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Firm building QatarEnergy-Exxon LNG plant in Texas (U.S.) files for bankruptcy

The lead contractor building a Texas LNG plant for QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil on Tuesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing challenges at the project.

Lead contractor building Golden Pass LNG plant in Texas files for bankruptcy

On Tuesday, the lead contractor building a Texas liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant for QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing challenges at the project.

Gas prices steady amid heavy Norway maintenance

Dutch and British wholesale gas prices were largely steady on Tuesday morning as the market was looking for any indication of potential extensions to Norwegian maintenance outages, which are at their heaviest this year so far.

Phillips 66 to buy Pinnacle Midland for $550 MM

Phillips 66 agreed to acquire Pinnacle Midland, a midstream company owned by private equity firm Energy Spectrum Capital, for $550 million in cash, expanding the U.S. refiner's natural gas gathering and processing footprint in the Midland Basin.

China LNG imports could hit record levels in 2024, says PetroChina

According to PetroChina, domestic LNG imports could reach between 78 MMtpy-80 MMtpy this year, with the industrial and commercial sectors driving demand.

Australia gas producers endorse govt strategy, warn of shortages this decade

Australia's energy producers endorsed a government strategy to boost natural gas development, but warned the country still faces new gas supply shortfalls this decade while markets remain volatile due to global conflicts.

ADNOC purchases stake/offtake from NextDecade LNG (U.S.)

ADNOC announced the acquisition of a 11.7% stake in Phase 1 of NextDecade's Rio Grande LNG, along with a 20-yr LNG offtake agreement from Train 4.

UAE's ADNOC planning US trading expansion

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is planning to set up a trading desk in the U.S. as part of the United Arab Emirates-backed oil and gas producer's global expansion efforts.

Waste manager WM explores $3 billion sale of renewable natural gas unit

Waste management firm WM is exploring a sale of its renewable natural gas business that could be worth about $3 B.

U.S. Republican lawmakers urge FERC to approve LNG applications

Two influential U.S. Republican lawmakers have urged the head of the federal energy regulator to process applications for LNG projects.

U.S. natgas prices climb 2% to 15-week high on output drop, demand rise

U.S. natural gas futures climbed about 2% to a 15-week high on Wednesday on a drop in output and forecasts for warmer weather over the next two weeks that should boost the amount of gas power generators burn to produce electricity to keep air conditioners humming.

Nextchem completes acquisition of GasConTec, adding new low-carbon hydrogen/methanol to portfolio

Nextchem completed the acquisition of GasConTec, which will add new low-carbon hydrogen/methanol technologies to the company's portfolio.

Turkey signs LNG supply deal with ExxonMobil

Turkey's state pipeline company, BOTAS, and ExxonMobil signed an LNG supply agreement, as Turkey aims to diversify its energy sources.

EUROPE GAS: Prices mixed as warm weather supports softer demand

Dutch and British wholesale gas prices were mixed on Tuesday morning as warm weather continued to stay above seasonal averages, supporting softer demand.

Gazprom loss shows struggle to fill EU gas sales gap with China

Gazprom could face a long period of poor performance as it struggles to fill the gap of lost European gas sales with its domestic market and Chinese exports.

Investments surge on strong demand outlook for LNG bunkering

Drewry projects more than 1,000 LNG-fueled vessels to be in service by 2027. However, development of the bunkering infrastructure appears to be lagging in comparison to the growth in fleet as well as the potential demand, which could take a leap of 30 MMtpy by 2028.

EU to target LNG, ships, violations in new Russia sanctions package

European Union ambassadors will hold a first discussion on Wednesday on a planned 14th package of sanctions against Russia over its 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Panama Canal in talks with US LNG producers to increase transit

The Panama Canal is in talks with U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers on how to meet increased demand for crossings as water levels recover after a prolonged drought

Australian government declares gas to be essential until 2050 and beyond

Australia's Future Gas Strategy highlighted a commitment for Australia to remain a reliable trading partner for liquefied natural gas (LNG), while underscoring the role of gas in Australia's energy mix until 2050 and beyond.

Trump vows to target EVs, LNG exports in meeting with oil CEOs

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed to reverse dozens of the Biden administration's environmental rules and policies at a meeting with top U.S. oil executives.

Naturgy: Gas supply contracts with Algeria unaffected by any shareholding change

Spanish energy firm Naturgy said that its gas supply contracts with Algeria do not include any clauses that would be affected by changes to its shareholding structure.

U.S. power and natgas prices turn negative in Texas, California and Arizona

U.S. spot power and natural gas prices turned negative in Texas, California and Arizona for Tuesday as pipeline maintenance trapped gas in the Permian Shale in West Texas amid low demand for energy and ample hydropower in the West.

EU eyes Russia LNG transhipment ban, tighter control of sanction busting

The European Union is looking to enact harsher sanctions against Russia, including holding LNG owners more accountable for receiving Russian natural gas shipments.

Sinopec in talks with Pembina for LNG offtake of Cedar LNG project

China's Sinopec is in discussions with Pembina Pipeline Corp for a LNG offtake agreement and equity stake in the $4-B, 3-MMtpy Cedar LNG project in British Columbia, Canada.

Japan aims for zero-carbon electricity generation

Over the last several years, the Japanese government has announced energy policies aimed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by lowering emissions in the electric power, industrial, and transportation sectors.

U.S. natgas prices jump 5% on higher demand forecast, lower output

U.S. natural gas futures jumped about 5% on Thursday on a continued drop in output and more demand next week than previously expected is forecasted due to an increase in the amount of gas flowing to liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plants.

Gazprom plunges to first annual loss in 20 yr as trade with Europe hit

Kremlin-owned gas giant Gazprom revealed that it plunged to a net loss of 629 B roubles ($6.9 B) in 2023, its first annual loss in more than 20 yr, amid dwindling gas trade with Europe, once its main sales market.

U.S. LNG exports fall in April for fourth straight month

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell for a fourth consecutive month to 6.19 MM metric t in April from 7.61 MM metric t in March on production outages, preliminary data from financial firm LSEG showed.

IEEFA: Tidal wave of new LNG supply to flood market amid demand uncertainty

Sluggish demand growth for liquefied natural gas (LNG), combined with a record increase in global export capacity through 2028, will likely thrust markets into an extended period of oversupply, according to the latest Global LNG Outlook from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

U.S. natgas flows rise to 3-week high as Texas Freeport pulls in more fuel

The amount of natural gas flowing to the seven U.S. LNG export plants was on track to rise by about 5% to a three-week high as Freeport LNG in Texas started to pull in more feedgas.