Sabine Pass’s first LNG cargo was exported to Brazil. (Petrobras) LNG

Struggle continues for US LNG exporters

New trade routes have opened up for US LNG, but rising supply and modest growth mean exporters will still struggle in 2017.

Laying a gas pipeline in Ontario. Canada’s energy regulator is facing review. (TransCanada) Policy & Regulation

Diverse panel to review Canada energy regulator

The National Energy Board has acquired a poor reputation, but a newly appointed panel aims to find ways to restore trust.

Supply & Demand

US increases pipeline capacity to Mexico

The United States has increased its pipeline capacity for gas exports to Mexico to 207 MMcm/d.

2 December 2016
LNG

US DOE authorises Magnolia LNG for non-FTA exports

The United States DOE has granted authorisation for the proposed Magnolia LNG project in Lake Charles, Louisiana to export LNG to non-FTA countries .

2 December 2016
Policy & Regulation

US industry groups complain about grouse decision

Oil and gas industry groups in the United States have opposed the Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to reconsider returning the lesser prairie chicken to its list of protected species.

1 December 2016
Exploration & Production

US gas output down in September

United States gas production declined year on year in September 2016, according to preliminary data from the Energy Information Administration.

1 December 2016
Policy & Regulation

TransCanada signs PRGT agreement with Gitxsan chiefs

TransCanada’s Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project has signed an agreement with 12 chiefs of the Gitxsan Nation outlining economic and employment benefits to the communities.

30 November 2016
LNG

Sempra Energy seeks FERC’s OK for Port Arthur LNG project

San Diego-based Sempra Energy has filed applications with the United States FERC for approval to build and operate its proposed Port Arthur LNG project.

30 November 2016
LNG

US House of Representatives aims to speed up LNG export decisions

The United States House of Representatives hopes to drop several phrases or provisions from the DOE’s approval process for LNG exports to help speed up decisions.

30 November 2016
Alternative Fuels

‘Big three’ wind turbine companies dominate US capacity

Three wind turbine manufacturers accounted for 76% of installed wind generating capacity in the United States as of the end of 2015.

29 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

Canada clears Saskatchewan to carry on burning coal

Canada’s federal government has agreed to allow Saskatchewan to continue using coal-fired power plants beyond 2030.

29 November 2016
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Canada needs to build more pipelines – BCBC

Canada needs more pipelines to reach new energy markets, according to the Business Council of British Columbia.

23 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

Canada to close its coal-fired power plants by 2030

Canada plans to close all of its coal-fired power plants by 2030 to help meet its climate change targets as part of the Paris agreement.

22 November 2016
Companies & Finance

Judge orders Exxon investigators to make depositions

A federal judge in the United States has ordered investigators into ExxonMobil’s climate change claims to make depositions in a Texas court.

21 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

Obama blocks Alaskan offshore exploration

President Barack Obama’s administration has blocked new oil and gas exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off northern Alaska.

21 November 2016
Exploration & Production

US rig count up by 20 last week

The number of active rigs in the United States jumped by 20 for the week ending 18 November, to 588, according to Baker Hughes.

21 November 2016
Exploration & Production

South Korea should invest in US shale – energy minister

South Korea’s energy minister, Woo Tae-hee, has encouraged investment in the shale sector in the United States, anticipating it to be a growth area.

18 November 2016
LNG

Conoco starts process of selling Kenai LNG

ConocoPhillips is in the "initial stages" of selling its 1.5 mtpa Kenai LNG plant in Alaska because of "market conditions".

18 November 2016
Exploration & Production

Large ‘continuous’ reserves found in Texas – USGS

Large "continuous" oil and gas reserves were recently discovered in Texas, the United States Geological Survey has announced.

18 November 2016
Exploration & Production

BC drilling hits 23-year low

Gas drilling in BC has dropped to a 23-year low as a result of ample gas production in the United States, low gas prices and limited outlets for Canadian producers outside North America.

17 November 2016
LNG

Petronas to make Pacific NorthWest LNG decision by April

Malaysia’s Petronas will decide whether to go ahead with its $27 billion Canadian Pacific NorthWest LNG project by April 2017.

17 November 2016
Pipelines, Storage & Power

US gas in storage hits record high

Working gas in storage in the United States had reached a record high of 113.7 billion cubic metres as of 4 November.

17 November 2016

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