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BP, ConocoPhillips, and TransCanada Discussing Export of LNG from Alaska’s North Slope

Late last week, officials with BP, ConocoPhillips, and TransCanada signaled interest in studying an LNG liquefaction and export project for natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope fields. The Vancouver Sun provides additional...

Alaska Policy Makers, Company Representatives to Meet on Natural Gas Project Development Today

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell (R) is expected to meet with the CEOs of BP, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil today to discuss the development of the state’s North Slope natural gas deposits. Following the meeting, Platts LNG Daily reports that the companies may announce a review of a large-scale LNG liquefaction and export project. [Subscription...

ConocoPhillips to Restart Kenai LNG Exports

A spokesperson for ConocoPhillips told Reuters yesterday that the company plans to restart LNG liquefaction and export operations at the Kenai LNG facility next year. New natural gas production in the Cook Inlet is set to come on stream this month and LNG exports to customers in Asia will begin the second half of...

Some Landowners in Shale Gas Producing Region Concerned with LNG Export Proposals

National Geographic News reports that some landowners in shale gas producing regions like Pennsylvania have expressed concerns with plans to export U.S. domestic gas as LNG to markets overseas.

Goldman Sachs: U.S. LNG Export Policy May Become Key Driver in Domestic Natural Gas Market

A banker with Goldman Sachs told an industry conference in Toronto this week that he expects political risks, including those associated with LNG export policy, environmental regulations for power plants, and hydraulic fracturing, to overtake traditional supply and demand as the key drivers in the U.S. natural gas market for the next few years. Platts LNG Daily provides additional...

Industry Analyst Predicts Shale Gas Could Significantly Limit Need for LNG Imports to the United States

Speaking last week in Houston, Kenneth Medlock of the James A. Baker III Institute at Rice University said that he expects shale gas production to “virtually eliminate” demand for LNG imports to the United States. Find further details in Platts Gas Daily. [Subscription required]

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