China Lies and Pursues Coal Strategy As Naive Enviros Buy the Hype

 ... … … [Editor Comment: China is lying yet again as it pretends to be a climate warrior while pursing a coal and green deception strategy to gain ascendancy.] At the September 22nd United Nations meeting, China committed to peak its carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and to be carbon neutral before 2060. However, pledges are

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While U.S. Pipelines Face Siege from Extremists, China Moves Ahead

 ... … … [Editor Comment: Pipelines here at home in the U.S. are ever harder to get done as extremist opponents tie them up in courts, but China is moving ahead ever faster.] While pipelines in the United States face increasingly hostile legal challenges, China is seeing the importance of a national oil and natural

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CNOOC makes major discovery offshore China

China’s oil and gas company CNOOC announced on Monday a “significant” oil and gas condensate discovery off the South China Sea, Kallanish Energy reports. The discovery of Huizhou 26-6 in the eastern South China Sea is set to become the first mid-to-large sized field in the shallow waters of Pearl River Mouth Basin. The well-encountered

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Gazprom, CNPC discuss extra 6 Bcm/y gas supplies

Russian gas giant Gazprom is negotiating an additional 6 billion cubic meters per year (Bcm/y) of gas supply to China, Kallanish Energy reports. The company is in talks with its partners to increase gas deliveries via the Power of Siberia, CEO Alexey Miller said in an interview published on Gazprom’s website last Friday. If an

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LNG demand will double by 2040: Shell

Worldwide liquefied natural gas demand is expected to double by 2040 to 700 million tonnes, according to third party forecasts, Royal Dutch Shell reports in its Fourth Annual LNG Outlook, Kallanish Energy reports. LNG in 2019 rose a robust 12.5%, to 359 million tonnes, Shell stated. “The global LNG market continued to evolve in 2019,

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Oil gains on trade deal hopes, better demand outlook

Crude oil prices rose more than 1% Tuesday on hopes for a U.S.-China trade agreement and optimism Washington could roll back some of the tariffs it has imposed on Chinese imports, Kallanish Energy learns. Brent crude futures gained 84 cents, or 1.4%, to settle at $62.94 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate crude futures gained

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Natural Gas Now Best Picks of the Week – October 26, 2019

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Readers pass along a lot of stuff every week about gas, fractivist antics, emissions, renewables, and other news relating to energy. As usual, emphasis is added. Natural Gas and Solar Power: Together at Last Our friend Dan Markind has a great piece in Forbes on the blending of

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Oil falls as China’s economic concerns outweigh refining

Crude oil prices were lower Friday, as concerns about China’s economy outweighed strong signals from its refining sector, Kallanish Energy learns.  But losses were limited on hopes for progress toward a U.S.-China trade agreement. Brent crude oil futures fell 49 cents, to settle at $59.42 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures lost

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Crude oil falls as US-China trade tensions impact

Crude oil prices fell slightly Tuesday, with Brent crude remaining near seven-month lows just below $60 a barrel due to growing trade tensions between China and the U.S., Kallanish Energy reports President Trump is vowing to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports, and China is retaliating by making further moves against U.S. agricultural purchases. The

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US, Brent crudes fall amid supply-cut uncertainty, US-China tariffs

Crude oil prices settled lower Monday after a choppy trading session, as Saudi Arabia and Russia have not yet agreed to extend the Opec+ output-cutting deal, and U.S.-China trade tensions continued to threaten crude demand, Kallanish Energy understands. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 73 cents lower, at $53.26 per barrel, falling 1.4% for the

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Brent slips to 4-month low, as trade fears persist

Crude oil futures ended Monday’s trading session lower after unsettled trading, as Saudi comments indicated Opec+ would extend supply cuts supported prices, but concerns U.S. tariffs on China and Mexico would hurt demand weakened the market. Opec+, which includes most Opec members, along with a number of non-producers led by Russia, since Jan. 1, has

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Goldman not expecting oil to rally despite tightening sanctions

Goldman Sachs expects the U.S.’s decision to end exemptions from sanctions for eight countries still buying oil from Iran to have a limited impact on crude prices — even though the timing is likely to have caught energy market participants by surprise. “While we acknowledge the near-term upside price risks, we reiterate our fundamentally derived

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Brent crude tops $70 for first time since November

Brent crude oil prices Thursday pushed through $70 per barrel for the first time in nearly five months, as expectations of tight global supply outweighed pressure from rising U.S. production and lower global demand, Kallanish Energy reports. Brent futures touched $70.03/Bbl, the highest level since Nov. 12, when it last traded above $70/Bbl. The international benchmark for

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LNG will be big part of China-U.S. trade once tensions resolved: CNOOC

Liquefied natural gas is expected to become a big part of China-U.S. trade once the dispute is resolved between the two countries, a senior executive from China National Offshore Oil Corp. (Cnooc) said Wednesday. LNG will also continue to dominate China’s natural gas imports, having accounted for 60% of its gas imports in 2018, said Cnooc vice

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Energy Transfer eyes opportunities in China, opens Beijing office

Energy midstreamer/transporter/storage giant Energy Transfer LP is opening an office in Beijing, looking to capitalize on China’s demand for ethane and other natural gas liquids. By opening its first office outside the U.S., Energy Transfer hopes to better leverage the increasing business opportunities in the export of energy products to China and other Asian markets,

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