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Aerial view of Freeport LNG regas facility LNG

Project delays to impair US LNG ambitions

Several US liquefaction projects face significant delays as the outlook of global LNG demand becomes uncertain and volumes sourced from the US remain expensive in the Asian market.

23 November 2018
Artist's impression of LNG Canada's liquefaction facility in Britisg Colombia Supply & Demand

Freight economics to favour Canadian LNG

Cargoes from liquefaction plants on Canada’s west coast could reach Northeast Asia in 8-9 days compared with 20 days for those from the US Gulf Coast, giving Canadian LNG a significant market advantage.

22 November 2018
Oil rig in Permian Basin, Andrews, Texas Contributed

Permian: Pulling the rug from oil-indexed LNG prices?

The Permian is already changing international LNG pricing. How future production could impact oil-indexation in LNG contracts going forward is examined in this contributed feature by Robert Beck of Baker & O’Brien.

21 November 2018
A liquefied natural gas storage facility in Massachusetts Global Markets

Markets stunned as Henry Hub approaches $5/MMBtu

The Henry Hub front-month futures price is rising towards $5/MMBtu, rattling gas and LNG markets given the US has yet to see the worst of the winter weather.

20 November 2018
The LNG Canada FID ceremony in October 2018 LNG

More FIDs expected to follow LNG Canada

Canada is set for a series of FIDs on LNG export projects as the LNG Canada development shows there is a path through the obstacles.

7 November 2018
Loading a cargo at Sabine Pass LNG Exploration & Production

Permian gas growth to underpin US LNG exports

Surging production from the Permian Basin will underpin growth in US LNG exports and have implications for pricing, delegates at a roundtable hosted by Interfax and Baker & O’Brien heard this week.

24 October 2018
Bukit Merah, Singapore Supply & Demand

Trade war threatens prospects of US gas sector

The US risks losing out in its trade war with China, the ramifications of which will be felt far beyond the bilateral trade between the two countries.

24 August 2018
Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG plant Supply & Demand

LNG in the thick of US-China trade war

The commercial landscape for US LNG is set to become even more challenging as the Sino-US trade war intensifies

7 August 2018
Shale drilling in Pennsylvania Exploration & Production

US hydrocarbons continue their relentless rise

As OPEC loosens the reins on oil production, output of oil, gas and NGLs from the US continues to hit record highs – and further gains are expected over the summer.

25 July 2018
Loading an LNG cargo at the Sabine Pass LNG plant in the United States Supply & Demand

Trade war threatens US-China energy diplomacy

Worsening US-China trade relations could significantly reduce the competitiveness of hydrocarbons sourced from the US in the Chinese market.

18 June 2018
An oil rig in the US Permian Basin. Exploration & Production

Permian facing potential takeaway capacity constraints

The Permian Basin is the world’s largest hydrocarbon reservoir, but infrastructure constraints could soon lock in some of its capacity.

3 May 2018
A US shale gas well. Exploration & Production

US DUC well numbers hit record high

The record high number of shale wells that have been drilled but not completed in the US could put a dampener on oil price gains.

19 April 2018
Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG plant. LNG

Cheniere’s China deals may help Corpus Christi expand

Cheniere has become the first US LNG exporter to sign a long-term deal with China, helping to underpin the development of a third train at Corpus Christi.

14 February 2018
Winter in Chinatown, New York Supply & Demand

Gas price volatility to persist in US northeast

Frigid weather is set to continue in the US northeast, which could further delay the start of LNG exports from the Dominion Cove Point plant.

19 January 2018
The Republican National Convention, July 2016. Policy & Regulation

Trump energy policy fails to derail gas

The president of the United States has loudly voiced his support for the coal industry, but his efforts have resulted in little success.

17 January 2018
Cameron LNG plant LNG

US LNG set to embrace tolling agreements

The underuse of capacity at LNG plants in the US will get worse as projects based on tolling structures start to come online in Q4 2017.

14 November 2017
Transcanada maintenance work Pipelines, Storage & Power

Western Canada’s gas prices will stay at rock bottom

Gas prices in western Canada will remain under pressure because of maintenance issues and the country’s rising gas production.

31 October 2017
A rig drilling for shale gas in Pennsylvania Global Markets

Overhang of DUCs in US to keep lid on prices

The number of uncompleted wells in US shale plays represents an overhang of potential production that will cap any rallies in the oil price.

6 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Tightening Louisiana market supports Henry Hub

The tightening gas market in Louisiana will buoy prices at the Henry Hub over the coming years, discouraging its use as an index in long-term gas and LNG contracts.

18 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Transco price to rise despite growing Marcellus output

Prospects for above-average temperatures in the northeastern US in early August will support the Transco Z6 price in New York.

26 July 2017

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