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Mexico’s CFE to Add 642 MW Natural Gas Power Plant to Fleet in December

Mexico’s CFE to Add 642 MW Natural Gas Power Plant to Fleet in December

Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is set to start producing electricity in early December at its long delayed 642 MW Huexca combined-cycle thermal power plant in the central state of Morelos. The completed plant in Morelos state has been stalled because of local protests and objections over the natural gas-fired power plant and neighboring…

November 24, 2020
PJM Says Power Generation Sufficient to Meet Winter Demand

PJM Says Power Generation Sufficient to Meet Winter Demand

PJM Interconnection expects to have ample resources to meet power demand this winter across its 13-state territory and the District of Columbia. The grid operator said it should have more than 186,000 MW of resources available to meet the projected peak demand of around 136,000 MW. PJM’s all-time winter peak is 143,295 MW, which was…

November 11, 2020
Texas Power Generation Sufficient for Winter and Spring, Says ERCOT

Texas Power Generation Sufficient for Winter and Spring, Says ERCOT

Texas is expected to have more than enough power to meet consumption needs this winter and spring, according to the grid operator for most of the state. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is forecasting demand this winter to peak at 57,699 MW, which is far below the all-time winter high of 65,915 MW…

November 11, 2020
Mitsubishi Power Charging Ahead with Carbon-Free Green Hydrogen Generation

Mitsubishi Power Charging Ahead with Carbon-Free Green Hydrogen Generation

Lake, FL-based Mitsubishi Power Americas Inc. has launched the world’s first standard packages for green hydrogen integration, another step toward its long-term strategy of  emissions-free generation.   The hydrogen storage integrator model allows other energy storage technologies to integrate, including including with natural gas turbines and renewable energy. “We previously announced two green hydrogen projects in…

September 9, 2020
Texas Power Capacity for Fall, Winter Looks Solid, Says ERCOT

Texas Power Capacity for Fall, Winter Looks Solid, Says ERCOT

Texas should have enough installed generating capacity to serve peak energy demand through the winter, according to the electric grid operator that serves most of the state. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on Wednesday issued its final seasonal assessment for this fall and the preliminary forecast for the winter season, extending from December…

September 8, 2020
Southwestern Louisiana’s Power Prospects Still Grim as Laura Impacts Linger

Southwestern Louisiana’s Power Prospects Still Grim as Laura Impacts Linger

Louisiana still had more than 200,000 customers awaiting power restoration Thursday, while substantial Gulf of Mexico natural gas and oil remained shut-in, one week after Hurricane Laura stormed ashore. Based on reports from 31 offshore operators, 420 MMcf/d, or 15.50% of the gas produced pre-storm remained shut-in. There also was 16.27%, or 301,077 bbl offline.…

September 3, 2020
Gulf of Mexico Natural Gas, Oil Shut-ins Near 20%, and Southwest Louisiana Still Power Hungry

Gulf of Mexico Natural Gas, Oil Shut-ins Near 20%, and Southwest Louisiana Still Power Hungry

Natural gas and oil production is coming back online in the Gulf of Mexico post-Hurricane Laura, but overall output remained down by around 20%, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Wednesday. Based on reports submitted by 32 operators as of 11:30 a.m. CT, about 19.65% of the natural gas, or 532.55 MMcf/d was…

September 2, 2020

The Offtake: LNG in Brief

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Feed gas deliveries to Sabine Pass and Cameron LNG terminals were still near zero after Hurricane Laura, dragging down prompt U.S. gas prices as restart timelines remained unclear. “The main issue at this point is the timeframe for restoring power” at the terminals, said EBW…

September 2, 2020
Power Burns Drive Record U.S. Natural Gas Consumption for June Despite Pandemic, Production Slide

Power Burns Drive Record U.S. Natural Gas Consumption for June Despite Pandemic, Production Slide

Covid-19 continued to substantially impact domestic production in June, although consumption reached a record high, driven largely by increased gas use in the power sector, the EIA report said. Dry gas production saw its second consecutive y/y decline, with preliminary data showing output of 88.3 Bcf/d, down 3.1% from June 2019. However, the average daily…

September 2, 2020
COLUMN: At Six Years Old, Cenagas and Cenace Have Come Long Way, Face Challenges

COLUMN: At Six Years Old, Cenagas and Cenace Have Come Long Way, Face Challenges

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. Prud’homme was central to the development of Cenagas, the nation’s natural gas pipeline operator, an entity formed in 2015 as part of…

August 28, 2020
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