Trade

Shell Partners with Crowley for LNG Bunkering Barge on East Coast

Shell Partners with Crowley for LNG Bunkering Barge on East Coast

Shipowener Crowley Maritime Corp. said Wednesday it is partnering with Royal Dutch Shell plc to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge to serve vessels powered by the super-chilled fuel on the East Coast starting in 2024. The 416-foot-long barge is designed to offer capacity for 12,000 cubic meters of LNG and product supply…

September 3, 2021
U.S. Remained Top North American Natural Gas Trader in 1Q, Says DOE

U.S. Remained Top North American Natural Gas Trader in 1Q, Says DOE

International natural gas prices leaped in the first three months of this year as economic shocks inflicted by the early 2020 onset of Covid-19 wore off, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). The United States kept its stature as the top North American gas trader, almost doubling former champion Canada’s volume. Total U.S. exports…

August 3, 2021
U.S. Dominated Global LNG Trade in 2020, Says IGU

U.S. Dominated Global LNG Trade in 2020, Says IGU

The United States accounted for all of the world’s new liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity last year, as exports grew despite challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the 12th annual World LNG Report by the  International Gas Union (IGU). Cameron, Freeport and Elba Island LNG added 20 million tons (Mt) of annual…

June 4, 2021
‘Unique’ Circumstances Bode Well for Improving U.S., Mexico Trade Relationship

‘Unique’ Circumstances Bode Well for Improving U.S., Mexico Trade Relationship

There has been considerable friction between Mexico’s government and U.S. investors in the energy sector recently, but conditions are in place for booming trade between the two nations according to a new analysis by Washington, DC, think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). “The next four years present a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the…

March 9, 2021
Latest NGI Hub & Flow Podcast Spotlights Mexico Natural Gas: Listen Now

Latest NGI Hub & Flow Podcast Spotlights Mexico Natural Gas: Listen Now

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow podcast in which NGI senior editor Christopher Lenton talks about what the U.S. election might mean for the Mexican natural gas market.  The outcome of the U.S. presidential election will have wide-ranging impacts across the United States and its energy sector. But…

October 27, 2020
Q&A with José Francisco Pastrana on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with José Francisco Pastrana on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 35th Q&A in the series is with José Francisco Pastrana, General Director of the Port of Tuxpan…

July 24, 2020
Column:  All the Right Things Were Said, and Much was Omitted, on AMLO’s Trip to Washington

Column: All the Right Things Were Said, and Much was Omitted, on AMLO’s Trip to Washington

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. Prud’homme was central to the development of Cenagas, the nation’s natural gas pipeline operator, an entity formed in 2015 as part of…

July 17, 2020
USMCA Launches Amidst Frayed Relationship Between Mexico Government, Private Sector

USMCA Launches Amidst Frayed Relationship Between Mexico Government, Private Sector

Officials in Mexico celebrated the launch of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Wednesday, as the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) treaty took effect after years of negotiations.  “This is going to be one of the motors of the relaunch of the Mexican economy,” Mexican Finance Minister Arturo Herrera said in a virtual address.…

July 1, 2020
More Lower 48 LNG Landing in China, but Pandemic Clouds Trade as Tensions Rise

More Lower 48 LNG Landing in China, but Pandemic Clouds Trade as Tensions Rise

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries to China are steadily increasing following a preliminary agreement earlier this year to ease trade tensions, but the deal is now seen in jeopardy given the economic impacts of Covid-19 and the pandemic’s role in souring diplomatic relations between the countries.

May 14, 2020

Trump Signs USMCA into Law Amid Record Natural Gas Exports

Amid surging exports of pipeline natural gas from the United States to Mexico, and tension between the oil and gas industry and Mexico’s government, President Trump on Wednesday signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law.

January 30, 2020
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