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Benefits of New European Infrastructure Questioned as Outlook for Natural Gas Mixed

Benefits of New European Infrastructure Questioned as Outlook for Natural Gas Mixed

Europe would benefit from the controversial $11 billion Nord Stream 2 (NS2) natural gas pipeline and additional gas infrastructure, even though demand is seen declining over the long term, according to IHS Markit. “It is in the interest of European consumers to have abundant choice of import infrastructure from both price and security of supply…

July 24, 2020
U.S.-Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline Exports Showing Resilience Despite Pandemic Complications

U.S.-Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline Exports Showing Resilience Despite Pandemic Complications

Even as the coronavirus rages on, impacting both natural gas demand and production, pipeline natural gas exports from the United States to Mexico continue to show strength. On July 8, U.S. piped exports to Mexico hit the 6.2 Bcf/d mark, the highest level ever reached in cross-border flows in a single gas day, according to…

July 14, 2020
Argentina Fetches Lowest Price in 12 Years for Full Complement of Winter LNG Cargoes

Argentina Fetches Lowest Price in 12 Years for Full Complement of Winter LNG Cargoes

Argentina’s state-owned Integración Energética Argentina (Ieasa) has purchased 28 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes for the Southern Cone winter at a record price of $2.87/MMBtu on average, the company said on Monday. Despite growing domestic gas production from the Vaca Muerta formation and plans to develop large-scale LNG facilities, Argentina continues to import LNG in…

July 14, 2020
IGU Again Finds Gas-on-Gas Competition Increasing as LNG Spot Deals Grow

IGU Again Finds Gas-on-Gas Competition Increasing as LNG Spot Deals Grow

The world again saw an increase of natural gas buying at prices tied to dominant hubs and indices last year as the number of purchases linked to competing fuels like crude oil declined in an ongoing shift influenced by a sharp spike in liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot trading, according to the International Gas Union…

July 2, 2020

The Offtake: LNG in Brief

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight China’s LNG imports from the United States surged to 340,000 tons in May, according to Bloomberg. That’s up from 211,000 tons in April, when exports left the United States for China for the first time in more than a year after trade tensions ease.  Wood…

June 30, 2020
U.S. Pipeline Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Rebounding in June as Price, Pandemic Outlooks Remain Uncertain

U.S. Pipeline Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Rebounding in June as Price, Pandemic Outlooks Remain Uncertain

Pipeline natural gas exports to Mexico from the United States averaged an estimated 5.4 Bcf/d during the first half of June, up from about 4.7 Bcf/d for the whole month of May, according to an analysis by Genscape Inc. The June estimate “includes the 6 Bcf/d seen on June 10, the third-highest volume ever registered…

June 24, 2020
As Chinese LNG Imports Increase, U.S. Gains Market Share

As Chinese LNG Imports Increase, U.S. Gains Market Share

China’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports have continued to increase and are above 2019 levels year-to-date as spot prices in the region have plummeted, U.S. import tariffs have been waived and industrial demand recovers from the pandemic.

June 16, 2020
Spike in U.S. LNG Imports Seen Unlikely, but ‘Anything Can Happen’ in Distressed Market

Spike in U.S. LNG Imports Seen Unlikely, but ‘Anything Can Happen’ in Distressed Market

As global natural gas prices have cratered and the market remains awash in supplies, speculation persists over the possibility for a spike in U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports this summer, a prospect that still remains unlikely.

June 15, 2020
Latin American LNG Intake Drops; Covid-19 Impact Unclear

Latin American LNG Intake Drops; Covid-19 Impact Unclear

Latin American liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports have dropped significantly since March from the same period last year, but it is unclear to what extent the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to the decline.

June 12, 2020
Canada Still Tops for U.S. Natural Gas, Oil Trading, Even as Domestic LNG Exports Grow

Canada Still Tops for U.S. Natural Gas, Oil Trading, Even as Domestic LNG Exports Grow

Many U.S. natural gas and oil operators may view overseas demand as the best option for growth, particularly for liquefied natural gas (LNG), but Canada continues to be the largest source of domestic energy imports and the second only to Mexico for exports, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Friday.

June 8, 2020
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