Chevron will acquire rights to 810,000 acres of potential shale gas property along pipelines out of Australia’s Cooper Basin and connecting to natural gas export facilities on Australia’s eastern coast.More at The Australian.
Royal Dutch Shell received a license  to export LNG from a plant in British Columbia and in the United States Pangea LNG received permission  to export LNG from a planned location in Texas.
“When natural gas is not solely used as an export, and is used as a building block for manufactured goods, it creates eight times more value across the entire economy.” Quoted from Politico.comMore at Politico.com.
Chevron has made another major natural gas discovery off the west coast of Australia. This one is outside of the Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG areas and could be the start of another LNG project.More at FuelFix.com.
Many of the world’s most important energy trade routes pass through the South China Sea. The sea is underlain by significant oil and natural gas deposits, some of which are undeveloped.
Many of the islands in the South China Sea have competing claims of ownership, primarily because ownership of the island brings with it a claim to resources beneath the surrounding seafloor.More at Energy Information Administration.
The idea of exporting United States natural gas as LNG has not obtained unanimous support. Now a bill proposes LNG exports to NATO allies plus Japan.More at The Hill.
“The United States can safely export more of its natural gas bounty without causing prices to skyrocket, 110 lawmakers told Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Thursday.” Quoted from the FuelFix article.More at FuelFix.com.
Many energy companies would like to export natural gas as LNG from the United States to countries where market prices are much higher. However, United States manufacturers object because they fear that LNG exports will raise domestic prices.
The Energy Information Administration has published a series of maps showing the location of several alternative transportation fuels. Maps for biodiesel, CNG, electric, ethanol, hydrogen, LNG and propane are included.More at Energy Information Administration.
Chevron is the largest holder of natural gas resources in Austraila. Their Gorgon LNG Project and Wheatstone LNG Project are both located on the northern coast of Australia with easy access to Asian natural gas markets.More at Chevron.com.
Statoil had made three big natural gas discoveries off the coast of Tanzania this year. The company is very close to having the necessary resources to support a LNG plant for Asian export.More at Reuters.com.
Anadarko and Eni reached an agreement to develop an LNG facility on the northern shore of Mozambique to export natural gas from three large discoveries in the Rovuma Basin.
Large gas discoveries with LNG plants are being developed in Africa, Asia and A…
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Since mid-August, USDOE has received enough natural gas export applications that, if approved, would export the equivalent of 30% of the natural gas consumed in the United States as LNG.More at Forbes.
Exxon Mobil is targeting natural gas development projects in Canada where they can freely export the gas as LNG to Asian markets.More at Bloomberg.
Cheniere Energy Partners may have two new major investors in their Cheniere LNG plant that will liquefy natural gas on the US Gulf Coast for shipment to Asia.More at Reuters.
An article in Bloomberg Businessweek explores many arguments for exporting natural gas or confining it to domestic use. The United States currently has a glut of low-priced natural gas that could be sold for much higher prices if it is converted into LNG and exported.
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 http://geology.com/articles/lng-liquefied-natural-gas/More at Bloomberg Businessweek.
Several companies have applied for permission to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). An article on the New York Times website reports on what supporters and critics have to say on this issue.More at New York Times.
Hawaii imports all of its fossil fuels, however, if it imports natural gas that fuel will more likely come from Canada or Australia than from anywhere in the United States – because the United States does not build LNG tankers.More at Anchorage Daily News.
Several big natural gas discoveries in the Indian Ocean off the coast of east Africa have positioned that area to become a major LNG export center.More at Reuters.
“Libya is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the holder of Africa’s largest proven oil reserves, and an important exporter of oil and natural gas. Libya’s oil production has begun to resurge since the overthrow of the Qadhafi regime.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration’s country analysis brief.More at Energy Information Administration.
Rapid shifts are occuring in the sources of natural gas being used in the United Kingdom. Production is falling rapidly, imports by pipeline are slowing and imports of LNG are rising rapidly.More at Energy Information Administration.
Statoil and ExxonMobile discovered more natural gas in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. This discovery brings them close to having enough resource to justify an LNG terminal in that area.More at Reuters.com.
“Japan is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, and relies heavily on fossil fuel imports to meet its energy requirements. The Fukushima nuclear incident in 2011 could shift the country’s energy mix and place more emphasis on oil and natural gas imports.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration press release.More at Energy Information Administration.
The Department of Energy has decided to conduct a study on the impact of natural gas exports before it considers any more LNG export applications.More at Business Week.
El Paso Corporation seeks government authorization to export up to 1/2 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas per day from its Elba Island, Georgia terminal.More at Reuters.
The United States has a glut of natural gas and prices are much higher in other parts of the world – especially Asia. Should the United States begin exporting natural gas as LNG. That would generate income but would also raise the price of gas in the United States.More at Washington Post.
“The chances of rogue fractures due to shale gas fracking operations extending beyond 0.6 kilometres from the injection source is a fraction of one percent, according to new research led by Durham University. The analysis is based on data from thousands of fracking operations in the USA and natural rock fractures in Europe and Africa.” Quoted from the Durham University press release.More at Durham University.
Just a few years ago terminals to import liquefied natural gas were being built on the eastern and Gulf coasts of the United States. Now, these terminals are idle or operating at fractional capacity. Some companies are interested in converting them i…More at Geology.com.
The United States has an new abundance of natural gas – so much that prices have fallen dramatically. However, natural gas prices in other parts of the world are still relatively high. Should the United States respond by exporting natural gas? What would happen to prices and supplies if enormous quantities of natural gas were exported?
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 http://geology.com/articles/lng-liquefied-natural-gas/More at Christian Science Monitor.
An article on the CNN Money website gives an update on construction of the first liquefied natural gas export facility to be built in the lower 48 states.More at CNN Money.
An article on the Bloomberg.com website explores how political pressures and uncertainty about the long-term availability of inexpensive shale gas may hinder the development of a liquefied natural gas export industry in the United States.More at Bloomberg.com.
DOE/FE asked the U.S. Energy Information Administration to assess how specified scenarios of increased natural gas exports could affect domestic energy markets, focusing on consumption, production, and prices.More at Energy Information Administration.
Natural gas in the Northeast trades at premium prices compared to the rest of the United States due to pipeline constraints during periods of high demand in the winter. Liquefied natural gas has met over 25% of New England’s average daily natural gas demand since November 2010.More at Energy Information Administration.
Malaysia is a significant producer of oil and natural gas located along important ocean shipping routes of the energy industry. The country has enormous natural gas reserves and is the world’s third largest exporter of LNG.More at Energy Information Administration.
A growing abundance of domestic natural gas and higher gas prices in other countries place the United States in a position to become a major exporter of liquified natural gas. An article on NASDAQ.com explores a number of events that could prevent tha…More at NASDAQ.
An article on the MarketWatch website reviews how the United States has rapidly shifted from an importer of natural gas to an aggressive exporter.More at MarketWatch.
Some people believe that the current abundance of natural gas in the United States creates an opportunity to export to locations where gas prices are higher. Others believe that the gas should be kept in the United States to reduce our energy dependan…More at Reuters.
The Energy Information Administration has an interactive map that displays energy infrastructure features in the Gulf of Mexico region. It includes power plants, transmission lines, LNG terminals, natural gas hubs, pipelines, oil ports, refineries, ac…More at Energy Information Administration.
An article on the Philly.com website explores areas of market expansion for natural gas. Enormous amounts could be: used as a vehicle fuel, used to produce plastics, used to produce electricity and converted to LNG for overseas export. Each of these …More at Philly.com.