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May 5, 2014

International news for oil and gas professionals

Australia emerging as top LNG supplier

May 5, 2014

Australia will be a key player in the global trade in natural gas for several decades, at least. This influence is based on projects already operating or under construction and does not rely on speculation regarding possible future project development.

NEB grants export licenses for two LNG projects

May 2, 2014

Canada’s National Energy Board has approved applications for 25-year natural gas export licenses for two proposed LNG export projects.

Magnolia LNG files formal FERC application

May 1, 2014

Magnolia LNG LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd., Perth, has filed an application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking authorization for the siting, construction, ownership, and operation of the proposed Magnolia LNG project along the Calcasieu River, near Lake Charles, La.

FERC releases final EIS for Cameron LNG project

Apr 30, 2014

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Apr. 30 released its final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Cameron Liquefaction Project, proposed by Cameron LNG LLC and Cameron Interstate Pipeline, concluding that construction and operation would result in some adverse environmental impacts.

US DOS official: Ukraine event in 2009 prepared West for 2014 faceoff

Apr 29, 2014

Russia’s decision to curtail gas supplies to Ukraine—and ultimately, Europe—in January 2009 helped lay the foundation for more effective US and European responses to a similar showdown more than 5 years later, a US Department of State official said on Apr. 28.

El Paso to buy gas assets from Kinder Morgan for $2 billion

Apr 29, 2014

El Paso Pipeline Partners LP, a Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary, has agreed to acquire 50% interest in Ruby Pipeline, 50% interest in Gulf LNG, and 47.5% interest in Young Gas Storage from Kinder Morgan for $2 billion, effective Apr. 30.

ExxonMobil begins early production at Papua New Guinea LNG project

Apr 28, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. affiliate ExxonMobil PNG Ltd. reported the early start of LNG production from the $19 billion Papua New Guinea LNG project’s first train. The project, which is expected to produce more than 9 tcf of gas over an estimated 30 years of operations, remains on target to send out its first LNG cargo to Asia before midyear, ExxonMobil said.

Williams to supply Sabine Pass LNG via Gulf Trace

Apr 25, 2014

Williams Partners LP and its wholly owned subsidiary Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) plan to build Gulf Trace, a 1.2-million dekatherm/day (1.16 bcfd) expansion of the Transco pipeline system to serve Cheniere Energy Partners LP’s Sabine Pass Liquefaction project being developed in Cameron Parish, La. Sabine Pass Liquefaction LC will be Gulf Trace’s anchor shipper.

GDF Suez-led Bonaparte FLNG project misses another deadline

Apr 24, 2014

The GDF Suez-operated Bonaparte floating LNG (FLNG) project has missed another of its deadlines set earlier in the development planning.

DOE: ConocoPhillips can resume LNG sales to non-FTA countries

Apr 21, 2014

The US Department of Energy approved a ConocoPhillips Co. subsidiary's request to resume exports of LNG to countries not having a free-trade agreement with the US from the company's Kenai facility in Alaska in an Apr. 14 order.

GlobalData: US needs to 'fast-track' LNG exports to compete in global market

Apr 21, 2014

The US's lack of approved export terminals has prevented energy companies from competing in the growing global LNG market, despite the fact that the country is now the world's largest natural gas producer, said an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Alaska passes bill to advance state’s LNG project

Apr 21, 2014

Alaska’s state legislature has passed Senate Bill 138, which would advance a large-diameter, 800-mile natural gas pipeline project to transport production from the Alaska North Slope (ANS) to a 15-18 million tonne/year LNG plant on the state’s south-central coast.

Regulatory uncertainty hampers LNG export projects

Apr 16, 2014

By now it is likely a familiar story that, since the mid-2000s, intense drilling activity in unconventional formations, like shale, has led to a glut in natural gas supplies across North America and a collapse in regional gas prices.

DOE lets ConocoPhillips Alaska resume LNG sales to non-FTA countries

Apr 15, 2014

The US Department of Energy approved a ConocoPhillips Co. subsidiary’s request to resume exports of LNG to countries not having a free-trade agreement with the US from the company’s Kenai facility in Alaska in an Apr. 14 order. ConocoPhillips’s authorization for such LNG exports from the site expired on Mar. 31, it noted.

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