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Natural Gas Fundamentals ‘Better Than Ever’ as Decarbonization Driving Demand Growth, Says Williams CEO

Natural Gas Fundamentals ‘Better Than Ever’ as Decarbonization Driving Demand Growth, Says Williams CEO

Efforts to electrify and decarbonize the U.S. economy bode well for the natural gas infrastructure business, according to Williams Companies Inc. CEO Alan Armstrong. “The fundamentals, right now, are better than they have ever been for gas,” Armstrong said during the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York.  He cited that since 2014, government forecasts…

September 11, 2023
Cheniere Boosts Sabine Pass Expansion Offtake with 1.8 MMty ENN Deal

Cheniere Boosts Sabine Pass Expansion Offtake with 1.8 MMty ENN Deal

Cheniere Energy Inc. is continuing its marketing push for its Sabine Pass LNG expansion project with another long-term sales and purchase agreement (SPA) that builds on its partnership with one of China’s largest private natural gas buyers. Houston-based Cheniere disclosed Monday a more than 20-year, 1.8 million metric ton/year (mmty) SPA with ENN Natural Gas…

June 26, 2023
FERC Authorizes Amended Design for Sempra’s Cameron LNG Expansion

FERC Authorizes Amended Design for Sempra’s Cameron LNG Expansion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized Sempra Infrastructure’s amended design for the expansion of its Cameron LNG facility as the firm aims for a final investment decision (FID) this summer for the project. In early 2022, Sempra filed a request to amend the approval for its proposed 6.75 million metric tons/year expansion of the…

March 20, 2023
Spurred by Permian, ExxonMobil Ramps U.S. Refinery Expansion Near Houston

Spurred by Permian, ExxonMobil Ramps U.S. Refinery Expansion Near Houston

The largest U.S. refinery expansion in more than a decade has ramped up southeast of Houston at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont refining complex. The $2 billion project, considered one of the largest in the world, bumped up capacity for transportation fuels by 250,000 b/d, to total 630,000 b/d-plus. The last big refinery expansion was in 2012. “ExxonMobil…

March 20, 2023
QatarEnergy Signs 27-Year LNG Deal with China’s Sinopec

QatarEnergy Signs 27-Year LNG Deal with China’s Sinopec

QatarEnergy has clinched a 4 million metric ton/year (mmty) LNG supply agreement with China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., aka Sinopec, its first for the developing North Field East (NFE) expansion. The two firms signed the 27-year sale and purchase agreement (SPA) during a ceremony in Doha, marking the longest supply contract signed by a Chinese…

November 21, 2022
Clearfork Boosting G&P on Holly Haynesville System on Strong Customer Demand

Clearfork Boosting G&P on Holly Haynesville System on Strong Customer Demand

Growing demand from natural gas producers in the Haynesville Shale is driving a suite of gathering and processing (G&P) expansions on Clearfork Midstream LLC’s Holly System in North Louisiana. The expansions include constructing a 24-inch diameter pipeline to the east side of the Red River in northeast Red River Parish, as well as a 16-inch…

October 24, 2022
FERC Approves Extension for Freeport LNG’s Fourth Train Expansion Project

FERC Approves Extension for Freeport LNG’s Fourth Train Expansion Project

Freeport LNG Development LP now has until August 2028 to complete the fourth train at its export facility on the Upper Texas coast after FERC granted an authorization extension for its expansion project. In an order published Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission agreed that the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting supply chain issues had severely…

October 14, 2022
Kinder Morgan to Expand Natural Gas Compression as Permian Takeaway Constraints Loom

Kinder Morgan to Expand Natural Gas Compression as Permian Takeaway Constraints Loom

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) is planning compression expansions on its Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) and Gulf Coast Express (GCX) natural gas pipelines in order to alleviate takeaway constraints in the Permian Basin expected to mount by 2023. “Combined, the two expansions can add 1.2 Bcf per day of capacity out of the Permian,” CEO Steven…

April 25, 2022
Cheniere Commercializes Corpus Stage 3; Sees LNG ‘Tailwinds’ Lifting Business in 2022

Cheniere Commercializes Corpus Stage 3; Sees LNG ‘Tailwinds’ Lifting Business in 2022

Cheniere Energy Inc. said Thursday it has extended a natural gas supply agreement with EOG Resources Inc., concluding the commercial deals it needs to move ahead this summer with a final investment decision (FID) to expand its Corpus Christi liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in South Texas.  The expanded integrated production marketing (IPM) agreement…

February 24, 2022
Sempra Scaling Back Cameron LNG Expansion, Taking Breather on Port Arthur, but Mexico Top Priority

Sempra Scaling Back Cameron LNG Expansion, Taking Breather on Port Arthur, but Mexico Top Priority

Sempra has scaled back plans to expand the Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Louisiana, citing design innovations and the “high performance” of the existing three-train plant. The expansion originally called for two trains and two new storage tanks, adding 9.97 million metric tons per year (mmty) of capacity. However, Sempra (formerly Sempra…

June 30, 2021
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