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

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
Policy & Regulation

FERC stops work on Rover pipeline following spills

The United States FERC has halted work on the Rover pipeline in Ohio after the project owners reported 18 leaks and spilled more 9 million litres of drilling liquid.

11 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

US Senate rejects move to throw out emissions regulation

The United States Senate has rejected a move to throw out a regulation limiting carbon emissions from oil and gas drilling.

11 May 2017
Global Markets

Obama urges US and China to lead the way on climate

Former American President Barack Obama has urged the United States and China to "lead the way" in achieving climate change targets under the Paris agreement.

10 May 2017
LNG

BP leaves room for LNG plant in Prudhoe Bay plan

BP has included additional information in its 2017 plan of development for Prudhoe Bay in northern Alaska that could support an LNG export plant.

10 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

Trump makes FERC nominations

United States President Donald Trump has nominated two members to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

10 May 2017
Supply & Demand

US gas production to average 2.1 bcm/d in 2017 – EIA

Gas production in the United States is forecast to average 2.1 billion cubic metres per day in 2017, according to the Energy Information Administration.

10 May 2017
LNG

Petronas looks to make Pacific NorthWest more competitive

Petronas has yet to make an FID on the Pacific NorthWest LNG project and is exploring options to make it competitive with other North American export plants.

9 May 2017
LNG

Magnolia LNG gets site approval

Magnolia LNG has received a notice to proceed from FERC to start preparing the site for the Lake Charles LNG export project in Louisiana.

9 May 2017
Supply & Demand

IFCo starts production at $3 bln fertiliser plant

Iowa Fertilizer Co. has started production at the first world-scale greenfield nitrogenous fertiliser plant in the US.

8 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Protesters vow to fight Trump’s plan to drill offshore Florida

Protesters opposing drilling in the Gulf of Mexico offshore Florida plan to fight United States President Donald Trump’s latest drilling plans for the region.

8 May 2017
LNG

Goldboro LNG could create up to 3,500 jobs in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s $8.3 billion Goldboro LNG project could create up to 3,500 construction jobs in the Canadian province.

8 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Northeast US could lose 78,000 jobs without new pipelines

The northeastern part of the United States could lose more than 78,000 jobs and $7.6 billion in GDP by 2020 if no new pipelines are built in the region, a new report says.

8 May 2017
Companies & Finance

Tokyo Gas buys 30% of Castleton

Japan’s Tokyo Gas has acquired a 30% stake in Castleton Resources, a subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International.

8 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Jonah Energy to buy Wyoming assets for $580 mln

Colorado E&P company Jonah Energy will pay $580 million to buy gas- and oil-producing properties in Wyoming’s Jonah and Pinedale fields from Houston-based Linn Energy.

3 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

US interior secretary appoints Vincent Devito to coordination role

United States Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has appointed Vincent DeVito to coordinate the Department of the Interior’s energy goals across its nine bureaus.

3 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

Encana to continue to invest in Canada despite Trump

Calgary-based Encana will continue to invest in Canada even if the US erects border tax barriers to Canadian energy exports into the United States.

3 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Noble to sell Marcellus assets to fund oil play expansion

Houston-based Noble Energy has agreed to sell its Marcellus gas assets for $1.2 billion but has not confirmed the buyer

3 May 2017
Policy & Regulation

Trump FERC appointment delay holding back $15 bln of projects

United States President Donald Trump’s delay in making key energy appointments is holding many pipeline projects back, particularly those waiting for FERC approval.

2 May 2017
Companies & Finance

Chevron and Exxon report improved Q1 earnings

United States majors Chevron and ExxonMobil have reported improved earnings for the first quarter of the year.

2 May 2017
Companies & Finance

Pembina to acquire Veresen

Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. has announced it will acquire midstream competitor Veresen in an agreement worth $9.7 billion including debt.

2 May 2017

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