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Ron Nissimov

Ron Nissimov started writing for NGI in June 2020, after covering the North American LNG market for 15 years and closely witnessing its incredible transformation from importing to exporting. He worked for seven years at Argus Media and prior to that for eight years at Platts LNG Daily. Before writing about LNG, Ron was a newspaper reporter for 12 years, including nine years at the Houston Chronicle, where he covered city hall, higher education, civil courts and general assignments. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in studio art, specializing in photography, from Stanford University.

European Commission Calls for Increased Hydrogen Use, Creating More Competition for NatGas

European Commission Calls for Increased Hydrogen Use, Creating More Competition for NatGas

In another sign of the surging global interest in using hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions, the European Commission (EC) recently published what it called a “roadmap” for the European Union (EU) to install at least 6 GW of renewable hydrogen electrolyser capacity by 2024 and 40 GW by 2030. European hydrogen electrolyser capacity currently totals…

August 12, 2020
EU Grants Promote Use of LNG as Transportation Fuel

EU Grants Promote Use of LNG as Transportation Fuel

The European Union (EU) has approved grants for its member states to increase the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a transportation fuel for ships, cars and trucks. The funding, approved earlier this month, is part of a 2.2 billion euro ($2.6 billion) package to support 140 transportation projects in the EU. Of that…

July 30, 2020
Benefits of New European Infrastructure Questioned as Outlook for Natural Gas Mixed

Benefits of New European Infrastructure Questioned as Outlook for Natural Gas Mixed

Europe would benefit from the controversial $11 billion Nord Stream 2 (NS2) natural gas pipeline and additional gas infrastructure, even though demand is seen declining over the long term, according to IHS Markit. “It is in the interest of European consumers to have abundant choice of import infrastructure from both price and security of supply…

July 24, 2020
Australian Natural Gas Auctions Said Competitive Even as Bigger Players Dominate

Australian Natural Gas Auctions Said Competitive Even as Bigger Players Dominate

Spot prices in Eastern Australia’s domestic natural gas auctions generally are close to marginal supply prices even though three large firms dominate the markets, according to a market expert. Regulated auctions with bids and offers set the daily prices for wholesale gas in four eastern Australian markets, with prices typically a netback to Asian liquefied…

July 21, 2020
New Nord Stream Sanctions Draw Scrutiny, Stir Ire of Stakeholders

New Nord Stream Sanctions Draw Scrutiny, Stir Ire of Stakeholders

The Trump administration has unveiled a potentially quixotic effort to halt the controversial $11.4 billion Nord Stream 2 (NS2) natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany by threatening to sanction companies that help complete the last 100 miles of the 745-mile line. The State Department plans to alter the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act…

July 17, 2020
Implications Seen for U.S. LNG as Nord Stream 2 Nears Finish Line

Implications Seen for U.S. LNG as Nord Stream 2 Nears Finish Line

Russia will likely complete by next year the undersea Nord Stream 2 (NS2) natural gas pipeline to Germany despite ongoing U.S. efforts to scuttle the $11 billion project, analysts said. The start-up of the 5.3 Bcf/d NS2 could curb a potential recovery of U.S. LNG exports even if the Covid-19 pandemic recedes next year, said…

July 10, 2020
Glenfarne eyeing Gulf Coast LNG FIDs in 2021, Sees ‘Substantial Opportunity’ in Korean Market

Glenfarne eyeing Gulf Coast LNG FIDs in 2021, Sees ‘Substantial Opportunity’ in Korean Market

New York City-based Glenfarne Group LLC hopes to fund both of its U.S. Gulf Coast LNG export projects by the end of 2021, founder Brendan Duval told NGI. Glenfarne earlier this month closed on the acquisition of the 8.8 million metric tons/year (mmty) Magnolia LNG export project near Lake Charles, LA, from Australia’s Liquefied Natural…

June 29, 2020
Producer Deals for U.S. LNG Said Unlikely Amid Covid-19

Producer Deals for U.S. LNG Said Unlikely Amid Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has made it difficult for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developers to sign additional long-term natural gas supply deals with producers to help fund new liquefaction capacity, an industry analyst said. Cheniere Energy Inc. signed two long-term deals last year with Permian Basin producers to buy natural gas at prices linked to…

June 23, 2020
Tellurian Delays Driftwood FID, May Drop Permian Pipeline Plan

Tellurian Delays Driftwood FID, May Drop Permian Pipeline Plan

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Tellurian Inc. has delayed a final investment decision (FID) on its proposed Driftwood LNG export terminal by one year to 2021 and may drop plans to build a $4.2 billion pipeline to bring Permian Basin supply to the first phase of the project, the company’s chief said Tuesday.

June 17, 2020