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Leticia Gonzales

Leticia Gonzales joined the NGI staff as a markets contributor in October 2014. Prior to joining NGI, Leticia spent nine years at Platts, covering both daily and forwards markets for natural gas and electricity. During her time there, she was a regular on the speaking circuit as well on Platts Energy Week TV. Leticia holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Houston.

Dow Aiming to Stop Plastic Waste, Lower GHG Emissions

Dow Aiming to Stop Plastic Waste, Lower GHG Emissions

Dow Inc. has outlined a series of initiatives in order to combat plastic waste and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In its recently issued 2019 Sustainability Report, Michigan-based Dow said that by 2030, it would reduce its net annual carbon emissions by 5 million metric tons (mmt), or 15% from its 2020 baseline. Additionally, the…

June 30, 2020
Natural Gas Forwards Tread Water, but Ultimately Go Under After ‘Disastrous’ EIA Storage Miss

Natural Gas Forwards Tread Water, but Ultimately Go Under After ‘Disastrous’ EIA Storage Miss

Although natural gas forward prices steadied a bit during the June 18-24 period, the stage was set Thursday for a massive sell-off after the latest government storage data amplified fears of containment this fall. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that inventories for the week ending June 19 rose by a much larger-than-expected 120 Bcf,…

June 26, 2020
DTE Gas Working to Reduce Michigan’s Carbon Footprint with Aggressive Initiatives

DTE Gas Working to Reduce Michigan’s Carbon Footprint with Aggressive Initiatives

Detroit’s DTE Gas is ramping up its efforts in going green, joining its parent company with a goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, an expansion of DTE Energy Co.’s 2018 ambitions to reduce methane emissions by 80%, include partnering with customers to address up to 100%…

June 26, 2020
KBR Exit from Energy Business to Benefit Other EPCs in U.S. LNG Build-Out

KBR Exit from Energy Business to Benefit Other EPCs in U.S. LNG Build-Out

KBR Inc. is exiting the energy business to expand its core government and technology businesses, leaving a handful of North American liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects to seek out new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors. In an investor presentation earlier this month, CEO Stuart Bradie said the decision to exit “the blue-collar construction and…

June 25, 2020
Eerie Calm for Natural Gas Forwards Ahead of Record-Breaking Crash

Eerie Calm for Natural Gas Forwards Ahead of Record-Breaking Crash

Although natural gas forward prices steadied a bit during the June 18-24 period, the stage was set Thursday for a massive sell-off after the latest government storage data amplified fears of containment this fall. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that inventories for the week ending June 19 rose by a much larger-than-expected 120 Bcf,…

June 25, 2020
North America’s Associated Natural Gas Recovery Not Seen Before 2022

North America’s Associated Natural Gas Recovery Not Seen Before 2022

Covid-19 has upended oil and gas markets across the globe, but North America is expected to account for roughly half of the decline in global associated natural gas output this year, with a slow recovery not forecast until 2022. According to projections by Rystad Energy, led by researcher Carlos Torres Diaz, head of Gas &…

June 24, 2020
Vatican Calls for Carbon Tax, Investing in Alternative Energy

Vatican Calls for Carbon Tax, Investing in Alternative Energy

The Vatican has for the first time issued comprehensive environmental guidelines aimed at reducing pollution, decarbonizing the energy sector and investing in renewable energy. In a document titled, “Journeying for the Care of the Common Home,” the Vatican called for the reform of fossil fuel subsidies and the taxation of carbon dioxide emissions. It also…

June 23, 2020
Low U.S. LNG Export Capacity Utilization Seen Continuing Through August

Low U.S. LNG Export Capacity Utilization Seen Continuing Through August

After soaring to record levels in March, natural gas deliveries to U.S. export facilities plummeted by more than half only two months later as Covid-19 amplified demand destruction resulting from a mild winter, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA said feed gas deliveries to liquefied natural gas (LNG) production terminals fell to…

June 23, 2020
Western Canada Shipping Less Natural Gas to U.S. Amid Improved In-Basin Pricing

Western Canada Shipping Less Natural Gas to U.S. Amid Improved In-Basin Pricing

Natural gas flowing from the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin to the western United States languished in April and May as higher prices north of the border kept supplies in the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA said that Canadian imports through western pipelines fell to an estimated average of 6.2…

June 23, 2020
Warming Climate Seen Bulking Up Natural Gas Storage

Warming Climate Seen Bulking Up Natural Gas Storage

An increasingly hot climate does not bode well for U.S. natural gas, as a projected 0.1% decline in average degree days forecast over the next 10 years is expected to boost storage inventories by an additional 600 Bcf, according to analysts at Raymond James & Associates Inc. Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

June 22, 2020
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