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Japanese, Chinese Carbon-Neutral Plans May Impact U.S. LNG Industry

Japanese, Chinese Carbon-Neutral Plans May Impact U.S. LNG Industry

Recent announcements by the leaders of China and Japan to achieve carbon neutrality in the coming decades could initially increase demand for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), but that demand could be reduced as early as 2030, analysts said. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday said the country would aim to become a “carbon-neutral,…

October 29, 2020
Berkshire Hathaway Ups Oil, Natural Gas Holdings with $6B Investment in Japanese Trading Houses

Berkshire Hathaway Ups Oil, Natural Gas Holdings with $6B Investment in Japanese Trading Houses

An affiliate of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Monday that it has taken stakes in five of Japan’s biggest trading companies, which have significant oil and natural gas holdings worldwide.  Subsidiary National Indemnity Company has acquired more than 5% of the outstanding shares of Itochu Corp., Marubeni Corp., Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsui & Co. and…

August 31, 2020
COLUMN: Exploring the Curious Case of Oil-Indexed LNG Contracts

COLUMN: Exploring the Curious Case of Oil-Indexed LNG Contracts

The notion of linking natural gas to crude oil is a funny one for the uninitiated in North America, where an abundance of supplies and a robust wholesale market reign. However, nearly three-quarters of all the world’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade is tied to oil prices.

May 27, 2020
U.S. Natural Gas Trade, Including LNG Exports, Easily Eclipses Fading Canada Imports

U.S. Natural Gas Trade, Including LNG Exports, Easily Eclipses Fading Canada Imports

The leading role of the United States in North American natural gas exports grew while the former continental champion, Canada, faded in 2019, according to the latest trade scorecard by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

May 5, 2020
LNG Recap: Busy Stretch for U.S. Export Development as Global Outlook Remains Weak

LNG Recap: Busy Stretch for U.S. Export Development as Global Outlook Remains Weak

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports bounced back during the week ending Feb. 26 as 18 vessels departed carrying 69 Bcf, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).*

March 3, 2020

European LNG Imports Hit Record Levels as Global Market Shifts

Europe’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports hit record levels of 12.7 Bcf/d in November as global supplies have increased and prices have fallen, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

December 27, 2019

India’s LNG Development Marks Ongoing Shift in Asian Market

India’s push to develop natural gas infrastructure is transforming the country into a force in Asia, home to around two-thirds of global demand.

October 24, 2019

Qatar’s LNG Expansion Brings Supply-Demand Fundamentals into Focus

Qatar’s announcement on Tuesday that it remains committed to expanding its natural gas exports worldwide by 2024 brings into focus the question of when the ongoing supply glut in global liquified natural gas (LNG) markets could come to an end.

October 9, 2019
Global LNG Investment Hits New Record of $50B, Says IEA

Global LNG Investment Hits New Record of $50B, Says IEA

Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Isshu Sugawara said Thursday $10 billion would be invested in liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects worldwide by the country’s private and public sectors.

September 26, 2019
Novatek Finalizes Arctic LNG 2 Project

Novatek Finalizes Arctic LNG 2 Project

Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer Novatek has completed the sale of its remaining stakes in the Arctic 2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to two Chinese companies and a Japanese consortium.

July 25, 2019
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