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Qatari Catalyst: Uncertainty Rattles World’s Biggest LNG Shipper; Summer Demand Heating Up

The Takeaway: Last week, six Arab countries abruptly severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, allegedly over Qatar’s support for organizations regarded as terrorist, including the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Several of these countries, including the UAE and Egypt, are prominent importers of Qatari LNG and natural gas. Globally, Qatar is the largest LNG supplier with nearly…

Height Securities Completes Fourth Round of Financing For Venture Global LNG

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Height Securities is pleased to announce the successful closing of a fourth round of equity financing for U.S.-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Venture Global LNG, bringing the total capital raised to over $265 million. The proceeds will fund Venture Global’s development activities for its proposed export facilities in Louisiana. “Closing…

Peter Cohn in MarketWatch: Congress would stymie Clinton on Fracking

Hillary Clinton’s plans to limit fracking could quickly run dry if she wins the White House. And Congress would be to thank, writes Height Securities analyst Peter Cohn in research note Tuesday. Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, laid out conditions on Sunday under which she would support the controversial method of extracting…

Republicans Cruise to Senate Majority; Implications for Major Energy Issues

 The Republican Party has emerged with decisive gains from yesterday’s mid-term elections, netting at least seven seats in the U.S. Senate and more than a dozen in the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans picked up expected seats in Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia, and also took harder-to-get seats from incumbent Democrats in Arkansas, Colorado,…

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