Driftwood LNG Loses Shell, Vitol Supply Agreements in Major Setback

Tellurian Inc. said Friday that two sales and purchase agreements (SPA) underpinning its proposed Driftwood LNG terminal in Louisiana have been terminated, dealing another major blow to the project, which was already facing delays. In a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tellurian said an affiliate of Shell plc had terminated a…

Asian Spot LNG Price Starts to Firm as Winter Nears

SINGAPORE (ICIS) --The ICIS East Asia Index (EAX) firmed on 22 September on early TTF trades and tender information, resulting in a spot value of $41.00/MMBtu, $2/MMBtu higher than the previous day’s close.

September 23, 2022

Natural Gas Forward Prices Plummet as Supply Growth Seen Improving Storage Outlook

Dragged lower by an upward swing in production, moderating weather and an ongoing curtailment of feed gas deliveries to the Freeport LNG facility, natural gas forward prices crumbled during the trading period from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Steep declines of more than 70 cents extended from the October contract through the winter season (November-March),…

September 23, 2022

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

Increase in Suez Canal Transit Fees Unlikely to Impact LNG Trade Flows

Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is increasing transit tolls next year, adding to the costs associated with shipping LNG and other fuels through the key trade route. Fees will increase by 15% for tankers carrying oil and petroleum products, and by 10% for dry bulk carriers and cruise ships. “I don’t expect the Suez canal…

September 22, 2022