Saad al-Kaabi, Qatar’s oil minister, the country was seeking to increase LNG production from 77 mtpa to 110 mtpa.
I fell into the energy business midway between the two shortage-plagued oil shocks of the 1970s and I relish several high points during my career: visits to the North Sea and Prudhoe Bay; a tour of Henry Hub; time at Kenai, Alaska, within the nation’s first LNG liquefaction plant; and an itinerary around Singapore’s sprawling refinery/petrochemical industry.
From severance taxes to future natural gas uses, speakers at the Appalachian Basin GPA Midstream Association conference tackled the tough issues of the region.
With the workforce becoming younger and less experienced there is a concern that worker safety can become a problem due to lack of proper training and guidance.
Despite a lingering natural gas takeaway problem for Permian Basin producers, analysts note an opportunity exists for midstream operators as pipeline FIDs to date ‘merely maintain status quo.’
Meanwhile, natural gas prices made a spectacular climb plus OPEC considers production cuts, TransCanada reviews Keystone XL decision and Weatherford stock drops below $1.