North America

Heliogen And Dimensional Energy Announce First-Of-Its-Kind Collaboration To Produce Carbon-Free Sustainable Aviation Fuel From Concentrated Sunlight And Green Hydrogen

Heliogen, Inc., a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy technology, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with Dimensional Energy, a sustainable fuels company, to jointly produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Heliogen’s concentrated solar thermal demonstration facility in Lancaster, Calif. This first-of-its-kind collaboration aims to create a reserve of jet fuel created from sunlight and air to enable the rapid decarbonization of the aviation industry.

Pacific Energy and Enbridge Announce Partnership in Woodfibre LNG

Pacific Energy Corporation Limited and Enbridge Inc. announced an agreement to jointly invest in the construction and operation of the Woodfibre LNG project.

NextDecade Announces 1.0 MTPA LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement with ExxonMobil

NextDecade Corporation announced today the execution of a 20-year sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) with ExxonMobil LNG Asia Pacific, an ExxonMobil affiliate, for the supply of liquefied natural gas from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export project in Brownsville, Texas.

Cheniere and PTT Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC has entered into a long-term liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) with PTT Global LNG Company Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTT Public Company Limited, Thailand’s largest state-owned, multinational energy company.

Borealis announces the start-up of New Ethane Cracker at its Joint Venture Baystar in Port Arthur, Texas

Bayport Polymers LLC (“Baystar”), a 50/50 joint venture (JV) between Borealis and TotalEnergies, today announces the start-up of commercial operations of a new ethane cracker with an annual production capacity of one million tons of ethylene.

BASF confirms final phase of MDI expansion at Geismar Verbund site

BASF is moving forward with the final phase of the expansion project for the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) plant at its Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana. With this third step of its multiphase capacity expansion, BASF will increase production capacity to 600,000 metric tons per year by the middle of the decade and support the ongoing growth of its North American MDI customers. The company kicked off the expansion project in 2018 with a staggered approach consisting of three investment phases. The investment in the final expansion phase from 2022 to 2025 amounts to $780 million.

Cheniere and PetroChina Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC, has entered into a long-term liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) with a subsidiary of PetroChina Company Limited.

Sempra Announces Partnership Framework with ConocoPhillips

Sempra announced that its subsidiary, Sempra Infrastructure, and ConocoPhillips have entered into a heads of agreement (HOA) to develop Sempra Infrastructure's Port Arthur LNG project and jointly participate in other related energy infrastructure in Southeast Texas and the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

Buckeye Partners completes Bear Head Clean Energy acquisition

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (Buckeye) today announced that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of Bear Head Energy, Inc. (Bear Head), which is developing a large-scale green hydrogen and ammonia production, storage and export project in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia with hydrogen electrolyzer capacity of over two gigawatts.

Delfin Midstream Signs LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement With Vitol Inc

Delfin Midstream Inc has finalized a binding liquified natural gas sale and purchase agreement with Vitol Inc., the Americas-based affiliate of Vitol, which is the world’s largest independent trader of energy. In addition to the SPA, Vitol has finalized a strategic investment in the company.

Shell and Mexico Pacific Sign Long-Term LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement

Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Ltd and a subsidiary of Mexico Pacific Limited announced today they have signed a sales and purchase agreement for Shell to offtake 2.6 million tonnes per year (MTPA) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the first two trains of Mexico Pacific’s anchor LNG export facility located in Puerto Libertad, Sonora, Mexico.

NextDecade Announces 1.0 MTPA LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement With Guangdong Energy Group

NextDecade Corporation announced today the execution of a 20-year sale and purchase agreement with Guangdong Energy Group for the supply of liquefied natural gas from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export project in Brownsville, Texas. The SPA was completed pursuant to the Binding Heads of Agreement previously announced on March 24, 2022.

China Gas and NextDecade Sign 20-year Long-Term LNG Agreement

China Gas Holdings Limited, a leading natural gas operator in China, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary China Gas Hongda Energy Trading Co., LTD and Rio Grande LNG, LLC, a subsidiary of NextDecade Corporation, have signed a LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA).

Hydrogen partnership to advance new pilot facility with CleanBC support

The move towards more low carbon gases in B.C. continues as a new pilot project in Port Moody will produce zero-carbon hydrogen. A partnership between FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC), Suncor Energy (Suncor) and Hazer Group Limited (Hazer) will bring a groundbreaking new technology to the province to produce clean burning hydrogen from natural gas.

GKN Hydrogen, SoCalGas and the NREL agree to collaborate on the launch of an innovative hydrogen storage solution project

GKN Hydrogen and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the companies will work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on an innovative green hydrogen storage solution. GKN Hydrogen’s HY2MEGA can enable safe, long duration clean energy storage without the need for compression. At scale, this combined technology could provide resilient power in case of widespread outages. It also highlights the technologies needed to reach carbon neutrality and accelerate clean fuel initiatives.

Venture Global Announces LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements with Chevron

Venture Global announced the execution of two long-term Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPAs) for the purchase of two million tonnes per annum (2MTPA) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for 20 years. Under the agreements, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. will purchase 1MTPA from the Plaquemines LNG facility and 1MTPA from CP2 LNG. Plaquemines LNG has been under full construction since August of 2021 and the construction of CP2 LNG is expected to commence in 2023.

Cheniere Announces Positive Final Investment Decision on the Corpus Christi Stage 3 Liquefaction Project

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has made a positive Financial Investment Decision (“FID”) with respect to the 10+ million tonnes per annum of LNG Corpus Christi Stage 3 Liquefaction Project (“CCL Stage 3”) and has issued full notice to proceed to Bechtel Energy Inc. to continue construction on CCL Stage 3, which began earlier this year under limited notice to proceed.

Cheniere and Chevron Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreements

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that two of its subsidiaries, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Cheniere Marketing, LLC, have each entered into long-term liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreements with Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. At plateau, Chevron will purchase a combined 2.0 million tonnes per annum of LNG from Cheniere subsidiaries, subject to certain conditions.

INEOS Enters the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Market with a 1.4 Million Tonne per Annum Agreement with Sempra Infrastructure

INEOS Energy has today signed a Heads-of-Agreement with Sempra Infrastructure for the potential supply of 1.4 million tonnes per annum of LNG from North America for 20 years.

Venture Global and EnBW Announce LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements

Venture Global LNG and EnBW announced the execution of two long-term Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPAs) for 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Venture Global’s Plaquemines and CP2 facilities, starting 2026. According to the agreement, EnBW will purchase 0.75 MTPA from Plaquemines LNG and 0.75 MTPA from CP2 LNG for 20 years. EnBW becomes the next European customer of Venture Global, who already announced agreements with PGNiG, BP, Shell, Repsol, Edison and GALP.

Mexico President States that New Pemex Refinery Will Hit Full Capacity in 2023

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador recently stated that a new refinery owned by Pemex will indeed be operating at full capacity by 2023, though many in the downstream industry see 2024 as a more likely scenario.

Freeport LNG Provides Update on June 8 Incident at its Liquefaction Site

Freeport LNG Development, L.P. is providing the following update on the June 8 incident at its Quintana Island liquefaction facility

Equinor Signs Long-Term LNG Purchase Agreement with Cheniere

Equinor and Cheniere have announced a 15-year purchase agreement of around 1.75 million tonnes of LNG per year starting from 2026.

Freeport LNG Plant Suffers Explosion, Nearby Residents Evacuated, Police Say

A explosion and fire on Wednesday hit the massive Freeport LNG liquefied natural gas plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, prompting an evacuation of nearby residents in Quintana, Texas.

CenterPoint Energy launches green hydrogen project in Minnesota

CenterPoint Energy today announced that its green hydrogen project in Minneapolis is operational. The project uses renewable electricity to safely split hydrogen from water, and the zero-carbon hydrogen is then blended at low concentrations with natural gas in the utility's local distribution system.

Topsoe technology to support Cresta’s renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel production in Canada

The Braya refinery is strategically located, with world-class logistics assets, to source global feedstocks and to sell the produced renewable fuels into the United States, Canada and Europe. The refinery will be world scale – one of the top 5 largest in the world at startup. The refinery’s hydrocracker and diesel hydrotreater will be revamped to produce renewable diesel and SAF from various renewable feedstocks.

Air Liquide Inaugurates in the United States its largest Liquid Hydrogen Production Facility

Air Liquide officially opened its largest liquid hydrogen production and logistics infrastructure facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The facility aims to supply the growing needs for hydrogen mobility, but will also allow to provide hydrogen to a wide array of industries while the mobility market continues to mature

Cheniere and POSCO International Sign Long-Term LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Cheniere Marketing, LLC, has entered into a liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) with POSCO International Corporation, a subsidiary of POSCO Holdings, Inc., South Korea’s largest steelmaker and owner of South Korea’s first private LNG terminal.

Venture Global Announces Final Investment Decision and Financial Close for Plaquemines LNG

Today Venture Global LNG is announcing a final investment decision (FID) and successful closing of the $13.2 billion project financing for the initial phase (an upsized 13.33 MTPA) of the Plaquemines LNG facility and the associated Gator Express pipeline. This transaction represents the largest project financing in the world closed to date in 2022. The proceeds of the debt and equity financing fully fund the balance of construction and commissioning of the initial phase. This is the first LNG project located in the United States to reach financial close since Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass facility in August 2019.

Sempra Infrastructure and RWE Sign Heads of Agreement for U.S. LNG Supply

Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Sempra today announced it has entered into a heads of agreement (HOA) with RWE Supply & Trading, a subsidiary of RWE, for the purchase of approximately 2.25 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The LNG is to be supplied on a long-term, free-on-board basis from the Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project under development in Jefferson County, Texas.