Political

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

Pemex Reform Not Out of the Political Woods

Mexico’s federal government-dominated energy sector continues to be the focus of reform talk by the country’s presidential administration, with disclosures by the new CEO at Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) that he will form a new company within the state-operated oil and natural gas giant specifically to go after shale and deep water Gulf of Mexico (GOM) supplies outside of Mexico.

August 20, 2013

BC Election Said Victory for LNG, Shale

Political enthusiasm for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports reigns supreme in British Columbia (BC) as a result of the provincial election held last Tuesday.

May 20, 2013

Win by BC Liberals Seen as Victory for LNG, Shale Prospects

Political enthusiasm for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports reigns supreme in British Columbia (BC) as a result of the provincial election held Tuesday.

May 17, 2013

Los Angeles Reliance on Natural Gas to Grow

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) gained more political support for a far-reaching plan to abandon its historic reliance on out-of-state coal-fired power generation and to rely more on natural gas.

April 22, 2013

LADWP to Come Clean on Coal, Add Natural Gas

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) gained more political support for a far-reaching plan to abandon its historic reliance on out-of-state coal-fired power generation, and part of the plan includes a switch of coal units to burn natural gas.

April 19, 2013

‘Staggering Sums’ Spent on Oil, Natural Gas Innovation

Renewables may be the darling in some political and conservation sectors, but it’s the oil and natural gas industry’s investment in technology that will ensure it remains the dominant player in the global energy markets for decades to come, according to a new report published by the Manhattan Institute.

April 8, 2013

‘Staggering Sums’ Spent on Oil, Natural Gas Innovation

Renewables may be the darling in some political and conservation sectors, but it’s the oil and natural gas industry’s investment in technology that will ensure it remains the dominant player in the global energy markets for decades to come, according to a new report published by the Manhattan Institute.

April 3, 2013

Lawmakers, Stakeholders Debating LNG Exports

Producers lined up on one side and large consumers on the other in the political countdown to an Obama administration decision on whether to allow unrestricted exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the world market.

January 28, 2013

NGV Innovations Lift Market — But How High?

Differing state and federal environmental regulations, and a lack of political will to streamline them, may retard growth of natural gas vehicles (NGV), but the market continues to push for innovation and growth.

December 3, 2012
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