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Vortexa’s New LNG Chief Sees Strong ‘Momentum’ in Global Natural Gas Market

Vortexa’s New LNG Chief Sees Strong ‘Momentum’ in Global Natural Gas Market

Vortexa Ltd.’s Felix Booth, head of liquefied natural gas (LNG), doesn’t expect the global market to loosen anytime soon as supplies remain scarce and demand rebounds from lows of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Based in Singapore, Booth recently joined energy analytics firm Vortexa, which is aiming to cast a wider net in the evolving LNG business.…

August 12, 2021
New Fortress Lands More Brazilian Customers on Natural Gas Shortages, Record Imports

New Fortress Lands More Brazilian Customers on Natural Gas Shortages, Record Imports

New Fortress Energy Inc. said it had few issues in the second quarter signing up customers for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power generation assets that it is developing in Brazil, where energy demand has set records this year.  NFE said it inked eight sales agreements for 5.8 million gallons/day of LNG to underpin import…

August 10, 2021
Cheniere Sees Record LNG Exports, but Commodity Price Exposure Leads to Losses

Cheniere Sees Record LNG Exports, but Commodity Price Exposure Leads to Losses

Cheniere Energy Inc. reported record liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from its terminals in Louisiana and Texas during the second quarter, when demand surpassed expectations as the global market tightened further.  The largest U.S. gas exporter loaded 139 cargoes, or 496 TBtu of LNG, in the second quarter. Results shattered a previous record of 133…

August 5, 2021
Fundamentals Seen Supporting Record Global Natural Gas Prices — LNG Recap

Fundamentals Seen Supporting Record Global Natural Gas Prices — LNG Recap

Natural gas prices across the world remained strong Tuesday as demand centers competed for supplies. Prices in Europe weakened Tuesday, but fundamentals continue to support higher prices. Dutch futures climbed throughout last week and hit a record on Monday to settle near $15/MMBtu. The UK benchmark National Balancing Point contract also touched a 16-year high…

August 3, 2021
U.S. LNG Exports Hit New High in First Half of 2021

U.S. LNG Exports Hit New High in First Half of 2021

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports hit record highs in the first half of 2021 as new capacity ramped to meet growing global demand. LNG exports averaged 9.6 Bcf/d in the first six months of the year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That is a stark contrast to last year when demand cratered…

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

Typhoon In-fa Squeezing LNG Supply in China — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Typhoon In-fa was moving over Japan’s southern islands Friday ahead of a projected landfall in China Sunday or Monday in Zhejiang. Bloomberg reported that gas distributor ENN Group Co. Ltd. had to halt LNG truck deliveries from its Zhoushan terminal Friday due to the typhoon’s…

July 23, 2021

U.S. LNG Cargoes Delivered in June to India Hit Record — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight A record nine U.S. LNG cargoes were delivered to India last month, according to Kpler. That’s up from the previous record of seven U.S. arrivals last November. India has returned to the spot market as a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases has eased. Through the…

July 8, 2021
ICE Reports TTF, JKM Setting Records as LNG Market ‘Matures’

ICE Reports TTF, JKM Setting Records as LNG Market ‘Matures’

Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) reported new records in trading activity at European and Asian natural gas hubs as the global export market heats up. Dutch Title Transfer Facility (TTF) futures achieved record open interest of about 1.94 million contracts on May 26, representing a 21% increase year/year, according to ICE. The benchmark earlier in May…

June 3, 2021
Dutch Natural Gas Futures Set Record on ICE as Benchmark Increasingly Used in Global Trade

Dutch Natural Gas Futures Set Record on ICE as Benchmark Increasingly Used in Global Trade

Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) said its Title Transfer Facility (TTF) futures contract, a leading European natural gas benchmark that’s become increasingly tied to global trade of the fuel, reached an all-time open interest record of 1.93 million contracts earlier this month.  Open interest for TTF, or the number of outstanding derivative contracts that serves as…

May 24, 2021
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