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Photo of Cancun, Mexico, at night

Yucatan peninsula on course to receive US gas

The Mexican region is set to be connected to the national gas network this year, allowing piped supply from the US to feed its gas-starved power plants.

13 February 2020 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Artist rendering of the LNG Canada project

Canada’s CGL pipeline braces for more delays

Construction on the $5 billion pipeline is being held back by protests from First Nation groups, but permitting issues would delay work even if the dispute were resolved.

6 February 2020 LNG
The Hoegh Grace FRSU at Cartagene

Colombia’s second LNG terminal faces delays

Colombia’s second LNG terminal faces a number of challenges, but the government remains committed to the project as the country faces a supply deficit by 2024.

6 February 2020 LNG
Photo of Cameron LNG project in Louisiana

US LNG capacity set for rapid ramp-up in 2020

Around 20 mtpa of extra liquefaction capacity could come online in the US this year, keeping the global market well-supplied and holding down prices for the fuel.

30 January 2020 LNG
Photo of Gas installations in Neuquén province, Argentina.

Argentina and Brazil revive gas integration plan

The completion of a Brazilian pipeline could boost investment in the Vaca Muerta shale play and add competition to Brazil’s gas supply.

30 January 2020 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Los Origenes gas power plant, San Pedro, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic looks to US LNG for power boost

A new pipeline and second LNG storage tank will boost gas-to-power demand in the Dominican Republic and open the way for more imports from the US.

16 January 2020 LNG

Bolivian gas production and exports in figures

Bolivia’s interim administration has revised down the country’s proven gas reserves from 2017 by around 50 billion cubic metres.

13 December 2019 Exploration & Production
Petrobras's director of refining and natural gas, Anelise Lara, addressing an event

Petrobras may sell Bolivian assets to cut debt

The Brazilian state-controlled company is exploring ways to add to its divestment plan as it prioritises development of Brazil’s pre-salt oil and gas fields.

12 December 2019 Exploration & Production
Helicopter flying over Morales supporters outside a La Paz fuel plant

Bolivia unrest casts more doubt on Gasbol tender

The collapse of Evo Morales’ government is likely to further delay the auctioning of transport capacity on the Gasbol pipeline to Brazil.

21 November 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Power generation in Panama in 2018

Panama’s LNG hub ambition faces hurdles

Panama’s LNG developers must fend off competition from domestic renewables and alternative terminals in the US to fulfil their ambition of creating Central America’s first LNG hub.

14 November 2019 Supply & Demand
LNG cargo from Sabine Pass arriving offshore Brazil

Golar steps up gas hub plans for northern Brazil

The company is betting on small-scale LNG distribution to complement the region’s gas-to-power demand.

31 October 2019 LNG
A gas-fired power barge in the Dominican Republic

New pipeline may boost LNG in Dominican Republic

The country's Eastern Gas Pipeline will allow power plants to switch from fuel oil to gas once it comes online, facilitating a sizeable boost in LNG imports.

17 October 2019 LNG
An LNG cargo arriving in Brazil

Brazil LNG demand boosts prospects of terminals

LNG’s growing market share is likely to support the development of the country’s regasification projects.

19 September 2019 LNG
The Euzebio Rocha thermoelectric power plant in Brazil

Brazil auctions offer opportunity for LNG-to-power

LNG-to-power projects have been successful in Brazil’s recent auctions, and this trend looks set to continue.

12 September 2019 LNG
Höegh Grace in Cartagena

Colombia’s second LNG terminal makes progress

A second LNG terminal in Colombia would boost security of supply, but concerns over financing remain one of several obstacles for the project.

5 September 2019 LNG
Gas pipeline construction, Stittsville

Mexico avoids pipeline legal battle

An out-of-court settlement between Mexico and private pipeline developers permits the entry into operation of the 74 MMcm/d South Texas-Tuxpan pipeline within days.

5 September 2019 Supply & Demand
A Petrobras rig at sea.

Brazil’s pre-salt supplies hit capacity constraints

Brazil is reinjecting record amounts of gas, and additional infrastructure will be required in time for an expected surge in pre-salt gas production by 2025.

22 August 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Argentina's Escobar LNG terminal

Infrastructure holds back Argentine LNG potential

Argentina is set to become a seasonal LNG exporter, but there will be no quick fix to the infrastructure bottlenecks stopping it from becoming a major supplier.

1 August 2019 LNG
A tanker in Alaskan waters

Chinese agreement expiration to put Alaska LNG on ice

Alaska LNG’s developer will allow an agreement with Chinese backers to expire – a sign that the massive project has lost momentum amid the escalating US-China trade war.

26 July 2019 LNG
The Freeport LNG plant

More US LNG projects hit commissioning stage

Three trains at three US LNG export projects have been commissioned in recent months, continuing the rise in the country's liquefaction capacity.

25 July 2019 LNG

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