Houston-based Zeus Development Corp is a 20-year-old research firm that offers comprehensive market intelligence in four areas: 1) LNG world trade, 2) LNG fuels,
3) upstream gas fields, and 4) gasification.
This website provides current news, reports, statistics and forecasts of infrastructure investment, costs, prices, project and gas-field profiles, competitor experience lists, among other information.
In this issue, we see four governments moving to improve LNG trade: the U.S., the E.U., Russia and Qatar. In the U.S., Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz hopes to “expeditiously” begin evaluating more than a dozen pending applications waiting for approval to export US natural gas, according to press reports. See page 19.
Shortly after being sworn into office on May 21, Moniz said he would undertake a thorough review of the gas export review process. He told House Energy and Commerce committee members June 14 that the review should be complete soon. “We’re getting ready to begin evaluating the dockets on a case-by-case basis,” Moniz said....Full Article
In recent weeks, a number of proposed investments have moved forward for gas-conversion projects in Texas. Like its neighbor to the east, Louisiana, Texas, with ready access to the Gulf Coast, continues to emerge as a hotspot for projects to convert gas into premium products, such as direct-reduced iron (DRI), methanol, specialty chemicals and fertilizer
Just outside of Corpus Christi, Voestalpine is progressing its US$713 million DRI plant. The plant is designed for an annual capacity of two million tonnes of HBI (hot briquetted iron), a compacted form of DRI designed for ease of shipping, handling...Full Article
Developers of 44% of the 108 developmental import terminals tracked by Zeus aim to use floating regas ships instead of conventional onshore terminals. Most of the regas ships are newbuilds, not retrofits. They are planned for operation in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
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