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Natural Gas Futures Weighed Down by Weather, Production, LNG and Storage Concerns

Natural Gas Futures Weighed Down by Weather, Production, LNG and Storage Concerns

Natural gas futures plummeted Wednesday as weather models continued to seesaw, production increased, export cargoes were reportedly cancelled, and the latest government inventory print fell shy of market expectations. The January Nymex contract settled at $2.608/MMBtu, down 17.2 cents day/day. February fell 16.1 cents to $2.588. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg., meanwhile, dropped 18.0 cents…

December 23, 2020
U.S. LNG Exports Expected to Bounce Back, Near Capacity in Months Ahead

U.S. LNG Exports Expected to Bounce Back, Near Capacity in Months Ahead

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports will likely reach capacity of roughly 10 Bcf/d by the winter after dropping to about 30% of capacity in July because of the demand devastation caused by Covid-19, analysts told NGI this week. Some analysts see capacity ramping through the end of the year, while others expect a sharp…

September 2, 2020
U.S. LNG Exports Averaged Just 3.1 Bcf/d in July as Utilization Rates Plummeted, Says EIA

U.S. LNG Exports Averaged Just 3.1 Bcf/d in July as Utilization Rates Plummeted, Says EIA

Down sharply from a peak of 8.0 Bcf/d in January, U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell sharply to average just 3.1 Bcf/d in July, according to figures published Tuesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The 3.1 Bcf/d of exports averaged in July roughly matches the volume exported in May 2018, when total…

August 11, 2020
LNG Recap: U.S. Export Outlook Improving as Winter Months Near

LNG Recap: U.S. Export Outlook Improving as Winter Months Near

The outlook for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports is slowly improving as fewer cargo cancellations and increasing feed gas deliveries are likely in the months ahead.  Analysts at Goldman Sachs said Monday that they’re comfortable keeping their forecast for feed gas deliveries to U.S. export terminals from August to October at 4.3, 6 and…

July 27, 2020
U.S. LNG Output Tested as Natural Gas Prices Crater Worldwide

U.S. LNG Output Tested as Natural Gas Prices Crater Worldwide

Domestic liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports have remained steady and are on track to finish the month well above year-ago levels as the market continues to be tested by word of new cargo cancellations and warning signs for what lies ahead.

April 23, 2020
Global LNG Production Remains Resilient Despite Coronavirus, Falling Prices

Global LNG Production Remains Resilient Despite Coronavirus, Falling Prices

Despite prices that have cratered since last year and a steep cut in demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, global liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies remain resilient and cargoes are still being delivered.

April 21, 2020
Business as Usual at U.S. LNG Export Terminals Amid Outbreak, but Overseas Markets Reeling

Business as Usual at U.S. LNG Export Terminals Amid Outbreak, but Overseas Markets Reeling

Inclement weather along parts of the Gulf Coast has so far done more in recent weeks than the coronavirus to impact operations at U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, but operators are keeping a close eye on developments at home and abroad as the disease spreads.

March 19, 2020

The Offtake: LNG in Brief

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight

March 12, 2020
Global Natural Gas Market Still Wrestling with Coronavirus Impacts

Global Natural Gas Market Still Wrestling with Coronavirus Impacts

The global natural gas market is grappling with demand loss in China that’s resulted from the coronavirus outbreak, as spot prices in Northeast Asia have continued to tumble, more ships are idling, and buyers and sellers are trying to find a place for deferred cargoes.

February 14, 2020

Cheniere Selling LNG to EDF at European Spot Prices

A unit of Cheniere Energy Inc. has struck what is thought to be the first U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply deal linked to European spot prices, implying confidence in the staying power of low U.S. gas prices, analysts said.

August 13, 2015
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