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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 LNG
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 Exploration & Production
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 Supply & Demand
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

US senators push FERC to speed up LNG export approvals

FERC needs to speed up the permitting process for pending LNG export projects, eight Republican US senators have said.

22 August 2018 LNG

Obrador will make ‘modest changes’ to Mexican energy sector – Stratfor

Mexico’s president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is likely to make “modest changes” to the country’s energy sector, according to international affairs advisers Stratfor.

17 August 2018 Policy & Regulation
The Altlantic LNG plant in Trinidad.

US Jones Act serves Trinidadian interests

US producers cannot meet the country’s own demand for LNG because of a First World War-era protectionist law. It is good news for nearby Trinidad and Tobago.

15 August 2018 Policy & Regulation

LNG Canada at risk from potential Coastal GasLink delay

TransCanada’s proposed Coastal GasLink could be facing years of delays after a local environmentalist argued that Canada’s National Energy Board should have reviewed it

1 August 2018 Policy & Regulation
Work on the GasAndes Pipeline in the Argentine Andes

Argentina’s first Chilean exports to give modest rewards

The generous production subsidies paid out by Buenos Aires may wipe out Argentina’s profits from its initial gas exports to Chile.

31 July 2018 Exploration & Production
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (right) and Enrique Peña Nieto

‘AMLO’ keeps industry on tenterhooks

There is palpable anxiety in the oil and gas industry over the intentions of Mexico’s president-elect.

27 July 2018 Exploration & Production

US DOE finalises rules to speed up approvals for small-scale gas exports

The US DOE has finalised new rules that will speed up approval of applications to export small volumes of gas.

26 July 2018 LNG

Currency woes threaten Argentina’s Vaca Muerta

The devaluation of the Argentine peso is not all bad news for shale producers, but they may soon feel a knock-on effect from the crisis.

23 July 2018 Exploration & Production

Incoming Colombian president names energy minister

Maria Fernanda Suarez will be appointed as Colombia's energy minster when Ivan Duque takes office.

19 July 2018 Policy & Regulation
Pipelines in North America

We’re no foe, US exporters tell Trump

US gas exporters enjoy a favourable regulatory environment – but a recent application with the DOE shows they are not taking it for granted.

19 July 2018 Supply & Demand

FERC denies delay in permit approvals

The United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has denied reports it issued letters to LNG project developers warning that permit approvals would be delayed

18 July 2018 Policy & Regulation
Mexico’s president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Mexico could complete contract audit by H2 2019

Mexico’s president-elect has pledged a full audit of E&P contracts that could be overseen by members of congress or energy ministry officials, according to a prominent lawyer.

10 July 2018 Policy & Regulation

New Mexican government will honour past oil and gas contracts

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will honour oil and gas contracts awarded via the country’s bid rounds in recent years provided no wrongdoing is uncovered during an audit

9 July 2018 Exploration & Production
Javier Iguacel (right), Argentina’s new energy minister

Argentina’s new energy minister will be hands off

Argentina’s new energy minister has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to the ‘free market’, but several structural challenges remain.

5 July 2018 Policy & Regulation

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