Americas Energy Report
The US market for imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) remains a complicated guessing game that will put risk management skills at a premium in the years ahead. By Tim Evans, senior energy analyst, IFR Markets.
The project financing for Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG terminal was the company's inaugural debt issuance. By Michael Whelan, managing director, HSBC Project and Export Finance, Americas.
Sempra has used the corporate market to raise debt for its integrated LNG strategy in the US. By Chuck Zabriskie, managing director and Head of Project & Export Finance North America, Royal Bank of Scotland.
On the heels of a construction spree which added more than 110GW of gas-fired electric generation to the US power markets from 1990 to 2002,1 coal-fired projects are winning increased attention. By Enid Veron, with Patrick Train-Gutiérrez, of Hunton & William's Energy & Project Finance Group.
The private bond offering to fund a portfolio of FPL wind projects was marketed to investment grade and high-yield investors simultaneously. By Alison Healey.
A diverse group of financial players are targeting the energy industry - moving beyond lenders of last resort to become buyers of often time major portfolios of assets. By David Haarmeyer, Director of Strategic Consulting and George Givens, Vice President, Global Energy Decisions*.
Trinidad's state-owned hydrocarbons players plan to spend at least US$800m this year in capital investments to beef up oil and gas infrastructure within the country. By Nicole Gelinas.
Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobras started the first quarter off with a US$910m massive project-financing to signal its ambitions. By Nicole Gelinas.
Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TGS), the operator of the largest pipeline system in Argentina and in Latin America, has successfully undertaken a consensual restructuring of US$1.02bn in existing notes, commercial bank and multilateral debt. By Rohit Chaudhry and Carlos T Albarracín, Chadbourne & Parke LLP.
US LNG - The facts: LNG is the hot topic in the global energy sector currently. And within the LNG sector, the potential of the US market is seen as the driving force behind the boom.