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U.S., EU Agree to Start Talks on Free-Trade Agreement
(Monday, June 17, 2013) The U.S. and the European Union on Monday said they would start talks to build a free-trade agreement to boost growth and create jobs across the Atlantic--a deal that officials hope will strengthen the world's biggest two-way economic relationship.
DOE to Move Forward on LNG Export Applications
(Monday, June 17, 2013) U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said he "absolutely" expects to have final decisions before the end of the year on some of the 16 pending applications to export natural gas to countries that don't have free-trade agreements with the United States.
Pakistan's High Court Disposes of LNG Case
(Monday, June 17, 2013) The Supreme Court on Friday disposed of the multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract case after the Ministry of Petroleum agreed in principle to scrap it.
Israel Looks 'Down Under' for LNG Export Expertise
(Monday, June 17, 2013) The expertise of Australian energy firms in hydrocarbon development could be of tremendous value to Israeli firms as they move forward with natural gas exploration - particularly with export mechanisms, experts from both countries agreed June 12.
Swiss Firm To Enter LNG Market In Japan - Nikkei
(Friday, June 14, 2013) Swiss resources trader Glencore Xstrata Plc plans to start supplying liquefied natural gas to Japanese utilities this year, the Nikkei reported in its Friday morning edition.
Imperial Open to Collaboration with Other British Columbia LNG Players
(Friday, June 14, 2013) Imperial Oil is open to working with other players in British Columbia's burgeoning liquefied natural gas scene if it leads to a better project, CEO Rich Kruger said Thursday.
India Aims to Boost LNG Imports
(Friday, June 14, 2013) India aims to import up to 20 million tons a year of liquefied natural gas, a government official said.
Gazprom: Foreign Firms Must Order Gas for Stake in Vladivostok LNG
(Friday, June 14, 2013) Japanese and other foreign companies must sign a major contract to buy liquefied gas from the future Vladivostok LNG plant in order to acquire a stake of up to 49% in the project, according to a Gazprom executive.
Venture Global LNG Export Project Joins Ranks of US Proposals
(Thursday, June 13, 2013) Venture Global LNG LLC has proposed to build an LNG export facility in Louisiana and asked the U.S. Department of Energy for authorizations to allow export activity.
Energy-Short Egypt Faces Long, Hot Summer
(Thursday, June 13, 2013) A gift of gas to Egypt from tiny Qatar shows just how tough this summer is shaping up to be for the government in Cairo, facing a funding crunch and power cuts as it struggles to contain explosive public discontent.
Oregon LNG Files Export App with FERC
(Wednesday, June 12, 2013) Oregon LNG has filed an application with FERC seeking the approval necessary to site, construct and operate a bi-directional LNG terminal with both import and export capability in Warrenton, Oregon.
Calif. Utility, Agencies Issue RFP for Natural Gas Engines
(Wednesday, June 12, 2013) The initiative aims to demonstrate natural gas engines capable of achieving aggressive, near-zero emission standards for on-road, heavy-duty vehicle applications.
Producers Eye New Route to Riches for LPG Exports
(Wednesday, June 12, 2013) Canada's LPG producers are quietly attempting to open new Asian markets, hoping they will find an easier way through British Columbia.
Petronas Plans to Invest $20 Bln in Canada Gas Project
(Tuesday, June 11, 2013) Petronas plans to invest $20 billion in its liquefied natural gas project in West Canada, one of the biggest investments aimed at capitalizing on cheap North American gas, a senior company official said Tuesday.
Official: Delek Drilling Interested in Cyprus LNG Role
(Tuesday, June 11, 2013) Israeli company Delek Drilling is interested in participating in Cyprus' natural gas liquefaction plant (LNG), Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis has said.
Qatar Offers Egypt LNG Cargoes, But Pricing Issues Hold Back More Support
(Tuesday, June 11, 2013) With merchandise import cover slightly up in the last two months, but only just over the three-month mark, lack of liquidity and access to letters of credit reportedly are hampering Egypt's efforts to book even concessional bilateral fuel support.
CNG Conversion Facility Opens in Nigeria's Largest City
(Tuesday, June 11, 2013) A subsidiary of Dangote Group and division of Borkir Energy, Sagas, has launched the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Conversion centre in Lagos.
Foreign Utilities Begin to Pull the Plug on India Power Plans
(Tuesday, June 11, 2013) Cash-rich global power utilities, which were looking at India to fuel their growth ambition, are losing patience due to uncertainties in the sector and the slow pace of reform.
Exec: LNG to Drive Colombia Gas Development
(Tuesday, June 11, 2013) Colombia's future gas exports in the form of LNG will incentivize further exploration and development of the country's gas reserves, said Eduardo Lima, senior VP of project development for Pacific Rubiales Energy.
Singapore: 19 Questions Away from A Prudent LNG Strategy
(Tuesday, June 11, 2013) Singapore's considered, practical outline of how it should proceed with its LNG purchases still needs a bit of fleshing out.