An LNG tanker off the US coast. China has been reluctant to sign direct agreements with US LNG suppliers (FERC) Global Markets

Trump’s China deal may signal boost for US exporters

US President Donald Trump’s quest for closer trade ties with China could be the boost his country’s LNG industry needs, experts say.

By Chris Noon 18 May 2017
Companies & Finance

ExxonMobil may re-examine threat of climate change on business

Investment management firms Blackrock and Vanguard Group may start to pressure ExxonMobil to re-examine how climate change is affecting the oil major’s business

26 May 2017
Companies & Finance

Shell plans to sell $3 bln Canadian Natural Resources stake

Shell plans to sell its stake in Canadian Natural Resources, which is worth about $3 billion.

24 May 2017
Exploration & Production

US rig count at highest level since May 2015

The number of active oil and gas rigs in the United States increased by 16 last week.

23 May 2017
LNG

Early investors in Alaska LNG offered extra benefits

Alaska LNG, a proposed three-train 20 mtpa export project expected to come online in 2023-2025, will offer early ‘foundation’ buyers a number of benefits.

22 May 2017
LNG

China is already a keen customer for US LNG

China is behind only Mexico and Chile in terms of demand for US LNG. However, it is paying top dollar for cargoes.

22 May 2017
Exploration & Production

BOEM announces lease sale off Alaska’s southern coast

The United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is preparing a lease sale for Alaska’s south-central coast covering 441,000 hectares.

19 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Noble Energy selling its Cone Gathering stake

Houston-based Noble Energy will sell its stake in Cone Gathering for $765 million, the company announced on Thursday.

19 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

FERC nominations held up by incomplete paperwork

The approval of two nominees for the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has been delayed because of incomplete paperwork.

18 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Senators propose Appalachian gas storage hub

Senators in West Virginia in the United States have asked federal officials to consider "the numerous benefits" of a gas storage and distribution hub in the Appalachian region.

18 May 2017
Supply & Demand

OPEC earns $433 bln in oil revenue in 2016 – EIA estimate

The United States Energy Information Administration estimates OPEC earned nearly $433 billion in net oil export revenues in 2016.

17 May 2017
LNG

Jordan Cove LNG cleared by Oregon voters

Voters in Coos County, Oregon have rejected a measure that would have banned the $7.5 billion Jordan Cove LNG export project and its associated 370 km Pacific Connector pipeline.

17 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

Panel suggests shutting down NEB

A panel appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recommended shutting down Canada’s energy regulator, the National Energy Board.

16 May 2017
Companies & Finance

Pieridae plans Petrolia merger

French-Canadian explorer Petrolia will merge with Pieridae Energy to create Canada’s first publicly traded LNG company.

16 May 2017
LNG

Canada may export LNG via US

Canada’s gas producers may export their output from LNG plants in the United States

15 May 2017
LNG

Trump agrees to export US LNG to China

United States President Donald Trump agreed in April to deliver LNG to China, according to a joint statement published on Friday by the US Commerce Department and the government of China.

15 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Enbridge to bring Nexus pipeline online this year

Canadian gas distribution company Enbridge plans to start operations on its 42.5 million cubic metre per day Nexus gas pipeline by the end of 2017.

12 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

Canada to fund clean oil and gas technology projects

Canadian environmental company Alberta Innovates and government department Natural Resources Canada will spend C$26.2 million on clean technology projects.

12 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Enbridge announces pipeline expansion in British Columbia

Enbridge, Canada’s largest gas distribution provider, will make a $1 billion expansion to its British Columbia gas pipeline system.

12 May 2017
A rig in the US. Drillers in the country emit large amounts of methane. (Anadarko) Policy & Regulation

Trump stumbles in war on regulation

Environmentalists scored a victory over Donald Trump this week on fugitive methane emissions. The US president now has to fight regulation the hard way.

12 May 2017
Exploration & Production

US Department of Interior to go ahead with Atlantic surveys

The US Department of the Interior will move ahead with seismic surveys in the Atlantic stretching from northern Florida to Delaware, an area in which offshore drilling has been banned for decades.

11 May 2017

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