Currents Energy Industry Insights: January 2019

Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Floats 70% Tax on Wealthy to Pay for ‘Green New Deal’

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Investment in the U.S. chemical and plastics industry resulting from domestic shale gas has now surpassed $200 billion

Demonstrations Over Construction Of Gas Pipeline

Lobbying: ‘America First’ or coal first? LNG groups want to know

Manufacturing To Be A Key Election Issue

For years, conversations at major oil and gas industry conferences focused on one thing: the shale revolution. Excitement about the surge in economical new supply of unconventionally produced oil and gas was palpable, as panelists spoke of the potential for shale to transform everything from the geopolitics of American energy supply to the price of… Keep reading →

Endangered Blue Whales Spotted Off California Coast

The country’s continuing political and commercial challenges, including limited export possibilities, are hampering development of its Eastern Mediterranean natural gas. The development of Israel’s offshore natural gas resources, once seen as a wonderful economic blessing, has slowed to a painful crawl in recent months. On December 13, the government announced that it was awarding licenses… Keep reading →

Steams rises from the Kawasaki natural g

The export of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to yield economic and other benefits locally, regionally and to our country as a whole. Two recent news items illustrate – a report detailing the boost LNG exports is giving the Texas economy, and an agreement by Poland to buy American LNG, further expanding opportunities for… Keep reading →

Top Five Issues For The LNG Industry In 2017

Steams rises from the Kawasaki natural g

As low oil prices dragged on for another year, LNG sellers and developers continued to face hurdles in 2016.

Steams rises from the Kawasaki natural g

A number of global LNG export projects – existing, under construction and planned – process (or will process) natural gas produced from unitized gas fields.

LNG Marine Perspective

LNG tanker

Efforts to convert shipping vessels to LNG are advancing rapidly across the marine industry. There are approximately 40 marine vessels (not counting LNG dual-fuel carriers) in use today currently powered by LNG. This number is expected to grow exponentially, to 1,800 vessels by 2020. While emissions regulations are the primary catalyst for the change, the… Keep reading →

The U.S. Government Should Support Natural Gas Exports

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

Federal regulators recently rejected an application to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the coast of Oregon after three years in regulatory limbo – a project that had received “unflagging support” from editorial boards, variously hailed as an “economic game-changer for Coos Bay” that offered “a way to tamp down Russia’s influence in Europe.”

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