A liquified natural gas (LNG) tanker sit

Just a few years ago hopes were running high Down Under. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices were increasing almost every month on the back of increased gas demand from Japan amid the shut down of its 50 nuclear reactors after the Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011. Australia, who had already begun an unprecedented LNG… Keep reading →

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Just when it looked like Sino-American relations were finally starting to improve, new satellite images last week showed troubling developments. China has been building artificial islands on reefs in the Spratly islands in the South China Sea at an alarming pace. Not that this would be alarming news per se, but the reefs have been,… Keep reading →

LNG Plant_ Ships

On May 12, The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it gave final approval for Cheniere Energy to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its $11.5 billion proposed plant in Corpus Christi, Texas. Cheniere will build two LNG trains at the site, with a total 13.5 million tons a year of capacity, a mega-LNG… Keep reading →

Stocks End Day Flat, As EU Bailout Plan Continues To Affect Markets

Widely divergent views were on display this morning with Continental Resources’ CEO Harold Hamm promoting US crude oil exports, EIA Chief Adam Sieminski discussing recent oil market lessons and Author Bill Powers playing the pessimist. A morning panel at the Financial Times’ Energy Strategies Summit held in New York City featured a discussion about the… Keep reading →

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 31:  A sign is posted at a Shell gas station on October 31, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  Royal Dutch Shell reported a 32% decline in third quarter profits with earnings of $4.5 billion compared to $6.5 billion one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Just a month after oil major Royal Dutch Shell announced that it would acquire BG Group, the UK’s third largest energy company, for $70 billion in cash and stock, making it the biggest energy deal in a decade, Shell’s CEO Ben Van Beurden was off to China to convince regulators there that the deal did… Keep reading →

An tanker is docked on June 05, 2010 off

WASHINGTON – The Energy Department announced yesterday that it has issued a final authorization for Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. The Cove Point LNG Terminal in Calvert County, Maryland is authorized to… Keep reading →

BC tanker

British Columbia’s (BC) once high-flying liquefied natural gas (LNG) ambitions are taking yet another hit. The one-time goal of the Canadian province to have several LNG projects exporting gas to the Asia-Pacific market has already stalled amid plunging global oil and natural gas prices. Now, the Petronas–led C$36 billion (US$32 billion) Pacific Northwest LNG Project… Keep reading →

oil train

The crude oil tank cars that derailed in North Dakota earlier this week were carrying crude that had been treated to reduce volatility, although the tank cars themselves were older models that have been targeted for replacement. “Hess Corp. spokesman John Roper said the company’s oil complied with a state law that requires propane, butane… Keep reading →

Tourists swim, sunbathe and relax along

The state of Hawaii: remote, tropical and a haven for tourists. But for locals the remoteness of the islands poses a problem. Since the state producers no hydrocarbon resources of its own, it has to import all of its energy needs, resulting in electricity prices as much as three to five times the national average.… Keep reading →

Oil Price Rise Sees Increase in Suez Canal Traffic

Egyptian energy production and distribution company TAQA Arabia is working to help tackle the country’s acute energy shortages. Egypt is struggling with electricity generation and delivery issues – among other energy-related problems – that require flexible solutions. Egypt’s growing population and power generation needs have bumped up against domestic energy production capacity, with demand exceeding… Keep reading →

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