Natural Gas News – July 9, 2020
Natural Gas Price Fundamental Daily Forecast – Robust Cooling Demand Could Drive Market to $2.00
Exports of natural gas by pipeline are the largest component of U.S. natural gas trade, accounting for 40% of all U.S. gross natural gas exports in 2019. EIA expects these exports to increase with the completion of the southern-most segment of the Wahalajara system, the Villa de Reyes-AguascalientesGuadalajara (VAG) pipeline. VAG began operations in June 2020, connecting new demand markets in Mexico to U.S. natural gas pipeline exports. The Wahalajara system is a group of new pipelines that connects the Waha hub in western Texas, a major supply hub for Permian Basin natural gas producers, to Guadalajara and other population centers in west-central Mexico. The Wahalajara system provides U.S. natural gas to meet growing demand from Mexico’s electric power and industrial sectors. For more on this story visit oilandgas360.com or click https://bit.ly/2Drj3Rl
U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Set to Rise with Completion of the Wahalajara System
Natural gas futures are trading higher on Tuesday after spiking higher during the previous session. The catalyst behind the move is expectations of robust cooling demand amid a summer heatwave. Some traders said the rally was also fueled by the news that Warren Buffet was buying Dominion Energy. At 06:38 GMT, August natural gas is trading $1.849, up $0.019 or +1.04%. NatGasWeather said, “The weekend weather data was a little cooler trending over the Great Lakes and East next weekend, which looks bearish trending in that view. However, this comes with very hot conditions over Texas, South Plains, and Southwest for this same time period with highs easily in the 100s, thereby, keeping forecast national demand strong.”. For more on this story visit finance.yahoo.com or https://yhoo.it/2O6yvo5.
Nat Gas News – July 6, 2020
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Buys Dominion Energy Natural Gas Assets in $10 Billion Deal
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is finally pulling the trigger. The conglomerate is spending $4 billion to buy the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Dominion Energy. Including the assumption of debt, the deal totals almost $10 billion. It’s Berkshire’s first major purchase since the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent market collapse in March. At his annual shareholder meeting in May, Buffett revealed that Berkshire had built up a record $137 billion cash hoard as financial markets tanked and that he hadn’t seen many favorable deals, despite the stock market’s swoon. “We have not done anything because we don’t see anything that attractive to do,” Buffett said at the time, suggesting that the quick actions taken by the Federal Reserve this year meant companies could get more access to financing in the public markets than they could during the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009.For more on this story visit cnbc.com or click https://cnb.cx/2O1XSXT.
U.S. Dominance In The Natural Gas Sector Is Growing
This article is the third in a series on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Previous articles covered overall energy consumption and petroleum supply and demand. Today, I want to cover the production and consumption of natural gas. Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels. It is also fastest-growing fossil fuel, with a global 2.6% average annual growth rate over the past decade. In comparison, oil grew at a rate of 1.3% over the past decade, and coal grew globally at 0.8%. Looking ahead, natural gas is projected to be the only fossil fuel that will see substantial demand growth over the next two decades. For more on this story visit forbes.com or https://bit.ly/3e10r7b.