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Japan, India Partnering for LNG Buying Leverage

Ministers from Japan and India meeting in Tokyo Monday agreed for the liquefied natural gas (LNG)-consuming countries to work together to secure what they believe would be more equitable pricing for supplies.

September 10, 2013

Industry Brief

Trunkline LNG Export LLChas awardedTechnipthe front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the potential expansion of an existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Lake Charles, LA, to make it an LNG export facility (seeDaily GPI,Aug. 8). The project includes an LNG liquefaction plant with export capacity of up to 15 million tonnes per annum. The capacity could be achieved through up to three identical trains, with associated utilities and offsite facilities, as well as the reuse of the existing LNG offloading, storage and marine facilities.Air Productshas been selected to supply its C3MR liquefaction process technology for the FEED study. Technip’s operating center in Houston will execute the contract with support from the company’s center in Paris. It is scheduled for completion during the first half of 2014.

August 28, 2013

IGU Report: Marine Transport Could Be Niche for LNG

In the near- and medium-term, liquefied natural gas (LNG) may a transportation fuel market in the marine sector, where globally water-based transportation of goods continues to grow at a robust pace, according to the latest World LNG Report by the International Gas Union (IGU).

August 27, 2013

Moniz Cautions: U.S. LNG Exports a Waiting Game

It will be some years before tanker loads of liquefied natural gas (LNG) steam out of U.S. ports, but shale gas is already having an impact on world markets “because of all the LNG the U.S. is not importing,” U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday.

August 27, 2013

U.S., Canadian LNG Exports Risky in Different Ways

Would-be exporters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada’s West Coast and from the Lower 48 face multiple challenges. Up north the main worry is pricing and securing contracts to support the project, while down south the main threat is of a regulatory/political nature, according to an analysis by the International Gas Union (IGU).

August 26, 2013

Canadian LNG Project Would Revive Mining Ghost Town

Commercial support may emerge for a plan to revive a mining ghost town in northern British Columbia (BC) as another entry in the lineup of projects for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada’s Pacific coast, says the idea’s sponsor.

August 21, 2013

LNG Export Backers, Foes Need Clarity, Brookings Says

Backers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects have been clamoring for permits at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), but they and export opponents have also been begging for clarity on the approval process. They should have it, said the Brookings Institution.

August 21, 2013

Prometheus’ LNG to Fuel Antero Rigs in Marcellus, Utica

Prometheus Energy Group Inc. announced that it had signed a multi-year agreement to supply Antero Resources with enough liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power “a significant portion” of Antero’s natural gas-fueled drilling rigs in the Marcellus and Utica shales.

August 20, 2013

BC LNG Project Proposed for Wealthy Area

The number seven is a symbol of fortune and intelligence in China and that luck is being pressed by the Asian-owned seventh proposal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the Orient from the Pacific Coast of British Columbia (BC).

August 19, 2013

MARAD OKs Retirement of First LNG Deepwater Facility

In a notice published in theFederal RegisterWednesday, the Transportation Department’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced its final authorization of the decommissioning of the Gulf Gateway Energy Bridge Deepwater Port, the first deepwater liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility of its kind in the world. The Excelerate Energy LP facility is being retired just eight years after it went into service in the Gulf of Mexico.

August 15, 2013