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European Natural Gas Pipeline Companies Expand Vision for Hydrogen Grid

European Natural Gas Pipeline Companies Expand Vision for Hydrogen Grid

A coterie of European natural gas infrastructure companies this week expanded its vision for an extensive network of hydrogen pipelines to meet the continent’s future energy needs.  The European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) initiative, which consists of 23 natural gas transmission system operators, proposed in a report released Tuesday building a nearly 25,000-mile hydrogen grid. Growth,…

April 14, 2021
TC Energy Increasing Natural Gas Exports to Western U.S. with Pipeline Expansions

TC Energy Increasing Natural Gas Exports to Western U.S. with Pipeline Expansions

Capacity additions underway in annual stages on three TC Energy Corp. pipeline subsidiaries are set to increase Canadian natural gas exports to California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington during 2022 and 2023. The coordinated expansions, a package titled West Path, pioneer a switch to quiet growth that TC President Francois Poirier outlined at a spring investment…

April 14, 2021
Businesses Urge Biden to Boost GHG Commitments Ahead of U.S. Climate Summit

Businesses Urge Biden to Boost GHG Commitments Ahead of U.S. Climate Summit

More than 300 businesses and investors, including U.S. utilities and energy infrastructure giants, have signed an open letter to President Biden urging the administration to nearly double the U.S. commitments in targeted reductions for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The letter’s 310 signatories represent more than $3 trillion in annual revenue and $1 trillion-plus in assets…

April 13, 2021
Total, Siemens Team Up to Tackle LNG Carbon Emissions

Total, Siemens Team Up to Tackle LNG Carbon Emissions

French supermajor Total SE is partnering with German engineering firm Siemens AG to explore ways to lower carbon emissions at liquefied natural gas (LNG) sites. Total said Tuesday it had signed a technical collaboration agreement with the Siemens Energy subsidiary to study “sustainable solutions” for carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction, with a focus on LNG facilities…

April 13, 2021
Global Natural Gas Prices Inch Higher as Colder Weather Stokes Demand — LNG Recap

Global Natural Gas Prices Inch Higher as Colder Weather Stokes Demand — LNG Recap

Resilient demand in Asia and colder weather in Europe supported global natural gas prices at the start of the week, further strengthening the outlook for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.  Both near-curve Title Transfer Facility and National Balancing Point contracts in Europe closed higher Monday. Temperatures across the continent are expected to trend cooler…

April 12, 2021
Pilot LNG Moving Forward with Texas LNG Bunkering Port

Pilot LNG Moving Forward with Texas LNG Bunkering Port

Plans to build the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering port on the Gulf Coast are inching forward by awarding a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a floating LNG unit. Developer Pilot LNG LLC said last week it had chosen partner Wison Offshore & Marine to carry out the FEED work. Wison also…

April 12, 2021
Natural Gas Forwards Slide Amid ‘Sleepy Shoulder Season,’ but Fundamentals ‘Still Look Solid’

Natural Gas Forwards Slide Amid ‘Sleepy Shoulder Season,’ but Fundamentals ‘Still Look Solid’

A major revision in the April weather forecast coming back from the Easter weekend took a big chunk out of natural gas forward prices for the period ending April 8. The short work week ended with the May contract down an average 10.0 cents and the balance of summer (May-October) off 7.0 cents, according to…

April 9, 2021

Maintenance Underway on All Corpus Christi LNG Trains — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Maintenance began on all three trains at Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Corpus Christi LNG export terminal on Thursday (4/8) and is scheduled to last until 7 a.m. CT Saturday (4/10), according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.   U.S. feed gas deliveries dropped…

April 9, 2021
Tellurian ‘Adapts’ Driftwood LNG Plans on Heels of Covid-19

Tellurian ‘Adapts’ Driftwood LNG Plans on Heels of Covid-19

Tellurian Inc. could begin construction on certain elements of its Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Louisiana as early as this summer, CEO Octávio Simões said recently. “We’re aiming to start construction of the owner obligation costs this summer,” Simões told NGI. Those owner obligations are not covered by the company’s engineering, procurement and…

April 9, 2021
U.S. LNG Exports Hit Record High in March, with Strength Expected to Persist Through Summer

U.S. LNG Exports Hit Record High in March, with Strength Expected to Persist Through Summer

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports hit a record high in March of 6.64 million tons (Mt), according to market research firm Kpler, capping a volatile winter in which brutally cold weather across the northern hemisphere both increased demand and disrupted operations.  Kpler said U.S. exports in March finished 2.26 Mt higher than February, when…

April 8, 2021
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