Hart Energy Acquires Zeus Intelligence
Since 1991, Zeus Intelligence has focused on natural gas technologies worldwide, amassing an unsurpassed knowledge-base on LNG and GTL projects, markets and decision-making. In April 2014, the Zeus team joined Hart Energy, a premier information provider to the global energy industry with expertise from wellheads to steering wheels. Read more..
Clean coal technology is currently in an embryonic state. With coal still representing 40% of U.S. utility power generation, the apparent need is for more efficient coal-burning technologies, which reduce emission of CO2, coupled with less-energy-intensive CO2 sequestration (CCS) strategies, which could stem the rapid decline of North America’s most abundant energy resource
To some, cleaner coal technologies are a no-go from the outset. What, if natural gas emerges as the dominant choice, amid robust production, better emissions, and low prices of the fuel, will not coal rapidly become a thing of the past in the U.S?....Full Article
In this issue of the Zeus LNG Report, we round out year, in which many significant developments have occurred. Check out one of this week’s analysis pieces that recap our editors’ picks for the top developments. The other two analysis pieces provide more insights from our recent North American LNG Exports Conference.
In other news, Woodside has followed in Petronas’ footsteps in stalling a project of its own in Australia, the Browse floating LNG (FLNG) project......Full Article
Spot Market Outperforms Long-Term Shipping Rates (For Now)
Zeus has found that shipping companies that are handcuffed by long-term charters for their vessels have been impacted over the last four years in the same way that countries, like Trinidad, have been due to the increasing disparity between long-term and spot market cargo rates.
According to the above graph, beginning in 2010, revenues for LNG shippers Golar LNG and Teekay LNG Partners diverged dramatically. In the four full years beginning with 2010, the first year that data is available for, Golar has collected revenues that have ranged from 57 percent to nearly 150 percent greater than those of Teekay on a per-operating-day basis...
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HOUSTON-April 1: Despite entering the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel market with great fanfare in 2011, global oil and gas firm, Royal Dutch Shell, has retreated in recent weeks from plans to develop production capacity throughout North America. Zeus Development Corporation, an energy researcher that specializes in natural gas markets, has identified five tactics successful suppliers have been using to outgrow the super major. ....Full Article & Download