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A drilling rig in the Appalachian basin

EPA plan to roll back methane regulations sparks backlash

Critics of the plan believe that softer regulations for gas could damage its image as a climate-friendly fuel.

5 September 2019 Policy & Regulation
A YPF drillpad in the Vaca Muerta

Argentina’s gas sector bears brunt of financial crisis

The country's problems have cast doubt over the tender for a new pipeline in the Vaca Muerta shale play, with the deadline postponed until after October’s election.

3 September 2019 Supply & Demand
Argentinian gas pipeline infrastructure

Argentine output boom to boost Chile gas exports

Argentina’s government expects a gradual increase of exports to Chile from September as a result of booming output from the Vaca Muerta shale play.

29 August 2019 Supply & Demand
Gas plant in Bolivia.

YPFB barred from buying Petrobras Gasbol stake

The Bolivian company will not be allowed to make the acquisition, denting its strategy of 'internationalisation' and narrowing the list of potential buyers.

15 August 2019 Policy & Regulation
Petrobras HQ

Petrobras’s monopoly being gradually tailed off

The domestic monopoly of the Brazilian NOC is being slowly broken up, allowing new entrants to gain footholds in the supply chain.

1 August 2019 Policy & Regulation
A Pemex rig in Campeche Sound

Mexican government makes call for private cash for E&P

Greater private investment is seen as necessary for Mexico to meet its targets for boosting domestic gas production.

23 May 2019 Exploration & Production
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 Supply & Demand
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 LNG
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 Exploration & Production
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 Exploration & Production
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 Exploration & Production
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 Exploration & Production

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 LNG
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 Supply & Demand

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