LNG Insight

U.S. LNG Industry Not Seen Favoring Trump or Biden Presidency

U.S. LNG Industry Not Seen Favoring Trump or Biden Presidency

The U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector could successfully work with either President Trump or Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the upcoming presidential election, experts told NGI.   Trump has been a “great cheerleader for U.S. LNG” by raising the industry’s profile and addressing some regulatory bottlenecks during his first term, said LNG Allies…

October 20, 2020
E&P, OFS Earnings Season Likely Stronger, but Uncertainty on Covid

E&P, OFS Earnings Season Likely Stronger, but Uncertainty on Covid

Natural gas and oil operators are likely to report a return to normalcy — but not growth — when they unveil their third quarter results in the coming weeks, and demand forecasts may be hazy amid a historic hurricane season and the expanded wave of damaging Covid-19 infections.  Schlumberger Ltd., the world’s largest oilfield services…

October 20, 2020

The Offtake: LNG in Brief

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Vessels with up to a 36-foot draft now allowed to transit Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC) during day, allowing ballast LNG vessels to transit waterway. Fully loaded LNG vessels, with drafts of about 40 feet, unlikely to meet restrictions, but possibility remains for partially loaded ships…

October 20, 2020
EU Methane Emissions Measures Not Seen Impacting U.S. LNG

EU Methane Emissions Measures Not Seen Impacting U.S. LNG

A European Union (EU) blueprint released last week to reduce methane emissions will not impact the U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG) industry for now because the plan does not include restrictions on emissions from foreign producers, experts told NGI. “The methane emissions policies issued by the EU would not have an immediate impact on the…

October 19, 2020
LNG Recap: Supply Disruptions Help Push Global Natural Gas Benchmarks Higher

LNG Recap: Supply Disruptions Help Push Global Natural Gas Benchmarks Higher

Asian and European natural gas benchmarks moved higher over the last week as winter buying heats up and supply disruptions in Australia, Norway and the United States persist.  Asian spot prices remained strong Monday after hitting their highest point in about a year last week. Meanwhile, the front-month Japan Korea Marker contract was at $6.315/MMBtu…

October 19, 2020
LNG Traffic Blocked from Two Gulf Coast Waterways After Oil Rig Sinks Near Sabine Pass

LNG Traffic Blocked from Two Gulf Coast Waterways After Oil Rig Sinks Near Sabine Pass

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels and other deep draft traffic are currently blocked from entering two major Gulf Coast waterways after an oil rig sank Saturday in the Sabine Bank Channel and a barge remains submerged in the Calcasieu Ship Channel. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said the large semi-submersible “Jasminia” rig drifted into the…

October 19, 2020
Stabilis Sees Double-Digit Growth Opportunity for Mexico’s Small-Scale LNG Market

Stabilis Sees Double-Digit Growth Opportunity for Mexico’s Small-Scale LNG Market

Stabilis Energy LLC sees Mexico’s small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) market growing in “double digits” in the coming years, CEO Jim Reddinger said Wednesday. The opportunities were discussed during a webinar organized by LDC Gas Forums. Although pipeline buildout in Mexico and across the U.S. border has been swift since 2014, “a lot of the…

October 16, 2020

The Offtake: LNG in Brief

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Oil rig obstructing Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC) has been removed. Removal of sunken recreational boat is in process. Plans for removing rock barge that sank should be finalized over the weekend. Objects are restricting tankers from loading at Cameron LNG…

October 16, 2020
LNG Demand Recovery, Early Cold in Focus as Natural Gas Futures Edge Higher

LNG Demand Recovery, Early Cold in Focus as Natural Gas Futures Edge Higher

Natural gas forward prices were generally higher during the Oct. 8-14 period, supported by lower production and chilly weather forecasts for some parts of the country later this month. However, the markets also faced some headwinds, namely another setback in the full recovery of Gulf Coast exports and weak demand in key Lower 48 regions.…

October 16, 2020
Proposed LNG Export Project in Mexico Said Not Yet Viable

Proposed LNG Export Project in Mexico Said Not Yet Viable

A proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project touted by Mexico’s government is not logistically or economically feasible under current conditions, according to Gadex consultancy co-founder Eduardo Prud’homme. The government this month unveiled a long-awaited infrastructure plan with five projects listed under the energy category, including a 25.2 billion-peso ($1.18 billion) gas export terminal in…

October 15, 2020
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