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US Delays in LNG, Coal Export Permitting Could Violate WTO Pacts
(Friday, December 06, 2013) The delay in US permits for LNG and coal export facilities could violate WTO agreements, a former WTO official argues in a recent report.
Asian LNG Buyers to Head to China for More Price Talks in Feb-Sources
(Friday, December 06, 2013) Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers plan to meet again in China in February to continue looking for ways to leverage their buying power for lower prices, industry officials said at the end of talks here on Friday.
Panel: Nuclear to Remain Key Japan Energy Source
(Friday, December 06, 2013) Japan should continue to use nuclear power as a key energy source despite the Fukushima power plant disaster, a government panel said Friday in a reversal of a phase-out plan by the previous government.
France Urges Gas Suppliers to Boost LNG Imports As Crunch Looms
(Thursday, December 05, 2013) Gas supplies at the southern French hub of Marseille are running dangerously short on a dearth of LNG deliveries, cold weather and low stocks at the onset of winter, pushing prices there to among the highest in the world.
Santos Sees 2014 Production Driven by PNG LNG Start-Up
(Wednesday, December 04, 2013) Santos discloses that the company's 2014 production is projected to reach 52 to 57 million barrels of oil equivalent, driven by start-up of the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project in 2Q 2014.
India, Japan Eye Joint Tenders for Cheaper LNG
(Wednesday, December 04, 2013) India and Japan are stepping up the pressure for cheaper liquefied natural gas (LNG) with potential joint tenders as two of the world's biggest gas buyers try to ease the pain of high prices and rising demand.
Asia LNG Buyers Set to Meet This Week on Joint Procurement
(Tuesday, December 03, 2013) Buyers from countries that import 70 percent of the world's LNG will meet to discuss how to get a better deal.
Russian LNG Exports to Find Market Niche - Novak
(Tuesday, December 03, 2013) Russia's three new liquefied natural gas projects will find a niche in a growing Asian marketplace, but there is no call to break Gazprom's monopoly on pipeline gas exports, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Reuters on Tuesday.
Shell Floats Hull for Prelude FLNG Vessel
(Tuesday, December 03, 2013) Shell says that the 1,600-foot hull for the Prelude FLNG vessel, the world's largest floating facility, has been floated out of a dry dock in Korea.
Russia's Putin Approves LNG Exports for Gazprom's Rivals
(Monday, December 02, 2013) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law amendments that will allow rivals of state-owned Gazprom to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), bolstering hopes for Russia to boost its share of the global LNG market.
Tocom Plans LNG Futures Exchange with Help from CME - Nikkei
(Friday, November 29, 2013) The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (Tocom) is in talks with CME Group Inc to create the world's first exchange for liquefied natural gas (LNG) futures, the Nikkei reports, citing sources.
Japan's Soaring Coal Use May Push Down LNG Imports This Year
(Friday, November 29, 2013) Japan is burning so much coal as it tries to lower the cost of replacing nuclear energy that it may see a surprise dip in imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2013, the first in four years.
Japan Shippers Plan to Order 90 New LNG Tankers Worth $17.6B by 2020
(Friday, November 29, 2013) Japan's top shippers plan to order around 90 new liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers worth about 1.8 trillion yen ($17.61 billion) by 2020 as they gear up to transport rising volumes of the superchilled fuel from North America and Australia.
Britain Asks Big Energy Firms to Freeze Gas and Power Prices - BBC Says
(Friday, November 29, 2013) The government has asked Britain's six biggest energy suppliers to freeze prices for gas and electricity until the 2015 election, the BBC reports on Friday citing unidentified industry sources.
CNOOC Applies to Canada Regulators for LNG Export License
(Friday, November 29, 2013) CNOOC Ltd, China's top offshore oil explorer, applied to Canadian energy regulators on Friday for permission to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a proposed terminal along Canada's West Coast.
Brazil's OGX Maranhao Changes Name to Parnaiba Gas Natural
(Thursday, November 28, 2013) OGX Maranhao, the Brazilian on-shore natural gas producer, has changed its name to Parnaiba Gas Natural, says Eneva SA, one of three companies that owns a stake in the company, in an e-mailed statement.
Shell's Ormen Lange Gas Field Briefly Halts Output
(Thursday, November 28, 2013) Royal Dutch Shell's giant Ormen Lange gas field halted production late on Wednesday after a power trip and its operator expects to ramp up production as soon as possible, the Nordic Power bourse says in a market message.
Australia's Origin Energy Sells Gas to BG Group
(Thursday, November 28, 2013) Australia's Origin Energy says it has agreed to sell gas to BG Group at oil-linked prices in 2014 and 2015, as BG ramps up its Queensland Curtis Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in eastern Australia.
Japan and Indian Groups May Split 10% in Yamal LNG Plant-Report
(Thursday, November 28, 2013) Two groups of Japanese and Indian companies may take a combined stake of almost 10 percent in Russia's Yamal liquified natural gas (LNG) project, which would benefit from broader access to Asian markets from the sale, a newspaper reports.
Tanzania May Build New LNG Export Facility in Lindi - Minister
(Wednesday, November 27, 2013) Tanzania is looking at building a massive facility to export LNG similar to those developed by the world's biggest gas exporter Qatar, a government official said.