Gulf Coast

Enbridge Sees ‘Renewed Interest’ in U.S. Gulf Crude, LNG Exports as Pandemic Fears Fade

Enbridge Sees ‘Renewed Interest’ in U.S. Gulf Crude, LNG Exports as Pandemic Fears Fade

Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge Inc. said Friday it was seeing an uptick in interest for crude and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the U.S. Gulf Coast amid an anticipated global economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our solid regional footprint and premier North American integrated pipeline networks are ideally positioned to capitalize on these…

May 10, 2021
U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Seacor Search in Gulf of Mexico

U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Seacor Search in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is suspending its search and rescue efforts for eight people still missing after a Seacor Marine-owned liftboat capsized off Louisiana last week. “This does not mean the case is closed,” Capt. Will E. Watson, sector commander in New Orleans, said Monday during a press conference. “At any time, we might…

April 19, 2021
Pilot LNG Moving Forward with Texas LNG Bunkering Port

Pilot LNG Moving Forward with Texas LNG Bunkering Port

Plans to build the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering port on the Gulf Coast are inching forward by awarding a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a floating LNG unit. Developer Pilot LNG LLC said last week it had chosen partner Wison Offshore & Marine to carry out the FEED work. Wison also…

April 12, 2021
Vine Energy Going Public, Says Haynesville ‘Critical’ to Future Natural Gas Demand

Vine Energy Going Public, Says Haynesville ‘Critical’ to Future Natural Gas Demand

With its focus trained on fulfilling natural gas demand on the Gulf Coast and beyond, Haynesville Shale pure-play Vine Energy Inc. is preparing to go public. The Blackstone Group LP-backed private on Tuesday priced an initial public offering (IPO) for 18.75 million common shares at $16-19 each. At those prices, Vine could raise $328 million…

March 10, 2021
U.S. Feed Gas Nominations Still Climbing as Exports Recover from Deep Freeze — LNG Recap

U.S. Feed Gas Nominations Still Climbing as Exports Recover from Deep Freeze — LNG Recap

U.S. feed gas deliveries were poised to hit their highest point in nearly two weeks on Tuesday as liquefied natural gas (LNG) export operations along the Gulf Coast continued ramping up after a historic winter storm nearly shut them down last week.  Feed gas deliveries have been climbing in recent days, surpassing 8 Bcf on…

February 23, 2021

LNG Loading Resumes Along Gulf Coast After Storm — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Feed gas nominations to U.S. LNG export terminals are strengthening after frigid temperatures brought operations to a standstill. NGI data showed nominations at 8.66 Bcf early Monday, or roughly 86% of U.S. LNG capacity, according to Wood Mackenzie.  Nominations haven’t bounced back fully as Freeport…

February 22, 2021

Gulf Coast Ship Channels Reopen After Foggy Days — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight The Calcasieu Ship Channel and Sabine-Neches Waterway have reopened to vessel traffic after heavy fog blanketed parts of the Gulf Coast. The Texas ports of Freeport and Corpus Christi were also impacted earlier in the week.  Feed gas deliveries have declined this week as a…

February 11, 2021

Fog Disrupts Gulf Coast LNG Traffic — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Fog disrupted operations at ports along the Gulf Coast Tuesday, limiting traffic at some LNG terminals. Pilot service was suspended on the Sabine-Neches Waterway and the Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC), according to Moran Shipping. Service resumed later in the day on the CSC.  Feed gas…

February 9, 2021
Asia LNG Prices Skyrocket as Buyers Scramble for Supplies Amid Cold Snap, Power Shortages

Asia LNG Prices Skyrocket as Buyers Scramble for Supplies Amid Cold Snap, Power Shortages

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices continued to set records in North Asia on Wednesday as buyers scrambled for prompt cargo deliveries amid a supply shortage and cold snap. Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. purchased a cargo from PetroChina Co. Ltd. at $21.70/MMBtu for delivery to China early next month. The transaction was above the previous high…

January 6, 2021
Texas LNG Bunkering Project Starts Waterway Assessment Process with Coast Guard

Texas LNG Bunkering Project Starts Waterway Assessment Process with Coast Guard

A plan to build the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering terminal along the U.S. Gulf Coast is progressing through the permitting process by initiating a water suitability assessment with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Pilot LNG LLC’s proposed Galveston LNG Bunker Port (GLBP) project would comprise an LNG production vessel that would be permanently…

December 16, 2020
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