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Europe Fears Cuts In Natural Gas From Russia

A new E3G Briefing Paper calls into question official EU projections regarding EU gas demand, which raises important questions about the economic viability of new gas import infrastructure – both pipelines and especially LNG terminals – and, by extension, about gas supply diversification efforts to enhance overall EU energy security. The following chart shows that… Keep reading →

An tanker is docked on June 05, 2010 off

One of three Chinese state-owned oil majors, Sinopec Group, is interested in investing in the US liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector. Jack Yu, managing director of Sinopec D.C., which handles government relations with the US, said last week that Sinopec wants to make minority investments in US shale oil and gas projects as China seeks… Keep reading →

KARAMAY, CHINA - AUGUST 15: (CHINA OUT) Farmers work at a garden near the Karamay Oil Field under the Tianshan Mountain on August 15, 2004 in Karamay of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, west China. The nation's largest oil and gas producer, China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) on August 22, 2005, reached an initial agreement with PetroKazakhstan Inc to buy the Canadian-registered company for US$4.18 billion, topping the bid from an Indian rival. The State-owned parent of Hong Kong-listed PetroChina, has produced 15.63 million tons of crude oil and 1.9 billion cubic metres of natural gas from its overseas fields in the first half of this year, according to a CNPC official. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

China, the world’s largest energy consumer, saw its natural gas output fall 2 percent in May from the same period a year earlier, official data showed last week. Reuters said it’s the second straight month of declines as the market expects Beijing to announce an additional price cut for the fuel in the coming months to… Keep reading →

japan LNG

Lower oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, both off by around 40 percent and 60 percent in the past year respectively, will continue to change the global energy landscape, impacting everything from when and if new energy projects go forward, capex spending decisions at integrated oil majors, and even geopolitics. There is not much… Keep reading →

Freezing Temperatures Continue To Grip The Country

Lower oil and natural gas prices have yet to find a floor since plunging last year. Oil prices, both global bench mark ICE-traded Brent and New York Mercantile Exchange traded West Teas Intermediate (WTI) crude prices have plunged by around 40 percent since this time last year amid decreased global oil demand and a supply… Keep reading →

lng terminal spain

Talk of building liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals in the Philippines has been ongoing for years. However, those talks mostly lead nowhere amid regulatory and financing hurdles, as well as companies trying to appease not only officials in Manila but provincial officials who often scared away international business with their under the table demands… Keep reading →

LNG tanker

Both Malaysian state-owned oil major Petronas and the British Columbia (BC) provincial government refuse to throw in the towel on the Petronas-led C$36 billion (US$32 billion) Pacific Northwest LNG project in BC. On Friday, Petronas said that in the coming weeks it will announce a “conditional” final investment decision (FID) on its proposed terminal. The… Keep reading →

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 →

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