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liquefied natural gas

US LNG exports set to fall to 6-week low on Corpus Christi maintenance

US LNG exports set to fall to 6-week low on Corpus Christi maintenance

  • LNG feedgas was on track to fall to 9.1 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) on Thursday, according to Refinitiv data, its lowest since Feb. 26 when US exports were recovering after several Gulf Coast LNG plants shut due to a shortage of gas and power during the Texas freeze in mid February.
  • Buyers around the world continue to purchase record amounts of US gas because prices in Europe and Asia remain high enough to cover the cost of buying and transporting the fuel across the ocean.
Published 08 Apr, 2021 08:54pm
Russian LNG would be competitive at $3.7-$7 per 1mn BTU
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Russian LNG would be competitive at $3.7-$7 per 1mn BTU

  • Russia would compete with Qatar, Australia and the United States for customers in Asia, its target market, up to 2030, and their production costs are seen at $2.8-11 and $7-10 per 1 million BTU, respectively.
  • Russia plans to increase its LNG production to nearly 140 million tonnes LNG per year by 2035 from around 31 million tonnes last year and aims to have about 20% of the global market share by then.
Published 22 Mar, 2021 08:35pm
Brazil authorizes Shell, Gerdau to import LNG
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Brazil authorizes Shell, Gerdau to import LNG

  • The authorization was granted by the Mines and Energy Ministry for a total volume of up to 36.5 million cubic meters. The permit is valid through March 31, 2024 and limited to liquefied gas, the notice said.
  • Royal Dutch Shell is expected to import LNG by sea and sell the product to operators of thermal power plants, gas distributors and consumers in the unregulated natural gas market.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 07:21pm
US natgas futures ease on milder weather forecasts for next week
Markets

US natgas futures ease on milder weather forecasts for next week

  • That small price decline came despite record liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and forecasts for colder weather and higher than previously expected heating demand this week.
  • The amount of gas flowing to US LNG export plants, meanwhile, has averaged 10.4 bcfd so far in March.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 06:14pm
Repsol makes first delivery of carbon-compensated LNG
Business & Finance

Repsol makes first delivery of carbon-compensated LNG

  • Tradeable offset credits aim to balance the planet-warming effects of emissions by supporting projects such as forestation and renewable energy generation sites elsewhere in the world.
  • Repsol said it had supplied 430 cubic metres of LNG to a 150-metre long chemical tanker owned by Swedish firm Furetank Rederi at a terminal owned by system operator Enagas in southeastern Spain.
Published 12 Mar, 2021 07:04pm
LNG shipping market primed for growth after scramble for supply
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LNG shipping market primed for growth after scramble for supply

  • A cold snap in Europe and Asia in January and in North America last month increased heating demand, prompting prices to jump in several markets, while inventories fell.
  • You need to replenish stocks because of the cold northern hemisphere winter in both Asia and in Europe. So, we think this is going to add to tonne miles.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 05:50pm
Global LNG demand expected to almost double by 2040: Shell
Business & Finance

Global LNG demand expected to almost double by 2040: Shell

  • Demand was 360 million tonnes last year, up slightly from 2019's 358 million tonnes, despite volatility caused by lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • While COVID-19 derailed expected forecasts...the industry reacted swiftly to changing market conditions, diverting cargoes to shifting demand centres and through adjusting supply.
Published 25 Feb, 2021 06:33pm
US natgas futures gain as supply losses expected to 'haunt' market
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US natgas futures gain as supply losses expected to 'haunt' market

  • Prices were also supported as US pipeline gas exports to Mexico rose to 5.1 bcf on Friday after dropping to a 13-month low of 3.8 bcf per day on Tuesday, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.
  • Even though we will see some warmer temperatures... there's still expectations that the loss in production is going to haunt us as we get into summer.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 09:15pm
Mexico begins receiving LNG as gas supply via pipeline rises
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Mexico begins receiving LNG as gas supply via pipeline rises

  • The Marshall Island tanker Flex Courageous carrying US LNG docked on Friday at the Manzanillo terminal on the Pacific Coast, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.
  • A second cargo also from the United States on the tanker Seri Balhaf is waiting to discharge about 151,300 cubic meters of LNG at Mexico's Altamira terminal on the Gulf Coast.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 08:30pm
Mexico has other energy sources if Texas gas falters
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Mexico has other energy sources if Texas gas falters

  • "We cannot reply on one single fuel for power generation," Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a news conference.
  • It was not immediately clear if the gap between alternative supply and demand would be covered by gas imports from the United States and other sources, or would lead to shortages.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 07:44pm
US natgas soars over 10pc as deep freeze strains output
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US natgas soars over 10pc as deep freeze strains output

  • Data provider Refinitiv estimated 425 heating degree days (HDDs) over the next two weeks in the Lower 48 US states, slightly down from Monday's forecast of 449 HDDs.
  • Data provider Refinitiv projected output in the Lower 48 to average 82.5 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) this week and increase to 84.2 bcfd next week.
Updated 16 Feb, 2021 09:56pm
India Petronet to expand Dahej LNG terminal's capacity
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India Petronet to expand Dahej LNG terminal's capacity

  • Indian companies are investing billions of dollars to build infrastructure, including pipelines and a new LNG import terminal.
  • The International Energy Agency in its latest report said India's LNG imports are expected to quadruple to 124 billion cubic metres, or about 61% of overall gas demand by 2040.
Published 12 Feb, 2021 06:22pm
Qatar's QP signs deal for mega LNG expansion
Business & Finance

Qatar's QP signs deal for mega LNG expansion

  • The contract - which covers major onshore engineering, procurement and construction - was signed with a joint venture between Chiyoda and Technip and is known as North Field East.
  • "The total cost of the project will be $28.7 billion, making it one of the industry's largest investments in the past few years and largest LNG capacity ever built," Kaabi said.
Published 08 Feb, 2021 09:04pm
US and Canadian natural gas prices soar during arctic freeze
Markets

US and Canadian natural gas prices soar during arctic freeze

  • "This blast of cold air will likely settle in for multiple days to come," meteorologists at AccuWeather said.
  • High temperatures in Chicago were expected to remain below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit or zero degrees Celsius) from Feb. 5-22, AccuWeather said.
Published 08 Feb, 2021 08:38pm
US natgas futures edge up on cold forecasts, big storage draw
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US natgas futures edge up on cold forecasts, big storage draw

  • The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said US utilities pulled 192 billion cubic feet (bcf) of gas from storage during the colder than normal week ended Jan. 29.
  • Front-month gas futures rose 2.2 cents, or 0.8%, to $2.811 per million British thermal units.
Published 04 Feb, 2021 09:50pm