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Failure of US bid to flood Europe with Gas from Fracking

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 by TheFreeOnline      A few months ago US officials were openly boasting that they would steal the market for Russian gas in Europe by replacing it with their own LNG now flowing from the devastated fracking fields of America.
But in recent weeks not a single cargo of Frack Gas has reached Europe..What went wrong?
It seems that with so much anti Russian hysteria  they overlooked the price difference. . Gas shipped from the first US LNG export terminal was at one point priced in Rotterdam at $7.85 to $8.35  per mbtu  while the average Euro price was $ 5.35, (May 2017 European price, see Climate-lethal US frack-gas Footnote 3) .Even the rabidly anti Russian Baltic Republics seem to have shut up about bashing Putin with US gas, while Rotterdam has signed up as the trans-shipment center for cheap LNG from the new Russian LNG plant in the Arctic.


Frack-Gas is the same as normal gas, only that it’s up to 3 times more lethal than coal for the climate. Because extracting it requires fracturing shale in thousands of small wells with ultra toxic chemicals causing massive methane leaking.


Two of the biggest customers at present of  US fracking gas , Shell and Gas Natural, who have 20 year ‘take or pay’ contracts, have been shipping most of  their gas instead through the Panama canal to the Far East, where prices until now have been up to $3  per mbtu higher.

US fracking gas and oil depends on almost cost free loans and near immunity from water and air pollution laws and clean-up costs as well as a blind climate change denial policy.
The business, which has made the US nearly selfsufficient  in ‘natural’ gas, LPG and oil for now,  is often seen as a patriotic push to conserve US supremacy as the petrodollar scam wobbles  and the right to ‘infinite debt’ comes into question.Ironically the first giant LNG export plant in Sabine Pass, Louisiana, was first hit a glancing blow by the classic ‘climate change hurricane’ Harvey. . Though the company Cheniere claimed there was no damage there was still a queue of LNG tankers waiting to load at the port a month later and LNG journals were rejoicing that things were ‘getting back to normal’.  (see Recovery Continues as Sabine Pass)

Cheniere forced to close two Sabine Pass LNG tanks following dangerous  leak

Then there is the ongoing leaking tank disaster. The 6 mega plant ‘trains’ at Sabine Pass have been built in record time. Too fast it seems because last week the company was ordered to close down two of the five immense tanks where the gas is compressed by 600 times and held at minus 150 C until loaded onto the tankers. Continue reading Failure of US bid to flood Europe with Gas from Fracking

Flood of Fracking Gas from US will Arrive Soon in Spain #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

UPDATE The Frack gas won’t arrive in Spain yet.. The tanker la Mancha Knutsen went elsewhere and the next danger is the ship Cadiz Knutsen #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

STOP the  Frack Gas that Gas Natural Fenosa is bringing to Spain

 

* It is proposed to use the hashtag #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump  to inform and promote resistance to Fracking Gas

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Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) has a contract to receive hundreds of cargoes of the Fracking Gas glut in the US which is causing innumerable cancers, poisoned aquifers and has produced a 2,500 sq ml permanent methane plume over western US visible from space that greatly exacerbates the global climate crisis.

Anti fracking demonstration in_Burgos. So far fracking in Spain has been successfully blocked

The GNF contracts havbe been signed for 20 years beginning in August / Sept. 2017. But we have found out that some shipments will arrive beforehand  during test period. The destination is in secret but will probably be to Barcelona, which has most storage space,  or Valencia.

Flood of US Fracking Gas due to arrive in Spain

GNF has already chartered 4 ‘LNG Knutsen’ tankers to do the business. One of them, the new ‘La Mancha Knutsen’, has just left Algeciras (30  March) for Sabine Pass in Louisiana, where the gas is to be collected in the form of LNG (Liquified Natural Gas)

This information is according to the  Vessel Finder Site HERE … see destination. Arrival at Sabine Pass April 20th

current ship flag: Spain
LA MANCHA KNUTSEN LNG Tanker

vessel photo LA MANCHA KNUTSEN

UPLOAD PHOTO MORE INFO

APR 01, 2017 13:09 UTC
Sailing to / ETA SABINE PASS / Apr 20, 09:00
CourseN/A Speed14.3 kn Current draught9.3 m
Gross Tonnage114000 t BuiltN/A IMO number9721724
Deadweight81605 t Size290 x 46 m MMSI224444000

Faced with these facts, it is more than preobable that they will start with their immoral and criminal Frack.Gas business that seeks private profit in destroying the climate and the world biosphere, and poisons the air we breathe.

Map of loading and re-gasification facilities in Barcelona. The tourist city with a Council promising power to the people is about to receive frack gas obtained by ruining the EEUU environment and which is pushing the whole world to the precipice of Climate Disaster.

If the La Mancha Knutsen is really on its way to pick up the first load of Frack-gas for GNF it will arrive in Spain between the 10th and 20th of May, 2017, which leaves us time to find out which port it will come to. Continue reading Flood of Fracking Gas from US will Arrive Soon in Spain #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump