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IEEFA U.S.: LNG newcomer Tellurian asks investors to gamble on Driftwood project

IEEFA U.S.: LNG newcomer Tellurian asks investors to gamble on Driftwood project

Tellurian’s history, finances and new LNG deals raise questions about profitability

August 31, 2021 (IEEFA) — At first glance, Tellurian Inc.’s proposed Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) project looks like a cause for optimism for the U.S. LNG market after a dismal 2020 saw demand and prices plummet while the COVID-19 pandemic raged. However, a closer look at Tellurian’s history, finances and structure of its newly […]

IEEFA U.S.: Proposed Formosa, Louisiana petrochemical complex financially unviable

IEEFA U.S.: Proposed Formosa, Louisiana petrochemical complex financially unviable

IEEFA finds significant financial, market, regulatory and political risks for multibillion-dollar ‘Sunshine Project’ in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’

March 23, 2021 (IEEFA) ⎼  A report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) details the financial, legal, social and public opposition risks of Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group’s proposed petrochemical complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana. IEEFA finds that the project will begin operations at a time of market oversupply, […]

IEEFA U.S.: Financial rationale for Mountain Valley Pipeline has evaporated in changing market

IEEFA U.S.: Financial rationale for Mountain Valley Pipeline has evaporated in changing market

Falling demand, legal and regulatory challenges spell financial peril for pipeline project

March 8, 2021 (IEEFA) — A 303-mile pipeline that would move natural gas from the Appalachian Basin to markets in the eastern and southern U.S. is in financial jeopardy because of reduced demand projections and legal challenges, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The Mountain […]

Report – No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity

Report – No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity

No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity (pdf) By Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance, IEEFA  

November 19, 2014 Read More →

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Global demand for super-cooled LNG is becoming cold

Reuters ($): This week’s decision by Australia’s Woodside Petroleum Ltd (WPL.AX) to pull out of a big Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) project was the latest blow to a sector that has been heralded for its growth prospects worldwide. Demand for super-cooled LNG has surged in recent years as large energy-consuming nations like China and […]

May 20, 2021 Read More →

Advocates claim new evidence suggests Formosa misrepresented permit information

E&E News ($): Advocates working in St. James Parish, La., are urging the parish council to reject a land use permit for a petrochemical facility based on new evidence. They argue that Formosa Plastics Group, which will operate the petrochemical complex, falsely claimed it would move a toxic facility farther away from a nearby church […]

May 13, 2021 Read More →

Louisiana concedes climate risks, considers options for becoming carbon neutral by 2050

NPR: Among the states setting aggressive climate goals, perhaps the most surprising is Louisiana. The longtime oil and gas state is now trying to figure out how to become carbon neutral by 2050. Tegan Wendland of member station WWNO reports. TEGAN WENDLAND, BYLINE: Like so many in Louisiana, Daniel Autin knew exactly where to find […]

May 11, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: Proposed Formosa, Louisiana petrochemical complex financially unviable
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IEEFA U.S.: Proposed Formosa, Louisiana petrochemical complex financially unviable

IEEFA finds significant financial, market, regulatory and political risks for multibillion-dollar ‘Sunshine Project’ in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’

March 23, 2021 (IEEFA) ⎼  A report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) details the financial, legal, social and public opposition risks of Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group’s proposed petrochemical complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana. IEEFA finds that the project will begin operations at a time of market oversupply, […]

IEEFA U.S.: Financial rationale for Mountain Valley Pipeline has evaporated in changing market
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IEEFA U.S.: Financial rationale for Mountain Valley Pipeline has evaporated in changing market

Falling demand, legal and regulatory challenges spell financial peril for pipeline project

March 8, 2021 (IEEFA) — A 303-mile pipeline that would move natural gas from the Appalachian Basin to markets in the eastern and southern U.S. is in financial jeopardy because of reduced demand projections and legal challenges, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The Mountain […]

Entergy’s Louisiana utility seeking bids for 500MW of solar capacity

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Entergy Services LLC on March 5 launched a request for proposals seeking up to 500 MW of solar photovoltaic resources on behalf of Entergy Louisiana LLC. The request, or RFP, aims to procure new build-solar resources that can provide cost-effective energy supply, fuel diversity and other benefits to Entergy Louisiana’s […]

March 8, 2021 Read More →

ExxonMobil to take $20 billion writedown, cut development spending

Bloomberg: Exxon Mobil Corp. is about to incur the biggest writedown in its modern history as the giant U.S. oil and gas producer reels from this year’s collapse in energy prices. Exxon — traditionally far more reluctant to cut the book value of its business than other oil majors — on Monday disclosed it will […]

December 1, 2020 Read More →

State judge’s ruling raises another hurdle for planned $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics plant in Louisiana

The Advocate: A state district judge sent critical air permits for a $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics complex back to state environmental regulators so they can take a closer look at the St. James Parish facility’s emissions impacts on Black residents living nearby. Nineteenth Judicial District Judge Trudy White issued the finding during a hearing Wednesday, […]

November 20, 2020 Read More →

Venture Global delays final investment decision on Plaquemines LNG export project

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Venture Global LNG is delaying the financial close of its proposed Plaquemines LNG export facility in Plaquemines Parish, La., to mid-2021. The Plaquemines LNG facility, which will have an export capacity of up to 20 million tonnes per year, is anticipated to start commercial operations in 2024, Venture Global said […]

November 19, 2020 Read More →

Offshore wind potential in Louisiana, California attracting developer interest

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): With the East Coast of the U.S. becoming saturated with planned offshore wind projects, momentum is picking up to kick-start development elsewhere — in particular, off the coasts of Louisiana and California. In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, told his Climate Initiatives Task Force at its inaugural meeting […]

November 12, 2020 Read More →