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Oklahoma (U.S.) sues two companies over alleged natural gas price manipulation

Oklahoma (U.S.) has sued two energy companies, accusing them of manipulating natural gas prices during Winter Storm Uri in 2021, according to a press release from the state attorney general's office.

U.S. natgas prices ease 1% to 2-week low on lower demand forecasts

U.S. natural gas futures eased about 1% to a two-week low on worries about an oversupply of gas in storage and forecasts for lower demand over the next two weeks than previously expected due to a drop in feedgas to the Freeport LNG export plant in Texas (U.S.).

U.S. natgas prices fall 5% on big storage build, low feedgas to Freeport LNG

U.S. natural gas futures dropped about 5% on a bigger-than-expected storage build and forecasts for lower demand over the next two weeks than previously expected due to a drop in feedgas to the Freeport LNG export plant in Texas.

Galveston LNG Bunker Port advances with construction permit application

Galveston LNG Bunker Port, LLC, formed as a partnership between Pilot LNG and Seapath Group, has taken a significant step forward in its plans to establish the GLBP small-scale natural gas liquefaction facility on Shoal Point in Texas City, Texas.

Mild winter weather may lead to persistently high natural gas inventories through 2025

The surplus to the five-year average grew over winter 2023–24 because of mild weather, low natural gas consumption, and high natural gas production. In our April Short-Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. EIA expects natural gas inventories to remain relatively high and natural gas spot prices to remain relatively low through 2025.

APA curtailed natural gas production in Q1 amid weak prices

U.S. oil and gas producer APA Corp said that it had curtailed natural gas production in the first quarter due to weak prices.

AVEVA and Newpoint Trillium Management announce partnership for clean hydrogen project

AVEVA announced a strategic partnership with Newpoint Trillium Management, LLC creating a digital twin for their clean hydrogen and manufacturing projects to reindustrialize the former Department of Energy sites in Ohio and Kentucky as well as projects throughout Central Appalachia.

U.S. natgas flows to Texas Freeport LNG export plant rises

The amount of natural gas flowing to Freeport LNG's LNG export plant in Texas was on track to rise for a second day in a row, according to data from financial firm LSEG.

Chevron hands Myanmar gas field stake to junta, Thailand's PTTEP

U.S. energy company Chevron has quit the Yadana natural gas field in Myanmar, a spokesperson said, more than two years after it condemned violence and human rights abuses there and announced it would leave.

OCP and Fortescue to partner to develop green energy, hydrogen and ammonia in Morocco

OCP Group and Fortescue Energy announced a landmark JV in Morocco which aims to supply green hydrogen, ammonia, and fertilizers to Morocco, Europe, and international markets.

Investments exceeding $1 T needed for hydrogen infrastructure

Emmanouil Kakaras, Executive Vice President at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, emphasized the necessity for substantial investments in infrastructure to facilitate the widespread adoption of hydrogen fuel in Europe and the United States.

U.S. refiners and chemical manufacturers lead hydrogen production and consumption

U.S. manufacturers specializing in chemicals and petroleum refining have traditionally accounted for the largest shares of both hydrogen consumption and production, and they pay the least for it.

ACME Group and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies to jointly explore hydrogen value chains from Oman to Europe

ACME Group and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a feasibility study to explore the joint development of large-scale hydrogen supply chains from ACME’s projects in Oman to supply hubs in Europe using the innovative LOHC technology.

Shell sees significantly lower Q1 LNG trading results

Shell said it expects significantly lower results from its LNG trading business in the first quarter of 2024 compared with the previous three months.

Enbridge wins approval to commence service on Louisiana (U.S.) Venice natgas pipe project

Canadian energy company Enbridge’s Texas Eastern Transmission subsidiary received approval from U.S. energy regulators to commence service of a natural gas pipeline associated with its Venice extension project in Louisiana.

Pembina Pipeline enters LNG offtake agreement with ARC Resources

Pembina Pipeline said it has entered into an agreement with Canadian firm ARC Resources, which will deliver about 200 MMcf per day of natural gas for liquefication to the Cedar LNG project.

Baker Hughes to supply electric-driven liquefaction technology for Cedar LNG project

Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, announced it was awarded an order from Black & Veatch, a global engineering, construction and consulting leader, to supply Cedar LNG in Canada with electric driven liquefaction technologies.

Henkel closes acquisition of specialized supplier for protective coating and sealing solutions

Henkel has successfully completed the acquisition of the U.S.-based Seal for Life Industries LLC from Arsenal Capital Partners.

U.S. natural gas demand for LNG falls as Cheniere reduces output

There was a significant decline in the amount of U.S. natural gas being liquefied for export with a drop in demand from Cheniere Energy's Corpus Christi plant in Texas and its Sabine Pass operation in Louisiana.

Shell seeks longer U.S. license before sanctioning Venezuela gas project

Oil major Shell is seeking a long-term license from the U.S. before making a final investment decision on the Dragon natural gas project in Venezuela.

SIAD Americas LLC established by SIAD Macchine Impianti S.p.A.

SIAD Macchine Impianti S.p.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of SIAD S.p.A., has announced the formation of SIAD Americas LLC which will be headquartered in The Woodlands north of Houston, Texas (U.S.).

Enterprise plans natural gas processing plant to expand Permian operations

Enterprise Products Partners will build a natural gas processing plant in Texas to expand its operations in the Permian Basin.

U.S. ethane production, consumption, and exports set new records again in 2023

U.S. ethane production, consumption, and exports established new record highs in 2023, according to data from EIA's Petroleum Supply Monthly.

U.S. petroleum product exports set another record high in 2023

Petroleum product exports from the U.S. averaged a record 6.1 MM bpdy in 2023, an 2.5% increase from 2022, according to EIA's Petroleum Supply Monthly.

Japan's Mitsubishi invests in EIG's LNG company MidOcean Energy

Japanese trading house Mitsubishi has agreed to invest in MidOcean Energy, an LNG company owned by U.S. investment firm EIG, MidOcean said without giving details of the deal.

U.S. March LNG exports flat as Freeport plant woes continue

U.S. exports of LNG fell slightly in March to 7.61 MMt from 7.73 MMt in February as production of the superchilled gas from the country's second largest exporter remained constrained, preliminary data from financial firm LSEG showed.

Summit Midstream launches open season on natural gas pipeline

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners launched a non-binding open season to gauge interest for services of a natural gas pipeline running from the Delaware Basin in New Mexico and Texas to the Waha hub in West Texas.

U.S. natural gas prices climb 2% to 1-week high on higher demand forecasts

U.S. natural gas futures rose about 2% to a one-week high on forecasts for higher demand over the next two weeks than previously expected.

Osaka Gas sees little impact from Freeport LNG's partial shutdown

Japan's Osaka Gas expects to see little impact on its balance of supply and demand for LNG from a partial shutdown of U.S. Freeport LNG's facilities.

U.S. natural gas production grew by 4% in 2023, similar to 2022

U.S. natural gas production grew by 4% in 2023, or 5.0 Bcf/d, to average 125.0 Bcf/d, according to the U.S. EIA's Natural Gas Monthly.