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New Nord Stream Sanctions Draw Scrutiny, Stir Ire of Stakeholders

New Nord Stream Sanctions Draw Scrutiny, Stir Ire of Stakeholders

The Trump administration has unveiled a potentially quixotic effort to halt the controversial $11.4 billion Nord Stream 2 (NS2) natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany by threatening to sanction companies that help complete the last 100 miles of the 745-mile line. The State Department plans to alter the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act…

July 17, 2020
Implications Seen for U.S. LNG as Nord Stream 2 Nears Finish Line

Implications Seen for U.S. LNG as Nord Stream 2 Nears Finish Line

Russia will likely complete by next year the undersea Nord Stream 2 (NS2) natural gas pipeline to Germany despite ongoing U.S. efforts to scuttle the $11 billion project, analysts said. The start-up of the 5.3 Bcf/d NS2 could curb a potential recovery of U.S. LNG exports even if the Covid-19 pandemic recedes next year, said…

July 10, 2020
As Chinese LNG Imports Increase, U.S. Gains Market Share

As Chinese LNG Imports Increase, U.S. Gains Market Share

China’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports have continued to increase and are above 2019 levels year-to-date as spot prices in the region have plummeted, U.S. import tariffs have been waived and industrial demand recovers from the pandemic.

June 16, 2020
Spike in U.S. LNG Imports Seen Unlikely, but ‘Anything Can Happen’ in Distressed Market

Spike in U.S. LNG Imports Seen Unlikely, but ‘Anything Can Happen’ in Distressed Market

As global natural gas prices have cratered and the market remains awash in supplies, speculation persists over the possibility for a spike in U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports this summer, a prospect that still remains unlikely.

June 15, 2020
LNG Recap: Another LNG Vessel Appears Headed for U.S. to Unload Import Cargo

LNG Recap: Another LNG Vessel Appears Headed for U.S. to Unload Import Cargo

Another liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel was thought to be headed toward the United States on Monday where it could deliver a cargo for import as early as Thursday.

June 8, 2020
U.S. Lawmakers Push More Nord Stream 2 Sanctions as Russia Searches for Workarounds

U.S. Lawmakers Push More Nord Stream 2 Sanctions as Russia Searches for Workarounds

U.S. lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to expand sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) natural gas pipeline as Russia pushes ahead to complete the project and move more supplies into Europe.

June 5, 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
LNG Recap: U.S. Cargoes Bound for China; Feed Gas Deliveries Slip Again

LNG Recap: U.S. Cargoes Bound for China; Feed Gas Deliveries Slip Again

At least four LNG tankers are carrying U.S. cargoes to China for the first time in more than a year.

April 13, 2020
LNG Recap: U.S. Cargoes Bound for China; Feed Gas Deliveries Slip Again

LNG Recap: U.S. Cargoes Bound for China; Feed Gas Deliveries Slip Again

At least four LNG tankers are carrying U.S. cargoes to China for the first time in more than a year.

April 13, 2020
LNG Recap: U.S. Feed Gas Deliveries Spike; Coronavirus Weighs on European Demand

LNG Recap: U.S. Feed Gas Deliveries Spike; Coronavirus Weighs on European Demand

Feed gas deliveries to U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals bounced back over the weekend, surpassing 9 Bcf/d and hitting their highest point in weeks.

March 23, 2020
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