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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Carol Kavanagh joins Argos as director of HR. She previously worked forStorehouse, where she was group HR director. She managed the personnel issuesinvolved in the sale of BhS when Mothercare was set up as a separate plc.Before this, Kavanagh spent seven years at Safeway, where her last position wasdirector of HR for central divisions. HR specialist Alyson Fell has joined the Midlands office of businessadvisers Andersen. She is the former expatriate manager of automotive andaerospace group TRW in Birmingham. At Andersen, she will be part of theInternational Employment Solutions team helping companies to deal with issuesinvolved in employing staff overseas. Investors in People UK has announced the appointment of Amin Rajan, EdSweeney and Garry Hawkes to the board. Rajan is chief executive of the Centrefor Research in Employment and Technology in Europe. Sweeney is the generalsecretary of Unifi. Hawkes is a leading figure in the catering industry who hasserved as president of the British Hospitality Association. Neil MacIntosh has become group HR director of Dairy Crest. He joins fromPfizer, where he was head of HR. He has previously worked for Kingfisher,Scottish and Newcastle, and Napier University, Edinburgh. MacIntosh will beresponsible for all aspects of HR for the dairy food group. Top JobKaren Morris has been appointed head of HR for outsource telebusiness agencyTelecom Express. Established in 1989, Telecom Express works with over 200clients, including Powergen, Norwich Union and One2One. Morris joins from Internet connectivity provider Globix.com where she wasEuropean HR director. Her main role will be to work with the board to developand deliver the strategic and operational HR plans that will support thebusiness as it grows. Morris has spent the past eight years specialising in growth and changemanagement. She said, “We have a vision that would gain us a reputationfor being a top local employer and best national employer of call centre staff.We plan to work with the community and our internal colleagues in the businessto find the best practice solution that works for us all. We come from creativeroutes and are looking for creative solutions. I suppose I want to achieve the‘wow’ factor.” She added, “It’s a new challenge to understand the community and ourbusiness needs. We need to value and balance both to ensure a healthy ongoingrelationship. I see it as the next step to work-life balance.” Personal ProfileNick Foyle, 48, has been appointed as director of learning and developmentfor KPMG Transaction Services. He has wide ranging experience in retailbanking, investment banking and insurance What is the most important lesson you have learnt in your career? Recognising when it is appropriate to bend with the wind. What is the strangest situation you have had to deal with at work? As part of one of my previous jobs, I was a fire marshall for a building inLondon, and was responsible for ensuring an orderly evacuation whenever we hada fire or bomb alert. On one occasion, we had an IRA bomb alert and thebuilding was evacuated. When I checked an office on one floor, I found a couplein an extremely compromising position. I informed them that it was a genuinealert and not a drill. They made it very clear that I was the one that shouldevacuate the building – so I did. I had to report that they refused to leavethe building, but I never explained the reason why. If your house was on fire and you could save one object, what would it be?My Palmtop computer – it’s got all my data in it. If you had three wishes to change your company, what would they be? It’s just too early to say. What is the best thing about working in HR? Being able to help people become better at what they do. What is the worst? Politics and personal agendas. You have stumbled upon a time machine hidden in the vaults of yourcompany building. What period would you visit and why? I’d go back to meet Christ, just to see what he was really like. If you could adopt the management style of a historical character, whosewould you adopt and why? Atilla the Hun, because he was able to unite 100 different tribes into onenation with a common vision. How do you get to work? On foot and by train. If you were to write a book, which subject would you choose to writeabout? My version of the Kennedy assassination. What would you do if you had more spare time? Write my book. What is your greatest strength? I’m flexible. What is your least appealing characteristic? I’m impatient, and sometimes I let it show. What is the greatest risk you ever took? Setting up my own business. CV: Nick Foyle1991-2001 Senior partner, F&U Associates1988-1991 Training projects executive, Prudential1986-1988 Training manager, Lehman Brothers1979-1986 Settlements manager, operations co-ordinator, training officer,Merrill Lynch1971-1979 Manager, Midland Bank Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. PeopleOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more


EIA: Puerto Rico LNG imports bounce back to peak levels

first_imgIn 2018, Puerto Rico’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports neared 2016 annual levels, according to the recently released LNG Annual Report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. Imports into Puerto Rico were disrupted in 2017 after Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on September 20, 2017.Puerto Rico imported 60.3 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of LNG in 2018, a level similar to the total LNG imports of 61.3 Bcf in 2016, EIA said on Monday.Puerto Rico relies on fuel imports to meet most of its power generation needs. Nearly half of its power generation was fueled by petroleum products and one-third of its power generation was fueled by natural gas in 2017.All of Puerto Rico’s LNG imports are used for electricity generation, EIA said.From 2013 through 2016, Puerto Rico received an average of two LNG cargos per month, with each cargo providing about 2.5 Bcf of natural gas, or 159 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).Image courtesy of EIAThe Peñuelas LNG terminal in Ponce, on the southwestern coast, is the territory’s sole LNG terminal and began operating in 2005. Peñuelas typically operated at almost 90 percent of its regasification capacity of 186 MMcf/d before the expansion.After Hurricane Maria made landfall in late September 2017, Puerto Rico’s LNG imports declined as less natural gas was needed during widespread electricity outages. In the last three months of the year, Puerto Rico only received one LNG cargo per month, averaging 78 MMcf/d and bringing the 2017 total average to 46.4 Bcf, or 24 percent lower than the previous year’s average.Puerto Rico resumed its two-cargoes-per-month level of LNG imports four months after the hurricane, although restoration efforts on electricity infrastructure took much longer. By April 2018, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) had restored electric power to 95 percent of its customers.In August 2017—the month before Hurricane Maria—the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had approved a 60 percent expansion of the Peñuelas regasification capacity, from 186 MMcf/d to 279 MMcf/d.According to FERC filings, EcóElectrica, the parent company, stated that disruption to the PREPA electric system and delays in restoration efforts had delayed the project from entering service until May 2018. Since the expansion, Puerto Rico’s imports increased and reached a monthly record volume of 275 MMcf/d in September 2018.Puerto Rico is looking to further expand its natural gas consumption to displace fuel oil for electricity generation. However, the territory is currently limited in its ability to receive cargos from the Lower 48 states because of Jones Act restrictions. In December 2018, Puerto Rico requested a 10-year waiver to the Jones Act, which requires goods or passengers moved in U.S. coastal waters between U.S. ports to be carried on vessels that are U.S. constructed, owned, crewed, and flagged.The 10-year waiver would allow Puerto Rico to move LNG from the Lower 48 states with prices benchmarked to the Henry Hub, or at prices that are lower than importing natural gas from foreign countries. Since September 2016, Puerto Rico has imported 100 percent of its LNG from Trinidad through long-term contracts.last_img read more