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European Union
June 24, 2020

LNG in EU Transition

LNG Can Play Key Role in Europe’s Energy Transition (The EU Parliament Magazine) Zdzisław Krasnodebski, MEP (June 24): LNG is playing an increasingly important role on Europe’s energy landscape. Over the last two years, LNG imports to the EU have doubled, while its share of total EU gas imports has increased from 12% in 2018 […]

USLNG Industry
June 23, 2020

USLNG Exports Fall by Half

USLNG Exports Have Declined By More Than Half So Far In 2020 (EIA) Today in Energy (June 23): Daily natural gas deliveries to USLNG export facilities were a record 9.8 bcf/d in late March 2020, but deliveries fell to less than 4.0 bcf/d in June, according to data by IHS Markit. Mild winter and COVID-19 […]

Supply and Demand
June 22, 2020

Buyers Rejecting Fewer Cargoes

LNG Buyers Seen Rejecting Fewer Cargoes as Prices Rise (Bloomberg) Stephen Stapczynski and Anna Shiryaevskaya (June 22): Buyers of USLNG will probably cancel fewer shipments scheduled for August than they do for July as prices show signs of recovery, according to traders. Cheniere Energy received requests from buyers to forgo 16-23 cargoes for August, according […]

June 22, 2020

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Steel Case

Steel Tariffs: Supreme Court Won’t Consider Appeal (Bloomberg) Greg Stohr (June 22): The U.S. Supreme Court has left intact President Donald Trump’s 25% tariffs on imported steel products, rejecting an industry trade group challenge that sought to strip the president of a powerful legal tool for imposing duties. The rebuff marks the second time the […]

LNG by Rail
June 19, 2020

PHMSA LNG by Rail Rule Finalized

Final Rule Issued for Transport of LNG by Rail The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in consultation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), issued a final rule authorizing the bulk transportation of LNG by rail. The rule will permit the bulk transportation of LNG in specified tank cars with enhanced outer tank requirements […]

June 19, 2020

GHGSat Satellite to Measure Methane

Methane: GHGSat Satellite Launch Aims for Increased Scrutiny of Methane Emitters (Bloomberg) Naureen Malik and Hailey Waller (June 19): Iris—a microwave-sized gadget to be launched into orbit from French Guiana [later this evening, June 23]—will be able to track methane released from oil and gas wells, coal mines, powerplants, farms and factories around the globe, […]

June 18, 2020

Myanmar Latest LNG Importer

Myanmar Becomes Latest Country to Begin LNG Imports (EIA) Myanmar became the newest country to begin imports of LNG. A small-scale (0.6 bcf) LNG vessel delivered a cargo sourced from Malaysia to Thilawa in southeastern Myanmar—an industrial port located outside of Yangon—on June 6… Myanmar’s first LNG import facility is located on the Yangon River […]

June 18, 2020

RWE to Finalize Terminal Contract

RWE Expects to Finalize Binding German LNG Import Contract By End-2020 (S&P Global Platts) Stuart Elliott (June 18): RWE and German LNG Terminal (GLT)—the developer of the planned 8 bcm/y LNG import facility at Brunsbuttel—are close to finalizing a binding import contract and should complete the process by the end of 2020… The terminal is […]

June 17, 2020

Texas Flaring Rules Could Tighten

Texas Could Tighten Some Natural Gas Flaring Rules by Fall (Reuters) Jennifer Hiller (June 17): Texas RR Commission Chair Wayne Christian directed agency staff to figure out which of the recommendations from the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition, a group of producers and industry organizations, could be implemented by the fall. “This is now the […]

June 16, 2020

Joint Comments to PHMSA

LNG Allies Joins API and Others in Submitting Comments The American Petroleum Institute took the lead in preparing a multi-association response to a proposal put forward by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) that could result in the disclosure of certain confidential/proprietary data with regard to liquefaction facilities. LNG Allies was one of several […]

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