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U.S. South Coast AQMD approves rule to accelerate the transition to zero-emissions for building water heaters

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board has approved updates to a rule (Rule 1146.2) that will require new and existing buildings to transition to zero-emissions residential and commercial building water heaters.

Update: U.S. natgas prices climbed about 3% to a 21-week high on lower output, higher demand

U.S. natural gas futures climbed by about 3% to a 21-week high on Friday on recent declines in daily output and forecasts that power generators will burn a lot more gas in late June to meet rising electric use as homes and businesses crank up their air conditioners to escape an expected heat wave.

Williams seeks to put more of US natural gas project into service

U.S. energy company Williams WMB.N sought permission from a federal energy regulator on Friday to put more of the Regional Energy Access natural gas project already under construction into service by July 1.

CPGC and BASF sign framework agreement on carbon capture technology onboard LNG carriers

CSSC Power (Group) Corp. Ltd. (CPGC) will install its advanced Onboard Carbon Capture System (OCCS) on multiple LNG carriers and utilize BASF’s OASE® blue technology.

Freeport LNG sues three contractors over defects at Texas plant

U.S. LNG exporter Freeport LNG filed a lawsuit in April against three contractors, alleging that installation defects in electric motors at its $14-B Texas export plant caused prolonged outages and costly repairs.

Venice Energy's search for LNG development partners receives strong interest

The future of a proposed LNG import terminal project in South Australia has become clearer following strong interest from several international energy development companies with ties to both the U.S. and Asia.

Golden Pass LNG construction turmoil to delay Texas plant's startup

The startup of Golden Pass LNG, the QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil $11-B JV LNG project in Texas, has been delayed by at least six months due to construction turmoil, according to analysts.

Fulkrum awarded a frame agreement to support Woodside’s US New Energy projects

Leading provider of inspection, expediting, auditing and technical staffing services, Fulkrum, has been awarded a frame agreement for the provision of third-party inspection services to Woodside's New Energy projects in the U.S., including its proposed liquid hydrogen project, H2OK, located in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Air Liquide to invest over $250 MM in new high-purity industrial gas plant

The new $250-MM plant will supply ultra-pure nitrogen and other gases to Micron Technology, Inc. and other customers in the area.

Bio-CNG-fueled fleets in California (U.S.) achieved carbon-negativity for fourth straight year

The Transport Project (TTP) and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) – with partner California Renewable Transportation Alliance – announced that California fleets fueled with bio-CNG achieved carbon-negativity in their transportation operations last calendar year for the fourth straight year.

Saudi Aramco holding LNG talks with Tellurian, NextDecade

Aramco is in talks with U.S. firms Tellurian and NextDecade on two separate LNG projects as the Saudi firm seeks to boost its gas trading and production.

Pantheon Resources, Alaska LNG developer sign agreement on natural gas sales

U.S. / LNG

Pantheon Resources has signed an agreement establishing the terms for future sales of its natural gas to a unit of state-backed Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.

Nu:ionic Technologies, XRG Technologies announce a novel electrified furnace platform for low-carbon hydrogen production

Nu:ionic Technologies and XRG Technologies announced a jointly-developed novel electrified furnace platform for low-carbon hydrogen production.

U.S. natural gas prices fell after a volatile 2022

As average prices of U.S. natural gas fell in 2023, natural gas prices also became less volatile compared with 2022.

JERA sells equity stake in Freeport LNG (U.S.) to Japan Petroleum Exploration Co.

JERA plans to sell an equity stake in Freeport LNG to Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd.

Aethon Energy to acquire Tellurian's integrated upstream assets

Tellurian Inc. and Aethon Energy Management announced an agreement for Aethon to acquire Tellurian’s integrated upstream assets for $260 MM, alongside a Heads of Agreement for Aethon to purchase 2 MMtpy of LNG from Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG plant.

OPW separates into two business units: Clean Energy Solutions and Propane Energy Solutions

OPW announced that its OPW Clean Energy Solutions business unit will be divided into two distinct business units: the existing Clean Energy Solutions and the new Propane Energy Solutions.

Goldman Sachs: Global LNG market to grow by 50% by 2029

Growth in oil investment shows signs of peaking in non-OPEC countries, while investment in liquified natural gas (LNG) is expected to increase more than 50% by 2029, according to Goldman Sachs Research.

Tokyo Gas seeks more U.S. natural gas assets

U.S. / LNG

Japan's top city gas supplier Tokyo Gas is looking to add more U.S. natural gas assets, its president said on Monday, as it aims to expand its gas-related businesses in North America after its recent acquisition of a U.S. shale gas producer.

SUBLIME Energies introduces novel biogas liquefaction technology

SUBLIME Energies' new biogas liquefaction process efficiently transports and pools biogas produced by multiple farms, reducing initial investments and operating costs.

U.S. LNG exports rise in May as Freeport LNG returns to production

U.S. / LNG

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) rebounded in May as Freeport LNG, the country's second-largest exporter of the superchilled gas, returned to full production and as more supplies flowed to Asia.

Hawai'i Gas selects Eurus Energy America, Bana Pacific for hydrogen and renewable natural gas projects

Hawaiʻi Gas, the state’s only regulated gas utility, announced the selection of two projects from its 2023 request for proposals (RFP) for renewable hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG), key resources that will enable the company to shift away from its reliance on fossil fuel.

API's new standard sets guidelines for pipeline public engagement

API RP 1185, Pipeline Public Engagement, was recently published, and it’s a significant standard in every respect-primarily as it engages the public in every phase of the pipeline lifecycle. In this article, API executive Anchal Liddar explains the significance of the document and how it will help shape energy policy.

EIA: U.S. summer gas use for power to reach 2023 record

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects U.S. natural gas consumption for electricity generation to average 44.7 Bft3d this summer, on par with the record set last summer.

Air Products plans hydrogen refueling stations network in California (U.S.)

Air Products announced it intends to build a network of permanent, commercial-scale, multi-modal hydrogen refueling stations stretching from Northern California to Southern California (U.S.).

ConocoPhillips to acquire Marathon Oil Corporation for $22.5 B

ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corporation announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which ConocoPhillips will acquire Marathon Oil in an all-stock transaction with an enterprise value of $22.5 B.

U.S. natgas prices slide 3% on rising output, high stockpiles

U.S. natural gas futures slid about 3% on Wednesday on signs some drillers were starting to pull more gas out of the ground and worries about the tremendous oversupply of gas still in storage.

Hess shareholders sign off on $53 B sale to Chevron

Hess shareholders approved the proposed $53 B merger with Chevron that paves the way for the No. 2 U.S. oil company to gain a prize asset and a foothold in rival ExxonMobil's massive Guyana discoveries.

Aethon Energy to buy Tellurian upstream assets for $260 MM

Aethon Energy will acquire Tellurian's upstream assets for $260 MM and purchase 2 MMtpy of LNG from its Driftwood LNG plant, the companies said on Wednesday.

Pinon Midstream increases sour gas treating capacity in Delaware Basin, New Mexico (U.S.)

Piñon Midstream announced the commissioning of its third 450-gpm amine treating unit, which is now in service at its sour natural gas treating and carbon capture facility, the Dark Horse Treating Facility, New Mexico.