Formidable cost obstacles confront British Columbia (BC) plans to break into global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets, while Nova Scotia export proposals face even higher hurdles, according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).
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Emerging Asian markets for liquefied natural gas (LNG) are helping to offset declines seen in the three largest importers: Japan, South Korea and China, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Global natural gas demand is becoming increasingly bearish, as Europe’s needs are diminished and oversupply is looming, potentially putting the kibosh on U.S. exporters gaining a lot of global share.
U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals “raced ahead” last year as a final investment decision (FID) was made on three projects during the first half, representing 18.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of capacity, according to Wood Mackenzie Ltd.’s principal analyst Alex Munton. But LNG demand in Asia has waned, analysts said, creating uncertainty ahead.
Large natural gas end-users, consumer advocates and environmentalists have raised a cry about exporting U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Asian and European markets, but one power generator executive wonders why no one is questioning increasing pipeline exports of gas to Mexico.
The biggest Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) export license yet has been granted for shipments to Asian markets, but no date is set to build any terminals or launch tankers.
The Marcellus Shale is a “solidly economic” shale play that could play a big role in the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to Europe and Asia, but regulatory hurdles, stiff competition and market forces are all significant obstacles, according to two energy industry experts.
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is on a trade mission to talk up exports of liquefied Alaskan gas to Asian markets. Parnell is slated to meet with Japanese and South Korean officials and business leaders over the coming days. The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry arranged a meeting of Parnell and executives from companies such as Samsung C&T, STX Energy, Daesung Industrial Co. Ltd., Korea Midland Power Co., GS Global Co., LG International Corp., Hyundai Heavy Industries and Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd. Parnell recently met with the CEO of Kogas to discuss Alaska’s role as an LNG exporter and the state’s desire to boost exports with an in-state gas pipeline. Alaska’s major oil and gas producers and TC-Alaska are working with the Alaska Pipeline Project on the commercialization of North Slope gas with a specific focus on a large-scale liquefied natural gas project in Southcentral Alaska (see Daily GPI, July 31).