liquid natural gas

Is Small-Scale GTL the Next Big Thing?

November 7, 2014 by Edward Dodge

Small-Scale GTL Growth?


Converting natural gas to liquid fuels using Fischer-Tropsch conversion is not a new idea but it has always required very large and expensive production facilities. Now Velocys is bringing to market new technology for small-scale GTL production at a fraction of the capital costs of traditional plants.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: Is the Shine Coming Off U.S. LNG Exports?

September 21, 2014 by Jared Anderson

LNG Exports and Change

A few Asian buyers of United States liquid natural gas are looking to sell portions of the supply they previously purchased under long-term contracts, suggesting the overall excitement over exporting US natural gas as LNG could be waning a bit.[read more]

Is B.C.'s LNG Another Pipe Dream?

August 7, 2014 by Mark Jaccard

During B.C.’s 2013 election campaign, at a conference, I spoke about how one of our politicians was promising huge benefits during the next decades from B.C. liquefied natural gas exports to eastern Asia. These benefits included lower income taxes, zero provincial debt, and a wealth fund for future generations.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: "There is a Market for these Regional Plants"

July 5, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Regional Power Plants

Facilities that convert natural gas into liquid transportation fuels like diesel and gasoline have become potentially attractive given current ample US natural gas supply and the fuel’s comparatively low price compared with other regional markets around the world.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Norway Supplies More than 20% of Europe's Natural Gas Needs

May 23, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Norway Fuel Exports

Norway is the world's third-largest natural gas exporter. In 2013, Norway supplied 21% of total European natural gas needs. Norway's natural gas reaches the Continent mainly via its extensive export pipeline infrastructure, while a small fraction is exported as liquefied natural gas by tanker.[read more]


April 16, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

The international reaction to Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula has put a spotlight on liquefied natural gas (LNG), which was already under debate in the US as a mechanism for exporting increasingly abundant shale gas. Meanwhile, LNG is emerging as a fuel in its own right.[read more]

Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas Is A Dreadful Idea For The Climate

March 13, 2014 by Joseph Romm

LNG Exports

The crisis in Ukraine has rekindled arguments that the US should export shale gas, supposedly to diminish the threat posed by Russia’s “energy weapon.” But few seem to care about diminishing the threat posed by climate change, since it has become increasingly clear that LNG would make things worse.[read more]

LNG Exports - The $35 Billion Bull Invading Canada: Interview with Jason Sawatzky

October 12, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Jason Sawatzky is Director of Institutional Equity Research at AltaCorp, where he focuses on oilfield services. Prior to joining AltaCorp, Sawatzky was an associate analyst covering oilfield services at Stifel Nicolaus from 2009 to 2011.[read more]

Are Global LNG Markets Changing?

March 22, 2013 by Bill Squadron

Liquid Natural Gas markets

A recent report predicts that the global LNG market will shift away from its current pricing model, tied to international crude oil prices, to more spot or hub-based pricing.[read more]

Better Data for Better Decisions on LNG

March 16, 2013 by Mark Green

Opponents of a free market for natural gas have been trumpeting a new study which purports to show that LNG exports would be an economic negative for the United States.[read more]