Northern Chill, Rebound in LNG to Drive Strong Winter U.S. Natural Gas Demand, Analysts Say

Recovering liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand, forecasts for a colder winter that were supported by an early Midwest chill, low production and abating storage containment worries should support gas prices in the final months of this year and establish momentum for 2021, analysts argue. “While U.S. storage is projected to exceed 4 Tcf by the…

Rising Export Demand Fuels Big Rally for Natural Gas Forward Prices

After multiple setbacks, liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand ramped up in a big way during the Oct. 15-21 period, tightening up supply/demand balances and boosting natural gas forward prices across the country, according to NGI’s Forward Look. November prices jumped an average 26.0 cents for the period, with double-digit gains extending through the winter months…

October 23, 2020

LNG Infrastructure Easily Modified to Liquefy Hydrogen, Says Chart CEO

Natural gas liquefaction technology made by Chart Industries Inc. can be modified relatively easily to also liquefy hydrogen for export, the CEO said Thursday. Ball Ground, GA-based Chart provides liquid gas technologies and equipment for the energy, water and space industries, among others. It has in the last few years become more focused on the…

October 23, 2020

LNG Imports in Latin America Fall as Pandemic Takes Toll

Imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Latin America fell by 4.2 million tons (Mt), or 32%, during January-September versus the same period in 2019 as the coronavirus ravaged the region’s economies, according to new analysis by data intelligence firm Kpler. Latin America has seen a particularly sharp decline this year compared to other LNG-importing…

October 22, 2020

LNG Market Not ‘Out of the Woods’ as Volatility Likely a Mainstay for Years

Nikos Tsafos, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ Energy Security and Climate Change Program, believes the global natural gas market can count on turbulence in the years ahead, with more volatility likely and an increasingly murkier role to play in the energy transition.  NGI: It was a rough summer for…

October 22, 2020