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CB&I Wins Engineering Contract for Rio Grande LNG Project

CB&I has been awarded a contract by NextDecade LLC, for the front end engineering and design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction terms related to the proposed Rio Grande LNG export project in Brownsville, Texas.  The contract covers all design and engineering activities required for the FERC permitting process, as well as for preparation for procurement of critical...

Companies Sign Agreement with Alaska on Gas Production, Possibly Supporting LNG Export Project

ExxonMobil, BP, and ConocoPhillips have signed an agreement with the State of Alaska that settles a dispute over resource leases in the Point Thompson oil and gas field on Alaska’s North Slope. Reuters reports that the agreement also includes support for a gas pipeline project that could lead to a liquefaction and LNG export facility.

Op-Ed Argues LNG Exports Will Encourage U.S. Gas Production

An op-ed carried by The Hill argues that allowing LNG exports of domestically produced natural gas will encourage production in the United States from shale gas plays. The piece also asserts that domestic gas exported as LNG would likely be “dry gas,” with relatively low concentrations of natural gas liquids, so U.S. manufacturers would not face a shortage of these valuable...

Mitsubishi Accelerating Analysis of Canadian LNG Export Projects

Mitsubishi Corporation told Platts yesterday that it plans to accelerate its feasibility analysis of the proposed Canadian LNG export projects. This statement follows Mitsubishi’s investment in Encana Corporation’s Cutback Ridge gas play in northern British Columbia.

Mitsubishi to Invest in Shale Gas Play Supplying LNG Export Projects on Canada’s West Coast

Encana Corp. has announced that it will sell a 40% ownership stake in the Cutback Ridge shale gas play to Mitsubishi Corp. for $2.9 billion. According to the Vancouver Sun, an official with Mitsubishi said that one reason the company invested in these gas assets was to further its plans for LNG exports from western Canada.

European LNG Headlines

“Reserves Boost” for Snohvit (Upstream Online)

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