From Shale to Ship: The Potential for Lower Carbon U.S. LNG Production

LNG Terminal and Carrier

The author argues that the production of lower-carbon US LNG will occur with or without the cooperation of the LNG, oil, and natural gas industry. However, this transition will be less costly and happen faster if US companies change decades-old practices and how they approach the siting of LNG and interstate natural gas pipelines. Read full article in the Climate and Energy Journal. Read more

Overlooked Environmental Improvements from US Liquefied Natural Gas Exports

We often overlook or take for granted the environmental improvements that will occur in developing countries that import LNG or countries that choose not to develop their shale gas resources. LNG imports to China, India and Mexico are largely driven by environmental concerns and government mandates. However, LNG prices are very high compared to pipeline gas. Now that Beijing has decided to impose tariffs on US LNG, China may turn to other suppliers or even develop its own shale gas resources. I discuss the pros and cons of these alternatives in:

Russo, T. (2018, September). Overlooked environmental improvements from US liquefied natural gas exports.Natural Gas & Electricity 35/2. Read the article Read more

Is It Time to Rethink Gas Storage and Pipelines?

UGI's Temple I LNG Peak Shaving Plant near Reading, PA

The following post was co-authored by Russo on Energy Partner, Tom Russo.


LNG Peak Shaving Plants costing between $12 million and $200 million are a proven alternative to gas pipelines and large underground storage facilities.  They can also ensure deliverability to gas-fired power plants for short periods during extreme weather conditions when natural gas prices peak or where pipeline capacity is constrained.  Read more

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