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BOEM Hotline to Respond to Agency, Industry Misconduct

The agency overseeing the regulating and inspection of oil and natural gas rigs has created a new online and telephone hotline for reporting misconduct and unethical behavior by both agency and industry employees.

August 19, 2010

Liquefaction Plant Goes Online in Peru

Repsol last week brought online the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction plant in South America in Pampas Melchorita, about 105 miles south of Lima, Peru. The plant, which is part of the Peru LNG project, represents an investment of US$3.8 billion, the biggest investment ever made in one project in the history of Peru, according to Repsol.

June 16, 2010

EIA Cuts 2010 Henry Hub Spot Price Forecast

Henry Hub natural gas spot prices should average $4.44/MMBtu in 2010, up 49 cents from 2009’s price, but well below the $5.17 average gas price projected in March, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said last week in its April Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook.

April 12, 2010

Analysts: Gas Pays for Nuclear’s Gains

Although no new nuclear power plants have come online in the United States since 1996, capacity continues to grow incrementally as operators refurbish existing units and minimize refueling outages. The additional capacity impacts gas-fired generating units as they typically are the marginal source of power, analysts at Barclays Capital noted.

November 16, 2009

Nuclear Units Nip at Gas Plant Heels, Say Analysts

Although no new nuclear power plants have come online in the United States since 1996, capacity continues to grow incrementally as operators refurbish existing units and minimize refueling outages. The additional capacity impacts gas-fired generating units as they typically are the marginal source of power, analysts at Barclays Capital noted.

November 16, 2009

Barclays: U.S. to Remain LNG Wallflower Next Year

The greatest amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification capacity being added worldwide this year is coming online in North America — where it’s needed least, according to analysts at Barclays Capital. Meanwhile, LNG cargo takes by Asian countries are poised for growth next year while some Asian countries will find their regasification capacity to be wanting.

November 5, 2009

Second West Mexican LNG Plan Shows Competitive Strains

News that Mexico’s government is serious about a second liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal on its western coast is roiling the global LNG trade and giving heartburn to global industrial/energy giants as supplies are scarce.

February 4, 2008

BLM Finds Gas, Oil, Access Restrictions Aplenty on Federal Lands

A new inventory of natural gas and oil on 99 million acres of federal land in 11 major geographic areas of the United States found that only 13% of the gas and 3% of the oil resources are recoverable under standard leasing terms, such as minimizing impacts on environmental and cultural resources.

December 4, 2006

BLM Finds Plenty of Gas on Federal Lands, Plenty of Access Restrictions

A new inventory of natural gas and oil on 99 million acres of federal land in 11 major geographic areas of the United States found that only 13% of the gas and 3% of the oil resources are recoverable under standard leasing terms, such as minimizing impacts on environmental and cultural resources.

November 30, 2006

ICE Continues to Grow; Posts Record Volumes, Commissions in August

During a month that saw high volatility, Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) reported record activity on its online marketplace during the month of August. Average daily volume (ADV) for ICE futures, its London-based regulated futures subsidiary, totaled 406,037 contracts for an eighth consecutive monthly record, an increase of 115.1% over August 2005’s 188,757 contracts.

September 6, 2006
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