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Free ReadSouth Korea’s state-run KOGAS has agreed with BP to buy 1.58 million tons of US LNG starting 2025. The deal is worth an estimated $9.61 billion over 18 years and…
SeaFloat, Siemens-made power barges equipped with SGT-A65 gas turbines, will be installed at the Upper Bay of Brooklyn in New York City. Two SeaFloats, with a capacity of 300 MW…
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Dutch-based Karpower International BV, a subsidiary of Turkey’s Karadeniz Holdings, have signed an agreement to jointly carry out the first LNG-to-Powership project in Mozambique. Named…
Free ReadFreeport LNG, the latest US export plant to come on stream at Quintana Island in Texas, plans to launch its own LNG cargo sales windows with trading platform provider, Redwood…
Sempra-led Cameron LNG export plant is suffering some technical problems though said it was managing to stick to its cargo shipping schedule. The facility at Hackberry was rumored to have…
Cargoes of US LNG will head from Calcasieu Shipping Channel, near Lake Charles in Southwest Louisiana, all the way to Bac Lieu in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. There, the European-led Delta…
MISC Berhad, the Malaysian shipping line with an LNG fleet of more than 30 vessels, has agreed with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Mitsubishi Corp to co-own two new-build…
Free ReadTit-for-tat trade tariffs keep escalating the Sino-U.S. trade war and threaten to delay the second wave of American LNG export projects. Tellurian and other developers are expected to delay final…
Natural gas deliveries to U.S. LNG export plants set a monthly record in July, although gas use for power generation spiked to 44.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf) on July 19.…
The U.S. fracking sector “disappoints yet again” is the bleak verdict of IEEFA’s second quarter earnings review of oil and gas companies. Only 11 of the 29 scrutinized companies achieved…
In the Permian, the gas-to-oil ratio keeps rising at mature shale plays. The mismatch between surging gas production and constrained takeaway pipelines has pushed down gas prices into negative territory,…
Free ReadShale gas is now dominating the overall gas production in the United States and is forecast to reach an average 91.3 Bcf/d in 2019, up 8.0 Bcf/d from the previous…
Monday, 02 September 2019
Venture Global LNG has confirmed the closing of the project financing for its Calcasieu Pass LNG facility and associated TransCameron pipeline in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The proceeds of the debt…
Monday, 02 September 2019
Developers of Commonwealth LNG have filed a formal application with U.S. regulators for a permit to build an 8.4 million tonnes per year export terminal and affiliated feedgas pipeline interconnect…

News Nudges

US rig count jump

Baker Hughes said in its latest rig count that there were 13 more US rigs in the week ending July 25, compared with the previous week and amounted to 753 rigs. “Oil rigs are up 10 to 594, gas rigs are up three to 157 and miscellaneous rigs are up two,” said the company. The US Rig Count is up 283 rigs from last year's count of 470 with oil rigs up 222, gas rigs up 59 and miscellaneous rigs up by two. The US offshore rig count is flat one to 16 and up two year-on-year.


US LNG for UK

The 164,000 cubic metres capacity carrier, the “Maran Gas Posidonia”, is scheduled to discharge a US LNG cargo on June 26 at the UK South Hook importer terminal at Milford Haven, according to shipping data. The cargo was lifted on June 9 from Sempra’s Cameron LNG plant in Louisiana. The shipment was headed for the UK as the National Balancing Point market price for natural gas was at the equivalent of $25.30 per million British thermal units, about $13.00 per MMBtu less than the European Union benchmark Dutch Title Transfer Facility (TTF) price.


Saipem Brazil award

Saipem of Italy said it was awarded a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) by BW Offshore for the early-stage engineering services for the supply of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit. The FPSO will then be provided to Shell and its partners for the development of the Gato do Mato natural gas and oil field located about 200 kilometres offshore Brazil in the prolific Santos Basin in water depths of around 2,000 metres. “The LNTP is a key step ahead for this initiative and the Saipem project team is already fully mobilized. Upon completion of the LNTP, Shell and its partners target to award a lease and operate contract which will include the award of the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the FPSO to a consortium comprising Saipem and BW and with expected delivery in 2026,” said Saipem.