LNG
LNG import plans take shape
1 July 2005
Seven liquefied natural gas (LNG) import projects, with a potential send-out capacity of 3.7bn cubic feet a day (cf/d), the bulk of it earmarked for the US, are on track for completion in Canada this decade. Although not all are expected to survive, they represent a way around the rising tide of anti-LNG campaigns in the US, writes WJ Simpson
Equatorial Guinea: developing high-margin LNG
30 April 2005
The country's rapid emergence as a 400,000 b/d oil exporter will be crowned when it becomes the African continent's fourth substantial LNG exporter, in just over two years. But the country's offshore attractions are still tainted by alleged government corruption and mismanagement of oil wealth, Martin Quinlan writes
LNG: US moves offshore
1 April 2005
The US Energy Information Agency (EIA) expects domestic gas production to reach 20.5 trillion cubic feet (cf) by 2010, well below the 26.2 trillion cf demand it forecasts for the same year. As the US increasingly turns to imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) to help close the supply/demand gap, energy companies have revealed plans to construct more than 40 facilities to store and regasify LNG, writes Anne Feltus
Majors pile in as Doha keeps its foot on the LNG pedal
1 April 2005
A raft of new LNG deals is set to maintain Qatar's gas-expansion momentum. As the majors look to Qatar to shore up their reserve bases, Qatar Petroleum is now the partner of choice. James Gavin reports from Doha
LNG: the promised land
1 March 2005
Big shipping companies have bet that rising LNG trade will create a spot market for gas tankers, but some could still get their fingers burnt, writes Martin Clark
Natural gas: Reality bites
1 December 2004
Against a backdrop of rapidly rising energy demand, China is plotting a grand future for natural gas in a desperate bid to support its booming economy, writes Martin Clark
Latin America: Downstream surge
1 November 2004
Trinidad and Tobago is running away with the Atlantic LNG market, while unlikely upstart Peru appears set to grab the lead in the Pacific. Elsewhere, upstream LNG projects are facing delays but in gas-short countries LNG import schemes have made significant progress, writes Robert Olson
Finance: Banks pile in
1 November 2004
Lenders' appetite for liquefied natural gas (LNG) risk is close to matching the phenomenal rise in global demand for the fuel, writes James Gavin.