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Mexico LNG Export Projects Jolted by U.S. Permit Freeze – Spotlight

Mexico LNG Export Projects Jolted by U.S. Permit Freeze – Spotlight

Mexico’s nascent LNG market could be impacted by the decision of U.S. authorities to pause export licenses as they review methodology and guidelines. The liquefied natural gas export projects planned in Mexico, which amount to as much as 6 Bcf/d, would use U.S. natural gas as feed stock. As such, they require U.S. Department of…

February 1, 2024
Egyptian LNG Exports Lifted by Return of Israeli Feed Gas

Egyptian LNG Exports Lifted by Return of Israeli Feed Gas

Egypt’s LNG exports have bounced back this month after domestic gas shortages and war in Israel have curbed output this year. Kpler data showed this week that Egypt has exported three full cargoes so far this month and a fourth vessel has a port call for Idku on Thursday. One of those cargoes is destined…

December 20, 2023
Natural Gas Shippers Jockeying for Limited Pipeline, Storage Capacity, Says Kinder Morgan’s Dang 

Natural Gas Shippers Jockeying for Limited Pipeline, Storage Capacity, Says Kinder Morgan’s Dang 

Demand is surging for natural gas pipeline and storage capacity in North America, and as a purveyor of both, that’s good news for Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), CEO Kim Dang said Thursday. Dang, a KMI veteran who took over the top job this year, said there are “a lot of fantastic tailwinds” for the company…

December 12, 2023
Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Said Alive and Well Despite Attempts to Limit Private Sector Role

Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Said Alive and Well Despite Attempts to Limit Private Sector Role

Mexico’s natural gas market remains intact and competitive near the end of the Andrés Manuel López Obrador presidency, according to experts who spoke last week in San Antonio, TX. At the US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum, former Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) chairman Guillmero Garcia Alcocer said “it’s a very alive, very intense” natural gas market…

November 20, 2023
Policy Concerns or No, Mexico Natural Gas Imports to Keep Growing, Experts Say

Policy Concerns or No, Mexico Natural Gas Imports to Keep Growing, Experts Say

Mexico’s pipeline imports of U.S. natural gas should continue rising over the coming years even in the most conservative demand scenarios, experts agreed at the US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum. The power sector is driving demand growth currently, a trend that is likely to continue in the immediate term as state power company Comisión Federal de…

November 17, 2023
Nigeria’s Path to Become a Global LNG Power Player Still Blocked by Critical Hurdles – Column

Nigeria’s Path to Become a Global LNG Power Player Still Blocked by Critical Hurdles – Column

In July of last year, facing the prospect of its first winter without access to LNG supply, the European Commission (EC) sent the deputy director of its energy department on a fact finding mission to Nigeria.

November 1, 2023
U.S. LNG Seen as Safe Bet Amid War in Israel, Qatar’s Balancing Act

U.S. LNG Seen as Safe Bet Amid War in Israel, Qatar’s Balancing Act

Israel’s war against Hamas has created yet another turning point for North American LNG projects working to advance, particularly those in the United States, as they look to seize momentum and pitch buyers on the energy security they can provide in an increasingly volatile market. The United States and Qatar are set to drive the…

October 26, 2023
Tellurian, Delfin Eye Timeline Extensions on Louisiana LNG Export Projects

Tellurian, Delfin Eye Timeline Extensions on Louisiana LNG Export Projects

The potential start of two developing Louisiana LNG terminals has been pushed back as Tellurian Inc. and Delfin Midstream Inc. adjust to equipment manufacturing and contracting delays. FERC has granted Delfin a four-year extension for its 13.3 million metric ton/year (mmty) floating liquefied natural gas project that would give the company until Sept. 28, 2027…

October 9, 2023
North American Natural Gas Demand Said ‘Approaching Its Peak,’ with Storage Needs Also Slipping

North American Natural Gas Demand Said ‘Approaching Its Peak,’ with Storage Needs Also Slipping

Natural gas demand in the United States and Canada is expected to peak in the next year, even as production remains strong and LNG exports are projected to increase through 2050, according to consultancy firm DNV. The independent risk management expert’s Energy Transition North America 2023 provides an outlook for natural gas, oil, coal and…

September 25, 2023
FERC Approves Next Phase of Port Arthur LNG, Other Export Projects After Impasse

FERC Approves Next Phase of Port Arthur LNG, Other Export Projects After Impasse

FERC has approved a suite of natural gas projects, including the second phase of the Port Arthur LNG project, following a key meeting on Thursday when it addressed the items that were struck from its agenda in July following an impasse among commissioners.  Sempra Infrastructure called the order authorizing Port Arthur’s second phase “a major…

September 22, 2023
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