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Shell Exec Says Canada Pipeline Debacle Won't Affect LNG Decision
Monday, September 24, 2018 Shell-led LNG Canada proposes to export as much as 26 million tons per year to Asia.

RWE Adds African Producers to Talks on Supplying German Terminal
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Africa is joining Qatar and the US on the list of potential suppliers of liquefied natural gas to Germany's first import terminal for the fuel.

New US LNG Projects May Feel Pinch from Latest Salvos in US-China Trade War
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 What could the most recent chapter in the ongoing US-China trade dispute mean for the growing US LNG export market?

Battered Oil-Sands Servicers Pin Hopes on Shell's LNG Project
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 After years of suffering through plunging prices and declining spending by oil-sands behemoths, Canada is finally seeing a light on the horizon.

US Gas Exports Hit by China Tariffs as Trade War Escalate
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 China plans to slap tariffs on US natural gas exports as trade tensions escalate, a likely setback for the burgeoning energy relationship.

KBR, ConocoPhillips to Develop Off-the-Shelf LNG Tech
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 KBR and ConocoPhillips will jointly develop a standardized, mid-scale LNG train for both greenfield and brownfield projects.

Vitol Boosts Cheniere's Growth Plans with 15-year Deal
Monday, September 17, 2018 The deal 'continues Cheniere's commercial momentum and supports our growth plans,' stated the company's CEO.

Prices For November Soften After Earlier Strong Weeks
Friday, September 14, 2018 Asian spot LNG softened for November delivery after several weeks of strong demand and tightening supplies led buyers to wait for a correction in prices.

Norway Poised to Tussle with Global Giants in German Gas Market
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 After supplying Europe's biggest economy with natural gas for more than 4 decades, Norway is preparing to defend its share as the world's biggest producers all vie for a larger slice of the $21 billion market.

Ghana Resurrects LNG Import Terminal With Chinese Deals
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Ghana has chosen two Chinese companies to build the infrastructure it needs to import liquefied natural gas.

PetroChina and Qatargas Sign 22-Year LNG Supply Deal
Monday, September 10, 2018 PetroChina Co. signs a deal with Qatargas Operating Co. to purchase 3.4 million tons of liquefied natural gas annually.

Supported By Demand, Prices Exceed Past Winter Peak
Friday, September 07, 2018 Asian spot LNG prices edged higher this week as Asian demand ahead of the winter persisted.

Qatar Petroleum Looking At Downstream Investments In Germany
Friday, September 07, 2018 Qatar Petroleum is looking at a range of possible investments in Germany, including downstream projects and cooperation deals with smaller companies.

Repsol Signs 20-Year LNG Supply Deal with Calcasieu Pass Developer
Friday, September 07, 2018 Commercial operations at Calcasieu Pass LNG could start in 2022.

Qatar Energy Minister: Qatar Could Invest In German LNG Terminal
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Qatar's energy minister threw his support behind the possible cooperation of Qatar Petroleum on a potential German LNG terminal.

Several Tankers Stalled Outside Sabine Pass Following Pipe Incident
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Several vessels were stalled and unable to enter the Sabine Pass shipping channel near the Texas-Louisiana border.

Russell: China Will Buy More LNG, But Wants It Smoother, Less Lumpy
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 China appears set to once again boost its purchases of LNG for the northern winter.

Wood Study Explores Modular Options for Hammerfest LNG
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Hammerfest LNG can produce 4.3 million tons per annum of LNG sourced from the 'Snow White' field in the Barents Sea.

Asian Prices Hit Highest In Over 2 Months High On Tight Supply
Friday, August 24, 2018 Asian spot LNG prices rose for the second straight week to their highest in over two months.

Service Companies May Struggle in New Era of Megaprojects
Friday, August 24, 2018 A WoodMac analyst explains why the sanctioning of some large LNG projects may mean trouble for service companies.

Hoegh Backs Out Of Chile LNG Project But Buoyant On Market
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Hoegh LNG says it had let agreements lapse in Chile that tied one of its floating LNG import vessels to a project there.

Golar Eyes More Africa FLNG Projects After Hilli Success
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Golar hopes its pioneering FLNG project in Cameroon will lead to further schemes in West Africa.

Sinopec, Zhejiang Group To Build LNG Terminal, First Phase Set For End-2021
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Sinopec has teamed with Zhejiang Energy Group on a LNG terminal in east China.

Thailand's EGAT Seeks LNG for First Time as Market Liberalizes
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Thailand joins other Asian countries such as China where LNG imports have risen exponentially over the past few years.

US Approves Cheniere Bid To Feed First Gas To Texas LNG Plant
Friday, August 17, 2018 The US energy regulator has approved a request by Cheniere Energy to feed the first gas into its new LNG facility in Texas.

Japan Mitsubishi Corp To Acquire 25% Stake In Bangladesh LNG Terminal
Friday, August 17, 2018 Japan's Mitsubishi Corp says it has agreed to acquire 25% of Bangladesh's Summit LNG terminal.

Panama, US To Sign Pact To Expand Regional Access To LNG
Friday, August 17, 2018 Panama and US to sign an agreement aimed at paving the way for more private investment to expand the importation and distribution of US LNG in Latin America.

Prices Edge Up As Focus Switches To Winter Storage
Friday, August 17, 2018 Asian LNG spot prices edged higher this week as attention shifted to cargoes for winter storage.

Canada's Pieridae Energy In Talks To Sell LNG To Swiss Utility
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Axpo says it was in talks with a Canadian company planning to build a LNG terminal.

Japan Steps Up US LPG Purchases In Fallout From Sino-US Trade Conflict
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Japanese utilities and industrial companies are snapping up US cargoes of LPG.

Trump Trade War Threatens US Natural Gas Exporters
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 This winter could be a bleak one for America's natural gas exporters as the fastest-growing buyer of the fuel threatens to halt purchases amid an escalating trade war.

PetroChina Mulls Suspending US LNG Purchases
Monday, August 13, 2018 PetroChina may temporarily halt purchases of US LNG spot cargoes through the winter to avoid potential tariffs amid a trade conflict.

Europe Getting Serious About Buying US LNG
Friday, August 10, 2018 European nations are far behind Mexico and China when it comes to receiving liquefied natural gas from the US, but the region is making its biggest effort to date to change that.

Cheniere CEO sees no impact from Chinese tariffs on U.S. LNG
Thursday, August 09, 2018 Cheniere CEO Jack Fusco says he does not expect proposed Chinese tariffs on US liquefied natural gas to have an economic impact on the LNG's company's existing contracts.

Arctic LNG Terminal Doubles Capacity
Thursday, August 09, 2018 The second, 5.5-mtpa train increases Yamal LNG's liquefaction capacity to 11 mtpa.

Tellurian Plans to Start Building Louisiana LNG Export Plant in 2019
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Driftwood is one of more than two dozen LNG export projects under development in the United States.

ExxonMobil Offers Aug-Sept Cargo from Australia's Gorgon LNG
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 ExxonMobil Corp has offered to sell a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from the 15.6-million-tonnes-a-year Gorgon LNG plant in Australia for August to September delivery.

Croatia Extends LNG Terminal Gas Bidding Deadline to Sept. 28
Friday, August 03, 2018 Demand will dictate the capacity of the 250 million euro terminal, which is part of EU-led efforts to diversify away from Russian energy imports.

Chinese Tariffs on LNG, Oil May Hit US Bid for Energy Dominance
Friday, August 03, 2018 China had curtailed its imports of U.S. LNG over the last two months.

Australia's Ichthys LNG Project Comes Online
Monday, July 30, 2018 Inpex Corporation announces Monday that its operated Ichthys LNG project has commenced the production of gas from its wells.

Darwin Seeks To Shed Frontier Image To Become World-Class LNG Export Hub
Friday, July 27, 2018 Australia's tropical city of Darwin wants to establish itself as a world-scale energy export hub.

Prices Rise As Heat Grips Japan, But More Yamal Flows Seen
Friday, July 27, 2018 Asian spot LNG prices rose this week as a heatwave gripped Japan and high temperatures swept across South Korea and parts of China.

Chevron Awards Gorgon Subsea Contract
Thursday, July 26, 2018 The subsea installation will take place in water depths ranging from 250 to 1,340 meters.

Trump: Europe to Become 'Massive' Buyer of U.S. LNG
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Europe will build more terminals to import US LNG, the head of the European Commission told US President Trump during a meeting aimed at averting a transatlantic trade war.

US Clears Path For Faster Natural Gas Exports To Latin America
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 The US Energy Department cleared the way for faster approval of small scale exports of natural gas including LNG to Latin American countries.

LNG Import Plan For South Australia Targets First Gas In Mid-2020
Monday, July 23, 2018 A private firm is looking to import LNG to South Australia starting in 2020.

Vopak Inks Deal With Engro To Buy 29% Of Pakistan's First LNG Terminal
Friday, July 20, 2018 Vopak says it has inked an agreement with Engro to buy a 29% stake.

GLOBAL LNG: Prices Slide As Demand Retreats In Japan, China, South Korea
Friday, July 20, 2018 Asian spot LNG prices softened for another week as the focus of purchasing activity switched to September.

BC LNG Terminal to Help Struggling Canadian Gas Producers
Thursday, July 19, 2018 A liquefied natural gas terminal in British Columbia will 're-focus people on Canadian gas.'

Kinder Morgan Reports Delay in Georgia Project's Start Up
Thursday, July 19, 2018 The Elba Liquefaction Project near Savannah, Ga., will be starting up a bit later than anticipated.