Oil and gas news briefs January 21, 2014 Published: January 21, 2014 Project updates and other news about the Alaska natural gas pipeline from the Office of the Federal Coordinator. For more information and updates, please visit our website: Arcticgas.gov. Oil and gas news briefs January 21, 2014 European nations form coalition to lobby for U.S. LNG exports Gazprom settlement offer doesn’t stop European antitrust probe U.K. prime minister criticizes fracking opponents Japan ready for Canadian LNG, but sales contracts still missing Japan’s power plants burn record amount of LNG, coal in December China unlikely to reach coal-to-gas output target, report says Japan close to launching world’s first LNG futures contracts BP expects to select design contractor for Indonesia LNG expansion Shell sells Wheatstone LNG interests to Kuwaiti company Tighter spending at Shell could delay British Columbia LNG project Indian LNG importer defends 2009 contract pricing India may require LNG tanker construction locally Latin America presents opportunity for U.S. LNG trade Maryland LNG project developer mails out fact booklets Second proposed Oregon LNG project seeks Canadian gas B.C. gives Woodside rights to develop coastal site as LNG plant First Nation warns B.C. government not to delay LNG consultations B.C. government will not force electricity on LNG plants Read more > Recent OFC News Agreements move Alaska gas line forward Russia and Alaska share similar oil and gas export challenges Alaska LNG can overcome challenges, ExxonMobil executives say North Slope producers no strangers to LNG projects Small-scale LNG makes in-roads in Canada’s far north Quick Links Arcticgas.gov White Papers Permitting Glossary Frequently Asked Questions About the OFC Contact Us Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects 1001 G Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20001 Copyright © 2014 Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects, All rights reserved.