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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.

European Natural Gas Prices Fall as Nord Stream Probe, Onset of Winter Fuel ‘High Uncertainty’

European Natural Gas Prices Fall as Nord Stream Probe, Onset of Winter Fuel ‘High Uncertainty’

European natural gas prices fell sharply Thursday after a brief gain, despite more damage discovered on the Nord Stream (NS) natural gas pipelines and calls for more energy conservation in Germany. Details of a fourth leak were released by the Swedish Coast Guard and other agencies investigating a possible explosion on Tuesday that damaged the…

September 29, 2022
U.S. LNG Imports Reach 15-Year Low Amid Natural Gas Production Growth, Capacity Gains

U.S. LNG Imports Reach 15-Year Low Amid Natural Gas Production Growth, Capacity Gains

LNG imports to the United States reached their lowest levels in 15 years during the first half of 2022, according to the Energy Information Administration, a possible sign that domestic production and infrastructure projects could be improving supply issues in the Northeast. Recent EIA data showed U.S. imports of liquefied natural gas averaging 77 MMcf/d…

September 28, 2022
TotalEnergies Expanding North Field Investment with Qatar to Build LNG Capacity

TotalEnergies Expanding North Field Investment with Qatar to Build LNG Capacity

TotalEnergies is expanding its investment in Qatar’s next wave of natural gas and LNG development as the first international stakeholder in the North Field South (NFS) project. The French major agreed to take a more than 9% stake in the 16 million metric ton/year (mmty) liquefied natural gas project planned for the waters off of…

September 27, 2022
Nord Stream Pipe Damage Sparks European Natural Gas Price Surge

Nord Stream Pipe Damage Sparks European Natural Gas Price Surge

European natural gas and power prices reversed a nearly week-long decline on Tuesday as news of potential damage to the Nord Stream 1 (NS1) and Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline networks stoked concern about the future of Russian supply to the continent. The operator of NS1, Nord Stream AG, detected a drop in pressure late…

September 27, 2022
API: European LNG Demand, Role of U.S. Natural Gas Outpaces Previous Estimates

API: European LNG Demand, Role of U.S. Natural Gas Outpaces Previous Estimates

The European Union has made significant progress to replace Russian natural gas, but an abrupt stop to pipeline flows could mean future U.S. LNG projects will be the key to rebalancing energy markets on the continent, industry groups highlighted in a new analysis. In a new report by Rystad Energy AS, conducted for the American…

September 26, 2022
LNG Buyers Said Still Hunting for U.S. Volumes, but Project Costs, Complications Are Rising

LNG Buyers Said Still Hunting for U.S. Volumes, but Project Costs, Complications Are Rising

The market dynamics that have helped boost U.S. LNG export projects since the early spring are likely to continue, at least in part, but the next wave of terminal development will have added financing and inflationary hurdles, according to analysts with Poten & Partners. The Houston-based consultancy has been tracking a flurry of contracting and…

September 23, 2022
CPV Proposes 1,800 MW Natural Gas Project Using CCS in West Virginia

CPV Proposes 1,800 MW Natural Gas Project Using CCS in West Virginia

Competitive Power Venture Inc. (CPV) has proposed a 1,800 MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant in West Virginia that could be the state’s first to utilize carbon capture and storage (CCS) infrastructure. CPV announced the potential $3 billion investment in Charleston, WV, earlier this month alongside Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Maryland-based CPV also disclosed the…

September 22, 2022
FERC Delivers Positive EIS for Enbridge’s Pipeline Extension to Plaquemines LNG

FERC Delivers Positive EIS for Enbridge’s Pipeline Extension to Plaquemines LNG

One of the key pipeline projects to supply Venture Global Inc.’s Plaquemines LNG export terminal in Louisiana could be built with limited and mostly temporary impacts, FERC staff concluded in a recently published draft environmental impact statement (EIS). The draft EIS published Friday is the latest step for Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Venice Extension project is…

September 21, 2022
CPV Proposes 1,800 MW Plant for Natural Gas-Rich West Virginia Using CCS

CPV Proposes 1,800 MW Plant for Natural Gas-Rich West Virginia Using CCS

Competitive Power Venture Inc. (CPV) has proposed a 1,800 MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant in West Virginia that could allow the Appalachian Basin production leader to create and distribute more low-carbon power. CPV announced the potential $3 billion investment in Charleston, WV, earlier this month alongside Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Maryland-based CPV also disclosed…

September 20, 2022
California RNG Startup to Expand North American Platform

California RNG Startup to Expand North American Platform

California real estate and infrastructure firm Cim Group is creating an energy start-up with a renewable natural gas (RNG) foundation by acquiring Mas Energy LLC’s development platform and project portfolio. Terreva Renewables was formed to incorporate the Mas development team and production from seven landfill natural gas projects. The price of the acquisition was not…

September 19, 2022
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