Archive | October, 2019

Natural Gas Annual Report Released

EIA’s Natural Gas Annual Report for 2018 The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its 2018 NGA yesterday (Oct. 31). Key findings: (1) Dry natural gas production in 2018 was 30.6 trillion cubic feet (tcf), or 83.8 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) and 12.0% higher than the 2017’s 74.8 bcf/d; (2) Deliveries of natural […]

Categories: EIA, Natural Gas

With or Without Perry…

DOE’s LNG Export Sign-Offs Likely to Continue (Morning Consult) Jacqueline Toth (Oct. 31): In just one month, supporters of LNG exports will lose a top advocate when Energy Secretary Rick Perry officially leaves his post. But despite the Dec. 1 departure of Perry, LNG backers have little reason for concern. DOE is expected to continue […]

Categories: DOE, LNG Allies

Readout from FERC Meeting

FERC Moving Forward on Pending LNG Projects and Houston Office On Oct. 30 we met with a key FERC staff member to inquire about the delay in the decision-making schedule for the LNG projects that are ripe for decision and to discuss the Houston office. With respect to the first issue, we were told that […]

Categories: FERC

US Gas Exports Double

U.S. Net Natural Gas Exports In H1 2019 Doubles for Second Year (EIA) From Jan. through June of 2019, U.S. net natural gas exports averaged 4.1 bcf/d, more than double the average net exports in 2018 (2.0 bcf/d), according to EIA’s Natural Gas Monthly. The United States became a net natural gas exporter on an […]

Categories: DOE, EIA

Asia Gas Consumption to Grow

Natural Gas Consumption in Asia Will Continue to Outpace Supply According to EIA’s 2019 International Energy Outlook, future growth in natural gas consumption is concentrated in developing nations—those outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—especially in non-OECD Asian countries. Major non-OECD Asian countries include China, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Vietnam. EIA expects […]

Categories: Asia, EIA

EIA: China Favors Domestic Production

China Adds Incentives for Domestic Gas Production as Imports Increase Rapid growth in China’s natural gas consumption has outpaced growth in its domestic natural gas production in recent years. China’s natural gas imports, both by pipeline and as liquefied natural gas (LNG), accounted for nearly half (45%) of China’s natural gas supply in 2018, an […]

Categories: China

Rulemaking for Shipping LNG by Rail

Agency Proposes Rule (NatGas Intel, Subscription) Richard Nemec (Oct. 21): The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking establishing a set of regulations for the shipment of LNG by rail tanker cars. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is opening the proposal for public comment in cooperation with the […]

Categories: DOT, PHMSA, Rail

Polish LNG Terminal Gets EU Funds

EU Approves Funds for Świnoujście Terminal Expansion The European Commission has approved a €130 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to expand the LNG terminal in Świnoujście, northwest Poland. The project will increase the terminal’s capacity to convert LNG into its gaseous form, store it, and ensure that it is easily transported. […]

Categories: Poland

Brouillette to Succeed Perry

Perry Resigns; Brouillette Named as Replacement Energy Sec. Rick Perry submitted his letter of resignation to President Trump onboard Air Force One to a rally in Texas last night (Oct. 17). Perry’s departure which had been widely rumored in recent days. This afternoon (Oct. 18) the President announced by Twitter that Deputy Sec. Dan Brouillette […]

Categories: DOE

Indo-Pacific Natural Gas and LNG

Revolutionizing LNG and Natural Gas in the Indo-Pacific (NBR) The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) has issued a special report examining the role for LNG and natural gas in the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy and assesses how the United States and its partners in Asia can collaborate to translate the broad goals of this strategy […]

Categories: Asia

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