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Jacob Dick

Jacob Dick joined the NGI staff in January 2022 as an Associate Editor-LNG. He previously covered business with a focus on oil and gas in Southeast Texas for the Beaumont Enterprise, a Hearst newspaper. Jacob is a native of Kentucky and holds a bachelor’s Degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University.

EU Countries Ponder Natural Gas Price Cap Despite Confusion

EU Countries Ponder Natural Gas Price Cap Despite Confusion

European Union (EU) energy ministers will likely weigh proposals for natural gas price caps and other protective measures after weeks of questions from members, but researchers expect a consensus will be hard fought. Leaders from the 27 EU member countries are expected to meet Thursday and Friday to possibly implement a price cap on gas,…

October 17, 2022
U.S. Agrees to Boost UK’s LNG Imports Via ‘Energy Security’ Partnership

U.S. Agrees to Boost UK’s LNG Imports Via ‘Energy Security’ Partnership

The U.S. government has committed to exporting up to 353 Bcf of natural gas to the UK next year as part of a strategic partnership aimed at strengthening commodity markets in Europe. As a part of the initiative disclosed Wednesday, called the UK-US Energy Security and Affordability Partnership, the countries have formed a joint action…

December 7, 2022

Another LNG Vessel Heads to Freeport LNG as Late-December Restart Anticipation Builds — The Offtake

A third LNG vessel, the Grace Fressia, has declared Freeport LNG as its destination with an estimated arrival sometime around Dec. 20, according to ship-tracking data from Kpler.

December 7, 2022
Saudi Arabia Adds Two Discoveries to Domestic Natural Gas Growth Strategy

Saudi Arabia Adds Two Discoveries to Domestic Natural Gas Growth Strategy

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy has announced two discoveries by state-controlled Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Aramco) that officials said could help it continue to build natural gas reserves for domestic use. Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud called the discoveries an important part of “increasing the kingdom’s natural gas reserves” and helping Saudi Arabia…

December 7, 2022
Sempra Signs LNG Deal with France’s Engie to Use Certified Natural Gas

Sempra Signs LNG Deal with France’s Engie to Use Certified Natural Gas

Sempra Infrastructure has inked a sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Engie SA, shoring up offtake for the first phase of its Port Arthur LNG project near Houston and agreeing to source supplies from producers whose gas has been certified by an independent third party. Sempra could supply France’s Engie 0.875 million metric tons/year (mmty)…

December 6, 2022
Santos Facing Delays for Australian Natural Gas Project After Court Decision

Santos Facing Delays for Australian Natural Gas Project After Court Decision

Santos Ltd. may be facing an extended delay before it can proceed with its $3.6 billion Barossa project to extend LNG exports from northern Australia after a federal court denied an appeal. The Barossa project, sanctioned last year, is intended to provide more gas supply for the 3.7 million metric ton/year Darwin LNG terminal, possibly…

December 6, 2022
Texas Court Dismisses Port Isabel Case Against Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG Leases

Texas Court Dismisses Port Isabel Case Against Rio Grande LNG, Texas LNG Leases

A potential obstacle to construct the proposed Rio Grande and Texas LNG facilities in South Texas has been cleared after an appellate court upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit over leases. The Thirteenth Court of Appeals, which serves the South Texas area, ruled that a trial court correctly dismissed a case against the Brownsville…

December 2, 2022
Japanese Firms Exploring Gulf Coast Syngas Production, Export Through Cameron LNG

Japanese Firms Exploring Gulf Coast Syngas Production, Export Through Cameron LNG

A group of Japanese firms, including some of the largest buyers of LNG, agreed to study the production and export of hydrogen blended with carbon dioxide (CO2) in Texas and Louisiana. Mitsubishi Corp., Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., Toho Gas Co. Ltd. and Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd. have disclosed an agreement to explore a U.S.-based supply…

December 2, 2022
Ineos Enters Global Natural Gas Trade in LNG Deal with Sempra

Ineos Enters Global Natural Gas Trade in LNG Deal with Sempra

Sempra Infrastructure and a unit of UK’s Ineos Group Ltd. have inked a long-term sales and purchase agreement (SPA) for 1.4 million metric tons/year (mmty)  of LNG from the proposed Port Arthur export project southeast of Houston.  The liquefied natural gas arm of San Diego-based Sempra said Ineos agreed to a 20-year SPA, formalizing a…

December 1, 2022
Germany’s Uniper Moves to Recover Natural Gas Losses from Russia’s Gazprom

Germany’s Uniper Moves to Recover Natural Gas Losses from Russia’s Gazprom

Germany’s recently nationalized utility Uniper SE, previously one of Europe’s largest buyers of Russian pipeline natural gas, is moving to recover some of its monumental losses from Gazprom PJSC while it continues to divest from the country. Uniper management announced in Düsseldorf Wednesday the company is pursuing arbitration to recover damages from Gazprom it claims…

December 1, 2022
Adnoc Consolidates Natural Gas, LNG Units as Part of $150 Billion Growth Plan

Adnoc Consolidates Natural Gas, LNG Units as Part of $150 Billion Growth Plan

The United Arab Emirates’ Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Adnoc), is planning to combine its natural gas processing and LNG units into one partially public company as a part of its plans to modernize its structure and boost production. Dubbed Adnoc Gas, the new entity would incorporate all of the group’s gas processing operations and…

November 30, 2022
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