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Jacob Dick

Jacob Dick joined the NGI staff in January 2022 and was promoted to Senior Editor, LNG in February 2024. 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.

Texas LNG Looks to Push In-Service to 2029 After ‘Protracted’ Legal Challenges

Texas LNG Looks to Push In-Service to 2029 After ‘Protracted’ Legal Challenges

The developer of the proposed Texas LNG project has asked FERC for an additional five years to build and place the 4 million metric ton/year (mmty) export terminal into service. Texas LNG Brownsville LLC, a unit of Glenfarne Energy Transition LLC, reported to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff in a recent filing that the “protracted…

May 29, 2024
Asian Natural Gas Prices Continue Climb Amid Spot Buying, Supply Concerns – LNG Recap

Asian Natural Gas Prices Continue Climb Amid Spot Buying, Supply Concerns – LNG Recap

Asian buyers are seeking more LNG spot cargoes and shoring up long-term supply while Europe awaits the impacts from further cuts of Russian natural gas imports and global terminal outages. Prices in east Asia rose to the mid-$12/MMBtu range to start off the week amid a fresh wave of spot purchases and tenders. Korea Middle…

May 28, 2024
Pilot LNG, Seapath Seek Approval for Galveston LNG Bunkering Project

Pilot LNG, Seapath Seek Approval for Galveston LNG Bunkering Project

Pilot LNG LLC and maritime infrastructure firm Seapath are seeking approval to build their proposed liquefied natural gas bunkering project near Galveston, TX, to meet expected rising demand for low-carbon marine fuel on the Gulf Coast. Galveston LNG Bunker Port LLC, a joint venture formed last year between Pilot LNG and Seapath, has filed an…

May 23, 2024
Developers Ask DOE to Approve 4 MMty Gato Negro LNG Project in Mexico

Developers Ask DOE to Approve 4 MMty Gato Negro LNG Project in Mexico

Mexican developers backed by Big River Energy LLC are seeking approval from the Department of Energy (DOE) for a 4 million metric ton/year (mmty) LNG export project in Manzanillo that would be fed by U.S. natural gas. Gato Negro Permitium Uno SAPI de CV filed a request with the DOE to import up to 0.647…

May 22, 2024
Golden Pass LNG EPC Firm Exiting Project, Files Bankruptcy

Golden Pass LNG EPC Firm Exiting Project, Files Bankruptcy

Zachry Group, one of the construction firms working on the Golden Pass LNG terminal, disclosed it will eventually exit the project and has filed for bankruptcy amid reported financial and labor issues. The San Antonio-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm is the lead contractor in charge of staffing construction activities for the 18 million…

May 21, 2024
Adnoc Lands 1.9 MMty Offtake Agreement, Equity in Rio Grande LNG

Adnoc Lands 1.9 MMty Offtake Agreement, Equity in Rio Grande LNG

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Adnoc) has invested in the first phase of Rio Grande LNG and secured offtake from a future expansion as it looks to boost its international natural gas portfolio. Adnoc disclosed Monday it has acquired an 11.7% stake in the first three trains of NextDecade Corp.’s 17.6 million metric tons/year (mmty)…

May 20, 2024
Freeport LNG Restart Marks 1.5 MMty Production Boost as Debottlenecking Project Wraps Up

Freeport LNG Restart Marks 1.5 MMty Production Boost as Debottlenecking Project Wraps Up

Freeport LNG Development LP is gearing up to expand its output of cargoes to the spot market after completing an expansion project during extended maintenance. Freeport management recently confirmed that all three trains at the Texas facility are back online after a series of mechanical issues and damage from a winter storm earlier in the…

May 16, 2024
Freeport LNG Signals Return of Production at All Three Trains

Freeport LNG Signals Return of Production at All Three Trains

Freeport LNG has confirmed that all three trains at the Texas export facility are back online after months of maintenance that limited natural gas flows to the facility. Since earlier in the month, the market has been tracking an uptick in feed gas volumes to Freeport that could indicate a restart of production at the…

May 15, 2024
U.S. LNG Through Panama Canal Continues to Drop Despite Rising Asian Demand

U.S. LNG Through Panama Canal Continues to Drop Despite Rising Asian Demand

While shippers await a possible easing of congestion at the Panama Canal in the coming weeks, the volume of U.S. LNG heading through the key route has fallen to a record low. Under normal conditions, the canal provides the fastest roundtrip voyage from the Gulf Coast to Japan at roughly 49 days. However, persistent drought…

May 15, 2024
Golden Pass LNG Expects ‘Near Term’ Construction Impacts Amid Possible EPC Changes

Golden Pass LNG Expects ‘Near Term’ Construction Impacts Amid Possible EPC Changes

Golden Pass LNG confirmed interruptions on the Texas export project could be coming after reported worker furloughs, citing ongoing negotiations between its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors. San Antonio-based Zachry Group informed hourly subcontractors Thursday not to come to the Sabine Pass, TX, site until further notice and referenced a “fuel shortage” issue, according…

May 10, 2024
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