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..
In this issue of the Zeus LNG Report, North America, Europe and Asia all show interesting developments that could ripple throughout the globe. Projects continue to move forward in the U.S. and Canada, Europe shows the potential to be shaken once more by geopolitical tension, and Japan is poised to restart some of its nuclear power plants....Full Article
Houston-based firm Biofuels Power Corp. (BFLS) has targeted the end of this year to have online its pilot GTL demonstration unit at the proposed Houston Clean Energy Park. The purpose of the GTL pilot plant is to commercially demonstrate converting stranded natural gas resources to synthetic crude oil. Doing this enables operators of oil wells remote from available natural gas transport infrastructure or viable gas monetization options to produce a synthetic liquid product that can be comingled with conventionally produced oil for subsequent refining.....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