Freeport LNG Delays Possible Restart to December, Aims for 2 Bcf/d by January

Freeport LNG Development LP is aiming to restart its Texas natural gas export facility in mid-December, spending the rest of the month finishing reconstruction work and fulfilling regulatory requirements. The operator of the 2.38 Bcf/d liquefied natural gas export terminal previously guided that it could repair the damage from a June explosion and restart sometime…

Natural Gas Drilling Slows in U.S. as Oil Count Rises, Latest BKR Tally Shows

The U.S. natural gas rig count dropped two units to fall to 155 for the holiday-shortened week ended Wednesday (Nov. 23), while gains in the oil patch led the overall domestic tally two units higher to 784, according to the latest data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Offsetting the natural gas declines, four oil-directed rigs…

November 23, 2022

CFE Natural Gas Exports from U.S. to Mexico Surge in Second Quarter

A U.S. subsidiary of Mexico’s state power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) posted a 14% year/year increase in pipeline natural gas exports from the United States to Mexico during the second quarter, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The subsidiary, CFE International LLC (CFEi), exported 298,963 MMcf or 3.3 Bcf/d under short-term contracts…

November 23, 2022

Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales Proposed for Nevada and Utah

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun a one-month scoping process to take comments on potential oil and natural gas lease sales across parts of Nevada and Utah. The Interior Department agency is reviewing potential auctions for up to 35 parcels in Nevada totaling 63,604 acres and 18 parcels in Utah totaling 31,808 acres.…

November 23, 2022

Natural Gas Imports from Canada Rising in Western U.S.

Natural gas imports from Canada to the western United States have increased by 4.1% so far this year versus the same period in 2021, according to new analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The border-crossing points at Sumas, WA, and Eastport, ID, “principally supply metropolitan areas in the Pacific Northwest and California, where…

November 23, 2022