|Bid||47.30 x 900|
|Ask||47.74 x 1300|
|Day's Range||44.82 - 47.49|
|52 Week Range||27.06 - 70.49|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.68|
|Earnings Date||Aug 06, 2020 - Aug 10, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||64.45|
The amount of natural gas flowing on pipelines to U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plants plunged to a 13-month low in June, a signal of weak worldwide demand due to government lockdowns to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Worldwide LNG prices collapsed to record lows in Europe and Asia in recent weeks due to oversupply of natural gas, even though consumption has remained stronger than that of travel restriction-depressed gasoline. U.S. prices are less favorable than in the past, making it less attractive for overseas buyers.
The amount of natural gas flowing on pipelines to U.S. liquefied natural gas export plants is at its lowest levels since August, a signal of weak worldwide demand due to government lockdowns to repress the coronavirus. Consumption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has remained stronger than gasoline demand as LNG is used for power generation, but the cash crunch hitting the global economy has cut demand. The amount of gas flowing to U.S. LNG plants was on track to fall to a nine-month low of 4.3 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), data provider Refinitiv said in a preliminary report Monday that may be revised on Tuesday.
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Founded nearly 40 years ago, Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNG) is one of the largest American liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers and exporters. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in slowing energy demand and has interfered with LNG supply lines and project schedules, Cheniere Energy thinks it can survive this oil and gas downturn. In its quarterly earnings call on April 30, Cheniere noted that Asia's LNG imports increased 7% year-over-year in the quarter, Europe's increased by 25% year-over-year, and U.S. deliveries to Europe increased by 40% quarter-over-quarter.
Thanks to long-term contracts for liquefied natural gas, Cheniere Energy Partners offers safety that is unusual for such a challenged sector
Weak demand is sparking a wave of natural gas cargo cancelations in the United States, and the situation may be about to become even more dire
U.S. liquefied natural gas exports are down by more than a third since governments started imposing lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Worldwide gas prices have plunged as lockdowns squeezed energy demand even as strong renewables output boosted supply. Gas prices are more expensive now in the United States than in Europe for the first time in a decade.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. liquefied natural gas producers face a wave of order cancellations as global buyers struggle with growing stockpiles of the fuel along with demand weakened by the coronavirus crisis.All U.S. projects could get requests to cancel a total of 35-45 cargoes for July loading, which is higher than the number of shipments scrapped for June, traders surveyed by Bloomberg News estimated. That means more than half of the average monthly shipments from the fastest-growing LNG producing country could be scrapped in July.“With U.K. summer demand expected to be lower than average and with limits on storage capacity, it’s clear that there is very little space for any additional supplies,” Hadrien Collineau, a senior analyst at Wood Mackenzie Ltd., said in an emailed note.At least some cargo cancellations would translate into production curbs that could provide some respite from the global glut that has pushed prices to record lows. Shipments from other global suppliers have been robust despite the warm winter and the health crisis eroding demand as new plants keep pushing supply to the market.Cheniere Energy Inc., the nation’s biggest producer of LNG, received requests to cancel as many as 30 cargoes due for loading in July from buyers with long-term supply contracts, said people familiar with the situation. Cheniere may also cancel some of its own cargoes, which it typically sells into the spot market, the people said.For June, buyers told Cheniere that they would not lift at least 10 cargoes.Requests have been made to cancel shipments from both the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi plants in the U.S. Buyers from Europe to Asia have also made requests to cancel July loading shipments from other American projects, including from Sempra Energy’s Cameron terminal in Louisiana and Freeport LNG Development LP’s Texas project, according to the people.Freeport LNG declined to comment. Cameron LNG said in an emailed response to questions that customers have made some modifications to their production and cargo loading plans in response to current market conditions, without providing specifics. U.S. LNG export history in number of cargoes:Economics for sending U.S. LNG to markets in Asia and Europe have rapidly deteriorated. The Henry Hub benchmark in the U.S., the main price link for U.S. LNG, is now above prices in European hubs. While Asian spot prices rebounded from record lows, they still don’t make U.S. exports profitable.Current forward prices indicate that traders will lose more than $0.70 per million British thermal units on LNG export operations from the Gulf Coast to Rotterdam, and more than $0.40 per million Btu for exports to Tokyo in July 2020, Anna Borisova, an analyst at BloombergNEF said in a note.“Negative profit margins for U.S. LNG exports suggest that cancellations may continue until October 2020,” she said. “Even the buyers that consider both liquefaction and LNG tankers as a sunk cost will make losses if they decide to export the commodity.”Storage sites in Europe, the closest market for U.S. cargoes, are already fuller than normal, limiting capacity to receive more imports in the latter part of the summer.There are signs U.S. LNG cargo cancellations may be starting to feed into actual production curbs as natural gas flows to U.S. export plants plummeted to their lowest level in seven months.Most of Cheniere buyers had to submit requests to cancel July loading shipments by Wednesday. Cheniere declined to comment on commercial discussions with its customers or operations.“The flexibility inherent in our LNG contracts – destination flexibility and the option to not lift cargoes, but pay the liquefaction fee – helps our customers effectively manage their energy portfolios through market cycles, while still providing Cheniere with reliable cash flow,” the company said in an email.(Update with Cameron LNG comment in the eighth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Poland's dominant gas company PGNiG anticipates a rise in gas use that will be met by imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), the chief executive said, as the country shifts from coal and curbs its reliance on Russian pipeline supplies. Poland is reducing its dependence on coal as its own supplies are increasingly uneconomic. It is also cutting its decades-old reliance on Russian pipeline gas in favour of imported LNG, including from the United States and Qatar.
U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer NextDecade Corp said on Monday it will not decide whether to build the proposed Rio Grande LNG export plant in Texas until 2021 as demand destruction from the coronavirus affects the global LNG market. NextDecade also said Monday that it took several steps to preserve liquidity, including an 18% decrease in headcount, furloughing 14% of staff, and voluntary reductions in pay for its chief executive and other members of the executive team. Rio Grande is one of several North American LNG projects delayed this year as government lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus cut global demand for natural gas and other forms of energy.
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U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer NextDecade Corp said energy demand destruction from the coronavirus could delay the timing of its decision to build its proposed Rio Grande LNG export plant in Texas. In the past, the company, which made its announcement in a filing with U.S. securities regulators late Friday, had said it planned to make a final investment decision (FID) to build the $15.7 billion project in 2020, allowing it to start producing LNG in 2023. If NextDecade delays its decision, Rio Grande would join a growing list of North American LNG export projects pushed back as government lockdowns to stop the coronavirus spread cut global demand for natural gas and other forms of energy.
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Lockdowns to slow the coronavirus pandemic are pummelling gas demand in the world's biggest buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), pushing Asia's spot prices to record lows and forcing some suppliers to start cutting output. Economies worldwide have ground to a halt as virus containment measures have taken their toll, slashing gas demand for power generation, heating, cooking, vehicles and chemical manufacture. Asia's spot LNG prices <LNG-AS> dropped to $1.85 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) last week, the lowest ever, as cargoes have flooded the market.
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Lockdowns to slow the coronavirus pandemic are pummelling gas demand in the world's biggest buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), pushing Asia's spot prices to record lows and forcing some suppliers to start cutting output. Economies worldwide have ground to a halt as virus containment measures have taken their toll, slashing gas demand for power generation, heating, cooking, vehicles and chemical manufacture. Asia's spot LNG prices dropped to $1.85 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) last week, the lowest ever, as cargoes have flooded the market.
Moody's Investors Service today affirmed the Baa3 rating assigned to Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC's (SPL) senior secured bonds as well as the Ba2 Corporate Family Rating (CFR), Ba2-PD probability of default rating, and Ba2 rating assigned to Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P's (CQP) senior unsecured notes. The outlooks for SPL and CQP are stable.
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Joining me today are Jack Fusco, Cheniere's president and CEO; Anatol Feygin, executive vice president and chief commercial officer; and Michael Wortley, executive vice president and CFO. The call agenda is shown on Slide 3.
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