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Record Price Surge for LNG, Ending Market Bust

LNG prices in northeast Asia are up more than 80 percent in just two weeks, capping off a wild bust-to-boom swing in a little over six months.

topics: Asian LNG Markets, Coronavirus, COVID-19, LNG, LNG Markets, Natural Gas, Shale

U.S. Shale Activity Picks Up Even As Problems Remain

As continued OPEC curbs alongside a further hefty Saudi cut nudge WTI back above $50 per barrel, U.S. shale drillers have pulled back from the abyss.

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fracking, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Permian, Shale, Shale Oil Production

The Last-Ditch Effort to Block Nord Stream 2

Despite the latest sanctions on Nord Stream 2, Russia has vowed to complete the project.

topics: Gazprom, LNG, Natural Gas, Nord Stream 2, Putin, Russia, Russian Gas Supplies, Trump administration

The Tale of Two Tankers and the Art of Sanctions Busting

Some of the networks under U.S. sanctions have developed intricate tactics to keep oil flowing to Syria.

Most Significant Energy Bill In Years Lands In Washington

The end-of-year omnibus bill contains the first major energy legislation in more than a decade.

topics: Biden, Biden administration, Congress