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Oregon Governor Encourages State Agencies to Closely Examine LNG Proposals

In a policy memo obtained by the Daily Astorian, Gov. Ted Kulongoski (D-Ore.) encourages state agencies to examine LNG proposals closely, but signaled his openness to pursuing LNG as part of the state’s future energy portfolio. The governor’s natural resources expert indicated that the governor does not have a position on the Bradwood Landing LNG proposal, but that...

Op-Ed: LNG Conflicts with British Columbia’s Energy Plan

The Powell River Peak (British Columbia, Canada) published an op-ed piece that argues that the BC should not permit LNG tankers to transit the Strait of Georgia, because the use of natural gas conflicts with the province’s “green plan” as it encourages dependence on a fossil fuel. In addition, the piece suggests that there is a strong case that the Strait of Georgia...

Gazprom has No Plans to Enter U.S. Market Until Final Decision is Reached on Shtockman Investment

Alexander Medvedev, deputy CEO of Gazprom, told reporters yesterday that his company will not fully determine whether to enter the U.S. LNG market until after a final investment decision is reached regarding the Shtockman field. Platts LNG Daily [subscription required] also noted that Gazprom is concerned that bids to obtain American assets in the oil and gas industry may prompt a...

Op-Ed: Natural Gas Supply For Sempra Has Other Possible Destinations

Citing a Sempra Energy spokesperson, an op-ed carried by the Long Beach Press Telegram warns that a portion of Sempra’s supplies from the Tangguh gas field in Indonesia, approximately half of the total supplies for Sempra’s Energia Costa Azul project, may be diverted to Japan. The piece goes on to suggest that the California Public Utilities Commission may want to take this...

November LNG Imports to United States Decline 56% from Previous Monthly Total

Platts LNG Daily reports that its analysis of LNG cargos and activity at American LNG import terminals suggests that approximately 20 Bcf of LNG has been imported to the United States in the month of October. This import volume represents a 56% month-on-month decline. [Subscription required]

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