In its July 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook, the US Energy Information Administration expects Henry Hub natural gas spot prices for June, July, and August this year to average $2.37 per million British thermal units. If this happens, this price would be the lowest summer average Henry Hub natural gas price since 1998.
According to EIA, Argentina’s domestic natural gas production has been steadily increasing in the past three years, due to the increased production coming from the Neuquén Basin’s Vaca Muerta shale and tight gas play. Its production surpassed the 1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in December 2018.
BP Ventures announced an investment of $30 million in California-based start-up Calysta, Inc., that will use BP’s natural gas to produce protein for fish, livestock and pet feeds. This investment aligns with BP’s strategy of creating new markets in which gas can play a material role in delivering a more sustainable future.
The American Petroleum Institute published its latest Monthly Statistical Report showing that US crude oil production sustained a record-tying 12.1 million barrels per day (mb/d) in April. Moreover, total petroleum demand was the highest for the month since 2007 at 20.2 million barrels per day.
According to ‘Research on Natural Gas Import in China, 2019-2023’ the developing Chinese economy and its stricter environmental protection policies lead the development of natural gas consumption in China. The natural gas consumption was boosted when the Chinese government implemented additional restrictions on atmospheric pollution and replacement of coal with natural gas in specific areas.
US net natural gas exports in February 2019 totaled 4.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), marking 13 consecutive months in which US natural gas exports exceeded imports, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Government announced it has awarded Development Consent to AIE’s Port Kembla Gas Terminal. The decision by the NSW Minister for Planning comes after a thorough review of the Project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The US Department of Energy announced up to $39 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects in order to improve oil and natural gas technologies. Selected projects will fall under two DOE Office of Fossil Energy funding opportunity announcements. The National Energy Technology Laboratory will manage the projects under both FOAs.
On Thursday April 12 the christening and launch of the 8,000 deadweight, dual fueled cement carrier M/V Shetland took place. Shetland is a sister vessel of the M/V Ireland and M/V Greenland. Several new initiatives were implemented during the construction process to further enhance quality. After the official handover the vessel will be managed by the MF Shipping Group.
The Sumas trading point on the Canada-Washington border averaged $161.33 per million British thermal units on its natural gas spot prices on March 1. This is the highest daily spot price ever recorded by Natural Gas Intelligence anywhere in the United States in at least five years. The price peak was due to regional supply constraints and unseasonably cold temperatures.
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