Archive | October, 2019

Challenges to the Future of LNG

Decarbonization, Affordability, and Profitability (OIES) Jonathan Stern (Oct. 16): Decarbonization should be very much on the radar of new LNG projects currently taking FID, commissioning around 2024-25 and planning to operate up to 2050. The LNG community needs to replace an ‘advocacy’ message—based on the generality of emissions from combustion of natural gas being lower […]

Categories: Decarbonization, Economics, OIES

Senators to Introduce Anti-LNG Exports Bill

Sens. Markey and Warren to Introduce Anti-LNG Export Bill Although it has no chance of enactment during the current Congress, the two Democratic Senators from Massachusetts—Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren—announced last week (Oct. 08) that they plan to introduce legislation to block construction of a natural gas compression station in Weymouth, Mass. “that is […]

Categories: US Senate

Indian Gas Demand to Surge

Global Oil Majors See Surge In Indian Demand for Natural Gas (Reuters) Nidhi Verma and Promit Mukherjee (Oct. 14): Global oil and gas majors are looking to India to buy some of their excess LNG as the South Asian nation improves its gas infrastructure and strives to reduce emissions. India is investing $60B in gas […]

Categories: Asia, ExxonMobil, India, South Asia, Total

Small LNG Tankers Coming

Small Ships Are Next Big Thing for LNG (Bloomberg) Anna Shiryaevskaya (Oct. 09): Giant ocean-going tankers built the LNG industry into a US$150-billion-a-year business. The next expansion opportunity may come from ships a seventh of the normal size… The International Gas Union classifies a small-scale LNG vessel as one with capacity under 30k cubic meters… […]

Categories: Shipping, Small-Scale

Marcellus and Utica Estimates Increase

USGS Estimates 214 trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in Appalachian Basin The Marcellus Shale and Point Pleasant-Utica Shale formations of the Appalachian Basin contain an estimated mean of 214 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous resources of natural gas … This is a significant increase from the previous USGS assessments of […]

Categories: Natural Gas, USGS

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