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Spire’s Natural Gas Pipeline Secures FERC Certificate to Keep Operating — For Now

Spire’s Natural Gas Pipeline Secures FERC Certificate to Keep Operating — For Now

FERC on Tuesday issued a temporary certificate of public convenience and necessity to Spire STL Pipeline LLC, keeping the 65-mile, 400,000 Dth/d Midwest natural gas conduit in service for now following a court order vacating the project’s federal authorization. Three of the four sitting members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission opted to support the…

September 14, 2021
NOV’s Oilfield Technologies in Demand, but Labor Shortages and Inflationary Risks Lurk

NOV’s Oilfield Technologies in Demand, but Labor Shortages and Inflationary Risks Lurk

Customers are craving the conventional and alternative energy technologies proffered by Houston’s NOV Inc., with the backlog sharply higher in the second quarter. However, CEO Clay Williams told investors Wednesday that “continuing supply chain challenges” and rising costs are a concern. Williams discussed the latest results and what he sees ahead during a wide ranging…

July 28, 2021

European Natural Gas Prices Hit Record Amid Supply Crunch — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight  European natural gas prices set records during trading Wednesday. The prompt Dutch Title Transfer Facility contract hit an all-time high and the prompt National Balancing Point hit its highest level since 2005 amid a deepening supply crunch on the continent. Japan-Korea Marker spot prices for…

July 28, 2021
LNG 101: How Europe’s Carbon Market Drives Demand for Natural Gas Imports

LNG 101: How Europe’s Carbon Market Drives Demand for Natural Gas Imports

European carbon prices have soared in 2021, reaching heights not seen since the continent’s emissions trading system (ETS) was established in 2005 and signaling what could be a longer-term trend across a region looking to further tighten climate regulations. Carbon prices hit a record by crossing the 50 euros per metric ton mark in early…

June 3, 2021
Brent Forecast to Slide to $61 Later in Year, but Henry Hub Prices Higher, Says EIA

Brent Forecast to Slide to $61 Later in Year, but Henry Hub Prices Higher, Says EIA

Brent crude oil prices are set to average $65/bbl during the second quarter before declining to $61 for the second half of 2021, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). In the report, published Tuesday, EIA said Brent prices averaged $65 in April, unchanged from March.…

May 12, 2021
Ring Energy Steps Up Permian Drilling in NWS as Oil Prices Rebound

Ring Energy Steps Up Permian Drilling in NWS as Oil Prices Rebound

Permian Basin pure-play Ring Energy Inc. is accelerating plans to drill up to eight wells this year on its Northwest Shelf (NWS) acreage amid a rally in oil prices, the CEO said Wednesday. “We were originally thinking that we were going to pick up a drilling rig to start our next campaign sometime in the…

March 17, 2021
April Natural Gas Futures Falter Ahead of Storage Report, Looming Spring Temperatures; Cash Cruises

April Natural Gas Futures Falter Ahead of Storage Report, Looming Spring Temperatures; Cash Cruises

Natural gas futures failed to find footing on Wednesday, seesawing between small gains and losses throughout the session before ultimately ticking down amid mild temperatures across the country and a dearth of new price catalysts. The April Nymex contract settled at $2.816/MMBtu, down 2.3 cents day/day and snapped a two-day win streak to start the…

March 3, 2021
Mexico Natural Gas Imports Dip in February Amid Texas Freeze; Prices, Production Down in January

Mexico Natural Gas Imports Dip in February Amid Texas Freeze; Prices, Production Down in January

Natural gas pipeline flows from the United States to Mexico averaged 5.3 Bcf/d in February, roughly 380 MMcf/d lower month/month (m/m) and 100 MMcf/d higher year/year (y/y), according to preliminary figures from Wood Mackenzie.  Liquified natural gas (LNG) sendout from Mexico’s Altamira, Manzanillo and Energía Costa Azul import terminals averaged 263 MMcf/d, about 240 MMcf/d…

March 2, 2021

Fog Disrupts Gulf Coast LNG Traffic — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Fog disrupted operations at ports along the Gulf Coast Tuesday, limiting traffic at some LNG terminals. Pilot service was suspended on the Sabine-Neches Waterway and the Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC), according to Moran Shipping. Service resumed later in the day on the CSC.  Feed gas…

February 9, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Whipsaw After EIA Storage Figure Points to Shrinking Surplus

Natural Gas Futures Whipsaw After EIA Storage Figure Points to Shrinking Surplus

Natural gas traders appeared to have a bit of sellers’ remorse on Thursday, quickly sending futures prices higher after an initial dip ahead of the latest government storage report.  After slipping to a $2.734/MMBtu intraday low, the March Nymex futures contract settled Thursday at $2.935, up 14.6 cents on the day. April jumped 11.7 cents…

February 4, 2021
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