Processing/LNG

Poland's PGNiG Receives LNG Delivery from U.S.

Polish gas giant PGNiG received its third LNG delivery from U.S.-based Cheniere on Tuesday as part of the company's long-term plans to reduce reliance on Russia.

Tokyo Gas Maintains LNG Imports, Infrastructure Projects Despite Profit Plunge

Japan's biggest supplier of city gas said net profit fell by nearly half in the fiscal year ended March 31, but it has no plans to cut LNG imports or change its overseas investment plan.

U.S. Natural Gas Futures Rise as Oil Slump Triggers Output Worries

U.S. natural gas futures rose on Monday, after falling nearly 9%, as the industry prepares for associated gas production to fall in line with the decline in oil production.

PHMSA Eases Pipeline Regulations, Enforcement in Response to Pandemic

Responding to the impact Covid-19 on midstream staffing and resources, PHMSA has issued two guidance documents to ease some operating requirements, allow discretion in enforcement and provide flexibility to support the critical needs of state and industry partners.

Cheniere Energy Midship Pipeline Approved for Service

The Midship natural gas pipeline, owned and operated by Cheniere Energy, has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin service.

Asia, Europe Buyers Cancel Nearly 20 U.S. LNG Cargoes for June Loading - Sources

According to several trading sources, buyers in Europe and Asia have canceled nearly 20 LNG cargoes for loading in the U.S. in June.

U.S. Gas Futures Jump to 9-Week High as Output Slides

Futures prices for U.S. natural gas jumped to their highest level in nine weeks as oil producers shut in wells amid collapsing demand.

New Analysis Showing Need for Rapid Pivot to Gas

International energy consultancy Xodus Group released a new analysis showing that a rapid pivot to gas will be required to deal with rising global energy demand.

Shell Greenlights $6.4 Billion Australia Natural Gas Project

Shell announced it has made a final investment decision (FID) to proceed with a $6.4 billion natural gas project in Queensland, Australia.

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Jump 5% as Output Falls

Prices for natural gas rose 5% in the U.S. on Thursday as production falls in line with cuts to crude oil output.

PGNiG Loads First LNG Tankers in Lithuania

Polish gas giant PGNiG has sold and loaded the first two cargos of LNG from its reloading terminal in Lithuania.

LNG Ltd Looks for New Partners After Takeover Bid Withdrawn

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd said on Tuesday it is negotiating with other parties and has enough money to keep operating until May after Singapore-based LNG9 withdrew its takeover bid because the financing fell through:

U.S. LNG Cargoes Heading to China After Beijing Awards Tax Waivers

For the first time in over a year, cargoes of U.S. LNG are heading to China after the government began awarding tax waivers to some importers.

Qatar Petroleum Maintains Scope of LNG Expansion, Postpones Production — CEO

The CEO of Qatar Petroleum said that while the company intends to delay the start of production of its LNG facility, there are no plans to reduce the scope of the expansion project.

Cheniere Applies to Begin Service on Midship Pipeline

Cheniere has applied to the U.S. FERC to begin service on its Midship natural gas pipeline.

AGA Chair Diane Leopold Brings Positive Outlook to Challenging Period for Industry

Diane Leopold became chair of the American Gas Association just in time for an unprecedented economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of Dominion Energy, talked to P&GJ about the challenges and opportunities facing the natural gas industry.

U.S. LNG Storage to Hit Record as Pandemic Cuts Demand, Exports

Stockpiles of natural gas in the U.S. are expected to reach record levels this year as producers continue to flood the market with supply as demand plunges in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

LNG Suppliers Flood Market with Excess Spot Cargoes as Demand Shrinks

Major LNG suppliers around the world are flooding the market with spot cargoes driving prices down even further as demand dries up due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Indian LNG Importers Issue Force Majeure — Sources

Several Indian LNG importers have issued force majeure notices after the country has shut down to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

PetroChina to Seek Price Talks with Gas Suppliers as Coronavirus Hits Demand

PetroChina is looking to renegotiate gas prices with several global suppliers, as well as a transfer of pipeline assets, amid plunging gas demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

China to Resume U.S. LPG Imports as Beijing Waives Trade-War Tariff — Sources

China has once again begun buying U.S. LPG as the government waived tariffs as part of the U.S.-China trade deal.

Sempra Energy to Continue with Costa Azul LNG Project

Sempra Energy is planning to continue with its plans to build the first phase of its Costa Azul LNG Export Project in Mexico even as the coronavirus pandemic suppresses worldwide energy demands.

UAE's SNOC Gas Project Startup Delayed

UAE's SNOC has announced that it's Mahani gas project startup is being delayed by 2 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pipeline Shares Sink on Oil Decline, Coronavirus Impact

It’s a common refrain among investors that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” meaning the share prices of similar companies tend to act in unison. Unfortunately, that’s equally true of falling tides, as demonstrated by the performance of North American midstream equities in recent weeks.

Shell, INOX India Sign MoU for LNG Distribution

Shell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India's INOX to deliver LNG to customers not connected to distribution pipelines.

FERC Approves Pembina Jordan Cove LNG Export Project

U.S. regulators have approved the Jordan Cove LNG export project.

ONEOK Suspends Expansion Projects Amid Oil Price Collapse

ONEOK has suspended key expansion projects as the price of oil has continued to drop amid fears of a slowing global economy due to the coronavirus.

State Awaits Final EIS after Answering Final Questions from FERC

With an additional 2,000 pages of charts, data, maps and explanations, the state-led Alaska liquid natural gas (LNG) team finished out 2019 by answering the last batch of questions from federal regulators for the project’s final environmental impact statement (EIS).

Alaska LNG Passes Major Permitting Milestone, Hurdles Remain

A U.S. energy regulatory report for Alaska Gasline Development Corp's proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas project found it would provide economic benefits to the state but could cause some significant adverse environmental impacts.

Cameron LNG Train 2 Begins Commercial Operation

McDermott International, Inc. has announced the beginning of commercial operation of Train 2 at Cameron LNG, which is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG, Total, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment, LLC., following its substantial completion.