U.S. Lng exports to Europe rise as Asian demand falls

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas reached a new peak of 4.7 billion cubic feet per day in May, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, Kallanish Energy reports. This year, the U.S. became the world’s third-largest Lng exporter, averaging 4.2 Bcf/d in the first five months of the

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Cuadrilla to restart fracking at British site

British shale gas producer Cuadrilla said Thursday it would restart fracking at its Preston New Road site in Britain in the third quarter of 2019, with plans to use a thicker fracking fluid to help reduce earth tremors, Kallanish Energy finds. Operations at the first well at the Preston New road site in Lancashire were

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Pg&e didn’t repair lines it knew could cause wildfires: report

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (Pg&e) knew power lines in Northern California could fail and cause wildfires, but the company delayed repairs for years before a 2018 blaze that killed 85 people, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation. The utility identified parts that needed repair on its transmission lines to prevent “structure failure resulting (in) conductor

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Six minutes alter direction of U.S.’s largest gas producer

It wasn’t hard to figure out the backers of the two sides in the proxy battle between independent producer EQT and dissidents known as the Rice Team Wednesday morning, at the long-awaited annual meeting. Kallanish Energy was on hand for the meeting. Body language and facial expressions for status quo EQT, represented by CEO Rob

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Power from natgas to rise in 2019, slip in 2020: Steo

The share of U.S. total utility-scale electricity generation from natural gas-fired power plants will rise from 35% in 2018, to 38% in 2019, and then decline slightly in 2020, according to the latest Steo, Short-Term Energy Outlook, produced by the Energy Information Administration. EIA/Steo forecasts the share of U.S. generation from coal will average 24%

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Wti crude climbs $1/Bbl in 2020: Steo

West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices will average $62 a barrel in the second half of 2019, and $63/Bbl in 2020, the Energy Information Administration projects in the just-released Short-Term Energy Outlook (Steo), Kallanish Energy reports. EIA’s forecast WTI price of $63/Bbl for December 2019, should be considered in the context of Nymex WTI futures and options

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Delek says gas exports to Egypt by year’s end

Israel’s Delek Drilling said it has completed testing of a subsea natural gas pipeline to Egypt, but commercial sales by June 30 did not occur as originally projected, Kallanish Energy understands. Delek and its partner, the U.S.’s Noble Energy, signed a deal early in 2018 to export $15 billion in natural gas from Israeli offshore gas fields

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PG&E settles wildfire claims for $1B

Pacific Gas and Electric said Wednesday it’s reached agreements to resolve wildfire claims made by 18 local public entities (cities, counties, districts and public agencies) impacted by the 2015 Butte Fire, 2017 Northern California wildfires and 2018 Camp Fire. Under the agreements, $1 billion in payments will be made as part of a Chapter 11

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‘Urgent’ call to take advantage of Appalachia’s ethane largesse

CECIL TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania – The Appalachian Basin, specifically the trio of states including Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, is approaching a tipping point when determining what is done with the substantial volume of ethane produced here. There are three scenarios concerning ethane, according to Charles Zelek, a senior economist in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office

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YPF prepares first shipment of LNG from Argentina

Argentine oil company YPF SA said it’s now loading the first shipment of liquefied natural gas for export from the South American country, Kallanish Energy reports. The shipment includes 30,000 cubic meters (1.06 million cubic feet, or Mmcf) of LNG from the Vaca Muerta Shale play, YPF said, in a statement. “This is the first

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Icahn challenges Oxy’s ‘hugely overpriced’ Anadarko deal

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn last week filed a lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum, looking for board seats and eventually a sale of the company, Kallanish Energy learns. Icahn said in the lawsuit filed in Delaware Chancery Court he’s built a $1.6 billion stake in Houston-based Occidental, and is upset by its decision to acquire Anadarko

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PG&E plan to use blackouts to prevent wildfires OKed

California regulators Thursday approved PG&E Corp.’s plan to impose blackouts this summer across large swaths of its territory to prevent major wildfires — and told customers don’t count on reliable electric service as the fire season gets underway. The California Public Utilities Commission approved PG&E’s “wildfire mitigation plan,” in which blackouts could conceivably hit every

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Venezuela’s crude production lowest in 16 years

In April 2019, Venezuela’s crude oil production averaged 830,000 barrels per day, down from 1.2 million barrels per day (Mmbpd) at the beginning of the year, according to the Energy Information Administration. Last month’s average is the lowest level since January 2003, when a nationwide strike and civil unrest largely brought the operations of Venezuela’s

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PG&E power lines caused California’s ‘deadliest wildfire’: officials

California authorities said Wednesday power lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. (PG&E) caused the state’s most destructive wildfire ever – which killed 85 and nearly destroyed an entire city, Kallanish Energy learns. Lines owned by the San Francisco-based utility sparked the Camp Fire on Nov. 8, in Butte County, California, the state Department of Forestry and Fire

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Working-rig count falls for 5th straight week

The number of rigs working onshore in the Lower 48 U.S. states last week fell by two, and brought to five the number of consecutive weeks the count has slipped, data from Baker Hughes, a GE company, reveals. At May 10, 955 rigs were working in the Lower 48, down two rigs from the previous week, and off 59

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