Bin Ali al-Attiyah, met with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and signed acceptance letters for $11 billion worth of Apache attack helicopters, Patriot missile defense batteries and anti-tank Javelin missiles, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday. “Today’s signing ceremony underscores the strong partnership between the United States and Qatar in the area of security and defense and will help improve our bilateral cooperation across a range of military operations,” said Rear Adm....
  • Proposed LNG plant aims to fuel drilling rigs, pressure pumpers

    10/07/2014 5:31:22 AM PDT · by thackney · 31 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | October 6, 2014 | Rhiannon Meyers
    Drilling companies in the booming Permian Basin may soon have an option to power their heavy-duty equipment with the same stuff they’re pumping from the ground. Stabilis Energy, a Beaumont-based company that has been marketing liquefied natural gas to oil field companies, plans to partner with Flint Hills Resources to build a LNG plant in Odessa tailored toward providing fuel for high horsepower engines in drilling rigs and pressure pumpers. The companies did not disclose the cost of the project, which is expected to have a capacity of about 100,000 gallons of LNG per day. Pending final approval by the...