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Congressional Democrats unveil Green New Deal

Green New Deal may inspire tougher regulation

The Democrats’ Green New Deal proposal could inspire tighter regulation for US gas and power.

7 March 2019 Policy & Regulation
A US coal plant

EIA report suggests US is moving to lower-carbon power mix

Coal is losing ground in US electricity generation while gas and renewables are gaining, according to new data.

5 March 2019 Policy & Regulation
Argentine pipeline infrastructure

Bolivia and Argentina adjust gas price and volumes

Bolivia has renegotiated higher prices for the gas it exports to Argentina, but at the cost of potentially lower export volumes.

4 March 2019 Policy & Regulation
The Meridian Spirit loading a cargo at Sabine Pass LNG

Fresh optimism for LNG over US-China trade deal

The US and China seem to be closing in on a trade deal that would benefit US LNG exporters looking to secure long-term contracts with Chinese buyers.

28 February 2019 Policy & Regulation
A rig in Vaca Muerta

Argentina keeps bulk of subsidies for unconventional gas

Companies have warned the Argentine government that planned revisions to subsidies will lead to losses.

8 February 2019 Policy & Regulation
Evo Morales, Bolivia's president

Bolivia set to lose ground in Brazilian gas market

Bolivia's gas supply contract with Brazil is up for renewal, but the renegotiations could prove difficult.

31 January 2019 Policy & Regulation
Shale gas drilling in the Marcellus formation

Shale growth will transform US gas flows

Flows are set to change dramatically in response to continued growth in shale gas production, the EIA says.

31 January 2019 Policy & Regulation
Andrés Manuel López Obrador gives a speech

Mexico’s new president goes quiet on gas

While Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said his administration will target energy sector development, there has been little progress made on gas.

11 December 2018 Policy & Regulation
Caribbean FLNG will be renamed Tango FLNG.

Argentina takes first step towards LNG exports

Argentina is set to start exporting its gas via an FLNG unit, but a larger liquefaction project will be needed to absorb its rising output.

23 November 2018 Policy & Regulation
Loading a cargo at Sabine Pass LNG

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 Policy & Regulation

Canada’s NEB to rule if CGL pipeline is a federal project

Canada’s NEB will consider whether TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline should be listed as a federal project.

23 October 2018 Policy & Regulation

Calcasieu Pass LNG plant receives final EIS

Venture Global LNG’s Calcasieu Pass LNG plant received a final environmental impact statement from the FERC.

23 October 2018 Policy & Regulation
Jair Bolsonaro.

Instinct vs investment: which way will Brazil go?

Jair Bolsonaro looks set to win Brazil’s presidential election, but while he is likely to favour a liberal approach to the energy sector, his populist instincts remain a risk.

23 October 2018 Policy & Regulation
Mexico’s President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Supply security pivotal to Mexico’s gas strategy

Mexico will struggle to reduce its dependence on US LNG and pipeline gas imports in the short-to-medium term despite efforts to boost its domestic gas output.

22 October 2018 Policy & Regulation

FERC issues draft EIS for Rio Grande LNG project

The FERC has issued a draft environmental impact statement for NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project in Texas

15 October 2018 Policy & Regulation
Argentine President Mauricio Macri

Argentine austerity threatens production subsidies

Argentine President Mauricio Macri will face pressure to cut generous subsidies to the country’s gas producers, but he should stay the course.

7 September 2018 Policy & Regulation
Argentinian pipeline infrastructure

Argentina’s gas exports will struggle to weather tax storm

Argentina’s emergency taxes on exports of primary products are likely to make the country’s proposed gas exports to Chile more expensive.

4 September 2018 Policy & Regulation
Solar farm, USA

Challenges for gas in California

California has been heavily dependent on gas for power generation in recent decades, but this could be set to change as the state looks likely to move towards having 100% renewable power.

4 September 2018 Policy & Regulation
Mexico’s president (right) and president-elect in Mexico City last month

Relief as Mexico’s gas imports avoid NAFTA troubles

The US-Mexico export regime appears to have emerged unscathed from the ‘renegotiation’ of NAFTA.

3 September 2018 Policy & Regulation
Map Ta Phut LNG terminal in Thailand

Opposition to coal offers boost for gas in Thailand

Public opposition to new coal-fired power capacity in Thailand could push the country towards a greater reliance on gas and renewables.

3 September 2018 Policy & Regulation