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Shale, Offshore Natural Gas Development Could Offset Mexico Dependence on U.S., Says Rystad Exec

Shale, Offshore Natural Gas Development Could Offset Mexico Dependence on U.S., Says Rystad Exec

“For Mexico to diversify away from U.S. natural gas imports in the medium to long term, the answer is potentially shale,” W. Schreiner Parker, senior vice president and head of Latin America at Rystad Energy, said in an interview with NGI’s Mexico GPI.  “The other interesting area of domestic supply is offshore gas,” he said.…

October 28, 2022
California Turned to Natural Gas as September Heat Wave Strained Grid

California Turned to Natural Gas as September Heat Wave Strained Grid

California leaned more heavily on natural gas-fired electricity during the extreme heat wave that blanketed the state earlier this month, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Grid operator CAISO (aka California Independent System Operator) had to urge customers to cut back on electricity use during an extended stretch of sweltering temperatures in early September…

September 23, 2022
USMCA Energy Consultations Could Damage Mexico Economy, Expert Lawyer Says

USMCA Energy Consultations Could Damage Mexico Economy, Expert Lawyer Says

Mexico needs to reach an agreement during the consultation period with its commercial partners in the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) as part of a dispute over energy policies, Teresa Gallegos, an expert attorney in the Mexican energy industry, told NGI’s Mexico GPI.  If it doesn’t, “Mexico will be in a very unfavorable position which will without…

August 19, 2022
Black Hills ‘Powering a Better Future’ with Crypto, Energy Transition Proposals

Black Hills ‘Powering a Better Future’ with Crypto, Energy Transition Proposals

After breaking three new summer peak loads for its Wyoming electric subsidiary this summer, management for Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp. highlighted the utility’s interruptible service tariff agreement with a cryptocurrency miner. Black Hills Energy’s Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Co. “completed its first agreement for service under our blockchain tariff in Wyoming with…

August 10, 2022
Natural Gas Rules Cited in USMCA Complaint Against Mexico

Natural Gas Rules Cited in USMCA Complaint Against Mexico

The U.S. government is escalating its response to Mexico’s energy policies under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, alleging violation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and discriminatory treatment of U.S. energy companies. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai said Monday that her office is requesting dispute settlement consultations with Mexico under the free trade pact,…

July 20, 2022
Hawaii Paying Most in U.S. for Natural Gas in 2022, Says WalletHub

Hawaii Paying Most in U.S. for Natural Gas in 2022, Says WalletHub

At $158/month, Hawaii residents pay more for natural gas than any other state on average, while natural gas is the least expensive for New Mexico residents at an average monthly cost of $43/month, according to data from WalletHub. The Evolution Finance Inc. subsidiary reported in its latest study that in 2022, the average residential price…

July 11, 2022
Australian LNG Exports Under Scrutiny Amid Global Supply Crisis

Australian LNG Exports Under Scrutiny Amid Global Supply Crisis

Cold weather, coal-fired power outages and a lack of natural gas infrastructure to connect to regional markets has left Australia questioning the value of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. “Much like recent energy crises elsewhere in the world, the situation in Australia is an unfortunate confluence of massive coal capacity outages, combined with a colder-than-normal…

June 16, 2022
DOE Grants $8M to Hydropower Upgrade Projects

DOE Grants $8M to Hydropower Upgrade Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $8 million to three projects that aim to strengthen hydroelectric power’s ability to support the changing grid. Pumped-storage hydropower (PSH) is capable of storing large amounts of low-cost renewable energy. One of the main challenges facing the hydropower industry is the gaps in information on how to…

June 6, 2022
FERC Says LNG Export Growth Key Factor in Higher Summer Natural Gas, Electric Prices

FERC Says LNG Export Growth Key Factor in Higher Summer Natural Gas, Electric Prices

Driven in part by liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, demand growth will outpace supply gains this summer, leading to higher prices year/year, FERC said in its 2022 outlook on summer energy markets. Compared with summer 2021 levels, total domestic dry natural gas production is expected to increase 3.4% this summer, while total consumption is projected…

May 20, 2022
Future Sistrangas Open Seasons Could Favor Mexico’s CFE and Pemex, Expert Lawyer Says

Future Sistrangas Open Seasons Could Favor Mexico’s CFE and Pemex, Expert Lawyer Says

Potential future open seasons on Mexico’s Sistrangas national pipeline system could be designed to benefit the nation’s state-run energy companies Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), according to energy and regulatory lawyer Paulina Doen. “At the same time, given that both CFE and Pemex use the Sistrangas system, the open seasons could…

April 22, 2022
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