Remote locations pose a challenge for Canadian LNG projects. (FERC) LNG

Clouds gather over Canadian LNG sector

Petronas has cancelled its Pacific NorthWest project in British Columbia, and given the high costs of investment it is likely other Canadian projects will suffer the same fate.

By Andrew Walker 27 July 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

TransCanada moves ahead with Nova Gas pipeline expansion

Calgary-based TransCanada is moving forward with the expansion to its $2 billion Nova Gas Transmission Ltd pipeline.

15 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

US has 90 operational nuclear reactors – EIA

The United States has 90 operational reactors at 60 nuclear power plants, according to a report from the Energy Information Administration.

14 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Florida pipeline set for startup despite opposition

Florida’s third major gas pipeline, the $4 billion Sabal Trail and Florida Southeast Connection, is scheduled to start operations this week despite local opposition.

13 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Encana sells Piceance assets to Cearus

Canada’s Encana has reached an agreement to sell its Piceance Basin gas assets in northwestern Colorado to Denver-based Caerus Oil and Gas for $750 million.

12 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Drop expected in capital spending on Canada’s Atlantic coast

Capital spending on major projects on Canada’s Atlantic coast is expected to fall by 7% this year, to $13 billion.

9 June 2017
Global Markets

Canada is top choice to supply oil and gas

Canada remains a favoured global oil and gas supplier, according to a new global research survey.

8 June 2017
South Point Energy Center in Arizona. The US is already on its way to lower emissions. (Calpine) LNG

Will Paris damage Brand USA?

Will the United States’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement make LNG importers wary of ‘Made in America’? Experts are divided.

8 June 2017
Pipeline laying in the United States. Experts say relaxing regulations will cause serious safety concerns. (FERC) Policy & Regulation

Trump deregulation could put pipeline safety at risk

The proposed bonfire of red tape in Washington could cause serious safety problems where gas pipelines are concerned, experts say.

8 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

US Senate Committee confirms energy nominees

The United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has approved President Donald Trump’s four nominees for energy positions.

7 June 2017
Supply & Demand

US EIA lowers 2017 gas production outlook

The United States Energy Information Administration revised its 2017 gas production outlook downwards to reflect the drop in gas prices last month.

7 June 2017
LNG

Canada approves 40-year export licence for Woodfibre LNG

The Canadian government has approved a 40-year gas export licence for the Woodfibre LNG project, Jim Carr, Canada’s minister of natural resources, has announced.

6 June 2017
Global Markets

US coal consumption hits lowest level since 1984

The power sector in the United States consumed 677 mt of coal in 2016 – the lowest amount since 1984 – the US Energy Information Administration said on Friday.

5 June 2017
LNG

US could lose LNG initiative with Paris exit

The decision of the US to pull out of the Paris agreement could mean Washington’s gas advocacy loses political clout.

5 June 2017
LNG

Perry signs deal to promote resale of US LNG

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is expected to sign an agreement to promote the resale of LNG from the United States to developing nations in Asia.

2 June 2017
LNG

Delfin FLNG receives US export approval

Delfin LNG, the first floating LNG export plant planned for the United States, has received approval from the US Department of Energy to export 50.98 million cubic metres per day of gas as LNG.

2 June 2017
Global Markets

US companies sign $8 bln of deals with Vietnam

Companies from the United States have signed business deals worth more than $8 billion with Vietnam this week, some of which will be used for power projects.

2 June 2017
President Donald Trump announcing the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement. (PA) Policy & Regulation

We might as well always have Paris

The decision by the US to withdraw from the Paris agreement may make it seem as if business will continue as usual, but IOCs will have to take a longer-term view.

2 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Cheap US shale gas forcing out Canada’s Nova Scotia projects

Canada will lose gas output from two projects off the coast of Nova Scotia as the country faces increased competition from cheaper United States shale gas.

1 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Keyera gives green light to Wapiti sour gas project

Canadian midstream company Keyera has sanctioned the first phase of its Wapiti sour gas gathering and processing complex near the Montney shale play in Alberta.

1 June 2017
California Governor Jerry Brown addresses the Democratic National Convention in 2016. (PA) Policy & Regulation

California carbon market in fight over post-2020 rules

Market participants have reacted strongly to proposals to reform California’s emissions trading system, saying it would drive down prices and reduce liquidity.

1 June 2017

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