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Christopher Lenton

Christopher joined NGI as a Senior Editor for Mexico and Latin America in November, 2018. Prior to that, he was a Senior Editorial Manager at BNamericas in Santiago, Chile. Based out of Santiago, he has covered Latin American energy markets since 2009 as a reporter, editor and analyst. He has an MA in International Economic Policy from Columbia University and a BA in International Studies from Trinity College.

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Natural Gas Prices Continue Hot Streak as Uncertain Winter Looms – Mexico Spotlight

Natural Gas Prices Continue Hot Streak as Uncertain Winter Looms – Mexico Spotlight

U.S. natural gas forward prices for November stayed in the range between $5.00 and $6.00/MMBtu this week as European and Asian energy markets continued to pressure the global benchmarks. “Despite these prices, natural gas demand is high,” a Mexico City-based gas buyer told NGI’s Mexico GPI. Imports from the United States rose week/week. On Thursday,…

October 14, 2021
Phillips 66, Plug Power Team Up to Develop Low Carbon Hydrogen Businesses

Phillips 66, Plug Power Team Up to Develop Low Carbon Hydrogen Businesses

Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics firm Phillips 66 and fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development of low-carbon hydrogen business opportunities. Phillips 66 already owns hydrogen-related infrastructure and uses hydrogen in the manufacturing of transportation fuels. Plug Power, meanwhile, is developing green hydrogen production…

October 14, 2021
LNG Growth Said Creating Competitive Global Natural Gas Markets

LNG Growth Said Creating Competitive Global Natural Gas Markets

Turbulence in natural gas pricing facing buyers across the globe is not a sign of an energy system breakdown but rather is a part of the ongoing creation of competitive markets, according to Carina Energy Consulting’s Sam Andrus.  A veteran trader and analyst with decades of experience in the natural gas business, Andrus spoke on…

October 12, 2021
Global Price Spikes Create ‘Favorable’ Conditions for Second Wave of North American LNG Projects, Expansions

Global Price Spikes Create ‘Favorable’ Conditions for Second Wave of North American LNG Projects, Expansions

Soaring natural gas prices in Europe and Asia and a tight global natural gas market could get planned North American liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects across the finish line. A trio of experts spoke Tuesday on dynamics in the LNG market at the LDC Natural Gas Forum in New Orleans. NGI’s LNG Insight Senior Editor…

October 12, 2021
European Volatility Impacting North American Natural Gas Prices – Mexico Market Spotlight

European Volatility Impacting North American Natural Gas Prices – Mexico Market Spotlight

Volatility continued to rock the Mexican natural gas market this week as North American prices came under the influence of wildly unpredictable Asian and European fundamentals. “Rallying, volatile U.S. benchmarks are creating anxiety in Mexico’s industrial sector, where gas demand is more correlated than ever,” Wood Mackenzie’s Ricardo Falcón told NGI’s Mexico GPI. U.S. benchmarks…

October 7, 2021
Wyoming’s PureWest Deepens Commitment to Deliver RSG

Wyoming’s PureWest Deepens Commitment to Deliver RSG

Denver-based PureWest Energy LLC is doubling down on its responsibly sourced gas (RSG) portfolio through a carbon-neutral offering. Through affiliate Ultra Resources Inc., a Rockies exploration and production (E&P) company, PureWest said the offering, with reduced Scope 1 and 2 emissions, would be from two well pads.  “Natural gas is essential to the lower-carbon energy…

October 7, 2021
Uproar in Mexico’s Energy Sector as Long-Threatened Constitutional Reform Goes to Vote

Uproar in Mexico’s Energy Sector as Long-Threatened Constitutional Reform Goes to Vote

Ever since coming to power at the end of 2018, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to kill the energy reform of his predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto. With his recent proposal to drastically overhaul the energy sector through a constitutional amendment, is this on the cusp of happening? Analysts at political risk group…

October 5, 2021
Amplify Says Southern California Offshore Oil Spill Cleanup Continuing

Amplify Says Southern California Offshore Oil Spill Cleanup Continuing

An oil spill offshore Southern California over the weekend has shut down some local beaches and a cleanup effort is ongoing. Houston-based Amplify Energy Corp. in a note Monday said subsidiary Beta Offshore notified the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on Saturday of an oil sheen about four miles off the coast. As of 8 a.m.…

October 4, 2021
Argentina Bets on Natural Gas in Hydrocarbons Bill as Vaca Muerta Comes to Life

Argentina Bets on Natural Gas in Hydrocarbons Bill as Vaca Muerta Comes to Life

Argentina’s government has sent a bill to its congress to support the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Argentina over the next 20 years. One of the key elements of the bill is that the “process of energy transition involves primarily the general adoption of natural gas in the energy matrix.” The bill includes price…

October 1, 2021
Natural Gas Price Volatility Testing Trader’s Nerves — Mexico Market Spotlight

Natural Gas Price Volatility Testing Trader’s Nerves — Mexico Market Spotlight

U.S. natural gas futures facing Mexican buyers and sellers were a roller coaster this week as prices jumped early in the week as October rolled off the board followed by a dive on Wednesday when November took over as the front month. “Markets are very, very nervy,” a Mexico City-based trader told NGI’s Mexico GPI.…

September 30, 2021
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