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Shale Gas Not a Revolution

In a recent article entitled “Shale Gas is not a Revolution”, Art Berman quickly makes his case before moving on to a number of other natural gas related issues. He provides a brief history of natural gas in the U. S., the challenges facing the industry, and where he sees the market going in the… Read More

NAFTA: Overhaul or Tune-Up?

“World Oil” reports that in spite of the rhetoric of the recent presidential campaign, the Trump administration is now striking a conciliatory tone with its NAFTA partners, especially on energy issues. Donald Trump has stated that he wants the U. S. to become a dominant player in global energy markets.  Duncan Wood, Director of the… Read More

LNG Sale to Korea

“World Oil” reports that while Cheniere Energy has already shipped eight cargoes of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) from its Sabine Pass, Louisiana, facility to South Korea, the arrival of the SM Eagle in country early this month will be something special. Previous shipments have been spot sales, but the SM Eagle will be the first… Read More

From Dependence to Dominance?

According to a recent article in “World Oil”, we can expect a flurry of public relations activity this week as the White House focuses on energy issues. For decades, the goal has been ‘energy independence’ or ‘energy self-sufficiency’ as we have tried to wean ourselves from foreign oil.  However, the Trump administration will not be… Read More

LNG Update

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities built, or being built, in the U. S. were licensed to only export to nations with which we had Free Trade Agreements in place. Since no such accords existed with China, exports to that country were typically only on a spot sale basis through brokers.  While spot sales can… Read More