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21 Nov
Rethinking Canada’s LNG industry model
Is there a better way for Canada to prosecute its LNG ambitions besides following in Australia's footprints with a suite of onshore greenfield projects? I was giving a lecture at the University of Calgary this past week on the LNG sector, when this topic came up. The students' interest reminded me that I wrote about this idea in January 2014. Time to revisit.
03 Oct
Why #LNG greenfield projects will struggle to get launched

Canada’s oil and gas sector is all a-twitter this week with the news that the Federal Government met its legislative deadline and provided a final positive decision on the Pacific NorthWest LNG project. The project is not assured – the proponents have clearly stated that they would need to revisit the project anyway since so much time has passed since the project was first proposed.


But it got me to thinking about the current state of the global LNG sector and whether any of the 50+ projects in the US or the 40+ projects in Canada will proceed.


29 Jun
51 – How FERC has bent the LNG sector

A number of LNG projects have fallen by the wayside of late, but only one really bothers me. FERC's actions on one project in particular provide an abject lesson to all proposed US developments. Make sure you have customers. Duration: 9m 04s   ...

27 Apr
Episode 43 – Obama, U.S. Oil Exports and LNG: More Pain for Longer

I was very surprised recently by the fresh US Congress and Presidential approval to reinstate crude oil exports from the US. This is an unexpected decision by a US president who has come to endorse a green agenda and it changes oil economics and geopolitics on many levels. But what does...

11 Apr
Five Collaborations That Oil and Gas Could Copy
There’s been lots of calls to increase collaboration in the oil and gas world, but what does that actually mean? For inspiration I thought it might be useful to take a look at what kinds of collaboration are in place in other industries, and what these might mean for the oil and gas sector.  
06 Apr
Episode 40 – Critical Questions Facing Global LNG

What will be some of the critical questions facing the global LNG sector? The upcoming LNG18 conference in Perth will be the setting for global leaders in this important industry to discuss the future. This rare event is like the Olympics of the LNG world, and comes...

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