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YoungPetro 20th Issue Summer 2017

YoungPetro  20th Issue  Summer 2017

The new semester has arrived, spring is also already here and ‘East Meets West’ – International Student Petroleum Congress & Career Expo starts in 3 days. All that signs encouraged YoungPetro Team to deliver fresh and full of content the 20th issue of YoungPetro Magazine. We hope that you will find joy in reading articles developed by our authors and ambassadors. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Canada’s first exports of liquefied natural gas may soon be heading overseas

Canada’s first exports of liquefied natural gas may soon be heading overseas

In 2016 Cheniere Energy Inc. built an LNG export terminal along Louisiana’s coast and became the only company shipping U.S. shale gas by tanker. Now it’s looking for supplies to send abroad.

It’ll receive supplies from the Montney shale play, which straddles Alberta and British Columbia. “We recently entered into our first supply deal to receive Montney gas, on a Henry hub index, from a Canadian producer,” Chief Commercial Officer Anatol Feygin said on a conference call, referring to the Louisiana gas price benchmark.

“We’re able to build a portfolio of supply from domestic gas producers and take full advantage of the cost-competitive basins across the U.S. […] In fact, it doesn’t stop at the U.S., as we recently entered into our first supply deal to receive Montney gas.” – he also said.

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The Montney Formation is a stratigraphical unit of Lower Triassic age in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in British Columbia and Alberta

 

Canada’s gas explorers are having great lengths go to get their fuel to market as they face escalating competition from U.S. shale drillers at home. liquefied natural-gas export terminals have been proposed along Canada’s West Coast, but it’ll be years before any are up and running (as a result of environmentalists and native groups protests). According to Victoria Zaretskaya, an analyst with the Energy Information Administration, no Canadian gas has ever been exported as LNG.

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Who knows, maybe one day tanker with Canadian LNG will arrive at Polish LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie.

sources: boereport.comcheniere.combloomberg.combreakingenergy.com

 

BG Group acqusition by Shell

BG Group acqusition by Shell

In times of a downturn, oil and gas market was unstable and a number of companies suffered. Nowadays, oil price is double it was a year ago. Crucial decisions had to be made and some were brutal, especially in upstream where companies such as Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes cut jobs and made their employees redundant. Obviously, at that time downstream did not thrive but large fuel margins helped companies survive. Surprisingly, in spite of unpleasant situation one of the supermajors – Royal Dutch Shell decided to bid for BG acquisition.

In April 2016, Royal Dutch Shell announced that BG acquisition had been agreed for 70$ billion. Nearly a year past, in February 2017, the takeover was completed with a final price $52 billion.

When it comes to focus areas, Shell is known for its highly advanced fuels and lubricants produced and sold with substantial margins in downstream. Talking about BG, its operations are mainly exploration and extraction of natural gas and oil as well as the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Clearly, such a merger creates an interesting business and what is more, new opportunities in oil and gas industry.

Acquisition of BG seems to be a new strategy and significant chance for development in upstream. The merger made Royal Dutch Shell the world’s largest producer of LNG. The market reacted positively on merger news. Both Shell and BG Group shares increased rapidly. Even though, Shell has deepend its debt the advantages of the acquisition were considered worth acquiring. Surely, it is a big deal and hopefully this happening will enhance competition among other supermajors.

Sources:

fuelfix.com
wikipedia.org