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In Depth: Report from the NCEP forum “Ending the Stalemate on LNG Facility Siting”

On June 21,the National Commission on Energy Policy held a forum in Washington, D.C., entitled”Ending the Stalemate on LNG Facility Siting.”The forum wasco-sponsored by the Center for LNG, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the American Chemistry Council.   In a panel presentation addressing environmental concerns related to terminal siting, Jim Walpole,...

In Depth: Report from the World Gas Conference in Amsterdam

Trends in the LNG industry were considered during a June 8 panel discussion featuring representatives from several global oil and gas companies. Anne Quinn, vice president of Gas and Natural Gas Liquids for BP, highlighted three main trends she sees in the global gas market: the growth of Atlantic Basin LNG; changes in gas pricing; and new approaches to contracting, including supplier...

In Depth: Report from the World Gas Conference in Amsterdam

During a panel discussion on LNG safety and technology developments on Wednesday, June 7, Bruno Larsen of Höegh LNG provided an overview of LNG safety issues. He specifically identified steps taken by the industry to improve the safety of LNG, including: the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), by which all 148 signatory nations to the Safety of Life at Sea...

In Depth: Report from the World Gas Conference in Amsterdam

On Thursday morning, June 8, Gaz de France’s chief executive Jean-Francois Cirelli delivered the keynote address at WGC 2006 on the “dynamic and buoyant,” increasingly global natural gas market. He offered the possibility that by 2020 LNG could represent 40% of the global natural gas market, and suggested that Gaz de France’s merger with Suez, both of which are...

In Depth: Report from the World Gas Conference in Amsterdam

On Tuesday, June 6, Shell chief executive Jeroen van der Veer opened the morning sessions of the World Gas Conference with a speech on the future of gas, noting in particular the important role LNG will play in that future. He specifically highlighted the fact that ninety percent of the LNG market is still comprised of long-term contracts, and emphasized that an LNG spot market will...

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