Natural Gas

Gas deal with Russia this week or Ukraine goes to court: PM

Source: 
Reuters

If no deal is reached this week with Gazprom over natural gas prices then Ukraine will bring the matter to a court in Stockholm for arbitration, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk told parliament Tuesday, Reuters reports.

Lawsuit delays Cheniere AGM

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

Cheniere Energy’s annual meeting, originally set to take place next week, won’t happen until September because of a lawsuit filed by a shareholder over executive compensation, the company said, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Carbon rule should see nat gas demand increase up to 2020: EIA

Source: 
Platts

The increase in demand for natural gas as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new carbon rule would come to 3.29 billion cubic feet a day by 2020, according to the Energy Information Administration, but the EIA predicts demand would drop off afterward because of better energy efficiency, Platts reports.

Russia, Ukraine to continue to talk about natural gas price

Source: 
Reuters

A plan under discussion would resolve the natural gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine and fix the price Kiev would pay for gas from Moscow for a year, according to EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, Reuters reports.

Nat gas stockpiles increase, speculators back away from price rally predictions

Source: 
Bloomberg

Natural gas prices are nearly a third lower than they were during a winter peak in February, Bloomberg reports, noting that hedge funds are retreating from bullish predictions.

Russia gives Ukraine gas extension

Source: 
Reuters

Ukraine has another week to pay what Russia says it owes for natural gas, under an extension to Tuesday’s deadline granted to Kiev by Gazprom, although as the pricing dispute between the two countries continues the amount keeps growing, Reuters reports.

Signs of Ukraine, Russian compromise over gas

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

Kiev has agreed to wire Moscow $786 million in part payment for what it owes for natural gas, one sign of compromise after Ukrainian and Russian energy ministers met Friday in Berlin, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Cheniere to send liquefied natural gas to Spain

Source: 
FuelFix

A Cheniere Energy subsidiary has inked a $5.6 billion, 20-year deal with Spanish firm Iberdrola SA to supply up to an initial 400,000 metric tons of liquefied natural gas a year from an export facility it’s planning in Corpus Christi, the companies announced Friday, FuelFix reports.

Oil

US rig count up 9 to 1,866

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by nine this week to 1,866.

The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,536 rigs were exploring for oil and 326 for gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,771 active rigs.

NC lawmakers approve fracking bill

Source: 
The Associated Press

North Carolina’s moratorium on fracking will likely end within a year now that the state’s lawmakers have passed a bill that will allow permits to be issued, a measure almost certain to be signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, The Associated Press reports.

 

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