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PIRA weekly gas report published

PIRA weekly gas report published

NYC-based PIRA Energy Group report shows that nuclear restarts in Japan are being pushed back. In the U.S., low storage build points to strengthening electric generation. In Europe, Ukraine fears mask broadly weak European fundamentals. In Japan, nuclear restarts have again been pushed out, this time to 2015, revealing that nuclear capacity will really be taking its […]

Steelhead LNG appoints Ernest Buchan as projects director

Steelhead LNG appoints Ernest Buchan as projects director

Steelhead LNG said that Ernest Buchan has joined the Vancouver-based company as Projects Director. As Projects Director reporting to Steelhead LNG’s Vice President, Technical, Ian Hill, Buchan will build and lead an experienced project team that will work with industry partners and contractors to help them evaluate and develop LNG project opportunities through pre-FEED (front end […]

Highbank contracts Foresight for barge-load out facility

Highbank contracts Foresight for barge-load out facility

Highbank Resources finalized a contract with Foresight Innovations of Victoria, B.C. to drive the pilings and complete the infrastructure for the company’s barge load-out facility at Swamp Point North. Work is expected to commence at the foreshore site this month with completion anticipated in 2-3 weeks. Following the completion of the piling work the conveyor sections […]

Construction Craft Workers to push LNG industry in BC

Construction Craft Workers to push LNG industry in BC

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) introduced the Construction Craft Worker (CCW) as BC’s 48th Red Seal trade. This move was in direct response to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry’s demand for skilled tradespeople in BC’s north, specifically Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers. Recent LNG data indicates that a scenario with five LNG plants constructed in […]

EIA: Russia will supply gas to northern, eastern provinces of China

EIA: Russia will supply gas to northern, eastern provinces of China

China’s natural gas demand has been growing as the government seeks to move away from coal in favor of cleaner fuels. According to EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2013 (IEO2013) Reference case, demand will more than triple from 5.2 Tcf in 2012 to 17.5 Tcf by 2040. Russia’s largest natural gas company, Gazprom, finalized a deal […]

LLNG Energy files draft resource reports with FERC

LLNG Energy files draft resource reports with FERC

Louisiana LNG Energy has filed with FERC a draft Resource Reports as part of FERC’s National Environmental Policy Act pre-filing review process for LLNGE’s proposed Mississippi River LNG export terminal. LLNG Energy submitted draft resource reports No. 10, a general project’s description and 4 representing alternatives. The request to begin the NEPA pre-filing review process was approved on July […]

Gardner criticizes Moniz and DOE

Gardner criticizes Moniz and DOE

Congressman Cory Gardner responded to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s comments regarding criticism from the LNG industry on DOE’s export application approval process. The U.S. Department of Energy currently has 26 applications waiting in its queue for approval and Gardner disagreed with Moniz that the criticism of DOE’s lack of urgency in approving LNG […]

Petrobras and YPFB agree on gas imports to Brazil

Petrobras and YPFB agree on gas imports to Brazil

Petrobras has entered into an agreement with YPFB, in accordance with its negotiation agenda, aimed at resolving differences as to the performance of the Bolivian natural gas import contract (Gas Supply Agreement – GSA) to the Brazilian market. The agreement provides clarification regarding the different interpretations of the GSA through payments and compensations from one […]

Peru ships LNG cargo to Spain

Peru ships LNG cargo to Spain

The latest liquefied natural gas cargo to be loaded at the Peru LNG terminal has been dispatched to Spain. The 130,000 cbm Galea departed from the LNG export terminal on Monday, and it is sailing to the Huelva LNG import terminal. Peru also shipped a cargo of LNG onboard the 173,600 cbm Castillo de Santisteban to Mexico’s […]

FortisBC updates on Tilbury LNG expansion

FortisBC updates on Tilbury LNG expansion

In November 2013, FortisBC announced plans for a $400-million expansion of its Tilbury LNG facility including one additional storage tank and associated liquefaction equipment. The expansion will provide LNG to the transportation market, remote communities and the marketplace. The facility has been operating safely since 1971, providing gas supply to utility customers during periods of […]







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