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Shell Overcomes Slumping Natural Gas Prices as Global LNG Volumes, Production Increase

Shell Overcomes Slumping Natural Gas Prices as Global LNG Volumes, Production Increase

Anyone wanting to perfect the basic fundamentals of trading and optimizing LNG sales on the global market probably need look no further than to Shell plc. The No. 1 global liquefied natural gas trader, and Europe’s leading oil and gas producer, overcame slumping commodity prices during the first quarter to deliver increased production and higher…

May 2, 2024
Comfortable Balances, Mild Weather Keep Lid on Global Natural Gas Prices – LNG Recap

Comfortable Balances, Mild Weather Keep Lid on Global Natural Gas Prices – LNG Recap

Global natural gas prices continued their spiral Monday as weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere again shifted warmer, preserving ample stocks and further easing supply concerns.  In Europe, the prompt Title Transfer Facility (TTF) contract slid 6.4% on Monday to close near $11/MMBtu. The contract dipped 4.3% last week despite an agreement among lawmakers late…

December 11, 2023
Shell’s Prelude FLNG in Australia Still Offline After December Fire

Shell’s Prelude FLNG in Australia Still Offline After December Fire

Royal Dutch Shell plc’s Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) vessel offshore Western Australia remains offline more than three weeks after another fire broke out on board.  Shell said a small fire was detected on Dec. 21 in a turbine enclosure and quickly extinguished. However, liquefied natural gas production was suspended pending an investigation, the company said. …

January 12, 2023
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
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