Venture Global LNG seeks approval to speed up plant construction

LNG developer Venture Global LNG asked U.S. regulators for expedited review of a request to add construction workers to its Plaquemines LNG export project and to allow work around the clock seven days per week.

Cheniere Energy returns Louisiana LNG export plant to full production

Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass LNG export facility returned to full production this week after undergoing maintenance.

MAN Energy Solutions and Shell join forces to drive decarbonization solutions

MAN Energy Solutions and Shell have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the potential of combining their individual competencies and technologies to achieve their climate goals and support their customers in their decarbonization efforts.

U.S. natural gas prices up 2% on rising LNG feedgas, lingering hot weather

U.S. natural gas futures climbed about 2% as the daily amount of gas flowing to liquefied natural gas export plants increases, rising prices in Europe, and on forecasts for hotter-than-normal U.S. weather to continue through mid-July, especially in Texas.

TechnipFMC awarded significant iEPCI for OMV’s Berling gas development

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation contract by OMV AS for its Berling gas development project.

BCCK offers Nitech-style IV nitrogen rejection units in West Texas, featuring innovative tech

BCCK, a leader in engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services, has expanded its footprint in the Permian Basin with its NiTech Style IV dual column nitrogen rejection unit project.

Chamber analysis highlights flaws with EPA powerplant proposal

A new analysis by the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute finds significant flaws with the methodology used in EPA’s new carbon pollution standards for coal and natural gas-fired power plants.

Montauk Renewables, Inc. to develop RNG facility in Orange County, California

Montauk Renewables, Inc., through its subsidiary, Bowerman Power LFG, LLC, announced its planned development of a renewable natural gas landfill gas project in Irvine, CA at the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill.

LNG-exporting Gulf Coast states drove U.S. natural gas demand growth

U.S. natural gas demand, domestic consumption plus gross exports, increased 43%, or 34.5 bcf/d, from 2012 to 2022.

INEOS Energy charters two LNG carriers to create virtual LNG pipeline from the U.S. to Europe

INEOS Energy Trading has today signed agreements with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for two new build LNG carriers, to be used for the import of LNG into Germany from the United States.

Cheniere signs LNG supply deal with China's ENN

Cheniere Energy said it will supply 1.8 million tons of liquefied natural gas per annum to China's ENN Natural Gas for over 20 years.

U.S. natural gas falls 3% on lower demand forecast, drop in European prices

U.S. natural gas futures fell about 3% on forecasts for less demand next week than previously expected due in part to a drop in the amount of gas flowing to liquefied natural gas export plants and a drop in European gas prices.

U.S. Mountain Valley natgas pipe moving forward, capacity may be limited

The $6.6-B Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia is on track to get final permits by Saturday, moving the long-delayed project closer to re-starting construction.

Venture Global LNG signs 20-year contract with German energy firm

U.S. liquefied natural gas developer Venture Global LNG said it had signed a 20-year deal to provide Germany's Securing Energy for Europe GmbH with 2.25 mpta of LNG.

Energy Dept. refuses Energy Transfer's rehearing request for LNG project

The U.S. Department of Energy will not rehear pipeline operator Energy Transfer's request for a second extension of its Lake Charles liquefied natural gas export project.

U.S. natural gas eases 1% on lower demand forecasts, ahead of storage report

U.S. natural gas futures eased about 1% on forecasts for lower demand next week due in part to ongoing work at several U.S. liquefied natural gas export terminals that is keeping the amount of gas flowing to the plants low.

Cheniere signs LNG supply agreement with Equinor for Sabine Pass expansion

Cheniere Energy has entered into a long-term agreement with Norway's Equinor to supply 1.75 million tons of liquefied natural gas per annum, it said.

Japan's Mitsui says no plans to exit Russia's Sakhalin-2 LNG project

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co has no plans to withdraw from the Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas project in Russia, a senior executive said, adding the operation was continuing super-chilled fuel exports to Japan.

Cheniere liquified natural gas plant reduces feedgas intake

U.S. liquefied natural gas exporter Cheniere Energy Inc has reduced feedgas intake and LNG output at its Louisiana facility during maintenance, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Uzbekistan to buy 2.8 bcm of Russian gas per year

Uzbekistan will start importing 9 mcm of Russian natural gas daily from Oct.1 under a deal it has signed with Russia's Gazprom, the Central Asian nation's energy ministry said.

U.S. grapples with how clean is green hydrogen

Signed into law last year, the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act will plough almost $400 B into clean energy projects and a large part of that will finance a tiered subsidy for emission-free hydrogen production.

Phillips 66 completes acquisition of DCP Midstream, LP common units

Phillips 66 and DCP Midstream, LP completed the previously announced acquisition by Phillips 66 of all the publicly held common units representing limited partner interests in DCP Midstream for $41.75 per common unit in cash at a total value of approximately $3.8 B, increasing its economic interest in DCP Midstream to 86.8%.

TotalEnergies buys $219-MM stake in LNG developer NextDecade

TotalEnergies will buy a 17.5% stake in U.S. liquefied natural gas developer NextDecade for $219 MM, the French group said, part of a broader deal to enable the Texas company's Rio Grande LNG export project to proceed.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines enters strategic investment agreement with Delfin

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced that it has entered into a strategic investment agreement with Delfin Midstream Inc enabling Delfin to accelerate clean low-cost LNG exports from North America to customers around the world.

Fuel gas blending: Follow the H2 signal


In some cases, it may be practical to blend hydrogen (H2) into the local natural gas distribution network via an agreement with local utilities, but regardless of the strategy, blending must be carefully controlled. This article examines these challenges.

Air Products’ AP-X LNG Technology and Equipment Selected for the North Field South Project

Air Products has been selected to provide its proprietary AP-X LNG Process technology and equipment to Qatargas for the North Field South Project in Ras Laffan, the State of Qatar.

Asahi Kasei and Mitsui to establish supply and procurement systems for bio-methanol

Asahi Kasei Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. will establish a supply and procurement scheme for bio-methanol produced in the United States.

LNG developer Venture Global spars with customers over cargoes

Venture Global LNG, which is building three multi-billion dollar U.S. liquefied natural gas processing plants, is sparring with two customers of its first project over mechanical failures that have prevented commercial deliveries a year after initial shipments began.

U.S. burns more natural gas as wind power drops, Canadian wildfires cloud solar

U.S. power generators were forced to burn more natural gas to produce electricity this week than usual as the amount of wind power dropped and smoke from Canadian wildfires blocked output from solar panels, according to U.S. and regional power data.

U.S. natural gas futures slip after bigger-than-expected storage build

U.S. natural gas futures eased into a narrow range after a government report showed a bigger-than-usual storage build last week, overshadowing support from forecasts for warmer weather.