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"November 2019"

November 25, 2019

Coal Still Powers the World

Despite the Talk of Coal’s Demise, It Still Powers the World (Bloomberg) Bill Wade (Nov. 25): For all the talk of ditching fossil fuels to fight climate change, coal remains king in much of the world. The amount of electricity generated from coal jumped 7% in the developing world last year, according to Bloomberg NEF’s […]

November 25, 2019

Qatar to Boost LNG Production

Qatar Plans to Boost LNG Production to 126 mtpa by 2027 (Reuters) Dahlia Nehme (Nov. 25): The CEO of Qatar Petroleum, Saad al-Kaabi, said on Mon. (Nov. 25) that… new drilling and appraisal work in the expanded North Field mega field confirmed gas reserves now in excess of 1,760 trillion cubic feet. Kaabi: “These results […]

November 19, 2019

Sec. 232 Tariffs Should Sunset

Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Add Sunset Provision in Sec. 232 Bill (S&P Global Platts) Justine Coyne (Nov. 19): The Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users on Tues. (Nov. 19) asked members of the Senate Finance Committee to include a sunset provision for the Sec. 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum in any future tariff […]

November 19, 2019

China Coal Capacity Rising

China Coal-Fired Power Capacity Still Rising (Reuters) David Stanway (Nov. 19): China raised its coal-fired power capacity by 42.9 GW, or about 4.5%, in the 18 months to June, connecting new projects to the grid at a time when capacity in the rest of the world shrank, according to a study published on Wed. (Nov. […]

November 15, 2019

Poland Notification to Gazprom: Nyet!

Poland’s PGNiG Tells Gazprom it Plans to End Gas Supply Deal in 2022 (Reuters) Agnieszka Barteczko and Katya Golubkova (Nov. 15): Poland’s dominant gas firm, state-run PGNiG, said on Nov. 15 that it had notified Russia’s Gazprom that it will not renew their long-term deal on gas supplies when the agreement expires after 2022. Poland […]

November 15, 2019

LNG Discussion in Brouillette Hearing

Readout: Brouillette Hearing Goes Smoothly The Senate Energy and Natural Resources (SENR) Committee met yesterday (Nov. 14) to consider the nomination of Dan J. Brouillette to be the next Secretary of Energy. Brouillette is currently serving as the Deputy DOE Secretary and is expected to be easily approved to succeed Sec. Rick Perry. As far […]

November 12, 2019

Fannon on America’s Energy Abundance

Global Governments ‘Still Coming to Terms’ with America’s Energy Abundance (CNBC) Frank Fannon, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for energy resources, speaking to an audience at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference on Tues. (Nov. 12), said that the United States’ evolution into a global leader in energy production offered new opportunities, […]

November 8, 2019

Gas Will Hold Key to Africa’s Energy

IEA Says Gas Will Hold the Key to Africa’s Energy Future (S&P Global Platts) Eklavya Gupte (Nov. 08): Africa will emerge as a major player in natural gas markets as a producer, consumer, and exporter with gas output poised to more than double in the next two decades, the International Energy Agency said in a […]

November 7, 2019

New U.S. Pipelines in 2019

New Pipeline Capacity from the South Central and Northeast Regions The United States is expected to add between 16 bcf/d and 17 bcf/d of natural gas pipeline capacity in 2019, most of which was built to provide additional takeaway capacity out of supply basins. Of the 134 active natural gas pipeline projects that the EIA […]

November 6, 2019

Responsible Gas Program

‘Responsible’ Gas Offers an ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Product (S&P Global Platts) Jim Magill (Nov. 06): A number of buyers and sellers of natural gas have initiated programs recently to market gas tailored to meet consumers’ demand for a more environmentally friendly product. In one of the latest examples of this trend, Southern Co. subsidiary Virginia Natural […]

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