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U.S. considers how to use natural gas resources in Ukraine crisis: top official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There are discussions at high levels within the U.S. government on how to use U.S. natural gas resources as the country addresses the crisis in Ukraine, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said on Thursday. U.S. Senator Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, asked Burns if "it would be fair to say" there are active discussions at such levels about how to use natural gas to ease European reluctance to enact sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, and to help Ukraine.

Ukraine crisis new rallying point for U.S. energy export backers

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of U.S. energy exports have pounced on the crisis in Ukraine to press their case for faster approvals of liquid natural gas (LNG) projects and for an end to the decades-long ban on exports of most U.S. crude oil.

Korean shipbuilders expected to win more FLNG facilities orders

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shipbuilders are looking to further cement their lead in the new promising potential market of offshore liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facilities, industry sources said Thursday. The FLNG facilities are floating plants that liquefy and store natural gas drawn from offshore gas fields and enable carriers to transfer the LNG to shore. According to the sources, demand for such plants is very high because of relatively low costs in developing offshore gas fields and less concern about destroying the seabed ecosystem.

B.C. premier brushes aside doubts about pace of liquefied natural gas plans

VANCOUVER - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark insisted Wednesday it's still possible her much-hyped vision for liquefied natural gas could start bringing in cash in three years' time, a day after her own finance minister appeared to temper those expectations. Clark won last year's provincial election in large part on a promise to foster a trillion-dollar LNG industry that she said could create more than 100,000 jobs and wipe out B.C.'s debt. The province would start collecting LNG revenues, Clark told voters, by 2017.

Egypt's energy quagmire could sink Sisi

By Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's army chief, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, won vast popularity by crushing the Muslim Brotherhood, but even a man seen by his followers as invincible may be unable to fix the mess in the politically sensitive energy sector. Sisi, who toppled Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi in July and promised to bring calm to Egypt, is expected soon to stage a triumphal run for the presidency in elections due within months.

Methane leaks far higher than US estimates

The natural gas system in the United States is leaking far more methane, a harmful greenhouse gas, into the air than official estimates say, according to research released Thursday. The report by researchers at seven major universities reviewed some 200 studies from the past two decades and found that the Environmental Protection Agency is missing leakage from various sources in North America, including faulty pipelines, wetlands, natural seepage from the Earth's crust and other sources.

B.C. premier plugs vision for liquefied natural gas in California Senate address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark plugged her vision for an economy fuelled by liquefied natural gas during a speech Thursday to California's senate. Clark told senators that exporting LNG, which she described as the cleanest fossil fuel, to Asia would create jobs, investment opportunities and eliminate the debt in her province. She said the LNG industry will be the biggest step B.C. has taken to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and growing its economy responsibly.

B.C. premier plugs vision for liquefied natural gas in California senate address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - B.C. Premier Christy Clark is plugging her vision for an economy fuelled by liquefied natural gas during a trip to California. Clark address the California senate, telling members that exporting what she described as the cleanest fossil fuel to Asia would create jobs, investment opportunities and eliminate the debt. She says the LNG industry will be the biggest step B.C. has taken to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and grow its economy responsibly.

Exclusive: Chinese-backed Blu LNG slows down U.S. growth plans

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Blu LNG, one of the biggest names in the move to wean U.S. trucks off diesel onto natural gas, has laid off 20 percent of its staff, ousted several senior executives and slowed down development of fueling stations as it waits for more truckers to embrace the switch to the cheap and cleaner-burning fuel.

Ability to transport U.S. oil, gas lags booming output: Energy Secretary

By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The energy boom of the last decade that has boosted oil and gas production in the United States has outpaced the development of critical infrastructure to transport the raw and refined materials, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Thursday.
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