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Canadian Fires Present Wildcard for Natural Gas Production, Imports to Western U.S. and Prices

Canadian Fires Present Wildcard for Natural Gas Production, Imports to Western U.S. and Prices

Following a record-setting outbreak in 2023, a fast start to the wildfire season is already threatening interruptions to Canada’s largest crude oil production region. Blazes in the western reaches of the country, if not contained, could also hamper natural gas output in a potential replay of last summer. Impacts to either would present possible implications…

May 20, 2024
North American Natural Gas Prices Look for Support Amid U.S. LNG Permit Freeze – Mexico Spotlight

North American Natural Gas Prices Look for Support Amid U.S. LNG Permit Freeze – Mexico Spotlight

North American natural gas prices were subdued this week despite a boost from lower production and some lingering cold weather. On Thursday, the New York Mercantile Exchange contract for April settled at $1.683/MMBtu, down 1.6 cents on the day. As a comparison, NGI’s next-day Henry Hub traded Wednesday for Thursday delivery at $1.565, down a…

March 21, 2024

Flows Return to Freeport LNG After Train 1 Compressor Issue – The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Feed gas nominations to Freeport LNG started to tick up again Wednesday after being curtailed over the holiday weekend, according to Wood Mackenzie pipeline data. The Texas facility reported an outage at Train 1 on Feb. 16 caused by a compressor issue, according to a…

February 21, 2024
Without Natural Gas, Nearshoring in Mexico Flops, Experts Say

Without Natural Gas, Nearshoring in Mexico Flops, Experts Say

Mexico could boom thanks to the new global economic system, and natural gas will be key, according to experts. Speaking Tuesday at the U.S.-Mexico Natural Gas Forum in San Antonio, TX, Guillermo García Alcocer who handles planning at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM), said without greater access to natural gas, the so-called nearshoring opportunity…

November 20, 2023
Algeria’s Growing Role as a European Natural Gas Supply Wild Card is Rooted in its LNG Origins – Column

Algeria’s Growing Role as a European Natural Gas Supply Wild Card is Rooted in its LNG Origins – Column

Algerian pipeline and LNG imports have recently been a wild card in European gas projections.

November 16, 2023

U.S. LNG Traffic Faces Further Pressure from Panama Canal Limits Amid Drought – The Offtake

The Panama Canal Authority said this week that it would reduce the number of vessels that can transit the waterway from 32 to 25 on Nov. 3. Daily transits would be further cut to 24 on Nov. 8, 22 on Dec. 1, 20 on Jan. 1 and 18 on Feb. 1.

November 1, 2023
Marathon Petroleum Remains Committed to Plans for Alaskan LNG Imports

Marathon Petroleum Remains Committed to Plans for Alaskan LNG Imports

Marathon Petroleum Corp. continues to evaluate converting its Kenai LNG export terminal in Alaska to import the super-chilled fuel, a project the company said ultimately could be larger than originally planned to help meet local natural gas demand. FERC approved a Marathon subsidiary’s request in 2020 to convert the Kenai terminal, which hasn’t exported any…

October 30, 2023
In A Boiling Hot Summer, How Reliable Is Mexico’s Import-Dependent Natural Gas Network? — Column

In A Boiling Hot Summer, How Reliable Is Mexico’s Import-Dependent Natural Gas Network? — Column

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. For Mexico, each summer is a test of its gas and electricity networks. Every year, the continuity of natural gas supply not…

July 28, 2023
Europe Looks Set for Summer, but Upside Risk Looms in Tight Global Natural Gas Market – Column

Europe Looks Set for Summer, but Upside Risk Looms in Tight Global Natural Gas Market – Column

Editor’s Note: This column is part of a regular series by industry veteran Brad Hitch for NGI’s LNG Insight dedicated to addressing the complexities of the global natural gas market. One of the themes that has been touched upon is the increasing integration of the global gas market. This means U.S. integration with the rest…

June 15, 2023
Mexico Seen Driving LNG Export Growth in Latin America

Mexico Seen Driving LNG Export Growth in Latin America

Mexico is on track to become Latin America’s leading LNG exporter in terms of regasification capacity, while the region as a whole could become a net liquefied natural gas exporter, according to Poten and Partners. The shipbroker and consulting firm’s Sergio Chapa, senior LNG analyst, provided an overview of the regional LNG balance during a…

May 24, 2023
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