Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Hawaii Takes First LNG Shipment, More Planned

Honolulu-based Hawaii Gas, the state's only franchised gas distribution utility, took its first shipment of containerized liquefied natural gas (LNG) on April 2. In what are projected to be regular shipments from the mainland, Hawaii Gas will use the LNG as a backup for its synthetic natural gas (SNG) operations. Read More

Sorry Buyers, LNG Market to Stay Tight, Says Bernstein

With numerous U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects creeping toward first cargo and a posse of would-be exporters on the Canadian west coast, global buyers might be looking to North America as their future cheap gas breadbasket. They probably shouldn't, said analysts at BernsteinResearch in a note last week. Read More

FERC Again Asked to Look Upstream When Weighing LNG Facilities

FERC has been called upon once again to consider the potential upstream effects of authorizing facilities to export liquefied domestic natural gas as it weighs the environmental impacts of another terminal project. But one energy analyst thinks this appeal, like those before it, will be a non-starter, too. Read More

Fire Hits Northwest Pipeline’s Plymouth, WA LNG Storage Facility

An explosion and fire erupted early Monday morning at one of the two storage tanks at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facility near Plymouth, WA, along the Columbia River. The plant was immediately shut down and everything was under control within two hours of the incident, a Salt Lake City-based spokesperson for plant operator Williams Partners told NGI. Read More

Hearings Prompt Chamber, Industry to Back U.S. LNG Exports

In the wake of Congress holding three hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday, a number of business and industry leaders are voicing their support for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States and legislation that could change the number of export permits approved by the Department of Energy (DOE). Read More

House Foreign Affairs Committee Takes Up LNG Export Issue

One day after lawmakers in both houses of Congress debated the merits of liquefied natural gas exports (LNG), the House Committee on Foreign Affairs took up the issue on Wednesday, reasoning that exports are an intricate part of the discussion over the geopolitical potential of the energy boom in the United States. However, testimony from a panel of experts indicated the impact of U.S. LNG exports may be overstated and their effect on domestic natural gas prices unknown. Read More