Liquefaction

Western LNG Backers Remain Bullish on Import Prospects

Undeterred by the stagnated global liquefaction development and liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to the United States drying up, several western LNG project proponents stayed bullish in May about the long-term prospects for North America becoming a major LNG importer. Sempra Energy’s COO repeated this theme at an energy financial conference, and two major LNG proponents in Oregon told NGI they are not worried despite the recent negative indicators.

June 2, 2008

WA Firm Seeks LNG Production from Waste, Stranded Gas Supplies

A privately held, Seattle, WA-based firm, Prometheus Energy, by the end of the year will begin commercial operations on a small-scale liquefaction plant at a landfill in Southern California, seeking to produce 5,000 gallons/day of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the Orange County public transit bus system that already runs on LNG. Prometheus’ backers are betting that landfill, coal bed and various sources of uneconomic/”stranded” gas supplies can be tapped globally for the transportation market.

September 11, 2006

U.S. Likely to See LNG Supply Growth from Atlantic LNG’s Train 4

Atlantic LNG Co. of Trinidad and Tobago said that its $1.3 billion Train 4 liquefaction facility began producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Friday, “solidifying Trinidad’s position as the largest exporter of LNG to the United States.” However, the competition between the U.S. and Spain over LNG cargoes will remain a significant factor in determining how much LNG eventually arrives in U.S. ports.

December 19, 2005

Australia’s Woodside Plans Liquefaction Plant Near 3.5 Tcf Pluto Field

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum said Monday that it will spend about AU$3 billion (US$2.28 billion) to build a natural gas liquefaction plant to serve its Pluto gas field off the coast of Western Australia. The estimated gas resource in the field totals 3.5 Tcf. Deliveries to the United States and Asia are scheduled to begin in 2010.

August 10, 2005

Atlantic LNG Shutdown by Striking Tugboat Workers

Atlantic LNG, the largest source of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the United States, shut down its three liquefaction trains on Monday because of striking construction and tugboat workers. There was no word on when the strike would be lifted or when shipments would resume.

March 10, 2004

Lawmaker Attacks Subsidies for Project to Promote LNG Shipments to West Coast

A $2 billion subsidy to help finance the construction of a new natural gas liquefaction facility and tankers to transport LNG to West Coast markets has been folded into a massive omnibus spending package that the House is expected to take up Monday (Dec. 8), according to Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA). A Senate vote on the $820 billion appropriations bill may not come until late January.

December 8, 2003

Lawmaker Attacks Subsidies for Project to Promote LNG Shipments to West Coast

A $2 billion subsidy to help finance the construction of a new natural gas liquefaction facility and tankers to transport LNG to West Coast markets has been folded into a massive omnibus spending package that Congress is expected to act on next week, according to Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA).

December 3, 2003

Trinidad’s Atlantic LNG Completes Expansion Project

Trinidad and Tobago’s Atlantic LNG completed its third liquefaction train, a 3.3 billion cubic meter/year facility that brings plant capacity to 12.8 Bcm/year (453 Bcf/year or about 1.2 Bcf/d). The addition of the third train marks the completion of a US$1.1 billion expansion that started in the first quarter of 2000. The first phase of that expansion, Train 2, was completed on Aug. 12, 2002.

May 5, 2003

Trinidad’s Atlantic LNG Completes Expansion Project

Trinidad and Tobago’s Atlantic LNG completed its third liquefaction train, a 3.3 billion cubic meter/year facility that brings plant capacity to 12.8 Bcm/year (453 Bcf/year or about 1.2 Bcf/d). The addition of the third train marks the completion of a US$1.1 billion expansion that started in the first quarter of 2000. The first phase of that expansion, Train 2, was completed on Aug. 12, 2002.

May 1, 2003

ConocoPhillips, Bechtel Continue LNG Development

ConocoPhillips, operator of the long-running LNG liquefaction plant on the Kenai Peninsula, AK, announced it has renewed its agreement with Bechtel Corp. to collaborate in pursuing worldwide LNG projects.

October 15, 2002
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