Other headlines of energy reports

** Tesla-competitor Lucid opens its first Texas showroom in a Plano shopping center, though state law bars it from selling direct to consumers.

** A solar developer plans to offset its utility-scale installations’ impacts on ecologically sensitive habitat by ending grazing on 215,000 acres of federal land, drawing opposition from California ranchers.

** Freeport LNG has not yet submitted a full request to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to restart a Texas plant, a source familiar with the company’s filings said on Monday.

** U.S. natural gas futures jumped about 8% to a two-week high on Monday on forecasts for colder weather and stronger heating demand this week than previously expected, and worries a possible rail strike could disrupt coal deliveries and force power generators to burn more gas.


** Floating LNG projects are becoming increasingly popular as Europe races against time to get its hands on as much natural gas as soon as possible, and developers look for cheaper and faster options to monetize gas resources. Just this month, a new floating LNG (FLNG) platform began to export gas from Mozambique to Europe.

** Researchers in China claim to have developed a hypersonic engine capable of propelling a plane up to speeds of Mach 9, nine times the speed of sound.

** Given an energy crisis in Europe and progress made in helping climate victims, the new climate chief for the United Nations said he’ll settle for a lack of new emissions-cutting action coming out of the now-concluded climate talks in Egypt.

** New Fortress Energy said on Tuesday it had finalized agreements with Mexican state oil company Pemex for the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project associated with the country’s Lakach offshore gas field.

** Russia’s crude shipments to Northern Europe fell 92% in the four weeks to November 18, compared to February. That’s a huge departure from 2021, when Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland were the top European importers of Russian oil.

** Ukraine could face rolling blackouts across the country through March, an energy expert said, due to what another official described Tuesday as the “colossal” damage done to Ukraine’s power grid by relentless Russian airstrikes.

** The latest research on the automotive industry from Google Canada indicates that electric vehicle (EV) interest is picking up significant steam across the country and is showing no signs of slowing down.