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The small West African state of Gabon could be the next LNG development area as Royal Dutch Shell made a natural gas discovery this week and an…
Itochu Corp., the Japanese trading house and LNG player, has signed an agreement in Oran, Algeria, to help finance the building of up to three new LNG…
Sempra Energy held a ground-breaking ceremony at Hackberry in Louisiana where its existing Cameron LNG terminal is being transformed into a liquefaction and export plant at a…
Parallax Energy, an LNG company founded by a former BG Group senior executive, Martin Houston, has opened its worldwide headquarters in the Texas city of the same…
OilSearch, the main shareholder with ExxonMobil in the Papua New Guinea LNG project, said natural gas in its resource base in the Oceania nation can support at least…
Crowley Maritime Corp., the US shipping line, said it began construction on the first of two LNG-powered, combination container, called Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships, at the VT Halter…
Japanese LNG imports jumped 10.5 percent in September, their biggest monthly surge of the year, though the tumbling prices linked to oil have not fed through yet…
Noble Energy, the leading operator of the East Mediterranean feed-gas discoveries for LNG projects offshore Israel and in Cyprus, has elected David L. Stover as President and…
Origin Energy, a one-third shareholder in the Australian Pacific coal-seam-gas-to-LNG project on Curtis Island in Queensland with ConocoPhillips and China's Sinopec, said more than 900 CSG wells…
The British Columbia provincial government in Canada has introduced new tax legislation that would see developers of LNG export projects pay 1.5 percent in the first few…
Fortis Inc., the North American utility business, has started construction of its Tilbury LNG expansion project to add new small-scale liquefaction capacity and storage to boost domestic…
The Canadian LNG development province of British Columbia plans to have the cleanest LNG liquefaction plants in the world when they start coming on stream in the…

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Paris-based LNG agency sees soaring demand for marine and road transport

LNG as a fuel will capture a significant market share in the transport sector by 2035 as demand for marine re-fuelling may reach as much as 77 million tonnes per annum and road transport companies will need 96 MTPA for trucks.


US Maritime Administration issues report on measures needed for LNG bunkering

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has published a study on LNG use as a marine fuel and the related infrastructure and rules and regulations required as its adoption increases in North America.


A round-up of latest events, company and industry news


LNG engineers describe the construction in Algeria by Italian-Japanese consortium of liquefaction Train

Sonatrach, the forerunner and a major player in the global LNG industry, invested in a new large LNG production Train, the GNL‐3Z project in Algeria, to sustain and increase its export capabilities in a period when very few other LNG projects were awarded.


Koreans develop a high-efficiency liquefaction process for LNG called KSMR and with a simple structure

A new natural gas liquefaction process called KSMR, featuring an SMR-based simple structure and with relatively high efficiency, has been developed by engineers at Korea Gas Corp.


Preliminary draft resource report shows Alaska LNG plant with 20 MTPA of output to be built in seven years

Alaska LNG, the project being developed by BP, ConocoPhilips, ExxonMobil, TransCanada and the state itself, has filed a preliminary draft resource report with regulators saying the plant will produce an initial 20 million tonnes per annum of LNG.