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Exports, Industrial Sector Seen Driving U.S. Natural Gas Demand This Winter

Exports, Industrial Sector Seen Driving U.S. Natural Gas Demand This Winter

A growing industrial sector and record-high export activity are expected to be key drivers of increased U.S. natural gas demand this winter, according to a leading trade group. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are expected to grow by 16% over last winter, while pipeline exports to Mexico are expected to get an 18% boost, the…

October 7, 2021
Qatar Petroleum Inks 15-Year Deal to Supply More LNG to China

Qatar Petroleum Inks 15-Year Deal to Supply More LNG to China

Qatar Petroleum (QP) is set to supply even more liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China starting next year under an agreement announced Wednesday. Under the sale and purchase agreement (SPA), QP would supply 3.5 million tons/year (Mty) over a 15-year term starting in January 2022 to the marketing subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp.…

September 29, 2021
October Natural Gas Futures Skyrocket Ahead of Expiration, Reach New 2021 High

October Natural Gas Futures Skyrocket Ahead of Expiration, Reach New 2021 High

Natural gas futures sailed higher on Monday, rallying for a third straight session ahead of prompt month expiration and amid a potential global energy supply crunch. The October Nymex contract spiked 56.6 cents day/day and settled at $5.706/MMBtu. October rolls off the board as the prompt month at the close of trading Tuesday. November jumped…

September 27, 2021
LNG Market Seen Tightening Further With Little Relief in Sight as Winter Nears

LNG Market Seen Tightening Further With Little Relief in Sight as Winter Nears

This winter is shaping up to be one of the tightest in years for the global natural gas market as strong demand has continued throughout the year and left inventories woefully short.  Liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply disruptions in Angola, Brunei, Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago, to name a few, have also led to incremental…

August 20, 2021
LNG 101: Could New Ways to Sell American Natural Gas Give Rise to Second-Wave Export Projects?

LNG 101: Could New Ways to Sell American Natural Gas Give Rise to Second-Wave Export Projects?

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developers are going to greater lengths to attract customers, setting the stage for American supplies to increasingly be tied to foreign benchmarks and testing traditional commercial models with new agreements that could make project financing even harder to come by.  The question is, why?  Why would U.S. LNG buyers purchase…

August 5, 2021
Tellurian Finalizes Offtake Agreements for First Phase of Driftwood LNG

Tellurian Finalizes Offtake Agreements for First Phase of Driftwood LNG

Tellurian Inc. on Thursday said it has secured enough offtake to support the first phase of its proposed Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Louisiana after signing a deal with Royal Dutch Shell plc to supply 3 million metric tons/year (mmty).  The project hasn’t been sanctioned yet, but the sale and purchase agreement…

July 29, 2021
PGNiG Inks Another Sempra Deal after Scrapping Texas SPA, Boosts LNG Offtake from Venture Global

PGNiG Inks Another Sempra Deal after Scrapping Texas SPA, Boosts LNG Offtake from Venture Global

Polish Oil and Gas Co., aka PGNiG, has scrapped one deal and signed another with U.S. developer Sempra related to North American liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply.  The memorandum of understanding (MOU) announced Tuesday was signed after PGNiG canceled a previous sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to buy 2 million metric tons/year (mmty) of LNG…

July 27, 2021
Petronas Inks $7B Deal to Supply LNG Canada Cargoes to CNOOC

Petronas Inks $7B Deal to Supply LNG Canada Cargoes to CNOOC

Malaysia’s state-owned Petroliam Nasional Berhad, aka Petronas, has struck a $7 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply deal with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) that includes cargoes from the LNG Canada facility currently under construction in British Columbia. Under the terms of the deal, Petronas would supply 2.2 million metric tons per year (mmty)…

July 7, 2021
Qatar Inks SPA with Shell to Expand LNG Supply to China

Qatar Inks SPA with Shell to Expand LNG Supply to China

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has inked another long-term sales and purchase agreement (SPA) to supply Royal Dutch Shell plc with 1 million tons (Mt) of liquefied natural gas (LNG).  Under the deal, QP would begin providing Shell with supplies from its Qatargas 1 trains beginning in January for 10 years. Shell would then deliver the cargoes…

July 1, 2021
Rystad Sees Global LNG Market Flipping from Surplus to Deficit in 2029 on Mozambique LNG Delays

Rystad Sees Global LNG Market Flipping from Surplus to Deficit in 2029 on Mozambique LNG Delays

Anticipated delays in developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects in Mozambique could cause the market to tighten even more than expected later this decade, with forecasts flipping from surplus to deficit in 2029, according to a new report from Rystad Energy. The Norwegian consultancy said it now expects a supply deficit of 5.6 million…

May 10, 2021
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