Prelude

Shell Expanding U.S. LNG Share with Lake Charles Offtake Agreement

Shell Expanding U.S. LNG Share with Lake Charles Offtake Agreement

Shell plc has increased its portfolio of U.S. LNG and helped progress a developing Gulf Coast export project it once held a half-stake in with a long-term agreement with Energy Transfer LP (ET). ET signed a 20-year sales and purchase agreement (SPA) with Shell for 2.1 million metric tons/year from the proposed Lake Charles LNG…

August 25, 2022
Shell to Shutter All Prelude FLNG Cargoes as Union Dispute Rages

Shell to Shutter All Prelude FLNG Cargoes as Union Dispute Rages

Shell plc is shuttering the 3.6 million metric tons/year Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) export facility offshore Western Australia, as union workers overwhelmingly rejected the London-based major’s latest offer to improve pay and working conditions.  The Offshore Alliance union told Shell that workers planned to ban mooring tankers alongside the FLNG facility, preventing the…

July 11, 2022
Prelude FLNG Cancels Cargo Deliveries Amid Union Strike

Prelude FLNG Cancels Cargo Deliveries Amid Union Strike

The Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility offshore Western Australia has canceled cargo deliveries through mid-July as labor unions representing workers on the vessel initiate work stoppages. Shell plc told multiple news outlets this week that it has notified customers of the cancellations, citing the impacts of a strike that started on June…

June 29, 2022

Asia LNG Rally Continues with Cargo Bid at $26-Plus — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. has reportedly bid $26.15/MMbtu for an early February LNG cargo delivery to South Korea. The trading firm has reportedly bought cargoes on the Asian spot market at $21.70 and $20.80 in recent days for February delivery, shattering previous Japan Korea Marker…

January 7, 2021
Shell Opens Wells at Australia’s Prelude FLNG Facility

Shell Opens Wells at Australia’s Prelude FLNG Facility

Subsea wells have been opened at the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility in the Browse Basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia, according to Royal Dutch Shell plc.

December 27, 2018

NTSB: ‘Urgent’ Pipe Alert Post-PG&E Rupture

As a prelude to newly scheduled fact-finding hearings, federal pipeline investigators last Monday issued urgent recommendations regarding record-keeping problems it has encountered with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) in the wake of the San Francisco-based utility’s fatal natural gas transmission pipeline rupture in San Bruno, CA, last September.

January 10, 2011

NTSB Issues ‘Urgent’ Recommendations on PG&E Pipelines

As a prelude to newly scheduled fact-finding hearings, federal pipeline investigators Monday issued urgent recommendations regarding record-keeping problems it has encountered with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) in the wake of the San Francisco-based utility’s fatal natural gas transmission pipeline rupture in San Bruno, CA, last September.

January 5, 2011

NOAA Sees Long, Hot July; Downplays Arrival of Hurricane-Prone La Nina

The fireworks that fill the air at the beginning of July may be just a prelude to the fiery temperatures that are forecast to bathe most of the western states and a portion of the Northeast next month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center reported in its monthly outlook last Thursday. The Midwest, meanwhile, may escape the hellish heat and could see below-normal temperatures.

June 25, 2007

NOAA Sees Long, Hot July; Downplays Arrival of Hurricane-Prone La Nina

The fireworks that fill the air at the beginning of July may be just a prelude to the fiery temperatures that are forecast to bathe most of the western states and a portion of the Northeast next month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center reported in its monthly outlook Thursday. The Midwest, meanwhile, may escape the hellish heat and could see below-normal temperatures.

June 22, 2007

SoCal Border Plunge Leads Weekend Softening

In a quiet weekend market prelude to the beginning of June bidweek, prices fell in mostly moderate amounts Friday. However, OFOs declared for Saturday by both of California’s huge distributors (see Transportation Notes) had an impact felt throughout much of the West, where all of the declines of more than 20 cents were recorded.

May 24, 2004
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